Lecture/Talk
The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life.  Maureen Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children.

March 2, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 East

Valerie Young, internationally-known expert and author on impostor syndrome, will lead an interactive workshop on how to mitigate [your own] impostor feelings in yourself or others, recognize and address it in the classroom, and work to positively affect changes in academic culture that can fuel self-doubt in students and faculty. 

March 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

All Campus

In this lecture, Miriam Ticktin, associate professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, The New School, is concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (i.e. certain territories), but to define  -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. 

March 2, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

The School of Public Policy (SPP) will kick off its Spring 2017 Faculty Colloquium series with a talk by Meredith Rolfe, associate professor of political science.

March 6, 2017
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Alexander Schreyer will present Adventures in 3D Printing, discuss questions surrounding it and explain how everyone can use it. 

March 7, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Karma Chávez, will present on the election of President Trump as it relates to undocumented immigrant students.

March 7, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Adam Hall of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Othello as a Guide to the Perplexed.” 

March 8, 2017
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Conversation is an independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by the academic and research community and edited by journalists for the general public. Our session will address why academics should write for the general public, how academics can learn to pitch to media outlets, and the benefits of reaching a wide audience through our model. This event is sponsored by the Public Engagement Project.

March 9, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

The Visiting Writers Series presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

March 9, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Allyson Hobbs presents her talk titled "Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights." This talk argues that the national fraternity of American motorists excluded African Americans during the early to mid-twentieth century despite the ostensibly democratic nature of the “open road.” 

March 21, 2017
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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