Weekly Bulletin

Rachel Walker
Rachel Walker, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, will participate in a panel discussion on artificial intelligence and healthcare along with fellow Lemlson Invention Ambassadors and a Facebook researcher. “AI’s Role in Addressing Global Challenges Related to Health and...
grapes

Grape pruning is the focus of a hands-on workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St., Belchertown.

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The Pass It On Book Circle invites faculty and staff to participate in its third session of reading and discussing “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” by Mahzari R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. This book circle, which will have six sessions in all, is supported by a ...
Kevin Killian
Author, poet and playwright Kevin Killian will deliver a free, public reading on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Old Chapel as part of the MFA for Poets and Writers Visiting Writers Series. Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written the novels “Shy,...
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Lauren Woodard, Ph.D., Anthropology, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m., E24 Machmer. Dissertation: “The Politics of Return: Migration and Belonging in the...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset, Saturday, Feb. 9, in accordance with a presidential proclamation, in honor of former U.S. Rep. John David Dingell, Jr., of Michigan.
Skeleton and knee x-ray

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study investigating how exercise and footwear can impact individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Participants will be asked to complete one visit to the Human Magnetic Resonance Center (HMRC) and Human Testing Center of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).

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Nominations are open for the spring 2019 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’s most promising undergraduate student researchers and scholars...
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Members of the campus community are invited to nominate a faculty member who has demonstrated academic quality and leadership to be the next UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Spotlight Scholars are individuals whose research, scholarship or creativity shines through in their studies. Nominations are due Feb. 20.

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Michael W. Twitty

Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) will welcome culinary historian and author Michael W. Twitty as the featured guest for its annual Black History Month celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the CHC Events Hall. The free, public event will begin with Twitty delivering a talk based on his book, “The Cooking Gene,” followed by a reception featuring recipes from his book.

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