UMass Dartmouth Observatory Public Open House
The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to invite the general public to their FREE Spring-semester night-sky viewing session at the campus observatory on: Saturday, March 24, starting 8:00 PM EDT Viewing will take place through the observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members. This event will take place only if the weather permits (clear skies). In the event of cancellation, an announcement will be available before each event around 5 PM at https://www.meetup.com/ASSNE-MA-RI/ or by calling (508) 999-8715 for a recorded cancellation message. The UMass Dartmouth Observatory is located in the field to the right of the main campus entrance off Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Parking is available in designated spaces on the campus Ring Road or in lot 17. Admission is free. Children are welcome to attend, if accompanied by an adult. For more information about the observatory, make a donation to its operations, or to become an individual or corporate sponsor, please contact Prof. Alan Hirshfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-999-8715.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone is a two-hour training program designed to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students. The desired goal for the Safe Zone program is ultimately to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. After students, faculty and staff attend Safe Zone, they receive stickers that they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that Corsairs Care! Safe Zone Training is open to students, staff, and faculty. Staff should coordinate their attendance with their supervisor, depending on the operational needs of the office. We strongly suggest supervisors to encourage their staff to attend this beneficial event. Safe Zone Training will take place on March 26th, from 5-7pm. Free pizza will be provided! To RSVP please call 508-910-6567 or email email@example.com.
The Office of Undergraduate Workshop and Lecture Series
The Changing Dynamics of Transnational Feminisms By Manisha Desai, Professor of Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut CCB 149 March 27 @ 4 pm This talk is organized in conjunction with Assistant Professor Eric Larson's class "Beyond Borders? Immigration and Justice" (CJS 350) Manisha Desai is head of the Sociology Dept. and Professor of Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her research and teaching interests include Gender and Globalization, Transnational Feminisms, Human Rights and women's movements, and Contemporary Indian Society. Her most recent book: Subaltern Movements in India: The Gendered Geography of Struggles Against Neoliberal Development was published by Routledge in 2016, the research for which was funded by a Fulbright Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2018 Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute for Indian Studies for nine months of field research in India on Four Decades of Feminist Activism. For her career contributions to feminist scholarship, she was named by Sociologist for Women in Society in 2015 as their Distinguished Feminist Lecturer. She holds and has held several elected offices in the International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association and Sociologist for Women in Society (SWS), including President of SWS in 2007, and serves on numerous editorial boards including American Sociological Review and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is the recipient of two mentoring awards, the 2016 Faculty Mentor Award from the Compact for Faculty Diversity and the 2017 Faculty Mentor award from the Dept. of Sociology.
One Love: Healthy Relationship Workshop
One Love is a movement dedicated to the education of dating violence. Their goal is to begin the conversations that teach the differences between healthy, and unhealthy behavior in order to change and save lives. Must attend both sessions on March 28 & 30. Lunch will be provided. Contact The Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality for more information at 508-910-6567.
One Love: Healthy Relationship Workshop
One Love is a movement dedicated to the education of dating violence. Their goal is to begin the conversations that teach the differences between healthy, and unhealthy behavior in order to change and save lives. Must attend both sessions on March 28 & 30. Lunch will be provided. Contact The Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality for more information at 508-910-6567. Contact: Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality 508.910.6567 http://www.umassd.edu/cwgs
Joint Mechanical Engineering (MNE) and Engineering Applied Sciences (EAS) Seminar by Dr. David Henann
Joint Mechanical Engineering (MNE) and Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) SEMINAR DATE: March 30, 2018 TIME: 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Textile Building, *Room 105 (CSCVR Conference Room)* SPEAKER: Dr. David L. Henann, Assistant Professor of Engineering School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence RI TOPIC: A Continuum Model for Steady Flows of Dense Granular Materials ABSTRACT: Dense, dry granular flows display many manifestations of grain-size dependence in which cooperative effects at the microscopic grain-level have an observable impact on the macroscopic flow phenomenology. In one class of phenomenology, the characteristic length-scales associated with dense granular flow velocity fields in a wide variety of geometries are strongly dependent on the grain-size. In a second class of phenomenology, dense granular materials display size-dependence of the flow threshold. For example, flows of thin layers of grains down an inclined surface exhibit a size effect whereby thinner layers require more tilt to flow. Neither of these classes of behaviors may be captured by local, scale-independent constitutive theories, and hence, the formulation of a predictive model for dense granular flow has proven to be particularly difficult. In this talk, we present a continuum-level constitutive model for steady flow - called the nonlocal granular fluidity model - aimed at filling this need. The key ingredient of the model is a grain-size-dependent, nonlocal contribution, in which flow at a point is affected by both the local stress as well as the flow in neighboring material. We then demonstrate that the model quantitatively captures the size-dependence of both steady flow fields and the flow threshold - i.e., the conditions under which steady flow is possible - by comparing model predictions to measurements from experiments and discrete element method calculations. Throughout, we emphasize the geometric generality of the model by considering flows in a wide variety of configurations, including annular shear flow, planar shear flow with gravity, vertical chute flow, inclined plane flow, heap flow, and all variations of annular split-bottom flow. BIO: David L. Henann is the James R. Rice Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University in 2006, followed by his S.M. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2008 and 2011, respectively. After postdoctoral appointments at MIT and Harvard, he joined the faculty at Brown University in the fall of 2013. His research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational solid mechanics, focusing on the modeling of amorphous materials, such as metallic glasses, granular materials, and polymeric elastomers, and addressing issues of size-effects and multi-physics coupling. Henann is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and the 2016 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was honored for his teaching by the students of Brown University Tau Beta Pi with the 2016 School of Engineering Dedicated Faculty Award. For more information please contact Dr. Jun Li, MNE Seminar Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-999-8692). All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Students taking MNE-500 are REQUIRED to attend! All other MNE BS and MS students are encouraged to attend! EAS students are also encouraged to attend! Thank you, Sue Cunha, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
STEM Graduate Student Luncheon with UMassD Career Development Center
Please join SMAST students to learn about the services the Career Development Center (CDC) offers for graduate students in the science and technology fields. CDC Director Linda Kent Davis will join the discussion and help answer questions about searching and preparing for future employment. Feel free to bring your lunch and any questions you might have about CDCâ€™s services, or ideas on how the CDC can help you in your career preparations. WHO: Any graduate students looking for employment in the STEM fields. WHAT: Free lunch and information about preparing for a STEM career. WHERE: SMAST East, Room 102, 836 S. Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford MA. WHY: To help the Career Development Center improve their capacity to support UMassD grad students finding careers in their field. The event is free. When you arrive, press the doorbell for SMAST at the front (facing Rodney French Blvd.) or rear (facing the parking lot) of the building and mention you are here for the CDC Luncheon. Questions? Contact Robert Wildermuth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last day to Withdraw from a class
Today is the last day to withdraw from a class.
Holocaust Memorial Day program
Holocaust Memorial Program
Patriots' Day Holiday: no classes
Patriots' Day holiday, no classes today.
Science Fiction Book Club meeting
Join the Science Fiction Book Club for our April meeting! We'll be discussing Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Hilary Kraus at email@example.com
Last day of Spring classes
Spring classes end today.