Month of  October 2012 feed
Carolyn Webb's work, Two Ways of Looking at an Elm Tree, I and II, is mounted on the south façade of the Fine Arts Center.

August 2—November 30, 2012

Fine Arts Center, South Facade

This exhibition is part of a series of exhibitions at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in which artists are encouraged to integrate their own works with pieces they select from the museum's works-on-paper collection, which includes over 2600 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs.

September 5—October 15, 2012, weekdays 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 8—October 14, 2012, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 8

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Hampden Gallery and Incubator Project Space presents "Collage Logic," an exhibit curated by Jackie Shatz.

September 10—October 18, 2012, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 9—October 14, 2012, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 8

Hampden Gallery

Shakespeare's Coriolanus will be taught by Tony Burton.

September 18—October 23, 2012, Tuesdays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Renaissance Center

A new traveling exhibition that examines the challenges faced by African-American baseball players as they sought equal opportunities in their sport beginning in the post-Civil War era.  

October 12—December 7, 2012
This event does NOT occur on:
November 12, November 22

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Meals are managed, prepared, and served by students in HT-MGT 355.

October 2—October 4, 2012

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

An engaging exhibit about the techniques that introverts employ to thrive in a highly extroverted world.

October 1—October 12, 2012, weekdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 8

Student Union Art Gallery

Come join the Eco-Reps and find out how much trash that was thrown away on campus could have been recycled!

October 1, 2012
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Library Lawn

Gretchen Gano will speak about her research in a talk titled “Hearing and Heeding Citizen Voices in the Global Governance of Biodiversity.”

October 1, 2012
12:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The Department of History hosts an all-day symposium to begin its Feinberg Distinguished Family Lecture Series on Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 2, 2012
10:00 am-4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The Libraries host a discussion on nuclear power and political activism with Lionel Delevingne and Anna Gyorgy.

October 2, 2012
4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

This panel of new faculty at UMass and the Five Colleges discuss their work and strategies regarding sustainability, community engagement and architectural education.

October 2, 2012
5:30 pm

Herter Annex, Room 231
The Web expert and author Janine Warner '90 will speak on the challenges of staying true to yourself and your message while navigating the Internet.

October 2, 2012
5:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

Come to this session to learn more about the Business Analyst Internship and how to apply!

October 2, 2012
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Isenberg 108
A concert directed Jeffrey W. Holmes, Felipe Salles, and Tom Giampietro and featuring guest Grammy nominee Dave Liebman, saxophone.

October 2, 2012
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Come to Women of Color Leadership Network's monthly social hour, with snacks and friendly staff.

October 3, 2012
12:00 pm

New Africa House 127
Opening reception for the solo exhibition of work by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, the internationally acclaimed French artist whose innovative work merges the realms of the musical and the visual. The Opening will also include an informal conversation with the artist and Christoph Cox.

October 3, 2012
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This class presents an introduction to two Italian authors who provided literary models for later European Renaissance prose and poetry: Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarca.

October 3—October 31, 2012, Wednesdays 5:00 pm

Renaissance Center

The UMass Athletics Department, Alumni Association, UMass Club and UMass Foundation invite you and a guest to join us for a special cocktail reception with Men's Basketball Head Coach Derek Kellogg '95 and new Hockey Head Coach John Micheletto.

October 3, 2012
5:30 pm

UMass Club 225, Franklin St. 33rd Floor, Boston, MA
Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against the UConn Huskies.

October 3, 2012
6:00 pm

Garber Field | UMass Amherst Campus
Arab Cinema Panorama

October 3, 2012
7:00 pm

Isenberg, Room 137
Léonce Ndikumana shows that Plato's vision of government which borrows externally only to improve the lives of its citizenry is not enacted in Africa.

October 3, 2012
7:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium
Enjoy music by large and small ensembles, directed by Greg Spiridopoulos.

October 3, 2012
8:15 pm

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Campus
Walk-in flu shot clinic open to everyone age 9 and older.

October 4, 2012
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center room 162
A solo exhibition of work by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, the internationally acclaimed French artist whose innovative work merges the realms of the musical and the visual.

