Weekly Bulletin

Renaissance Center will host its 10th annual symposium on historical European martial arts  on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers from around the country will present talks and demonstrations on various subjects relating to the practice of historical arms. This year...
A panel of researchers, including two UMass Amherst faculty members, will discuss “Coping with Menopause: Hot Flashes, Sleep Disruption and Cognitive Impairment” on Thursday, April 24 from noon to 2 p.m. in 163C Campus Center as part of the Center for Research on Families’ Tay...
All faculty are invited to join the Class of 2014 at this year’s Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. New this year at the ceremony, faculty members will be seated on two satellite stages flanking the main stage. Participation in the...
Molly Murray, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, will speak on “From the Closed Cell to the Infinite Universe: Prison Projects and the Ralegh Circle” on Thursday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Renaissance Center, 650 East...
Curator David Katz will display and discuss rare books recently added to the Renaissance Center collection in a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on April 23 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 577-3600.

The University Orchestra will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Tian Hui Ng will be the guest conductor and soprano Amanda Hall will be the guest soloist.

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Film and theater director, poet and painter Lech Majewski will be present for the showing of his 2010 film “The Mill and the Cross” at the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 in 137 Isenberg School of Management. On Thursday, April 24, Majewski will speak on "The Hidden Language of Symbols in Art" at 4 p.m. in 117 Isenberg School of Management.

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Gov. Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, April 8 in honor of Officer Gregg Maloney of the Plymouth Police Department, who died in the line of duty on April 1.
Margaret Ezell of Texas A&M will discuss “The Presence of the Past: Finding Mary More” when she delivers the Renaissance Center’s annual Collins Lecture on Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments and conversation follow the...

Demonstrations and presentations on a variety of topics related to the history, culture and traditional and modern uses of herbs, spices and medicinal plants will be featured at HerbFest 2014 on Tuesday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

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