Weekly Bulletin

Community breakfast flyer
The Annual Community Breakfast will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Student Union Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Jointly sponsored by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year and...
Research team
The Physical Activity and Health Lab is looking for children and adolescents ages 18 months to 17 years to be a part of a research study to enhance the ability to measure physical activity using accelerometer technology. Participation is easy. Have your child live his or her normal life while...
Campus Pond bridge
A contractor will be hydro-raking the Campus Pond, and the Isle of View bridge at the south end of the pond will be removed for repainting during the weeks of Aug. 14 and Aug. 21. Solitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury will perform the hydro-raking, which removes nuisance, rooted vegetation and...
Patent Office logo
The UMass Amherst Libraries are offering the new United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Virtual Assistance Pilot Program, which allows inventors not represented by an attorney or agent to meet with a federal patent examiner via a WebEx connection. The free service, which began Aug. 1,...
ENS phone alert
The campus will conduct a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Aug. 10 after 2:30 p.m. This test is part of the university's continuing effort to test, evaluate and improve its ability to provide timely and effective emergency notification and...
In preparation for paving, Town of Amherst public works crews will be milling North Pleasant Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Eastman Lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week of Aug. 7. The paving is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15. The schedule is weather-dependent. During...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Scott Ducharme, Ph.D., Kinesiology. Monday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m., 12 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Quantifying Gait Adaptability: Fractality, Complexity and...
Older couples

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the kinesiology department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy older adults (65-80 years old) who are not exercising heavily.

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Spot Study
The Behavioral Medicine Lab in the department of kinesiology is recruiting dog owners over the age of 21 for a study assessing the effects of obedience training on the dog-owner bond and human-health outcomes. The requirements for owners are: Come to UMass on four total occasions (...
cybersecurity
Brian Levine, professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, will lead an information session on the graduate certificate in information security on Friday, Aug. 25 at noon in 151 Computer Science Building. The five-course certificate program offers training in applied information...

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