October 4—December 2, 2012, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
October 6—December 2, 2012, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 8, November 12, November 22—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art, Main Gallery

Come to this session to meet with Disney representatives about their Spring 2013 College Program.

October 4, 2012
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center 904-08
The UMass Amherst College of Engineering presents the 13th annual Tang Lecture.

October 4, 2012
4:00 pm

Amherst Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center
The Department of History welcomes U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya as the Keynote Speaker of the 2012 Feinberg Lecture Series on Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 4, 2012
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Amherst Student Union Center
Crossroads is a biennial graduate student conference sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Graduate School, and the Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature.

October 5—October 7, 2012 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Herter Hall
Five session workshop series will focus on the unique stresses facing women & will offer skills will help reduce anxiety, improve mood and relationships, relax your body and quiet your mind , gain greater emotional balance and empower women in their everyday lives.

October 5—October 10, 2012 10:30 am

Center for Women and Community-New Africa House
Join us for the weekly Student Farmers Market at UMass Amherst. Last Year was the first Student Farmers Market in the Campus Center Concourse, with contributions from the UMass Permaculture Gardens and the UMass Student Farm.

October 5, 2012
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center Course
This event will feature a variety of activities including a store-wide Scavenger Hunt at Whole Foods, Product Giveaways and Prizes, and a Youthtrade Demonstration.

October 5, 2012
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hadley Whole Foods
Together these remarkable Afghan artists bring together and perform a blend of ghazals, Afghan folk songs imbued with Sufi mysticism, and ever evolving new takes on Afghanistan’s musical legacy.

October 5, 2012
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall | Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA
Graduate Student Conference at UMass Renaissance Center

October 6, 2012
9:00 am-4:00 pm

UMass Renaissance Center Reading Room 650 East Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Whitney Holovach, an attorney with the Mass Fair Housing Center and John Fisher, author and trainer from HAPHousing will discuss federal and state fair housing laws. Learn how these laws apply in tenant application and screening processes.

October 6, 2012
9:45 am-12:15 pm

Campus Center room 163
Head coach Ed Matz leads the UMass women's soccer team into action against conference foe Rhode Island.

October 6, 2012
1:00 pm

Rudd Field, UMass Amherst Campus
Free concert of lute music and vocals.

October 7, 2012
2:00 pm

Renaissance Center Reading Room
Columbus Day holiday. There are no classes and most university offices are closed.

October 8, 2012

Dr. Charles Ross of Hampshire College will tell a tale of ecology, reproductive isolation, and speciation starring crickets at this month's Science Café.

October 8, 2012
5:30 pm

Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley, MA
Jill Isabelle, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Center and Sports Clubs, will present exercise options available to you while you are on campus, Vanessa Kehler will offer great suggestions for lunches and snacks, and we will also provide fun indoor and outdoor walking routes.

October 9, 2012
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge
Come to this event to meet fellow entrepreneurs and to learn about the UMass Innovation Challenge (UMass IC)

October 9, 2012
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Amherst Brewing Company, Map Room
Representatives from the Law Offices of Dunn & Phillips will be on campus to discuss internship opportunities.

October 9, 2012
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Goodell 508
Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and The Search For Identity A Documentary Film

October 9, 2012
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Room 463 (Art Wing)
Lynn Klock, saxophone, performs music by UMass composers, past and present, featuring Macchia and a premiere by Robert Stern.

October 9, 2012
8:00 pm

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Campus
Meals are managed, prepared, and served by students in HT-MGT 355.

October 10—October 11, 2012

Camous Center - 11th Floor
Free and anonymous rapid HIV testing

October 10, 2012
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center 101
Graham Roebuck presents a Renaissance Wednesday lecture.

October 10, 2012
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center
The Department of History hosts a panel on Truth and Reconciliation from international perspectives, as part of its Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series on Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 10, 2012
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Amherst Student Union Center
As part of the New Work in Sexuality Studies series, Kimberly Hoang will speak on "Chasing the Dragon: Sex, Finance, and Masculinities in Vietnam's New Global Economy."

