The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Student Events

January30
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Pain and Pain Treatment: Understanding and Addressing Racial Disparities

How might clinician stereotyping contribute to racial disparities in opioid prescribing? What is the effect of racial discrimination on pain? Can a non-pharmacological intervention improve pain outcomes for African Americans?  In the context of the opioid epidemic, Dr. Dianna Burgess will discuss racial disparities in pain treatment in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

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January30
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Fence and Ambulance: The Social and Spatial Contact Zones of Urban Hospitals

Zube Lecture with Jonathan Wynn, associate professor of Sociology. Wynn’s research focuses on urban culture and temporary cultural events on city revitalization. Jonathan Wynn studies urban culture and the impact of music festivals and other temporary cultural events on city revitalization. Wynn has published two books The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York and Music/City: American Festivals and Placemaking in Austin, Nashville, and Newport.

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February06
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture: Laura Lawson, Dean of Agriculture & Urban Programs and Professor of Landscape Architecture

Zube Lecture with Laura Lawson, professor of Landscape Architecture and dean of academic programs in the School for Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. Lawson's research includes historical and contemporary community open space with a particular focus on urban agriculture and the changing roles of parks in low-income communities. She is currently working with filmmaker Will Atwater on a collaborative project, "Cultivating Justice," to develop a multi-media website that explores African-American values and experiences in rural and urban agriculture.

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February06
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

Careers for the Common Good

Interested in a career in which you’ll get to make a difference and help others while doing interesting work and making a good living? Not sure how to get there? Join us on February 6th at 5 PM in Goodell 615 to hear Eric Schwarz speak about “Careers for the Common Good", which is part of the College for Social Innovation organization.

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February12
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SBS Majors Showcase

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) welcomes all undergraduate students to come and learn more about the majors, minors, and certificates in SBS.

Majors: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Legal Studies, Managerial Economics, Political Science, Resource Economics, Social Thought, and Political Economy, and Sociology.

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