Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Muhammad Affawn Ashraf, Ph.D., Chemistry, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Spectroscopic Studies of Gas-Phase Metal Cation Complexes...
Lecia Brooks
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks will discuss “The State of Hate and Extremism” as part of the Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign on Monday, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a...
Rebecca Richards
Rebecca Richards, civil liberties and privacy director for the National Security Agency (NSA), will discuss balancing privacy and national security on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Old Chapel. Richards, a UMass Amherst alumna, will provide insight on the complex topic of...
Pregnant woman
Researchers in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology and College of Nursing are recruiting pregnant women for a research study on sleep in pregnancy. The purpose of this research study is to see whether using a personal health monitoring device improves management of sleep for pregnant...
Joseph S. Takahashi
Joseph S. Takahashi, the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience and chairman of the neuroscience department at the University of Texas Southwestern, will deliver the fall Sinauer Associates Lecture “The 24-hour clock in our DNA” on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in S240...
Theater celebration

The department of theater will launch its 45th season with a free season kick-off celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center’s Rand Theater. The event begins with previews of the five productions planned for the 2017-18 season: “Runaways,” UMass New Play Lab, “Dream Play,” “Infants of the Spring” and “The Lily’s Revenge.”

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Lisa Brooks
Lisa Brooks, associate professor of English and American studies at Amherst College, will speak on “Native New England: Resistance, Reclamation, Revitalization” on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in 145 Integrated Sciences Building. An Abenaki scholar, Brooks will discuss the history of...
Sleep Fair
If you find yourself sleepless at UMass, find out how changing your sleep can change your life. Stop by the Sleep Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, for activities, vendors and freebies. Then, hear “Sleepless @ UMass,” a talk by sleep expert Rebecca...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Evan Palmer-Young, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Monday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Inter-Strain Variation and Evolution...
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All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of three open forums this fall on a new comprehensive information security policy. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m., 911-15 Campus Center

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