Events

Dec 8 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Pioneer Valley Bread House will host a creative community and family bread-baking event. In "We Knead Hope," we're focusing on the art and symbolism of decorating breads. People of all ages and walks of life are invited to join us in learning about some traditions of bread decorating and try their own hands and imaginations at making and sharing decorated breads that would carry our hopes for a better tomorrow. This is a community event, open and free to anyone, no prior baking skills or experience required. Join us, Monday, Dec. 8, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, 83 College St.

Nov 21 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Motherhood in Graduate School and Beyond
Friday, November 21, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
804-08 Campus Center

Nov 19 2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Public Talk: "Critical Family History as a Tool for Confronting Today's Social Justice Issues"

Wednesday, November 19th, 11:30 am
Campus Center 163C, UMass Amherst

Nov 13 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Public Talk: "Assad, ISIS, Obama & U.S. Middle East Policy: Reese Erlich Gives a Reporter’s First Hand Account"

Thursday, November 13th, 6:30 pm
Communication Department Hub, Third Floor
Integrative Learning Center (ILC) UMass Amherst

Independent Journalist Reese Erlich has just returned from the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. His illustrated lecture will assess the rise of ISIS and whether the U.S. military re-engagement helps or hurts the effort to stop it.

Nov 5 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Roundtable Conversation: Women of Color and Media (Mis)Representations
Wednesday, November 5 at 4:30 pm / Campus Center, room 804-08

Nov 5 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Please join us for a talk by Wilbert Rideau on the topic "Can a Free Press Flourish Behind Bars?" The event is co-sponsored by the Communication and Journalism Departments and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge.

Wilbert Rideau is a lecturer, capital defense consultant, award-winning prison journalist, and author of In the Place of Justice, which won the 2011 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize. His presentation is part of the SBS yearlong series, "Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality."

Oct 31 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join us for a brown bag discussion of graduate student Tovar Cerulli's research. His talk is titled "Hunting, Wolves, and Words: A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Discourses Concerning the Gray Wolf in the Western Great Lakes Region." The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 31, at noon in the Communication "Hub," located on the third floor of the Integrative Learning Center.

Oct 27 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Please join us for a public talk by Prof. Laura Grindstaff, Department of Sociology, University of California Davis.  Her talk is titled "When Your Game Face Is a Smile: Cheerleading, Postfeminism, and Gender performativity" and will take place on Monday, October 27th, at 12 to 1:15 pm in the Integrative Learning Center, Room N345.

Oct 25 2014 - 12:30pm - 9:30pm

The Department of Communication invites all Comm alums to celebrate with us in our wonderful new home, the Integrative Learning Center. Guests will have the opportunity to tour our new space -- a brand new, state-of-the-art building overlooking the campus pond -- while catching up with former classmates and professors. Activities include a luncheon, a screening of a Media Education Foundation film with accompanying lecture and follow-up discussion, career panels for alumni and current students, displays of faculty and student work, and networking opportunities.

Oct 17 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Department of Communication is sponsoring an event to celebrate the recent publication of books written or edited by the department's faculty. Mari Castañeda, Jarice Hanson, Emily West, Lisa Henderson, and Erica Scharrer will be among those professors presenting their works. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 17 at noon in the Communication "Hub," located on the third floor of the Integrative Learning Center.  All are welcome.