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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Zube Lecture: Arc of Change

A Founding Principal and Partner of Reed Hilderbrand, Douglas Reed is recognized nationally for design leadership and for his tireless advocacy of culturally significant landscapes. Through his diverse projects and non-profit work, he passionately promotes the wise and creative treatment of our cultural patrimony. Known for his cultivated eye and relentless focus on contemporary design expression, Reed garnered broad critical acclaim two decades ago for the innovative Therapeutic Garden at the Institute for Child and Adolescent Development in Wellesley, MA.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

AI for Social Good: Decision Aids for Countering Terrorism, Extinction, Homelessness (Social Science Matters: Technological Shifts and Social Change)

With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. Speaker Milind Tambe will focus on the problems of countering terrorism (for public safety and security), extinction (wildlife conservation), and homelessness (public health in low resource communities). One key multiagent systems challenge that cuts across these problem areas is how to effectively deploy limited intervention resources.

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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Midterms and a Political Pulse Check: A Thanksgiving-time Primer

Join senior political experts and UMass Amherst faculty in a discussion that will help prepare you for those post-midterm family dinner conversations! Panelists will present UMass Poll results, analyze the local and national midterm elections, and uncover greater themes that may shape the future. Read more about each panelist:

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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series: The Complexity of Factors Influencing the Risk of Crash Injury in Adolescent and Young Adults

Federico E. Vaca, MD, MPH, FAAAM, will give this lecture on the risk of vehicular crashes in young people. Crashes are the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. While policy and engineering efforts have been successful in reducing the rates of fatal crashes, many factors (e.g., behavioral, developmental, social, cultural) contribute to the risk of crash injury.  Prevention activities and programs need to thoughtfully consider the breath of factors that can contribute to crashes and crash injury disparities among groups of young drivers.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Secret Path, residential schools and reconciliation

The Department of Linguistics and the Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies will present a showing of Gord Downie‘s The Secret Path. This film uses music and animation to tell the story of an Ojibwe boy, Chanie Wenjack, who died after he escaped the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School and tried to return to his home in northern Ontario in October 1966.

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