Weekly Bulletin

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The vice chancellor for research and engagement has published the fiscal year 2016 Annual Report on Research. The report features stories and data about faculty and student research, scholarship and creative activity. Digital copies can be viewed and downloaded from the ResearchNext website....
David Jensen
David Jensen, professor of information and computer sciences, will speak Monday, Nov. 7 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson Hall on “The Larger Role of Computational Thinking in Public Policy.” The talk is part of the annual faculty colloquium at the School of Public Policy (SPP)....
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The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part- or full-time, are eligible. For more information and to apply by Feb. 17, visit: http://bit.ly/usra2017. Papers, theses, design...
Jesse Appel
The department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies presents The Great LOL of China with comedian Jesse Appel on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall. Admission is free. The Great LOL of China is based on Xiangsheng, a form of traditional Chinese comedy. Appell...
Bending the Future
Professors Max Page and Marla Miller, co-editors of the book “Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States,” will moderate an open discussion titled “Bending the Future: Preservation as a Tool for a More Just World”...
Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons

Environmental Health and Safety is sponsoring a unique safety program with guest speakers Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, survivors of the tragic 2000 Seton Hall University fire, on Wednesday Nov. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in 135 Integrated Science Building. The program will include a showing of the acclaimed documentary “After The Fire: A Story of Heroes and Cowards.”

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The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (http://people.umass.edu/mobl/) in the kinesiology department is recruiting volunteers for a study about the effects of age and exercise on walking and muscle function. The researchers hope to learn about how changes in muscle function...
Carol Connare
Carol Connare, director of library communication and development, will speak on “The Evolution of the DuBois Library” at the Retired Faculty Associations meeting on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in Du Bois Library, Room 2601. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. All are...
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The university community and general public are invited to join the Fine Arts Center Asian Arts and Culture Program for a free “Rhythms of India” outreach event at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Tabla maestro Nitin Mitta will explore the rhythmic...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Keith Lehuta, Ph.D., Chemistry. Monday, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Dopant-defect Engineering in Strontium Titanate-based Materials....

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