October 10, 2012
4:00 pm

UMass Campus Center 165 -169
A LEED for Homes event hosted by the West Branch of the USGBC MA Chapter in collaboration with the Center for Eco Technology.

October 10, 2012
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Forbes Library, Northampton
You have a LinkedIn profile, a Facebook page, YouTube videos, a blog and maybe even your own website. How do you tie them all together to create a cohesive online brand?

October 10, 2012
5:30 pm

Memorial Hall, first floor lounge
UMass Amherst Professor David McLaughlin will speak about his work with CASA as well as exciting advances in radar networks and atmospheric views.

October 10, 2012
6:00 pm

Microsoft - Quinault Building 34, Room 2615, 3720 159th Ave NE Redmond, WA
Arab Cinemama Panorama

October 10, 2012
7:00 pm

Isenberg, Room 137
The Harwich Historical Society Museum at Brooks Academy features Cape Cod’s largest exhibit dedicated to interpreting and presenting the history of Cranberry Culture on Cape Cod. The wild cranberry, one of only three species of fruit native to North America, was first domesticated here.

October 11, 2012
11:45 am

Cakounes Bog Factory Road (off Deport Street), Harwich, MA
Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against the Syracuse Orange.

October 11, 2012
1:00 pm

Garber Field | UMass Amherst Campus
Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against the Syracuse Orange.

October 11, 2012
1:00 pm

Garber Field | UMass Amherst Campus

October 11, 2012
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

University Health Services Room 302
Occasional Lecture by Maria Isabel Berbes Ribeaux, an ethnographer, historian, and initiated priestess of Afro-Cuban religion.

October 11, 2012
4:00 pm

W.E.B. Dubois Library 2601
The Institute for Social Science Research presents its "Research in Process" Panel Discussion and hosts a celebratory Reception and Open House for the newly established social science research support institute.

October 11, 2012
4:00 pm

W32 Machmer Hall, University of Massachusetts
Representatives from Northfire Recording Studio will be on campus to answer questions about their various internship opportunities!

October 11, 2012
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Goodell 419
Digital media, video wizardry and live theater juxtaposed with the current mortgage crisis and Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

October 11, 2012
7:30 pm

Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
James Salteris is the author of twelve books, including the novels A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning collection Dusk and Other Stories.

October 11, 2012
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts
Family Weekend is an exciting fall weekend with a variety of activities for you to enjoy with your student.

October 12—October 14, 2012

Campus Center, UMass Amherst Campus
Join us for the weekly Student Farmers Market at UMass Amherst. Everything from kale to tomatoes, and basil to squash can be bought at this market. CSA shares with The UMass Student Farm can be picked up.

October 12, 2012
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center Course
Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against conference foe Saint Louis.

October 12, 2012
1:00 pm

Garber Field | UMass Amherst Campus
Head coach Sam Koch leads the UMass men's soccer team into action against conference foe Saint Joseph's.

October 12, 2012
3:00 pm

Rudd Field, UMass Amherst Campus
Head coach John Micheletto and the UMass hockey team open up the season at home versus UConn.

October 12, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center, UMass Amherst Campus
Join UPC for a showing of "Rock of Ages."

October 12, 2012
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Cape Cod Lounge
And all-day conference with 7 lectures on medieval literature, art, and history given by distinguished faculty members from Harvard University, Boston College, MIT, Yale University, Brown University, College of the Holy Cross, and West Virginia University.

October 13, 2012
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Campus Center 160
Come race in a 5K or walk for the March of Dimes.

October 13, 2012
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Outside of McGuirk Stadium
An old-fashioned autumn community fair featuring a concert by popular children’s singer/songwriter Mister G., a farmers market featuring local produce and products, a pumpkin roll contest, scarecrow building, and activities and games for the whole family.

October 13, 2012
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, 47 Round Hill Road, Northampton MA 01060
An event for high school singers, their parents, and voice teachers interested in college auditions and the UMass Amherst Voice Program.

