Weekly Bulletin

Students and faculty can peruse a sample collection of open textbooks on display next to the Information Desk in the Du Bois Library Lobby. Traditional textbooks tend to be very expensive, but open textbooks such as these from OpenStax College have several free online formats and are less...
Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, will offer opening remarks at the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of the academic year on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. A reception for Newman follows the meeting. The meeting will also...

Reservations are being taken for Meals at the Marriott, lunches and dinners prepared and served by hospitality and tourism management students, starting Sept. 16-18 at the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management on the 11th floor of the Campus Center.

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The Science and Engineering Library in Lederle Graduate Research Center reopened Sept. 2 following completion of a window replacement project. The library closed May 9.
The public is invited to learn the ancient technique of paper marbling on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 4-6 p.m. in the Oswald Tippo Library Sculpture Courtyard (or Learning Commons on the lower level, in case of rain), at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Paula Hodecker, director of the Student Union Craft...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Limin Yao, Ph.D., Computer Science. Monday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Universal Schema for Knowledge Representation...
Newmass Yoga fall semester classes offered in the Newman Center begin the week of Sept. 8. All levels are welcome and classes are open to all students, faculty and staff. Schedule: Monday/Wednesday - 3:30-5 p.m. - Power Yoga (athletic flow, beginners welcome) Tuesday/Thursday...

Kevin Griffith, assistant professor of microbiology, will speak on “Training future scientists: biotechnology in the classroom, the laboratory, and beyond” at a STEM Ed Institute seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in 138 Hasbrouck.

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Springfield Bound, a daylong orientation to Springfield for students volunteering, interning and working in the city, is being held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Springfield Renaissance School, 1170 Carew Street. Free lunch by local restaurants and free transportation from UMass...
Newmass Yoga is offering free introductory yoga classes in the Newman Center during the first week of the semester, Sept. 2-4. Members of the campus community are invited to come try this ancient and modern system of exercise and self-care. The classes are open to all; all levels of experience...

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