February 12—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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March 12

Beading Workshop

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native art using beads. Materials and tools will be supplied! All are welcome. Stop by and enjoy the fun!

February 20, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 6, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 20, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 3, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 17, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

¿Cómo se Dice? How Do You Say It?

¿Cómo se dice? is a student development program that seeks to examine Spanish idioms in relation to cultural of origin and current experienes within the Diaspora. Practice Spanish idioms and cultural expressions while preparing quick snacks.

Life after UMass

March 26, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

"Life after UMass" Immigration Panel Discussion

“Life after UMass” Immigration Panel

Curran, Berger & Kludt Immigration Law Firm will join Ken Reade from the UMass International Programs Office to discuss a variety of immigration topics, including employment-based visas, permanent residency, and green cards. Open to all international students, scholars and postdocs. 

Pizza and refreshments will be served. Registration required at

Co-sponsored the International Programs Office, Office of Professional Development and Student Affairs and Campus Life. 

TEFD Diversity Lunch Talk

March 26, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Developing a Teaching Development Course for Graduate TAs/TOs

Diversity Lunch Talk: Developing a Teaching Development Course for Graduate TAs/TOs 

Whether they are running laboratory sections, facilitating discussion sessions, evaluating student work, or a myriad of other tasks, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are critical partners in teaching at UMass. Yet, many GTAs come to UMass with limited-to-no prior teaching experience so training and support programs are critical. 

March 27, 2019
7:30 pm

Concert: 'Musical Selections from the West and East' by the Ying Quartet

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. The evening’s concert will include Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 among other selections. 

March 28, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

America in Transition: Documentaries about Trans People of Color

America in Transition consists of three short documentaries (20 minutes each) examining the lives and experiences of trans people of color in the U.S.

Sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center and the Women of Color Leadership Network. Co-sponsored by the UMass Department of Communication


Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

March 28, 2019
8:00 pm

Performance: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Born in Toronto, Jane Bunnett has devoted much of her professional life to the rich music of Cuba. Her latest project, Maqueque (“the spirit of a young girl”), pairs the gifted soprano saxophonist and flutist with some of Cuba’s most accomplished young female musicians. “If they’re coming anywhere near your town, go see them,” writes Jon Garelick.  Bunnett will be joined by Dánae Olano, piano; Celia Jimenez, bass; Elizabeth Rodriguez, violin and vocals; and Magdelys Savigne, percussion.

Interfaith Community Service & Dialogue March 31st, 2019

March 31, 2019
10:30 am-6:00 pm

Interfaith Community Service and Dialogue

Please join us for the Interfaith Community Service & Dialogue sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in partnership with Pioneer Valley Habitat For Humanity. This project promotes interfaith understanding and cooperation on campus and provides opportunities for meaningful interfaith dialogue and community service while helping low-income families. 

The Trocks

April 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Performance: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or "The Trocks," have taken a playful approach to classical ballet since 1974. One part parody and one part loving homage, The Trocks simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also poking fun at the conventions that define ballet. An all-male company, The Trocks revel in playing with gender roles and identity. As a 40-year old company, the Trocks illustrate how decades of exploring and challenging a genre can still be fun and celebratory at the same time.

TEFD Workshop

April 2, 2019 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
April 9, 2019 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Workshop: Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in the College Classroom

Workshop Overview

Whether conscious of it or not, instructors and students bring most of who they are to the learning environment, including their biases and stereotypes. Biases can emerge in the form of (micro)aggressions during class discussions, in student-student interactions during group or lab work, or in interactions between students and instructors. If left unaddressed, biases and microaggressions negatively impact the learning climate and can hurt students’ engagement, their sense of belonging and academic success.