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African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter seeks to highlight the complexities of our field through dialogue and exchange. This newsletter also serves as the vehicle to engage with centuries of muted voices uncovered by the archaeological record, politics of representation and narrative, as well as intersections of power, privilege and oppression. One of the many challenges of our discipline is to figure out how to push the scholarly parameters and think more complexly about life across the Diaspora. The material record is always in conversation with the social world, thus reminding us to keep these discussions open.

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Building Technology Educator's Society

The Building Technology Educators’ Society serves the community of academics and professionals who are involved most directly with the construction and structure of the built environment. The mission of BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of building technology disciplines in the profession at large.

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communication +1

communication +1 provides a forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgement regarding distinction between theory and practice, this journal encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place communication at the center of their thinking and writing.

communication +1 is part of Open Humanities Press and is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Our current Call for Papers can be found here.

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Contributions in Black Studies (Afro-American Studies)

Contributions in Black Studies: A Journal of African and Afro-American Studies (CIBS), was a periodical publication of the Five Colleges, Inc.: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, that appeared more or less annually from 1977 to 1997. The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst is pleased to provide open access to the articles that appeared in CIBS through this electronic repository.

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Democratic Communiqué

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Dose-Response: An International Journal

Dose-Response, the journal of the International Dose-Response Society, is a quarterly peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing original findings on the occurrence of dose-response relationships across a broad range of disciplines. Particular interest focuses on experimental evidence providing mechanistic understanding of nonlinear dose-response relationships.

This version, located in ScholarWorks, is an effort to archive and make available the issues of Dose-Response published 12 months ago and prior. Go to Dose-Response to receive more information from the official site.

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EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies

Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate journal for German and Scandinavian Studies. The journal is published annually under the direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the support of the W.E.B. DuBois Library.

Edge showcases the best new scholarly articles in German and Scandinavian Studies by graduate students, as well as reviews of films and the latest books of interest in the field. We welcome submissions from all disciplines with a connection to German and Scandinavian Studies, including but not limited to comparative literature, cultural studies, history, film and media studies and philology.

Each issue is written, refereed, and edited by graduate students. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please .

Call for Papers:
We accept submissions of scholarly articles as well as book and film reviews on a rolling basis, and current submissions will be considered for publication in our 2015 issue. For more detailed submission and formatting guidelines, please see our Call for Papers.

We do not currently have any titles available for review. Please check back soon!

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Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings is a collection of all selected academic works presented in oral and poster format during global or regional FOSS4G conferences on the development and usage of FOSS4G and open-data.

Additional volumes can be found here:

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International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water

Welcome to the site of the new publication The International Journal of Soil, Sediment, and Water. This publication is no longer being published. Past issues incorporate the selected manuscripts from the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, and expands the opportunity for investigators to exchange innovative, high-quality, important and time-critical research findings in an open-access format.

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Journal of Hospitality Financial Management

Welcome to the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management.

The Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (ISSN 1091-3211 for print version, E-ISSN 2152-2790 for online version) is the official refereed publication of the International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (iAHFME), a premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about finance, financial economics and accounting in hospitality and tourism. Published twice a year, the journal is committed to featuring leading research in the area of finance, financial economics and accounting related to hospitality and tourism. The journal also features invited papers on special interest hospitality finance/accounting topics, viewpoints, research notes, book reviews and abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Symposium of the International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (iAHFME). Research article submissions in this journal typically undergo a double blind review process. Some of the key criteria for evaluation include innovativeness of research ideas, rigor and quality of research, clarity, and relevance to the practice and/or education of financial management and accounting in hospitality and tourism.

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Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

The Journal of Medicinally Active Plants is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, on-line professional journal sponsored by the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. The Journal publishes scientific manuscripts related to the analysis, application, bioactivity, collection, conservation, cultivation, growth, harvest, identification , physiology, processing, and other issues related to medicinally active plant material. Investigators working with these plant materials are invited to submit articles for publication. Guidelines for publication are here.

The objective of this quarterly publication is to facilitate scholarly exchange among those studying and/or interested in medicinally active plants and plant extracts. For this reason, access to this journal is free. Members of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants may publish two articles each year without charge. For other authors, a small, pre-review fee is being assessed to cover handling charges. Issues are published in March, June, September, and December of each year. All published articles will include a volume number, issue number, and page numbers.

