Taiwanese Puppet Troupe Performs March 1 at Bowker

To honor the start of the Chinese New Year the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts and Culture Program is presenting a special family friendly presentation of the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre in “A Sea of Puppets” on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The performance features the historic Taiwanese art form of glove puppetry and is the result of a collaborative effort among the Asian Arts and Culture Program, Five Colleges, Incorporated and the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan)...
W.E.B. Du Bois

Research Fellowships Available in Special Collections and University Archives

The Libraries offer short-term residential fellowships to assist newer scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Full-time graduate students, faculty or independent scholars (with a Ph.D.) are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency. The deadline for applications is March 31. Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections...
Nate Whitmal

Whitmal to Discuss ‘Care and Feeding of the Human Ear’

“The Care and Feeding of the Human Ear: An Informal Guide” will be presented by Nathaniel A. Whitmal, associate professor of communication disorders, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in 917 Campus Center. The talk is part of the Diversity Speaker Series in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow the lecture.
David Levering Lewis

David Levering Lewis to Give 21st Annual Du Bois Lecture

David Levering Lewis of New York University will present the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The Julius Silver University Professor and professor of history at New York University, Lewis has written two volumes on the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, each of which earned a Pulitzer Prize. In addition to his essential work on Du Bois, Lewis has written extensively on questions of race, justice and the exercise of power, contributing the first...
Charlana Simmons

Simmons, Named Finalist for Associate Provost for Diversity, to Make Presentation

Charlana Simmons, director of student success and diversity in the College of Natural Sciences and a finalist for associate provost for diversity, will give a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. in 163C Campus Center and will be available for questions until 4:15 p.m. In her current post, sheis responsible for implementing and coordinating programs to enhance the academic success of all undergraduates as well as provide services intended to address the...

Diversity Strategic Plan, Bookstore, College of Computer Science Top Senate Agenda

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman will lead a presentation on the Diversity Strategic Plan to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall. Also, James Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, will discuss plans for the new virtual bookstore involving Senators will also hear a special report from Provost Katherine Newman concerning the establishment of a college of information and computer sciences. Other agenda items include proposed...
Genny Beemyn

Beemyn Honored by Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

Stonewall Center director Genny Beemyn received the Award for Research and Assessment from the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals on Feb. 5 during the Creating Change Conference in Denver. The award recognizes exceptional work brought to the profession and to the greater LGBTQ community through research, assessment and advocacy. During the ceremony, Beemyn was described “as a force in our field, reliably pushing us forward as a profession and as a community.” Beemyn has...

TechTalks Program Focuses on Women in Technology Careers at ESPN

Five women who currently work for the technology division at ESPN, including College of Engineering alumna Maura Maloney, will describe their career paths and discuss the opportunities that are available to women in technology and beyond in a TechTalks session on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in 168 Campus Center.

‘SOS—Calling All Black People’ Wins Praise from Essence Magazine

“SOS—Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader,” edited by professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst of Afro-American studies and poet Sonia Sanchez and published by the UMass Press, is a February Pick by Essence Magazine. Patrik Henry Bass of Essence calls the book “a tour-de-force collection of the greatest writers and thinkers from the 1960s to the 1970s, during one of the most electrifying periods in American arts and letters.” The volume brings together a broad range...
Okey Ndibe

Alumnus Okey Ndibe to Read as Part of Visiting Writers Series

Writer and alumnus Okey Ndibe will give a reading on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Novelist, political commentator, and essayist Ndibe published his latest book, “Foreign Gods, Inc.” in January 2014 to great acclaim. The New York Times called it “razor sharp” and the Los Angeles Times described the novel as “unforgettable.” The Washington Post praised it as “a story of sweeping cultural insight and absurd comedy...rendered with a stoic...