Weekly Bulletin

The 13th annual Community Renaissance Festival is being held Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. The event features theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, “hobby horses...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Dana Algaier, Ph.D., Chemistry. Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m., 145 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Effect of Fabrication Parameters on the...
Evacuation of Saigon in 1975

On the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a panel of veterans, peace activists and historians will discuss “The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter” at a Vietnam War teach-in on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building. The panel will speak about the Vietnam War and share stories of combat, activism and post-war life.

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The Central Heating Plant (CHP) currently uses the effluent from the Amherst Waste Water Treatment Plant (reclaimed water) as boiler make-up water to produce steam for the campus and for the CHP cooling towers. To increase water conservation, and to maximize the capability of the existing Reclaimed...
Illustration of sonnets
The Renaissance Center hosts its annual Sonnetfest on Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m. Call the center or e-mail renaissance@english.umass.edu to sign up to read a favorite sonnet or two aloud. A reception follows the event. The center is located at 650 East Pleasant St.  
Beer taps
The University Club & Restaurant will be hosting a five-course, prix fixe dinner featuring beer pairings from Berkshire Brewing Company on Friday, April 24 from 5-9 p.m.   The dinner costs $35 per person, and is open to both the campus community and general public. Guests are highly...
Road paving
Contractors will be scoring, adjusting road structures, paving and line painting at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and University Drive on Monday, April 20; Wednesday, April 22; Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30. Beginning April 20, contractors will score lane sections of the...
Charlie Hebdo image
An international panel will discuss “Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Is Your Free Speech My Hate Speech?” on Friday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall. Western public discourse continues to be influenced by Voltaire’s famous 18th century words, “I do...
Human Library (Liesbeth Bernaerts photo)

The Libraries invite the public and the campus community to participate in the Human Library on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The event promotes dialogue and encourages understanding by providing a safe and encouraging environment within which people of different backgrounds can interact and learn from each other. The Human Library provides an opportunity to “check out” a “living book” for 15 minutes of informal one-on-one conversation.

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Governor Charlie Baker has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 15 in honor of the individuals who lost their lives and were injured during the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013.

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