The Fine Arts Center (FAC) released its 2017-18 season and theme, “Finding Home,” featuring performances from around the world that seek to define the idea of home. The season begins with a rocking night featuring the Fab Faux on Sept. 23, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ seminal recordings “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Magical Mystery Tour.”
Researchers in the kinesiology department are seeking participants for a study of high-heeled shoe design, in particular how different shoes change how you move. Participants will be asked to complete one visit to the lab. You will be asked to walk and stand in several different shoes while researchers measure how you walk, the activity of your muscles and the pressure pattern under your foot. You will also be asked to complete questionnaires about your general health.
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) has announced a series of public hearings on service reductions or eliminations that are being considered because of an unanticipated budget shortfall. PVTA is seeking public comments on these proposed changes, which may be needed effective Aug. 27 to balance the budget.