Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekly Preview, September 17 to 24

Don't Miss Out . . .

There are some important deadlines and meetings to learn about opportunities to broaden your academic experience at UMass this week. Mark your calendars!

Monday, September 20. Add/Drop Period ENDS.  You can make changes to your schedule through your SPIRE account through 10pm on Monday. Remember: if you need to speak with an advisor, an instructor or an office on campus for an override or for other information, those offices will close by 5:00pm.

Monday, September 20, 5:00pm. Five College Interchange Add/Drop Period Ends September 20  (that's MONDAY!). The Interchange Registration form is available through your SPIRE account. During this registration period you must obtain the instructor's signature on the Interchange Registration form in order to enroll in a Five College course. All signed forms must be dropped off to the Five College Interchange office in 615 Goodell by 5:00pm.

Monday, September 20, 4:00–6:00 pm. Education Abroad Fair. Find out about how to study abroad and what your options are by attending the Education Abroad Fair. Speak with returned study abroad students, advisors from the UMass Amherst International Programs Office, and representatives from dozens of foreign universities and independent study abroad organizations. Students from all majors can choose from hundreds of programs in over 50 countries! Student Union Ballroom

Tuesday, September 21, 1:00pm. Group Advising Session for Public Health. If you are interested in declaring Public Health as your major or switching to Public Health from another Major, sign up for an information session by sending an email to Lynn Koerbel at Arnold House, Room 321.

Tuesday, September 21, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Panel Discussion: "How Can a Textbook Be Free? Keeping Higher Education Affordable With Open Resources."  The panel will include Stephen Carson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Eric Frank ’92 and Michael Boezi from Flat World Knowledge. Open Educational Resources (OER) are free educational materials and resources for anyone to use. Examples of OER include textbooks, journals, course materials, and software to support learning. Campus Center, Room 163C

Wednesday, September 22 or Thursday, September 23, 2:30pm or 5:00pm. Undergraduate Advising Check-In. All new undeclared students (except those currently enrolled in OASIS) must attend this important check-in event with your advising office. You’ll hear from the deans and advisors from Undergraduate Advising about important strategies to promote success during your first semester.

Thursday, September 23, 11:15 am. RefWorks Workshop. Learn how to manage your citations and create quick bibliographies for one paper or for your whole career. Integrated Sciences Building 3rd floor classroom.

Thursday, 9/23, 12:00pm. Public Health Group Information Session. For students already in the Public Health major. Arnold House, Room 321.
Saturday, September 25, 10am - 3pm. Anthropology Alumni Panel  on: "The Future of..." As part of the Anthropology Weekend Celebration, hear the panelists discuss:
   The Future of the Academy (Stanton Green and James Moore)
   The Future of Archaeology (Kenneth Sassaman)
   The Future of Materiality Studies (Elizabeth Chilton)
   The Future of Anthropological European Studies (Broughton Anderson)
   The Evolution of Happiness (Stephen Loring and Joan Gero)
The panel will be moderated by Stephen Perlman. Thompson Hall 102

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