Weekly Bulletin

The Center for Public Policy and Administration’s director, M.V. Lee Badgett, will kick off the fall Faculty Colloquium Series on Monday, Sept. 22 with a talk titled “From the County Clerk to the World Bank: Internationalizing the Economic Cost of Homophobia and Transphobia.”...

“Migration Matters: Rethinking Immigration in the Modern Americas” is the focus of this year’s Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the history department. The series opens with a keynote address, “Undocumented Migration to the U.S.: Origins, Consequences, Remedies,” by Mae M. Ngai, the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University, on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall.

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Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough, who was killed in action on Sept. 4 in Ghazni,...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Meredith Coate, Ed.D., Education. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m., 100 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Principals’ Perceived Influence over New Teacher...
To honor the courageous men and women who risk their lives to report from the world’s most dangerous places, the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) has established the James Foley Memorial Scholarship in memory of the photojournalist and UMass Amherst alumnus who was...
Celebrating the artistic heritage of Taiwan, the Asian Arts and Culture program at the Fine Arts Center opens its 21st season with the musical artistry of Sheng Dong: A Moving Sound ensemble on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Influenced by aboriginal Taiwanese music, Sheng...
Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11,...
“Postface,” an exhibition of recent work by Walid Raad, one of the most influential artists from the Middle East, opens Sept. 11 at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. The show runs through Dec. 7. Raad will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m., followed by...

The Libraries 16th annual Fall Reception, “The NORMLization of Cannabis Culture in America,” is being held Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the Science and Engineering Library, floor 2 of the Lederle Graduate Research Center lowrise. The event features 1989 graduate Allen F. St. Pierre  and R. Keith Stroup of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and highlights the recent donation of NORML’s records to Special Collections and University Archives and celebrates the Libraries’ 4 millionth item.

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The 2014 New England Regional Developers (NERD) Summit will take place between Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14 on the lower level of the Campus Center. The keynote speakers will be: Ashe Dryden, programmer, writer and advocate for diversity in technology, focusing on the...

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