Weekly Bulletin

A memorial service for Sabra MacLeod, 90, retired assistant professor of Spanish, will be held Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Amherst, 165 Main St. A reception at the church will follow. MacLeod, who taught on campus from 1947-50 and 1967-89, died Feb. 5....
The Nile Project
The Nile Project: Songs & Music of the Nile River comes to the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. A powerful pan-Nile percussion section drives this orchestra of Ethiopian masenko, saxophone, Egyptian ney, oud, violin, sisimiya, tanbur, Ugandan adungu and bass...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Ahmed A.H. Siddig, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation. Monday, April 6, 9 a.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “The Effectiveness and Applicability...
Alexandra Pittman
Alexandra Pittman, founder of Impact Mapper and AVP Global Consulting, LLC, will speak on “Contributing to Social Change: Tips for Negotiating the Academic-Practice Divide” on Thursday, April 9 at 1 p.m. in Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall, 160 East. Pittman specializes in...
Kiki Petrosino
A reading by poet Kiki Petrosino will be presented Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the MFA for Poets and Writers’ Visiting Writer Series.   Petrosino is the author of two books of poetry, “Hymn for the Black Terrific”(2013) and “Fort Red Border...
Exhibits by artists Barbara Neulinger, Michael Goering and Peter Gordon will be on view April 8-30 at the Hampden Gallery in Southwest. Neulinger’s “Element Pool” features paintings that the artist says “derive from the experience of coming upon a pool of water in the woods...
Jerry Passannante
Jerry Passannante, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, will discuss  “Catastrophizing: The Disaster of Renaissance Materialism” at a Five College Renaissance Seminar on Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St....
Joanne Weir
The University Club and Restaurant is featuring a five-course, prix-fixe menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Joanne Weir on Thursday, March 26 from 5-9 p.m. A UMass alumna, Weir is also a cookbook author and international cooking teacher. The cost is $35 per person, not including tax...
Chenjerai Kumanyika
Chenjerai Kumanyika of Clemson University will speak on “All Voices Matter: Real Talk about Diversity in Public Radio” on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in N151 Integrative Learning Center. In his talk, Kumanyika will explore provocative issues surrounding diversity,...
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Priyamvada Natarajan, a cosmologist and theoretical astrophysicist at Yale University, will speak on “Gender Matters” on Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium as part of the Women in Science Initiative in the College of Natural Sciences. Natarajan is deeply...

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