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CMASS Cultural Connections 2016Cultural Connections Fall 2016

Thursday, September 8, 20166:00-8:00pm
Campus Center Auditorium

CMASS First Week event for all students and Campus Partners to set the tone for the campus climate.
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Cultural Center Open Houses
The four cultural centers, Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC) , Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) , Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC)  and the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC) will hold their individual open houses to welcome new and returning students. 
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Case Study Competition 2016

Deadline for Registration: September 20, 2016
Application form

Revenue holding organizations are invited to participate as teams.  A team consists of three students that did not participate the previous year.  Teams are presented with a scenario to analyze and propose the best possible solution to effect positive change in response to a social justice issue.  A panel of judges will determine the top three solutions that will move to the final competition which is broadcasted live in the UVC TV19 studio for RSO membership to view.

Teams have to attend one coaching session and have the opportunity to meet individually with a coach as necessary.  Teams are judged on their solution to the problem, PowerPoint and 15 minute oral presentation.

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AR reduced size2The Amazing Race Fall 2016

Event Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

The Amazing Race is an event where teams “race” and "compete" around the UMass campus. Read more...


Connections in Color

Connections in Color thumbnail image"Connections in Color" is a drop-in, confidential group where students of color can find their UMass voice. Meetings are Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Wilder Hall, room 102. For more information call (413) 545-2517.












Spring 2016

35th Annual UMass Amherst PowWow


The Center for Multicultural Advancement for Student Success (CMASS), Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and the UMASS Native American Community invite all to attend their Annual Powwow on Saturday April 16th in the Curry Hicks Cage on the UMASS Amherst Campus


 Doors Open at 10am and close at 6pm
Admission is free

Grand Entry (when all dancers enter the circle) is at 11:30am



Asian Pacific Islander American heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in the United States.  It is a time when we commemorate and celebrate the rich history and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders.  It is a time to recognize and appreciate the vibrant and diverse culture of Asian Americans.

At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is celebrated in April to accommodate the academic calendar of the campus.





Phallacies: The Big Show

April 11, 2016
Bowker Auditorium


Award-winning poet, actor, and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez will be the featured guest. He is a supremely gifted storyteller with a captivating voice whose power resonates equally on the live stage and on the page. In one of his most moving spoken-word poems.
Book signing following event for Mr. Gomez’ book, “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood”

Sponsored by: Men & Masculinities Center & CMASS


The Amazing Race Spring 2016The Amazing Race Spring 2016

The Amazing Race is back!

The Amazing Race is a bi-annual event in partnership with the UMASS Police Department and Men & Masculinities.  Teams “race” and "compete" around the UMass campus and strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race. Clues are provided in each leg that will lead them to the next destination where they will perform a task, either together or by a single member. The teams must visit all the destinations and complete the challenges in the order they are received. The first three teams that arrive back at Wilder Hall first will be awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Read more ...

Call in or Call out:  Courageous Practices to Advance Social Justice & Human Rights Movements

You are invited to a panel discussion with Loretta Ross & Asam Ahmad with the participation of UMass students Jishava Patel and Maija Hall.

Wednesday, March 9
7:00 — 8:30 PM
Events Hall
Commonwealth Honors College
Refreshments provided| Open to the public ! Wheelchair accessible!

Black History MonthBlack History Month 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month. Read More...

UMass Career Fashion Show

UMass Career Fashion Show

Students are invited to attend the CAREER Fashion Show where your peers will model appropriate business and business casual attire provided by major clothing retailers for various occasions such as, career fairs, interviewing, networking events and the workplace. Read More...

How to Navigate a Career Fair: Preparation is the Key to Success

Every successful team has a great game plan and a major factor of success is preparation. Come and learn from expert company recruiters who will help you organize your game plan, share tips that will help you stand out from the crowd and provide insight to how you can make the most of your Career Fair experience. Read More...

UMass Diversity Career FairUMass Diversity Career Fair 2016

The Diversity Career Fair, is a great event for all First Year - Senior students of all backgrounds and identities ( LGBTQIAGNC, Veterans, Students of Color, First Gen, Students with Disabilities and International students) from all majors to meet employers who have a commitment to diversity who are looking to connect students with entry level career positions, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities in a friendly professional atmosphere. Read More...

Harvard Biomedical Science Careers Conference 2016Harvard Medical School 13th Biomedical Science Career Conference: Spring 2016

CMASS, LSAMP and the UMASS Pre-Med Advising office are inviting underrepresented students to attend the Harvard Medical School’s Biomedical Science Careers Conference on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00am-6:00pm in Westin Hotel Copley Place, Boston, MA.  This conference is a recruitment effort to increase diversity within the fields of medicine, dentistry, science, health care and research. Read More...

Connections in Color

Connections in Color thumbnail image"Connections in Color" is a drop-in, confidential group where students of color can find their UMass voice. Meetings are Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Wilder Hall, room 102. For more information call (413) 545-2517. 

i am CMASS Video

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