October 13, 2012
12:30 pm

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Campus
A Talk by Dan Genovese on how a small New England town embraced the African-American Ball Player.

October 13, 2012
1:00 pm

Jones Library, Amherst
The UMass Office of Family Resources (OFR) is sponsoring afternoon pumpkin decorating and hayrides for campus families and children.

October 13, 2012
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union Building
Join us for a fun evening filled with authentic Renaissance food, a concert presented by internationally known musician Peter Blanchette, a costumed performance by Phoenix Swords, juggling by Hannah French, Christopher Stetson with lute music, door prizes.

October 13, 2012
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Marriott Center, 11th floor, Campus Center
Voice masterclass featuring Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone John Cheek.

October 13, 2012
6:30 pm

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Campus
A bike ride to celebrate the season and help raise money to support UMass Hillel’s community service programs and environmentally-friendly projects.

October 14, 2012
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Hillel House, 388 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against the VCU Rams.

October 14, 2012
1:00 pm

Garber Field | UMass Amherst Campus
Head coach Sam Koch leads the UMass men's soccer team into action against conference foe Temple.

October 14, 2012
1:00 pm

Rudd Field, UMass Amherst Campus
14th Annual Friends of the Library Fall Reception

October 14, 2012
2:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise, Floor 2
Join UPC for a showing of "Rock of Ages."

October 14, 2012
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Cape Cod Lounge
Introduction to using the SAS System.

October 15—October 17, 2012 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle LGRC Room A210
Laurie LeBreton makes sculptures with handmade paper. Her artwork includes nontraditional books made with traditional binding techniques and paper sculptures constructed on armatures, with saturated, vibrant colors.

October 15—November 2, 2012, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 10:00 am-5:00 pm
October 15—November 2, 2012, Fridays 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Join UMass Permaculture and UMass Dining for a Seed Saving Workshop led by renowned permaculturist Eric Toensmeier. Enjoy some snacks in our Berkshire Dining Common Room while learning about seed freedom, food freedom, and how they connect.

October 15, 2012
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons
The Department of History hosts a lecture by Paula Green on violence and reconciliation in Rwanda as part of its Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series on Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 15, 2012
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Location TBA - see website for updates
Meals are managed, prepared, and served by students in HT-MGT 355.

October 16—October 18, 2012

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Professor Sarah Babb from Boston College: "Beyond the Horror Stories: Non-Experimental Social Researchers' Experiences with Institutional Review Boards."

October 16, 2012
12:30 pm

Machmer Hall W-32
Flu clinics are open to students and all UHS patients. Walk in or call (413) 577-5101 for an appointment. Bring your insurance card - no cash payment necessary; insurance will be billed.

October 16, 2012
3:30 pm-6:30 pm

North Apartments, D Building
Education and Outreach personnel with the EarthScope National Office (ESNO), IRIS, and UNAVCO have developed educational resources and programs that are bringing EarthScope to millions of people, including educators, students and visitors to parks and museums.

October 16, 2012
4:00 pm

Room 138, Hasbrouck Lab
Barry Bluestone is the dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He is also the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

October 16, 2012
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Gordon Hall 302-304
Explore the existing career resources for graduate students interested in alternatives to academic careers.

October 16, 2012
4:30 pm

Hasbrouck 126
Your Denver Alumni Network invites you to come meet and socialize with fellow UMass alumni.

October 16, 2012
6:00 pm

Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 303.287.4493
All are welcome to attend this public forum to learn about the student conduct process and share your ideas for how we can continue to strengthen our community relations.

October 16, 2012
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

UMass Police Station Community Room, 585 East Pleasant St.
Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Gang: The 2050 Tour with special guests Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Berner, and Tuki Carter.

October 16, 2012
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Information session for any undergraduate student who would like to participate in Declamation Day, a public speaking tournament.

October 16, 2012
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Herter Hall 116
The University Orchestra welcomes its newest conductor, Teresa Cheung.

October 16, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

“What is Baroque?” with Richard O’Brien.