Authors may submit scientific articles, book reviews, comments, and other materials at any time by carefully following the above referenced guidelines. Material submitted for publication must be accompanied by a statement that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere and be a transfer of the article copyright to the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants.

Knowing that authors want quick publication, articles will be published in the issue following acceptance by referees and the Board of Editors. All questions and other correspondence about publication should be addressed to one of the Executive Editors or the Managing Editor.

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Landscapes of Violence

New Call for Proposals

LoV Seeks Photo Essay Proposals on Refugees and Forced Migration

With the intensification of global inequity and the rise of the national security state, human migration, mobility, and transculturality have become central concerns for both policy-makers and researchers. The study of documented and undocumented migration reveals the violent relationship between the Global North and the Global South and the “contentious relationship between sovereignty, space, and freedom of movement” (De Genova and Peutz, 2010). As law making and policy debates devise new ways to criminalize migrants and deploy harsher immigration legislation, it becomes necessary to politically and theoretically interrogate these processes by considering the local and global policies that render new forms of social control not only effective, but also popular.

In this thematic edition of Landscapes of Violence—Refugees and Forced Migration—we seek contributors that explore issues related to migration and refugees across academic disciplines and institutional boundaries. This issue seeks to deepen understanding of the impact of immigration law enforcement and policy-making on people and communities through the lens of studies of violence. We welcome proposals from photographers, community members, students, researchers, and others engaged in work on refugee and forced migration for photo essays. Proposals that consider the historical and cultural contexts and processes in which migration occurs are particularly welcome.

Deadline for proposals: April 21, 2017

To submit a proposal:

Email to LoV Managing Editor Sarah Mathena-Allen at a 250-word abstract, 50 to 100-word bio-sketch, and up to 5 high-resolution photographs (300dpi ".jpg" file) with a caption and credit in a Word document.

Selected Authors

If selected, authors will be asked to submit a 500-word essay and up to 10 high-resolution photographs (300dpi .jpg file) with captions and credits in a Word DOC. Authors must have all relevant permissions to publish in LoV any multimedia content not belonging to them. All submissions must follow LoV submission requirements.

Accepted photo essays will be published in Landscapes of Violence after review by two independent peer referees considered experts in the subject field.

Tentative publishing date: June 30 2017.


Most questions can be answered by reviewing the "about the journal" or "peer-review and open access policies" sections of our webpage.


The goal of Landscapes of Violence (LoV) is to provide a balanced approach to the causes of violence and offer a voice for the human experience behind it. This journal deals with the interrelationships between society and violence seen through the analytical eyes of trans-disciplinary researchers.

For information about Landscapes of Violence (LoV), please see About this Journal.

For information about the affiliated UMass Violence and Conflict Laboratory, please see VCL.

To access past issues of LoV, please use the drop-down menu located in the left sidebar menu or visit our Archive.

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Welcome to mOthertongue: A Multilingual Journal of the Arts.mOthertongue is a student-run literary journal closely associated with the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Every spring, the journal publishes non-English poetry and prose as well as student art and photography.

See our About Page to learn more about us.

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North East Linguistics Society (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))

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Paperbark Literary Magazine

Digital open access issues of Paperbark will be added to this site on a yearly basis.

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Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism



Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism recognizes the University of Massachusetts Amherst for its generous support in providing this system.


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Portuguese Cultural Studies

P is a peer-reviewed, open access journal designed to promote interdisciplinary, theoretical and cultural studies focused on the countries of the Portuguese-speaking world and its diasporas. Its chief aim is to combine multiple theoretical perspectives in the humanities and the social sciences and to function as a medium for the exploration of complex topics across national and cultural boundaries.

P, an online international journal, is published bi-annually at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

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Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is an on-line journal providing access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, and evaluation. Manuscripts published in PARE are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices. PARE is intended to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends, and research developments from a variety of settings.

PARE is also committed to highlighting research that focuses on equity in assessment and measurement. To that end, we encourage the submission of manuscripts that address issues of equity and fairness – particularly articles that focuses on the assessment experiences and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

See About This Journal for complete coverage of the journal.

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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy

Welcome to the site of the Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. This publication will incorporate the conference proceedings from 2005 conference to the present.




