SPHHS Event Listings

Grad Night Fall 2017

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:30pm

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Skinner 112
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Kinesiology

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THINKING ABOUT GRAD SCHOOL?

Join us for a GRE prep and application info session with SPHHS Student Success Advisors & Kaplan Test Prep representatives for a discussion on:

  • Advanced degree options in the health field
  • Application process & timeline
  • Overview of GRE Test
  • Strategies to enhance your admissions profile

Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform Symposium

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Campus Center Room 904
Public Health
Community Health Education
Biostatistics
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents "Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform Symposium" in the Campus Center Room 904. The event will examine the public health impacts of mass incarceration with a focus on women and a look at reforming the criminal justice system.

Andrea James, the founder and executive director of Families for Justice as Healing, will provide the keynote address. She is the author of Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts on the Politics of Mass Incarceration, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, and recipient of the 2016 RFK Human Rights award.

James worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, from her days as a youth worker, to her work as a criminal defense attorney. In 2009 she was sentenced to serve a 24-month federal prison sentence. After a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned at what she encountered upon entering the federal prison system as an incarcerated person. Andrea uses her experience to raise awareness of the effect of incarceration of women on themselves, their children and communities, and to raise awareness of the need to shift from a criminal legal system to a system focused on human justice.

Additional featured speakers will include:

  • Kenzie Johnson of The Prison Birth Project
  • Melody Slashinski, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the UMass Amherst Department of Health Promotion and Policy
  • Kim Gilhuly of Human Impact Partners and the National Criminal Justice and Public Health Alliance

A panel discussion moderated by Cristina Huebner Torres, Vice President with Caring Health Center in Holyoke, MA, will follow the presentations. Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Acting Provost John McCarthy, will deliver opening remarks.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:30pm

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Integrative Learning Center S231
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

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Did study abroad turn your world upside down? Learn how to identify and articulate your global skills to help you land the job or internship of your dreams! 

Network with other returners.

 

Co sponsored by IPO & Career Offices of SBS and SPHHS. 

Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice Symposium

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

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Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th Floor)
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Ramboll Environ present "Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice Symposium" at the Campus Center's Amherst Room (10th Floor). The event will feature keynote speaker Danelle Lobdell of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and invited speakers discussing the state, academic, and activist perspectives. Full panel information below.

Keynote by Danelle T. Lobdell, PhD

Epidemiologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"Environmental Public Health Data and Tools"

Dr. Danelle Lobdell is an epidemiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Research and Development. She received her M.S. in Natural Sciences and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Community Medicine from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Lobdell’s current research involves the development of environmental public health indicators that can be tracked over time. She recently released publically the Environmental Quality Index 2000-2005 for all counties in the U.S.  She also has several research projects funded through the Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) that focus on the U.S. EPA’s Regional research needs for communities. Dr. Lobdell has a strong research interest in the area of reproductive, perinatal, and children’s health outcomes.


Featured Speakers

Margaret M. Round
Chief of Air Toxics
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

"Tools for Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Massachusetts"

Laura Vandenberg, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

"Better Chemical Interventions: A Role for Basic Science"

Sarita Hudson (co-presenter)
Director of Programs and Development
Partners for a Healthier Community

"Environmental Justice in Action"

Jesse Lederman (co-presenter)
Director of Public Health and Environmental Initiatives
Arise for Social Justice

"Environmental Justice in Action"


Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Risa Silverman at risa@schoolph.umass.edu.

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Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Skills for Women

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Integrative Learning Center (ILC) Room S231
Pre-registration is required for this workshop
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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Center for Women & Community and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences present: $tart $mart: Salary Negotiation Skills for Women. This workshop prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. When students leave the workshop, they learn; how the gender wage gap affects their lives, how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs, how to benchmark salary and benefits, and how to negotiate for their first salary out of college.

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Information Session: Planning for Life After Your Communication Disorders Major

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Dept. of Communication Disorders Conference Room, 358 N. Pleasant St.
Communication Disorders

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Not sure either Speech Pathology or Audiology is the right career for you? Is graduate school not in the cards for next year? Looking for advice on what to do next? Join us for a discussion on planning for the future hosted by Mary Ellen Liseno, SPHHS Associate Director of Career Planning.

Electronic Portfolios

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Monday, February 27, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

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136 Arnold House
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

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SPHHS Associate Director for Career Planning Mary Ellen Liseno and Public Health/Nutrition major Wendy Ng will present a workshop on Electronic Portfolios in Arnold House, Room 136, on Monday, February 27, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Learn what it is and how it can help you advance your professional career development.

Open to all SPHHS majors.

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