October 17, 2012
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is honored to host Eddie Daniels, South African anti-apartheid activist, former political prisoner, and author of There & Back: Robben Island 1964-1979.

October 17, 2012
4:00 pm

Goodell Building, Bernie Dallas Room
This is Part I in a series of one-hour workshops on digital media, public relations and marketing, led by John Garvey of Garvey Communications in Springfield, and featuring local public relations practitioners.

October 17, 2012
4:00 pm

Bartlett 61
Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn about how to use third-party financing to start and grow their businesses.

October 17, 2012
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Scibelli Enterprise Center, One Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield, MA
Student entrepreneurs pitch their innovative business ideas in 60 seconds. Judges will award $2,500 in prizes.

October 17, 2012
6:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

With all of the options out there, choosing the program that best fits your needs and career goals can be overwhelming.

October 17, 2012
6:00 pm

Kittridge Center at Holyoke Community College
The Department of History's 2012 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series features speakers, panels, classes and other events on the theme of Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 17, 2012
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

TBA - see website for updates
This historical epic/biopic funded by Gaddafi recounts the resistance struggle led by Omar Mukhtar, played by Anthony Quinn.

October 17, 2012
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Flu clinics are open to students and all UHS patients. Walk in or call (413) 577-5101 for an appointment. Bring your insurance card - no cash payment necessary; insurance will be billed.

October 18, 2012
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

University Health Services 302
Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics software.

October 18, 2012
1:30 pm

Lederle LGRC Room A210
State Street (investment management, research, trading and servicing) will be on campus to discuss their part-time employment opportunity for UMass undergraduates.

October 18, 2012
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center 803
Please join us for the opening reception that will take place Thursday, October 18 from 5-7pm, with an artist’s talk at 6pm.

October 18, 2012
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery
The 13th Annual Mark Roskill Graduate Student Symposium - Space: Deconstruction, Manipulation, and Creation presented by the graduate students in the Department of Art History.

October 18, 2012
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

With all of the options out there, choosing the program that best fits your needs and career goals can be overwhelming.

October 18, 2012
6:00 pm

UMass Collaborative Services Facilities - Shrewsbury

A bilingual play that follows the stories of three deported immigrants on the eve of the end of the Mayan calendar.

October 18, 2012
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom
Michael Sakamoto presents his Butoh dance theater piece Sacred Cow.

October 18, 2012
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Van Jones is a globally recognized pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy.

October 18, 2012
7:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium

James Patrick Miller conducts this performance, featuring Richard Strauss: Suite in B flat; Op.4, Einojuhani Rautavaara: A Soldier's Mass; Holst: Hammersmith; and works by Gabrieli, J.S.

October 18, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come network with fellow engineering alumni and learn about new developments in the UMass Amherst MIE Department from department head Dr. Donald L. Fisher.

October 19, 2012
7:30 am

PTC Corporate Headquarters
Katie Lansdale, guest violinist, Artist Teacher at The Hartt School, will give a masterclass in Bezanson Recital Hall.

October 19, 2012
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Bezanson Recital Hall
The first in a series, this workshop examines the tension between historical integrity and the quest for greater energy efficiency from the building envelope.

October 19, 2012
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center / Rooms 165-169
Head coach Ed Matz leads the UMass women's soccer team into action against conference foe Charlotte.

October 19, 2012
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join us in bringing the nationally recognized Nearly Naked Mile to UMass. The Nearly Naked Mile is a community service event focused on a large clothing drive for new or lightly-worn clothing.

October 19, 2012
5:00 pm

UMass Amherst Registration and Check-In: Northeast Quad
UMass swimming and diving takes on Army in the first home meet of the season.

October 19, 2012
5:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium, Pool

Head coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen into action against conference foe Boston College.

October 19, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

This symphony band concert features guest conductor Heidi Miller.

October 19, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join UPC for a showing of "Ted."

October 19, 2012
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

UPC hosts a concert by country artist Russell Dickerson.

October 19, 2012
8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Join the celebration, both on and off campus, as alumni, students, and fans show their UMass pride throughout the week during Homecoming 2012.