University of Massachusetts at Amherst October 15-18, 2012

Conference Directors: Paul T. Kostecki, Ph.D., Edward J. Calabrese, Ph.D., Clifford Bruell, Ph.D.

The annual Conference on Contaminated Soils at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The conference attracts 700-800 attendees annually which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies; military; a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities; the environmental engineering and consulting community; and academia.

Expediting and Economizing Cleanups, this conference's theme, will be supported by the development of a strong and diverse technical program in concert with a variety of educational opportunities available to attendees. Live equipment demonstrations will augment the exhibition section which brings real-world application to the technical theory and case studies which will be presented in the platform sessions. Focused workshops will provide attendees with the type of practical application information which will impact their job performance immediately.

The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.

More information is available at our website, UMassSoils.

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Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how experts from around the world have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.

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Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics

The Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) is devoted to facilitating and promoting research on computational and mathematical approaches in Linguistics. SCiL aims to provide a central forum for exchange of ideas and dissemination of original research results on computational approaches in any area of linguistics. In addition to providing a forum for researchers already working in these areas, SCiL hosts regular meetings (the first of which was co-located with LSA 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah) that feature high-quality research presentations and peer-reviewed proceedings published with the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology as well as in our own standalone open access publication, the Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.

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Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies (CES Electronic Resources)

Welcome to Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies. This site includes the current issue of Rasenna, an archive of earlier issues, Guidelines for Contributors, and information about the composition of the Editorial and Advisory Boards.

For more information about Rasenna and the Center for Etruscan Studies please contact Anthony Tuck or Rex Wallace.

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Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))

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The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

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Translat Library

Translat Library is a journal devoted to the literary culture of Europe from 1200 to 1600, with an emphasis on vernacular translations, the Romance letters, and the Latin tradition. Translat Library publishes short rigorous essays contributing new documentation and editions of unpublished texts. Inspired by the sections of notes and manuscript excerpts that were common in nineteenth-century journals, Translat Library seeks to publish notes documenting a discovery, including the identification of a manuscript or an incunable, the source of a text, archival information on an author or a work, the paratexts of a rare edition, the complete or excerpted edition of an unpublished text, and notes on marginalia or on a published but neglected work.

To make a submission, see our Guidelines for Contributors..

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University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))

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University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal

Founded in 2016 by members of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, the UMass History Journal is devoted to showcasing the diverse historical work of undergraduate students. This publication includes essays, book reviews, and historical reflections written either within or outside the framework of undergraduate courses. Authors may be history majors, minors, or non-majors who have interests in the study of history.

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Warring States Papers

Volume 1 (cover date 2010) became available in print form in May 2012. The online edition will appear here when the print edition is exhausted. To acquire the print edition, please visit the Project web site at

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Conference Proceedings

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference (ACRL New England Chapter)

This site is a repository for conference materials from the ACRL New England Chapter's Annual Conferences.

If you are a SIG chair and would like to have your own conference materials uploaded to a similar site, please contact the Open Access Committee at [at] gmail dot com.

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Founded in 1995, ALADN is the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network — a professional network of academic library fundraising professionals, university librarians, and deans who practice in North America who work to raise money from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund library resources, products, programs, and initiatives. Attendees from academic libraries across the United States and Canada gather annually to share innovations, best practices, and organizational successes related to fundraising for libraries, including communication and marketing strategies. To find out more join the ALADN Listserv.

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Art & Power in Movement

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The Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies thanks all the scholars and activists, writers and artists, youth and elders, who came together November 18-20, 2010, to mark our 40th year on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, as well as to support the exchange of knowledge about the dynamic period in which academic Black Studies units like ours were established. The conference drew over 400 participants. Please click the poster to go to the conference website. We will be posting photos, as well as links to video and audio files of many conference presentations, especially by our keynoters Sister Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and others.

This event was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center and hundreds of you registered for the conference using the online system set up by our Conference Services. We would appreciate your feedback about the system and any aspect of your experience while attending our conference. Please write to us at the Du Bois Department:

W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
329 New Africa House, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9289 USA

The conference schedule will remain available online and aspects of the proceedings, documents, photos, audio files will be shared herein as they become available.

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Clean Energy Connections

Clean Energy Connections is a career and business development information and networking event. It is a forum for the individuals and organizations that will accelerate the growth of our clean energy economy.

