Intergroup Dialogue Conference

Fri, Jun 7 2019 - 8:00am to Sun, Jun 9 2019 - 5:00pm
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various locations
Intergroup Dialogue Conference

"Intergroup Dialogue: Pedagogy of Possibilities" is the theme for the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue. The conference is co-sponsored by UMass Amherst, as well as Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke Colleges. The mission of the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is to share knowledge, skills, stories and practices that illustrate how dialogue can be a catalyst for envisioning new possibilities for collaboration and solidarity across differences.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College, widely known for her expertise on race relations, will join us alongside other invited guest speakers.

Please register for the conference at tinyurl.com/IGDconference2019

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UMass Amherst
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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing annual conference

Mon, Jul 15 2019 (All day) to Thu, Jul 18 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center
SHARP

We are pleased to announce the 27th annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), to be held in Amherst, Massachusetts—primarily at the University of Massachusetts—from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, 2019, with optional book-historical excursions on July 19. (Information on pre- and post-conference activities is preliminary and will be steadily updated.) The conference theme is “Indigeneity, Nationhood, and Migrations of the Book.”

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UMass Amherst
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The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.
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An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College

Sat, Jun 8 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Clapp Laboratory, Hooker Auditorium (016)
Beverly Daniel Tatum

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College and author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" will speak in Hooker Auditorium Saturday, June 8, at 7 pm. She will be in conversation with Dr. Ximena Zúñiga of UMass Amherst.

Tatum is a renowned scholar focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. She formerly served as a professor, vice president for student Affairs, and acting president of Mount Holyoke College.

Free and open to the public.

Dr. Tatum's talk is part of the three-day 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Conference being held June 7–9 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The conference is co-sponsored by the members of the Five College Consortium.

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Mount Holyoke College
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Decarbonization, Mysticism and the Sustainable Energy Transition

Tue, May 21 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II Room: 118 (Kellogg Rm.)
Sustainable Energy Transition

The Paris Agreement prioritizes finance, technology and capacity-building to rapidly deploy renewable and sustainable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in answer to the challenge of climate change. As these technologies grow globally many aspects of the natural, human and built environment will need to be rethought. This talk examines the mysticism of decarbonization and the sustainable energy transition considering the hubris of people balanced with the planet and profits.

Dr. Foley, Editor in Chief of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews is a Reader and Advisor of Studies with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Queen’s University Belfast. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier’s Renewable Energy and the Editorial Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers Proceedings in Transport. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority and a member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and Power Energy Society (PES). She has a BE (Hons) (1996) (Civil & Environmental Engineering) and a PhD (2011) (Energy Engineering) from University College Cork and an MSc (1999) (Transportation Engineering) from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Foley returned to full-time academia in 2009 after 12 years in industry, since then she has accessed more than €3 million in research. Her research focuses on wind forecasting, wind power integration, power and gas systems, and transport electrification.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Photographing the Universe with Observatory Specialist Dr. Michael Stage

Fri, Jun 21 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
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Science Center
Photographing the Universe

Join us for an evening of stargazing and photography. All are invited to view the cosmos through telescopes and learn about how the photoelectric effect makes it possible to take color photographs of the universe. May the fourth be with you!

This program is inspired by Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and offered with support from Arts at Amherst, the Amherst College Science Center and the Amherst College Department of Astronomy.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Celebrate Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall with a Talk by Professor Lawrence Douglas

Fri, May 10 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011)

Join us to dedicate and celebrate Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall in the Science Center, named for John E. Kirkpatrick '51 and Phyllis D. Kirkpatrick. Following brief remarks in honor of the Kirkpatricks, Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Last Holocaust Trial: The Wages of History and Memory."

What role should the testimony of survivors play in trials involving crimes of mass atrocity? And what happens when there are no survivors left to testify? Professor Douglas's lecture will address these questions as they arose in the case of John (Ivan) Demjanjuk, the last high-profile trial to deal with the crimes of the Holocaust.

Reception with food and drink outside the lecture hall to follow!

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Amherst College
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Intersections Dance Company Showcase

Sun, May 5 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Greenway Quad
dance

Come to our very first outdoor showcase in the Greenway Courtyard! Expect to see some amazing dancing in a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz and contemporary. Refreshments will be served.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Jasmine Gamboa
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(908) 477-5960
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jgamboa19@amherst.edu
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Food Fermentations: A Curiosity-Driven Teaching Approach for Integrated Chemistry and Biology Education

Fri, May 3 2019 - 3:30am to 4:30am
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Science Center, A011

Chemistry Seminar with Dr. Pia Sorensen, Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Fermented foods are ubiquitous, delicous and rooted in diverse cultures and history. Moreover, the making and enjoyment of them is deeply rooted in science, ranging from microbiology and chemistry, to biochemistry, flavor physiology, and sensory science.

This talk explores how food fermentations can be an engaging teaching tool for an integrated approach to these diverse scientific fields.

The discussion is based on the design and implementation of a course at Harvard University. The course focuses on the production, properties and characterization of the small molecules involved in food fermentations, as well as the microbial community dynamics these molecules drive. It follows an interactive, curiosity-driven format where students experience the scientific process in a creative way by designing and implementing their own research project. By making what inspires them, and eating what they make, students have an individualized experience with the process of scientific innovation.

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Amherst College
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Remembering Fallujah-Repairing Memory, Rebuilding Communities, Restoring Justice

Thu, May 2 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Integrative Learning Center Room: S240
Remembering Fallujah

The Iraqi city of Fallujah has become an epicenter of geopolitical conflict, where foreign powers and non-state actors have repeatedly waged war in residential neighborhoods with staggering humanitarian consequences.

Join us for a screening of the award winning animated film Le Parfum d'Irak and community discussion on Fallujah. The director, Feurat Alani, among with scholars Ross Caputi and Dr. Kali Rubaii will be in attendance to discuss the ongoing conflict in Fallujah and their different approaches to studying and raising awareness about a city that has been at the center of the Global War on Terror.

Speakers:
- Feurat Alani: Journalist and Director of Le Parfum d’Irak
- Dr. Kali Rubaii: Anthropologist and author of Counterinsurgency and the Ethical Life of Material Things in Iraq’s Anbar Province
- Ross Caputi: PhD student of history at UMass and US Marine veteran of the second siege of Fallujah, author of The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History

Hosted by the UMAss Department of History, co-sponsored by: UMass Graduate School, departments of Political Science, Communication, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies.

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UMass Amherst
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