Weekly Bulletin

Nominations are now open for the Rising Researcher student award program. Sponsored by the vice chancellors for research and engagement and university relations, the Rising Researcher program seeks to highlight the campus’ most promising undergraduate researchers and scholars and publicly...
Diane Englander's Red Gride handmade watercolor paper, acrylic and pencil
Exhibits by Barbara Hadden, Ethel Poindexter and Diane Englander open Tuesday, March 3 at the Hampden Gallery in Southwest. All three shows continue through March 31 and opening receptions will be held Sunday, March 8. In the main gallery, “Looking and Thinking” features works by...
Susan Albertine
Susan Albertine of the Association of American Colleges and Universities will present “Should Liberal Education Embrace Global/Public Health? And If So, How?” on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in 917 Campus Center. Presented by the Five College Culture, Health and Science Program,...
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
With a selection of student ensembles as varied as the campuses they represent, the Five College Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 7 will have something for all jazz fans. From big bands to small combos, vocal ensembles to improvising orchestras, these groups will feature the interpretive and...
Eileen Myles
Poet Eileen Myles will read from her work on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Born in Boston, Myles moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. “Snowflake/different streets” is the latest of her 18 books. In 2010, the Poetry Society of...
Susan Whitbourne
Susan Whitbourne, professor of psychological and brain sciences, will present a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on Shakespeare and aging on March 11 at 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St. Refreshments are co-sponsored by the Amherst Woman’s Club.    
Dania Francis
Dania Francis, assistant professor of economics, will present a talk titled “Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Courses? Examining Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis” on Monday, March 2 at 12:15 in 620 Thompson Hall. Francis...
Ticket on windshield
As part of campus and town efforts to deter pre-spring break disturbances, the university is limiting access to residence halls and parking lots on the weekend of March 6-8. All campus parking lots will be restricted to valid UMass Amherst permit holders from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6 to 5 p.m. on...
The Alumni Association is accepting nominations of alumni interested in serving on its board of directors. The association is committed to creating a nominee pool that represents the diversity of the alumni family and actively strives to achieve inclusivity in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexual...
Cardiac monitor
The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is seeking participants for a study looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition. Women who have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had period for 60 days or more but less than one year or have not had a...

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