Click here to see the 1st Annual Conference and Opportunity Fair, 2008

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Climate Change and the Future of Nuclear Power

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proud to host the 2011 joint Fall meeting of the New England sections of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Society of Physics Students, on November 18-19, 2011.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Rutherford’s discovery of the nucleus. He thought it would be “moonshine” to think that we would ever be able to extract energy from the nucleus. Now nuclear power plants provide 20% of the electricity in the U.S. without emitting climate changing greenhouse gases as do fossil fuel fired plants. But considering the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, and Germany’s decision to drop nuclear power after 2022, what will be the future of nuclear power in the U.S. and the world? Are there new designs and procedures that will ensure safe operation? These are among the questions that this meeting will address.

The conference is supported by the Five Colleges Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Physics and the College of Natural Sciences.

Questions from the media should be directed to the chair of the organizing committee, Prof. Gerald Peterson (413-545-2008).

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Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels

Organized by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR)

Those interested in the Commonwealth’s developing biofuels industry are invited to participate in the annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels. The conference is hosted by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. TIMBR is a growing interdisciplinary research group focused on expanding biofuels research on the Amherst campus and enabling translational research through strategic partnerships between academia, industry, and state and federal government (

During the conference you will hear about the latest developments in biofuels research, learn about the opportunities that lie ahead for biofuels in the region from state policy makers, and connect with others from industry, academia, and government who are eager to expand their network of partners and collaborators in the biofuels industry. Topics covered will include emerging research in catalytic and microbial routes to biofuels, the Massachusetts biofuels industry, and more.

Click here to see the 1st Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels, 2008

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Digital Quadrangle Series (University Libraries)

The Digital Quadrangle series was established in the spring of 2006 as a lecture series to explore scholarly communication topics as they relate to research, scholarship, and teaching in the digital age. It is sponsored by the University Libraries, Office of Research, Center for Teaching, and Graduate School. For more information, please contact Marilyn Billings,, or Marla Michel,

Please check out the following link for previous conferences:

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Ethics Day: Engaging Librarians in the Responsible Conduct of Research

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosted “Ethics Day: Engaging Librarians in the Responsible Conduct of Research,” a professional development program for New England area librarians, on Friday, October 8, 2010. The Ethics Day program included morning sessions, which introduced research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, and afternoon sessions, which explored some of the ethical concerns in the field of librarianship. This site makes the presentations available.

Ethics Day was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Society Initiative, the UMass Amherst Libraries, the National Center for Digital Government, and the Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation through grant number 0936857. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the sponsors.

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May 21, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Welcome! FalConference is a one-day virtual conference where the community is invited to join the Du Bois Falcon team and their collaborators on- and off-campus as they discuss all things peregrine.

Registration: Please register here for the Zoom webinar. The event is free and open to the public. If the event reaches capacity, registrants will be directed to a link to view the event livestreamed on YouTube.

Falcon Artwork Online Gallery: FalConference is excited to collaborate with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and collect images of your falcon-themed artwork to be displayed in the FalConference online gallery. Please submit your artwork here. Please note: the form does require a Google sign-in in order to upload your images.

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife: The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy. MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) focuses on conserving rare species and their habitats throughout Massachusetts. More than 400 plants and animals are listed under on the MA Endangered Species Act. These species play an important role in keeping all of the Commonwealth's natural communities diverse and thriving. Learn about NHESP’s rare species success stories and ways you can help endangered species.

Support the Falcons: The Du Bois Falcons Fund supports new equipment (high-definition cameras, etc.), hardware, and software for the falcon cam, and offsets the cost of livestreaming video for bird watchers around the globe. The portion of the proceeds we receive from Zazzle for sales of the falcon shirts and mug also goes towards the fund.


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Final Examination (Commonwealth Honors College)

We imagine the end of the world as an exotic, even unreal phenomenon. In movies, superheroes battle world-ending threats. In religion, the end times can stand as a time of judgment or renewal. In reality, however, world-ending processes are routine. From the time the Puritans, fired by apocalyptic visions, arrived in New England to now, when rising sea levels threaten coastal towns, Massachusetts has seen more than its share. In this podcast series, Commonwealth Honors College students look at the politics of the end of the world in projects created as their course’s Final Examination.

