Conferences and Community Events

UMass Amherst Commencement

Fri, 2014-05-09 09:00
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Graduate School Ceremony 

- Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
- Mullins Center  

Undergraduate Ceremony

- Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
- McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Check the UMass Amherst official Commencement 2014 webpage for more information.

UMass Amherst Founder's Day

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:00
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

April 29 is Founders Day, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Massachusetts Agricultural College - UMass Amherst. Celebrate the founding of UMass Amherst - the flagship campus of the Commonwealth and a top ranked research university!

National Public Health Week 2014

Mon, 2014-04-07 00:01 to 23:59
UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.

For more information about events relating to the week, check the NPHW website.

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On-Campus Networking Night

Tue, 2014-02-18 19:00
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, 10th Floor

This very special evening, arranged exclusively for current UMass Amherst students, will bring experienced professionals from a wide range of employers, from major corporations to non-profit organizations, to engage and assist students with career guidance and employment opportunities in a small group setting.

Students who are registered should arrive promptly at 6:45pm. There will an opportunity for students to rotate from table to table to meet recruiters/alumni from various organizations. Students should come dressed professionally and be open to networking outside of his/her major.

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Students MUST RSVP:

Career Blast 2014

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:00 to 15:00
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Auditorium

Employers attending this event have a variety of opportunities and look forward to meeting UMass students in a friendly and professional atmosphere. All majors and degree level students will find employers available to talk with them about full-time employment, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.

Students should prepare beforehand by reviewing the organizations that will be attending, dress professionally, plan on enough time to visit organizations of interest, ask well-researched questions, and give out flawless resumes.

Some employers do schedule follow-up interviews, so have your schedule available.

African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Career Fair

Tue, 2014-02-18 13:00 to 17:00
UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers looking for African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) students of all majors for full-time, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities. Typically employers attending this event have specific openings to discuss, and many attend just to meet students and talk about future possibilities.

Public Health Informatics Conference

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:00 to Thu, 2014-05-01 12:00
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30303

Since 2003, the Public Health Informatics Conference (formerly known as the PHIN Conference) has been an important venue to convene all levels of governmental public health providers (local, state, federal, and international), researchers, vendors, and domestic/international public health and healthcare organizations to address public health informatics and information technology infrastructure and workforce capacity needs.

The conference provides leadership and guidance for public health organizations navigating through an era of interoperable and integrated health information exchange. With the rapid implementation of global healthcare IT initiatives and accelerated developments, there is no better time than now to invest in public health informatics. The conference provides a venue for groundbreaking discussions and opportunities to provide input to CDC and other key stakeholders to accomplish the goal of cross-industry collaborations in healthcare IT.

Nearly 1,200 attendees will come together for the PHIC this year.

Student Proof of full time student status required$150$150
Single Day Attendee$300$300

*Early bird registration rates end March 18, 2014.

National Public Health Week

Mon, 2014-04-07 08:00 to Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
Multiple locations


April 7-13, 2014

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Please join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week 2014 from April 7-13 as we work toward creating a healthier nation.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Certified Public Health (CPH) Exams

Sat, 2014-02-01 08:00 to Fri, 2014-02-28 20:00
Multiple Locations

The National Board of Public Health Examiners will administer the next Certified Public Health (CPE) exam February 1-28, 2014. Early bird registration is $385 USD through December 31st, 2013. The regular registration fee of $420 USD will apply for all registrations between January 1-17, 2014.

More information and registration here.

Minority Health Conference

Fri, 2014-02-28 08:00 to 16:30
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.

The William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an an active day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services

When: Friday, February 28, 2014,

8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).

Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the conference online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. The broadcast will be recorded.

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