Events Archive

Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:00pm


Integrated Sciences Building Atrium, Rm 221

Please save the date for the opening talk and reception for a new exhibit, “Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us.”  The year-long exhibit, sponsored by the CNS Women in Science Initiative, can be seen now through August 2017 in the ISB Atrium.

Dr. Laura Lovett, History, will give the opening talk and will discuss the challenges and accomplishments of women in science. The talk will be Thursday, September 15 at 4:00 pm in the ISB Atrium.  A reception in the Atrium follows the talk.

Social Brown Bag - Matthew D. Johnson PhD

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Dr. Matthew D. Johnson, a Professor of Psychology at Binghamton University, will present a talk entitled, “Your Democracy Needs You: How to be a Scientist who Influences Policy".

Dr. Johnson conducts research on the developmental course of marital distress and dissolution. Dr. Johnson has served on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team. They work to translate findings and methods from the social and behavioral sciences into improvements in federal policies and programs.

To learn more about his work, please visit:

CNS State of the College

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:00pm


Student Union Ballroom

Please join Dean Steve Goodwin, Associate Deans, and the College’s department heads, chairs, and program directors, for our annual academic gathering. The program includes a presentation about accomplishments and new directions for CNS, the introduction of new faculty and department heads, and CNS Outstanding Award winners. The event culminates in a reception of festive, fabulous food which will take place following the presentation.


John Solem, the campus photographer, will be taking portrait photos.

Ethics Training for Undergraduate Research Assistants

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00pm


Tobin 521B

If you are a new undergraduate research assistant and will working in a human subjects lab, you are required to complete a one-time, in person ethics training session (in addition to online CITI training) prior to working in any human subjects lab.

Please make time to complete this mandatory training. No registration is required--just show up. The sessions take no more than 90 minutes (usually closer to an hour).

PhD Orals – Tina Chen

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:00am


Tobin 521B

A PhD oral exam has been scheduled for Tina Chen, chaired by Caren Rotello, titled Not just noise: individual differences in cognitive ability and response bias.

Lunch for New Graduate Students

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:00pm


Tobin 521B

Lunch will be served to welcome the new graduate students from noon to 1:25pm in Tobin 521B.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00am


Tobin 423

Orientation for new graduate students will be held Tuesday August 30th in Tobin 423.

The 50th Annual Community Breakfast

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:30am


Student Union Ballroom

The 50th Annual Community Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 7:30-9:00am in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is open to the public.

Jointly sponsored by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year and offers a chance for representatives of the local, academic and business communities to meet and discuss common goals and issues.