Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekly Preview: March 9 - 13

Join the Graduate History Association for its inaugural Special Panel Teaching for Social Justice and Change: A Conversation Among ScholarsSaturday, March 7 from 2:15pm - 3:45pm in ISOM Auditorium 137.  Chaired by Professor Barbara Krauthamer, Graduate Program Director.  Participants include Professor Julio Capo Assistant Professor of History; Professor Richard T. Chu of Associate Professor History; Professor Libby Sharrow, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science.  *The Special Panel will take place during the Transcending Borders and Disciplines: The Global Importance of Transnationalism.

Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 8.  Set your clocks ahead one hour!

There will be an R1 Basic Math Skills Exemption Test on Monday, March 9 at 7:00pm in Marcus 131.  You do not need to pre-register.  Bring your UMass student ID, #2 pencils and a calculator.  Passing the R1 exam (at least 12 out of 20 correct) will satisfy the R1 requirement for graduation but will not result in the awarding of any credits.  No record of the test appears on your ARR unless you pass.  There is no limit to the number of times a student may take this test.  The focus of this exam is to measure knowledge of basic math skills.  This test is intended for students who are interested in majors that do not require math.

On Tuesday, March 10 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in New Africa House Room 203, Join the Center for Women & Community and the International Programs Office for a Celebration of International Women's Day 2015!  The evening will feature various performances, children's activities, henna designs, international hors d'oeuvres and much more.  Students, families with children and community members are welcome! The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Interested in the Isenberg School of Management?  Attend an Information Session on Thursday, Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 pm to learn more about the application, required predictor courses, deadlines and GPA requirements.
  • BBA Program: Location Isenberg 108
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management: Isenberg 106
  • Sport Management: Isenberg 210
Visit the On Campus Transfer Guide for updates and more information.  Attending an Information Session is required before applying to the Sport Management or HTM majors and highly recommended before applying to the BBA program.  Plan on meeting with an advisor to discuss a backup plan!

Interested in publishing your writing, artwork, or photography? The editorial staff of mOthertongue, UMass Amherst’s multilingual journal of arts, is seeking submissions for our 2015 edition! The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 11 and should be sent to To take a look at last year’s publication, go to their Scholarworks site.

Spring recess begins after the last class on Saturday, March 14. Classes resume on March 23.  
Most university offices and campus services remain open during the recess.

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