Weekly Bulletin

U.S. Flag
As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, and in accordance with a proclamation by President Obama, the United States and Commonwealth flags will be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on the day of Glenn’s interment.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Jamele Watkins, Ph.D., German. Monday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., 301 Herter. Dissertation: “The Drama of Race: Contemporary Afro-German Theater.” Sky Arndt-...
Toy drive poster
UMass Amherst Information Technology is conducting a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 9 to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Drop-off points are open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Only brand new toys are suitable for hospital donations. Drop-off locations: LGRC A209 (...
De-Stress event poster
Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2016, Tuesday Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Relax with a 5- to 10-minute Reiki, massage or acupuncture session. Unwind in a 15- to 20-minute...
U.S. Flag
In accordance with Public Law 103-308 and presidential proclamation, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Kan Fu, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Monday, Dec.12, 11:15 a.m., 109 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Topography...
Laura Reed
Laura Reed, visiting lecturer in political science, will speak on nuclear disarmament on Monday, Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson as part of the annual faculty colloquium at the School of Public Policy (SPP). Reed will draw on her expertise in U.S. national security policy and nuclear...
UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra
The UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert of the fall semester, titled “Double Bill,” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The program features two distinguished members of the music faculty. Trumpeter Eric Berlin will perform...
Book launch flyer
Four faculty members of the department of theater will read from their recently published works at a book launch party on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. Megan Lewis Lewis has two books out this fall: “Performing Whitely in the Postcolony: Afrikaners in...
James Manwell
James Manwell, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and director of the UMass Wind Energy Center, will speak on “Offshore Wind Energy: A New Frontier for Massachusetts” on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. Manwell has been...

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