Weekly Bulletin

The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Monday, March 31, after 4:15 p.m. The test will include the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency text messaging, broadcast e-mail and outdoor warning sirens.

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The Freedom Seder, a multicultural and interfaith celebration commemorating the civil rights movement and other modern liberation struggles, is being held Monday, April 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. This year’s program will be dedicated to the memory of Nelson...
 Ayano Kataoka will direct the Percussion Ensemble in concert on Wednesday, April 9 at 8:15 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. The program features chamber music by Xenakis, Klatzow, Reich and other composers. Tickets are $10 general public, $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children and...
“Traces of a Dream,” an exhibit by Northampton photographer Bobby Davis celebrating legendary jazz musicians who played in the Pioneer Valley in the 1970s and ’80s, will be on view March 26 to April 18 at the Augusta Savage Gallery in New Africa House. An opening reception is...

Faculty are invited to apply for Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each to support the revision of existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Faculty interested in developing a new sustainability course for academic year 2014-15 are also encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Monday, April 14.

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Social anthropologist Agnieszka Pasieka of the Polish Academy of Sciences will speak on the topic “Religious Diversity in Catholic Poland: An Anthropological Case Study from Rural Poland" on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in 108 Herter Hall.
Susan Metz, senior research associate and director of diversity and inclusion at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., will present the second annual College of Natural Sciences Women in Science Lecture on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Metz will discuss...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Van Dang, Ph.D., Computer Science. Monday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., 343 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “A Proportionality-Based Approach to Search...
Bert Ingelaere, a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at  Yale University, will lecture on “Violence and Healing in Central Africa” on Monday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. in 521A Tobin Hall as part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and...
A representative from the Massachusetts SMART Plan will be available to meet with employees regarding retirement readiness on Thursday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 333 Whitmore. The representative can discuss ways to reduce one’s tax burden, review existing accounts and answer general...

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