Weekly Bulletin

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Michael Kowal, Ph.D., Political Science. Wednesday, January 6, 8 a.m., Room 314 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “The Social Corporation: Firms, Networks,...
Why do young children need so much sleep? Toddlers often nap twice a day in addition to a long overnight slumber. The Sleep Lab in the department of psychological and brain sciences is interested in this question. The lab is recruiting toddlers, starting at approximately 12 months of age, for a...
The Inside UMass Newsletter will not be published on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. For updated news, visit www.umass.edu/newsoffice. The Newsletter will be published as usual on Dec. 17. Publication will resume after the holidays on Jan. 7.
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Consistent with prior years’ energy reduction efforts, Physical Plant will implement a plan to reduce energy consumption in unoccupied buildings from 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, and again from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4.

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The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (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 with age are related to...
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Campus closure days are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, will be observed as a state holiday. Most campus offices will be closed all three days.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Andrew Fraass Ph.D., Geosciences. Monday, December 21, 1:30 p.m., Room 222 Morrill Science Center. Dissertation: “Ocean Gateways and Glaciation: Planktic...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Monday, Dec. 14 in honor of Army Sgt. Luke Joseph Edward Carreiro of Westport, who died while serving his country at Fort Bragg, N.C., on...
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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Dec. 12 in honor of Army Sgt. Robert Dakin, who was listed as missing in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on Dec. 12,...

The Inside UMass Newsletter will not be published on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. For updated news, visit www.umass.edu/newsoffice.

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