Weekly Bulletin

Talking Truth
The Libraries are hosting a series of interactive climate change events from Feb. 29 and April 20 in the Du Bois Library. The seven-event series is organized by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a collaborative community of UMass students, faculty and staff working...
Nicole Finkbeiner
As part of Open Education Week 2016, the scholarly communication office and the W. E. B. Du Bois Library will host Nicole Finkbeiner, associate director of institutional relations for OpenStax, for an informal presentation and discussion on Wednesday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2601 of the...
Panel poster
Three experts on new media technologies and their potential for creating more democratic forms of governance will take part in a panel on ‘Fighting for Democracy in the Digital Age’ on Tuesday, March 8 from 4-5:30 p.m. in 168C Campus Center. The panel is part of the College of Social...
Laurel Smith-Doerr
Laurel Smith-Doerr, professor of sociology and director of the UMass Amherst Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), will speak on “The Marie Curie Effect: When Women in U.S. Science Policy Agencies Earn More than Men” on Monday, March 7 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson. The...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Anesia Auguste Ph.D., Polymer Science. Monday, March 7, 1 p.m., Room A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Post-wrinkling Behaviors in Layered...
Student studying
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award (FLURA). The deadline is Monday, March 7. Submission guidelines and evaluation criteria are available at: http://bit.ly/flura2016. The eighth annual FLURA recognizes excellence in the use of...
Aren LeeKong
UMass Amherst alumnus and senior financial executive Aren LeeKong will discuss his personal story and strategies for success in the finance industry on March 2 at 5 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Space in Sycamore Hall. LeeKong will share advice and personal accounts of his journey...
Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ
From Vietnam to America: A Musical Odyssey, with multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ on the Vietnamese zither known as the Dan Tranh, will be in Bowker Auditorium on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m. During her visit to the University, Vân-Ánh Võ will conduct...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Rachael B. Lawrence, Ed.D., Education. Tuesday, March 1, 11 a.m., Room S167 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Turning Around the Culture of Teaching and...
Thurber chair

The University Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition “Take a Seat!” which features 40 wooden chairs as creatively embellished by 40 invited artists and designers, will complete its run on Sunday, Feb. 28 with a silent auction of the chairs themselves from 5-7:30 p.m. at the museum.

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