Sally Campbell Galman, professor of children, families and schools at the College of Education, has published a cartoon in the Feb. 12 Daily Hampshire Gazette Home Magazine. The autobiographical cartoon entitled, “The Lifeboat: A Story About Improving More Than Just a Home,” centers around her experiences buying and rehabilitating a local home.
Laetitia La Follette, associate professor and chair of the department of history of art and architecture, was elected to a three-year term as President of the Archaeological Institute of America in January.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, the department of music and dance will present the 39th Annual Jazz Showcase, featuring performances by the top instrumental and vocal ensembles from its Jazz and African-American Music Studies program. The concert, titled “Bird, Brubeck, Blakey, and Beyond,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers presents a reading by Shayla Lawson on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in Old Chapel. The reading will be followed by a book signing and refreshments.
Challah for Hunger is a non-profit organization bringing people together to bake and sell challah with the purpose of raising money and awareness about the issue of food insecurity among college students.
Officials from UMass Amherst and the Town of Amherst have reached an agreement that addresses the cost of educating K-12 students who live in tax-exempt housing in Amherst. The agreement is one aspect of a broad, multi-year Strategic Partnership Agreement, which is still being negotiated.
The university will celebrate Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month, during February with a series of art performances, activities, lectures and films, culminating with a community dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27 hosted by the Malcolm X Cultural Center.