Weekly Bulletin

CNS website
The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has launched its redesigned website https://www.cns.umass.edu/ as a one-stop location for information about the college. CNS dean Steve Goodwin, who has been a key member of the planning team, says, “It’s exciting to have a new website that has so...
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Nominations are open for the spring 2017 Rising Researcher student award program. Sponsored by the vice chancellors for research and engagement and university relations, the Rising Researcher program seeks to highlight the campus’s most promising undergraduate student researchers and scholars...
Reese Erlich
Reese Erlich, print and broadcast freelance reporter, will speak on “Islamic State, Assad, Russia, and the failure of US Policy: A Reporter’s Perspective” on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the communication hub, 3rd Floor, Integrative Learning Center. Based on numerous...
Nilanjana Dasgupta
Nilanjana Dasgupta’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture, originally scheduled for March 6, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 19. Dasgupta, of the psychological and brain sciences department, will speak on “STEMing the Tide: How Female Professors and Peers Can Encourage Young Women in...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Jan. 28 in honor of Senior Airman Deanna Kelsey Richards, United States Air Force, of Framingham, who died unexpectedly while training...
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Cynthia S. Jacelon, nursing, will speak on “The Dignity of Elders” at the next Retired Faculty Association meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 8 in 904-908 Campus Center. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and refreshments. The talk begins at 11 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a short presentation on “Why Do We Sleep?” by Rebecca Spencer, psychological and brain sciences.

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Sarah Reedy, Ph.D., Anthropology. Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., W-17 Machmer Hall. Dissertation: “The Effects of Industrialization and Urbanization on Growth and...
Talking Truth
The UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of interactive climate change events from Jan. 30-April 22 with the theme “Living and Working with Purpose in a Time of Climate Disruption.” Now in its second year, the series is organized by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the...
Psyche Loui
In February, the department of music and dance will present two lectures as part of its ongoing Research in Music series. Both are free and open to the public. On Friday, Feb. 3, Psyche Loui, assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, will present a lecture titled “Emotion and...
Opera Workshop
The department of music and dance will present two fully-staged performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” by the UMass Opera Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., both in Bowker Auditorium. For their annual...

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