Weekly Bulletin

Diwali poster
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is distributing the “Festival of Light” holiday posters to residence halls, dining commons, administrative offices and local public schools. These colorful posters are a longstanding tradition at UMass Amherst, promoting greater awareness and...
Plant sale poster
Landscape Management will be holding its annual plant sale on two days: Friday, Nov. 18 at the Campus Center Concourse and Friday, Dec. 2 in the Fine Arts Center Atrium. The sale runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. both days. Offerings include mixed herb boxes, amaryllis, holiday caucus, paperwhites, mixed...
Özden Melis Uluğ
Özden Melis Uluğ, a post-doctoral researcher in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, will deliver a talk titled “Solidarity is the kindness between peoples: An exploration of solidarity experiences among activists and academics for peace in Turkey” on Thursday, Nov. 17 at...
Lelia Kawar

Lelia Kawar, assistant professor of political science and legal studies, will speak on “Legal Activism and Deportation Resistance: Comparative and Historical Perspectives” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m. in 423 Tobin Hall. The talk is part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series.

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Gwendolyn Bass, Ph.D., Education. Monday, Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m., S115 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “The Role of Foster Parents in Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care.” John Carey and Michael Krezmien. co-chrs. Thomas O’Brien, Ph.D., Psychology. Thursday, Nov. 17,...
Call box

The annual “Walk for Light,” a comprehensive campus safety check led by the UMass Amherst Police Department in which students, staff and faculty spread across campus to report any safety concerns they see along the way, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Union.

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Wreath-laying

The Army and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs will conduct their annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. outdoors on the Campus Pond side of Memorial Hall. In the morning, there will be a special breakfast for student veterans and their families.

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Giovanna Dell’Orto

Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will speak on her research and experience regarding the challenges associated with reporting on immigration on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in N301 Integrative Learning Center. Her talk is titled “Illegals Here, Refugees There, Crisis Everywhere: Journalism Tackles Immigration into the US and EU.”

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Old Chapel clock
Standard Time returns to the United States at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, which means all clocks must be set back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. Most watches and clocks are still set by hand, while many clocks that are part of other electronic devices, from smart phones to computers to cable...
El-Houcin Chaqra
El-Houcin Chaqra, associate director for international development and academic linkages at Indiana State University’s Center for Global Engagement, will speak on “Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students on Campus” on Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in 174 Campus...

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