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International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (Fish Passage Community at UMass Amherst)

The International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, and management and social issues. The conference features plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session.

Materials from Fish Passage conferences will be archived and distributed via ScholarWorks

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Massachusetts GIS Day

Massachusetts GIS Day is an annual celebration of geospatial technology and the tools and approaches that makes up the field of geographic information science. The event is a collaboration of organizations across the Commonwealth, featuring posters, lightning talks, and guest speakers.

This site is a repository for materials presented at MA GIS Day, starting with its 2020 inaugural year.

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Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference (Commonwealth Honors College)


About the Conference

Each year undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds from across the Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education gather to present the results of their original work in oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty and the public.

    Students present work related to:
  • Thesis research
  • Creative work in the visual and performing arts
  • Independent study
  • Community service
  • Study abroad

First held in 1995 for the four undergraduate campuses of the UMass system, the conference has grown to involve more than 500 students from nearly all of the public colleges and universities in Massachusetts.

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National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium

In order to submit an abstract to the 2018 National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, begin the submission process by clicking Submit Abstract (found on lower left-side of this webpage).

The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 27, 2017. Detailed conference information can be found at the conference website. All submitted abstracts will follow a blind review process and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for review following the conference. The abstracts will be published in electronic format in the Conference Proceedings (hosted by Scholarworks@UMass).

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New England Library Instruction Group (ACRL New England Chapter)

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is a volunteer organization that sponsors events and an annual program, all of which provide a forum to showcase the innovations, talents, and lessons learned of librarians in New England and to discuss nation-wide trends in library instruction. Founded as NEBIC (New England Bibliographic Instruction Committee) in 1974, NELIG is the oldest of the ACRL | NEC interest groups.

Use this repository to view and access programming materials from NELIG's past events and conferences.

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North American Cranberry Researcher and Extension Workers Conference (Cranberry Station)

Cranberry research and extension workers from across North America meet every other year to share research information and participate in working groups at the North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers (NACREW) Conference. Attendees of the conference generally represent the growing regions of MA, WI, WA, NJ, OR, Quebec, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. Most of the attendees are from Universities, but others are affiliated with governmental research branches, industry support groups, grower companies, and handler organizations.

Community Collaborators & Partners

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Northeast Regional OER Summit

Welcome to the proposal submission and presentation repository for the Northeast OER Summit. To submit a proposal, click on the Submit Conference Proposal link in the right hand column.

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Open Access Week (University Libraries)

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. It encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, and it’s gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers throw their weight behind it.

Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. The now-annual event has been expanded from a single day to accommodate widespread global interest in the movement toward open, public access to scholarly research results. (From:

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Open Educational Resources Event (University Libraries)

Open Educational Resources (OER) is a relatively new movement in education; educators and learners as well as learning institutions are driving its development. OER provides an alternative to the rising costs of education. For example, in some countries like South Africa, some educator and learners are tapping into OER as the only source for textbooks. OER provides an opportunity to try new ways of teaching and learning, many of which are more collaborative and participatory.

Some educator are using OER as a way to get students more involved, using the OER process as a way to collaborate with them on content creation. This process brings students into a larger context of learning and sharing knowledge beyond the four walls of their classroom.

Flexibility is a key concept in OER. Materials can be adapted for your specific needs. Because these materials can be searched by a wide variety of criteria, you can quickly find what you specifically need.

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Rural Heritage - Landscapes and Beyond / PATRIMOINE RURAL: Paysages et au-delà

Proceedings of the 2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium

Browse all abstracts, presentations and posters for the Symposium by clicking on the link below or by using the "Search" box to the upper left and typing in the author, any portion of the session title or any keywords - there is full text search.

Posters / Affiches

Papers in Panels / Papiers en panneaux

Knowledge Cafes / Cafés des connaissances

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Symposium on Valuing Engagement

The UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial is an important milestone in this institution’s history. As part of its celebration, the Sesquicentennial Committee sponsored two events, a morning symposium, "Valuing Engagement" and an afternoon workshop "Making It Work: Community Engagement in Research, Teaching and Service." Engaged scholarship was at the core of the land grant mission on which UMass Amherst was founded in 1863 and remains a core value for the campus 150 years later.

