Weekly Bulletin

Professor Jan Genzer of North Carolina State University will speak on "Gradient polymer brushes: from fabrication to applications" on Friday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in A110 Conte Polymer Research Center.

, Conte Polymer Science Buliding, A110, at 3:30 PM


The International Programs Office''s 2004 Study Abroad Fair will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium.

The fair is an opportunity for all students in all majors, undergraduate and graduate, to learn more about studying abroad. UMass Amherst has more than 100 study programs in 36 countries. These programs range from year-long to short January-term and summer programs.

There will be free food and a raffle.

Faculty and staff are welcome to visit the fair.


Sam Michel, fiction writer and faculty member in the MFA program, will read from his works on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Michel is the author of "Under the Light," a collection of stories, and has recently finished a novel, "Lincoln Dahl Turns Five." His fiction has appeared in the Massachusetts Review. Michel has served as writer-in-residence at Phillips Acadamy, and has tought in the creative writing program at the University of Florida.

The reading is free and open to the public.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers and made possible, in part, by grants from the UMass Arts Council and Alumni Association.


Donald Fisher, director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will present a talk titled "How a Philosopher Became a Psychologist Who Fell in Love with Operations Research" on Friday, Oct. 1 at noon in 128 Isenberg School of Management.


The Sport Management Department has moved from Skinner Hall to 236 Isenberg School of Management, 121 Presidents Drive.


The Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) workshop on "Offshoring and Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Panel Presentation" on Wednesday, Sept. 22 has been postponed after one of the presenters canceled.


A stuttering support group, hosted by the Department of Communication Disorders, will meet on the first Wednesday of each month beginning on Oct. 6. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 10 Arnold House.

Pizza will be served. For additional information, contact Dr. Pat Mercaitis at 545-2007.


The Engineering Career Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium.

Geared for Engineering, Computer Science and other technical majors, the fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers looking for all kinds of technology majors for full-time opportunities and co-ops. Typically, employers attending this event have a variety of openings to discuss, and many attend just to meet students and talk about future possibilities.

Students should plan time to browse, ask questions, and give out their resumes. Some employers will be scheduling follow-up interviews, so students should have their schedules available.


New York-based dancer and choreographer Maria Mitchell will present a solo performance on Monday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House.


Everywoman''s Center is collecting used cell phones as a fund-raising event to benefit crisis intervention services and prevention education in the community.

EWC''s fund-raising partner, Shelter Alliance (www.shelteralliance.net), will pay the center up to $25 per phone. The phones that do not receive payment will be recycled in a socially responsible way.

Unwanted cell phones will be picked up by Everywoman''s Center or they can dropped off at Wilder Hall or Nelson House.

For information, contact Babs at 5-5834 or by email at bmayer@admin.umass.edu.