Bullet Green  The Lamar Soutter Library will host David Watts, MD, for a reading and booking signing on Thursday, Oct. 15. Dr. Watts is a nationally-known writer, NPR commentator, musician, inventor and a practicing gastroenterologist who teaches at UCSF. He will present a talk called Navigating the Art of Medicine and copies of his book The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor’s Office will be available for purchase. A reception in the library will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the talk and book signing at 6 p.m. in the Hiatt Auditorium (next to the library). Presented by the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library.

Bullet Green In celebration of American Archives Month and the history of UMass Medical School, the Lamar Soutter Library and its Office of Medical History and Archives will present Look How Far We’ve Come (and How We Got Started) on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Events include an open house in the Rare Book Collection and UMass Medical School Archives from 10 to 11 a.m. and a lunchtime panel moderated by Vice Chancellor of Research John Sullivan, MD, called Look How Far We’ve Come: Personal Reflections, which features H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, and Sue Gagliardi, PhD on curriculum, Maurice Goodman, PhD, and Allan Jacobson, PhD, on research), and J. Barry Hanshaw, MD, and Linda Pape, MD, on clinical care, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.

Bullet Green A new installment of the Lamar Soutter Library Artist in Residence Series opens on Thursday, Oct. 15, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 25. An opening reception for Celebrating the Life and Works of Tobias McConchie, 1985-2008 will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the library. For information, contact Nancy Harger at ext. 6-3334 or via global e-mail.

Bullet Green The Greater Worcester Farmer’s Market is on the University Campus Tuesday afternoons through October. Hosted by UMMS and UMass Memorial Health Care and located on the plaza in front of the Medical School Lobby, the market is here weekly from 1 to 5 p.m. Participating merchants will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods and gift certificates. For information about the farmer’s market, visit

Bullet Green The South Street Campus also has a farmer's market on Wednesdays, from noon to 5 p.m. Located in front of the building on the walkway to the North Parking Lot, the market hosts vendors selling produce, flowers, baked goods, jam and more. For additional information, e-mail

Bullet Green Save the date! Teaching Clinical Expertise in Family Medicine: Faculty Development Workshop will be offered Dec. 4–5 at the UMass Medical School main campus.

Bullet Green The 2009 Alumni Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17. Alumni are invited to reconnect with classmates and see firsthand the exciting growth happening at their alma mater. Registration takes place in the Medical School Lobby, beginning at 1:30 and continuing until 5 p.m. Campus walking tours will departing the Lobby at 2 p.m. The vibe, vital signs and the vision will be presented in the Goff Learning Center from 4 to 4:45 p.m. A cocktail reception will be held in the Lobby from 5 to 8 p.m. The bookstore is open all day, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Diana Tsotsis at ext. 61592 or via global e-mail.