The two complementary events were designed to engage senior campus leadership, faculty, staff, students, and community partners in strategic discussions on national best practices in Community Engagement for Research, Teaching, and Service. They also served to convene the campus as it prepares to resubmit its application for the Carnegie Foundation’s “Community Engaged University” voluntary designation, initially awarded to the campus in 2008. The events were organized by the Faculty Senate’s Outreach Council and the Provost’s Committees on Service Learning and on Community Engagement.

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Trajectory: A Student Success Podcast (UMass Amherst Podcasts)

Trajectory is a bi-weekly production that focuses on the voices and narratives of UMass Amherst students as they share their journeys defining and achieving their own college success. Honoring that there are as many paths to success as there are students, our primary goal is giving students space to tell their stories while allowing others to listen and learn – and become inspired.

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USBI Biochar Conferences

This site features biochar conferences held in North America. The 2013 North American Biochar Symposium is at UMass Amherst October 13-16, 2013.

Previous conferences include:

2012 US Biochar Conference in Sonoma, CA
2010 US Biochar Conference, University of Iowa
2009 North American Biochar Conference, University of Colorado
2009 PVBI Northeast Biochar Symposium, UMASS Amherst

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War, Dictatorship, and Memory: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Spain

In the last decade, efforts to confront the legacy of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship have catapulted Spain into front page news. The exhumations of mass graves and the suspension of judge Baltazar Garzón for attempting to investigate General Franco’s military regime, are just two of the stories that have prompted high-profile figures like human rights activist Rigoberta Menchú, to cite Spain as an example of the need for global mechanisms of justice and restitution.

This symposium brings together a diverse group of scholars in literature, film, anthropology and political science to explore the controversies that surround the politics of memory in Spain today. Highlights include two keynote lectures, three sessions of scholarly talks, a multimedia presentation on the newly created digital archive of Civil War testimonials and the US premiere of a new documentary by Spanish photojournalist Clemente Bernad.

Events are free and open to the public. Please see the program for times and locations.

Organizers of the symposium:

  • Sara Brenneis, Amherst College, sbrenneis @
  • Justin Crumbaugh, Mount Holyoke College, jcrumbau @
  • Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts Amherst, jurla @

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WUN Symposium: Culture, Migration and Adaptation in a Rapidly Changing World

Call for abstracts

University Club of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

May 20-22, 2018

The forced migration of millions poses a serious global challenge to current world society. However, migration and its consequences is multi-faceted: it defines a modern global society; has contributed significantly to all societies, current and historic; is crucial for economic development; and is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set under Agenda 2030. Many of the SDGs require that migration of people, their culture, ideas and economy contribute in a positive manner to development and a sustainable future. Culture has, for the first time, been recognized in the international development agenda as an important contributor to the SDGs and to a sustainable equitable future. To achieve this, the universities must be involved and academicians must explore new partners and new cross-disciplinary perspectives on current global challenges.

Currently in Western society, immigration from the global South is highly debated. We see tragic outcomes of recent unrest in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa, with millions of people fleeing their homes and ancestral lands. And we see many refugees trying to settle in foreign countries, with hostile media coverage and restrictive immigration policies often fueling heated public and political debates. Scenarios of future changing climate, water scarcity and/or environmental degradation will have grave impacts on communities, and will potentially force more millions of people to flee their homelands.

Dynamic cultural dialogue and the changing role and significance of symbols of identity will be discussed in the workshop. Drawing on different fields of knowledge, from archaeology, heritage studies, indigenous knowledge, social sciences and migration specialists among others, the symposium will discuss how cultural and ethnic boundaries dynamically change, adapt and merge. But also what aspects of culture are resilient to change, and upon which aspects of culture do we draw when faced with danger and forced and unsafe migration? What can be learned about migration from the archaeological and historical record? We know that large-scale migrations carrying new ideas, economic systems, technologies, food and languages have taken place many times various places in the world throughout human history. However, we also know that there are many examples of the resilience of culture. How indigenous culture, or aspects of it, may survive even though political systems, power and economy may change.

Culture has for the first time been given a prominent role in the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. There can be no Inclusive Cities, end to Poverty, fair working conditions and acknowledgement of differences in values without the rubric of culture.

For more information see the WUN Understanding Cultures call for abstracts for papers and sessions.

To submit an abstract, please click here for the WUN abstracts submission page.

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