SPHHS Event Listings

Information Session: Summer 2020 International Service-Learning Practicum (Ghana, Africa)

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am

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Campus Center Room 902
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The Online and CPE Programs of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host an Information Session on the Summer 2020 International Service-Learning Practicum opportunity being held in Ghana, Africa on Thursday, November 21, from 10:00-11:00 am in the Campus Center Room 902. The information session is open to all graduate students.

Sign up here: RSVP for Ghana Service Practicum Information Session

IGH Symposium: Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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Old Chapel
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health and the STEM Ambassadors Program are sponsoring a symposium titled "Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy" on November 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Old Chapel.

The daylong event will feature a keynote panel headlined by Carol O'Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Additional panelists include Gary Toranzos, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras; Rupika Delgoda, Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology, the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica; Laurel Royer, Managing Scientist at Exponent; and Carolyn Gardner-Thomas, Lecturer of Math, Harvard University. The panel will be chaired by Jennie Ward-Robinson, CEO of the Alliance for Global Health Innovation.

In addition to the keynote panel, the symposium will feature poster presentations and a STEM AP Presentation (STEM Education through the Performing Arts).

SPHHS APHA Mixer

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Monday, November 4, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Bank & Bourbon, 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition

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Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm on November 4th at Bank & Bourbon in Philadelphia, PA, for an SPHHS mixer during the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting. Join our faculty, students, fellow alumni and friends for refreshments, a chance to catch up with colleagues, and news about the exciting happenings in the SPHHS.

Head to the lounge area. We hope to see you there!

SPHHS Ice Cream Social 2019

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Arnold House Front Lawn
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes students, faculty, and staff back to campus with an SPHHS Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 12th from 12:00-2:00 pm on the Arnold House Front Lawn. Enjoy an ice cream under the tent and celebrate the beginning of the school year with friends and colleagues.

Broken Chords, Healing Harmonies

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm

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The Northampton Center for the Arts
Communication Disorders

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The Department of Communication Disorders will host a concert of art song and piano music with works by Vaughan Williams, Mendehlsson, Ravel, Beethoven, and Ives. Featuring performances by Christian Schwebler, Laura Josephs, Kevin Bradley, and the Healing Harmonies Choir, a community group comprised of students, alumni, faculty, and community members living with communication challenges, the concert will shine a light on the diversity of clients with neurogenic communication impairments that are served by the department and its graduate students, and the transformative, healing power of music in neurorehabilitation.

This program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council. The event is free and open to the public.

 

A Conversation in the Community: A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:30am

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Old Chapel
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean's Symposia Series: "A Conversation in the Community: A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention." The symposium will be held April 4, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am in the Old Chapel. 

Join us as we welcome suicide prevention specialist Dr. Eric Caine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, for his keynote lecture "Rethinking Suicide Prevention."

Featured speakers will include Kelley Cunningham, Director of the Suicide Prevention Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Lisa Wexler.

A panel discussion moderated by Health Promotion and Policy senior lecturer Gloria DiFulvio will follow the presentations.

Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us.

SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony

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Friday, May 10, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Mullins Center
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

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The SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019, in the Mullins Center. This event allows us to recognize graduating seniors in a special way and individually congratulate them for their accomplishments. The Senior Ceremony is not meant to be a replacement for the University Commencement and students and their families are encouraged to attend both celebrations.

 Visit our Senior Recognition Ceremony page for more information.

SPHHS Career Networking and Professional Development Conference

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

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UMass Campus Center
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

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The SPHHS will host its annual Career Networking and Development Conference on March 20-21, 2019. Take a step toward your future and join us for this two day event! Meet alumni, make lasting professional connections and define your own path into a successful career. 

2019 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 20

  • Evening Session: 6:00-8:00pm
    Alumni Networking Night, Amherst Room, 10th floor Campus Center. Join SPHHS alumni from all majors working in a variety of professions for an evening of networking. The event format will consist of 20-minute rounds of speed networking done in a group. View our list of participating alumni.

Thursday, March 21

  • Career Fair: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Campus Center Auditorium. Meet employers and vendors to learn about current and future opportunities with their organizations. Boston Children's Hospital, Equinox, the MA Department of Public Health, Shriner’s Hospital, and more will be in attendance. View the full employer list on Handshake.

  • Career Panels: 3:15pm-4:30pm
    Campus Center. Choose from one of 3 panel discussions. Learn about the benefits of working in a particular industry and meet successful individuals working within the field. View our panelist bios here.
    o    “Clinical”
    o    “Community Outreach and Health Services”
    o    “Personalized Health and Technology”

  • Opportunity to Network with Panelists: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Campus Center Auditorium

Additional information on alumni, panelists, and employers coming soon!

2019 SPHHS Research Day

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Campus Center Auditorium
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will hold its 22nd Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 2, from 2-5 pm in the Campus Center Auditorium. The School holds this event annually as an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students within the School and across the university, along with interested members from our community, to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach conducted by its students. On this day, students from all departments within the School present posters of their work in a faculty-juried poster session. Posters are judged based on content and presentation, and select individuals receive awards in two distinct categories: Research and Practice.

Visit our Research Day webpage for more information and to submit your poster.

Public Meeting: Communication Disorders Re-accreditation

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

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Communication Disorders Bldg., Room 101
Communication Disorders

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The UMass Amherst Department of Communication Disorders will hold a public meeting with the site visit team from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The public meeting is part of the re-accreditation process for the department’s professional graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

For more information, click here.

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