Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Carolyn Elise Carr, Ph.D., Chemistry. Thursday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Investigating the Relationship Between Structure and Function...
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In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with a proclamation by the President of the United States, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Sunday, Oct. 9 from sunrise...
SPIRE and other IT services will be unavailable between 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 while Information Technology performs system maintenance. The following services will be unavailable: SPIRE Electronic transcripts Imaging System (ImageNow) Data...
ENS phone alert
The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Oct. 13 after 12:45 p.m., according to Jeff Hescock, director of university emergency management and business continuity. This test is part of the university's continuing effort to test...
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The universtiy is hosting a 36-hour, student-run HackUMass hackathon on the weekend of Oct. 7-9 beginning at 10 p.m. in the Integrative Learning Center and ending with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Mahar Auditorium. More than 600 participants are expected.  The largest...
Yasemin Gülsüm Acaris
Yasemin Gülsüm Acaris, a faculty member in the psychology department at Özyeğin University, Istanbul, will speak on “The role of empowerment and identity politicization on collective action participation” on Thursday, Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in 160 West Commonwealth...
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There will be a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, Nov. 13 leaving from the Northampton Walmart parking lot at 7 a.m., with an additional pickup in South Deerfield at the Red Roof Inn at 6:15 a.m. Free coffee and pastries will be served at the Walmart lot starting at 6:30 a.m. The bus leaves at...
Lory Janelle Dance

Lory Janelle Dance, associate professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will give a talk entitled “An Educator, an Activist and a Sociologist Walk into a Bar … Comic Relief or Racial/Ethnic Ridicule?” on Monday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in 160 East Commonwealth Honors College.

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Tom Ricardi

The UMass Amherst Libraries will host Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehab Facility in Conway for an interactive presentation featuring live birds of prey on Friday, Oct. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Lower Level, Du Bois Library.

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Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson, professor of peace studies and deputy director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, New Zealand, will speak Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m. in 423 Tobin Hall on “Pacifism as a discursive resistance to contemporary studies in...

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