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Archive: 06/09/2017

Berthiaume Idea Jam: Super Jam in the Du Bois Library

Idea Jam

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7-9 p.m., Lower Level, TBLC Room 25, Du Bois Library

Have an idea but don't know where to turn? The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship has you covered. Our Idea Jams offer students the opportunity to get good ideas out in the open and recruit the help they need to bring these ideas to life. Idea Jams are exciting and fun to attend. They are also an easy first step towards creating a profitable venture, and the Berthiaume Center is ready to help every step of the way.

Join us for the Super Jam in the Du Bois Library!

All majors welcome! Come to one or all three!

September 12th & 13th, Bartlett Hall, Room 301

September 14th, TBLC, Room 25, Du Bois Library

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Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis

TalkingTruth 2017

The UMass Amherst Libraries host a series of interactive climate change events which
run from September 11, 2017 through November 27, 2017. The theme of the fall 2017 Talking Truth series is “Our Campus, Our Home.”

The multi-event series, now in its third year, is organized by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis, a collaborative community comprised of UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff working together to integrate the intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of climate change. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please arrive early.

 

Hearts in Action: Creative Responses to Climate Change
Mondays, 9/11-11/27, 4-5 p.m., Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Join this weekly collaboration between Talking Truth and Paperbark Magazine (a new UMass Amherst environmental-humanities publication). The sessions include art-making, readings, reflective writing, discussion, contemplative exercises and more.

Author Talk: Ellen Meeropol reads from her latest novel Kinship of Clover
Thursday, 9/28, 7-9 p.m., Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Local author Ellen Meeropol G’89 graduated from the Nursing program at UMass Amherst. With deep activist roots she draws from her twin passions of medicine and social justice in this novel. Her characters come to life at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemmas, and family life. Meeropol is the author of two other novels, On Hurricane Island (2015) and House Arrest (2011). On Hurricane Island was named a Massachusetts Must-Read Book for 2016 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Copies of Kinship of Clover will be available for sale and signing.

Guided Nature Experience with Lauren Healey ’19 and Thomas Jiang ’18 of the UMass Outing Club
Friday, 9/29, 12-1 p.m., Meet outside the Durfee Conservatory in the grove of beech trees, 210 Stockbridge Rd.  

Basic plant identification will help build an appreciation for natural spaces, followed by a guided meditation to explore how environmental action can fit best into your life.

Green Building Tours with Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner
Thursdays 9/14 and 10/5, 4-5:30 p.m., Meet in the lobby of the Du Bois Library

Get the inside stories of the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center, and others.

 

For more information, contact Madeleine Charney mcharney@library.umass.edu, 413-577-0784 or visit:  https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTruthUMass/ and https://blogs.umass.edu/talkingtruth/.

Talking Truth is co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, Paperbark Magazine, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, and UMass Amherst Libraries.

Talking Truth is endorsed by the following UMass Amherst entities: Biostead Initiative, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, Climateers, Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group, Eco-Rep Program, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Initiative.

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Author Talk: Ellen Meeropol Reads from Her Latest Novel, Kinship of Clover

Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis

TT Ellen Meeropol

Thursday, 9/28, 7-9 p.m.

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

As part of the UMass Amherst project, "Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice around the Climate Crisis"

 

Local author Ellen Meeropol G'89 graduated from the Nursing program at UMass Amherst. With deep activist roots, she draws from her twin passions of medicine and social justice in this novel. Her characters come to life at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemmas, and family life. Meeropol is the author of two other novels, On Hurricane Island (2015) and House Arrest (2011). On Hurricane Island was named a Massachusetts Must-Read Book for 2016 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Copies of Kinship of Clover will be available for sale and signing.

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UMass Amherst Libraries Host Author Talk Series

Author Talk

The UMass Amherst Libraries host a new series of author talks beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Science and Engineering Library and W. E. B. Du Bois Library. The goal of the Author Talk Series is to celebrate authors and books with a connection to UMass Amherst and provide an opportunity to connect the campus community and the public with the Libraries. Featured authors will be from the Five Colleges and beyond. The series will include three events in the fall: September, October, and November, and three events in the spring: February, March, and April.

 

Ellen Meeropol, Thursday, September 28, 7-9 p.m., Science and Engineering Library, Lederle GRC Lowrise

Ellen Meeropol G’89 will read from her newest novel, Kinship of Clover. With deep activist roots, Meeropol draws on her twin passions of medicine and social justice in this novel. Meeropol’s characters come to life at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemmas, and family life. She is the author of two other novels, On Hurricane Island (2015) and House Arrest (2011). On Hurricane Island was named a Massachusetts Must-Read Book for 2016 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Meeropol graduated from the Nursing program at UMass Amherst. Her reading is in partnership with the UMass Amherst project, Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis.

 

Carol Bailey, Thursday, October 19, 2017 5-7 p.m., Du Bois Library, Room 2601

Carol Bailey G’07 is an Associate Professor at Westfield State University. Her area of teaching and research is postcolonial literatures, with specialization in Caribbean literature. Bailey is the author of A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction (2014), in which she explores Caribbean written literature alongside calypso, reggae, and different modes of Caribbean oral storytelling, emphasizing folk and urban working-class performance cultures and a woman-centered poetics. Co-sponsored by the following departments: Afro American Studies; English Department; Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies; Women of Color Leadership Network; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

 

John Elder Robison, Thursday, November 30, 5-7 p.m., Du Bois Library, Room 2601

John Elder Robison’s works include Be Different (2011), a how-to guide for grownups with autism; Raising Cubby (2013), the story of raising his autistic son; and Switched On (2016), about his participation as a research subject in brain studies. Robison is active in the autism civil rights movement and is a strong supporter of neurodiversity – the idea that autism and ADHD are a natural part of humanity, essential for our success, and should be honored and accepted even as we work to relieve any disability they may cause.   

 

Books will be for sale at all three talks. 

The Author Talk Series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

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