Calendar

April 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture: "Designing Living Landscapes: Origins and Significance of Cultural Landscape Research in Landscape Architecture"

Ethan Carr PhD, FASLA is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst and co-directs the graduate certificate program in Cultural Landscape Management, and will be presenting this Zube Lecture.

April 10, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Creating a Convincing CV: Content and Format

Led by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD), this session will provide advanced graduate students with strategies to create convincing academic CVs.

April 12, 2015 - 2:15pm

Registration OPEN for the New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood Conference

Register NOW! Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience.

April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Sixty Years of Working for Justice and Peace in the Valley

Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Thought and Political Economy. Frances Crowe, former director of AFSC and Peace Activist Extraodinaire, will present.

April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pizza & Movie Night: "Dear White People"

Please join us for our next monthly film screening, pizza (Antonio's!) and discussion, organized by the Comm Peer Advisors and the Comm Club. The film we'll be screening on Wednesday, April 15 is Dear White People, a 2014 American satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. Here is the Internet Movie Database's description of the film:

April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Faculty Roundtable on Autism

FACULTY ROUNDTABLE ON AUTISM: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Research and Teaching

Join us for an informal conversation with Five College faculty members, including Mary Andrianopoulos (Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst), Kristin Bumiller (Economics, Amherst College), and Jared Schwartzer (Psychology & Education, Mount Holyoke College).

April 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

Film & Discussion: "CinemAbility"

Join us for a screening of CinemAbility, a new documentary about the Hollywood representation of people with disabilities. The film will be introduced by Communication Professor Marty Norden, who participated in the film's production as an on-camera commentator. The film will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Jenni Gold.

April 17, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Rudd Adoption Research Program Presents "New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood"

Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience.     

April 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"Negotiating Author Contracts and Agreements" with Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at UMass Amherst

Scholars routinely sign away rights when they publish — rights that they need to share their own work with colleagues and students, and rights they need to publish and research new work.  What rights should faculty keep, and what are the best strategies for negotiating author agreements?  Laura Quilter and Charlotte Roh, both with the Scholarly Communication Dept. at the Libraries, will review the issues and bring their respective legal and publishing

April 17, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Is Your Free Speech My Hate Speech?

This panel, moderated by Obed Pasha, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, will examine perceptions from contemporary non-Western Muslim-majority venues of the line between free speech and hate speech. Panelists will share their thoughts on what media outlets such as Charlie Hebdo may aim to achieve, and how that work is actually understood by others. The discussion will also explore whether these different approaches toward, and perceptions of, speech freedoms can be reconciled.

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