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 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Gabriel Dance

"Growing Up Digital: From the Times to the Marshall Project," presented by Gabriel Dance, a multimedia journalist, Pulitzer-Prize winning team member at The Guardian for the National Security Agency leaks story, and now a managing editor for the Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US.

April 28, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Katherine Newman

"Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," presented by Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMass Amherst.

May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

SBS Senior Celebration

Seniors are individually recognized and awarded a commemorative UMass medal. John A. Hird, interim dean of SBS, will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from the chair and a student speaker from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced, by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.

May 13, 2015 (All day) to May 15, 2015 (All day)

Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Values Conference

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) and the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS) have co-organized a two-and-a- half day conference to bring together a broad range of interdisciplinary scholars and heritage professionals to explore key issues in cultural landscapes and heritage values.