October 20—October 28, 2012

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough and UMass Amherst Campus
Lisa David, Mark Morford, John Lancaster and others will present.

October 20, 2012
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Renaissance Center, Reading Room

Head coach Charley Molnar leads the Minutemen into action against the Bowling Green Falcons at Gillette Stadium in the 2012 Homecoming football game.

October 20, 2012
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Please join us at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, October 20, as we celebrate the Stockbridge Alumni Reunion. Reconnect with your fellow alumni and see what’s new at Stockbridge.

October 20, 2012
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Experience the remarkable partnership between two of jazz’s longest-standing musical pioneers, Chick Corea and Gary Burton, performing material from their new album Hot House

October 20, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

"Flirting with Danger," a powerful new documentary film adaptation of UMass Communication Professor Lynn Phillips’s book examining how young women navigate their relationships and hookups, will screen locally at a special event at Amherst Cinema.

October 21, 2012
11:00 am

Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA
Pick apples at the UMass Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

October 21, 2012
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bus departs from Haigis Mall
Head coach Ed Matz leads the UMass women's soccer team into action against conference foe George Washington.

October 21, 2012
1:00 pm

Rudd Field, UMass Amherst Campus
Join UPC for a showing of "Ted."

October 21, 2012
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Isenberg Graduate Programs Office invites you to attend our upcoming Full-Time MBA Campus Visit Day. You will have the opportunity to experience a live class and meet with current MBA students and admissions representatives.

October 22, 2012
8:30 am-11:30 am

Isenberg School of Management, 305

SophoMORE is a comprehensive, campus-wide initiative that includes school and college specific programs open to all UMass Amherst sophomores, whether you are in your second year of college or classified a sophomore according to your credits. 

October 22—October 24, 2012 9:00 am

Campus Center

Blood donations are down more than 10 percent across the country resulting in 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected. Let’s go UMass: make your donation!

October 22—October 23, 2012 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium on October 22, Mullins Center Concourse on October 23
Join in the fun as Registered Student Organizations across campus compete as teams in the week-long Homecoming Scavenger Hunt.

October 22—October 26, 2012 12:00 pm

All Campus

Please join Kim Gandy, the fall 2012 Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence, on a Reproductive Justice Class Visit.

October 22, 2012
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Green Annex 201, Smith College
The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you to the inaugural ENVIRON Seminar "Diabetes Prevention & Management Seminar and Panel Discussion."

October 22, 2012
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

This lecture by Cora Fernandez Anderson, Five College Post-Doctoral Fellow in Comparative Reproductive Politics is part of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies' Fall 2012 Research Colloquium Series.

October 22, 2012
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 522

A distinguished panel of speakers comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement: researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics.

October 22, 2012
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th Floor

The Warsaw Philharmonic and Maestro Antoni Wit will be joined by 25-year-old Yulianna Avdeeva, the 2010 First Prize winner of the 16th International Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

October 22, 2012
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Solo performer, writer, actor, educator, culture jammer, and filmmaker Kristina Wong brings her new self-satirical solo play, Going Green the Wong Way, to UMass for two performances.

October 22—October 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Campus Center, Reading Room

Meals are managed, prepared, and served by students in HT-MGT 355.

October 23—October 25, 2012

Campus Center - Marriott Center

This symposium offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear presentations from five leading researchers worldwide in cellular complexity as well as a poster session to network with academic researchers and industrial practitioners from the New England area.

October 23, 2012
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center

Join UPC in showing your school spirit in the campus center.

October 23, 2012
11:00 am

Campus Center, Concourse

In this overview of copyright issues for faculty and researchers, we will discuss how copyright affects you: how to protect and get credit for your work, share what you want to share, and use others’ work.

October 23, 2012
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th Floor

Paula England is Professor of Sociology at New York University and an affiliate of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her research focuses on gender issues in labor markets, and on how changes in family life are affected by gender and class systems.

October 23, 2012
12:30 pm

Machmer Hall, W-32

Flu clinics are open to students and all UHS patients. Walk in or call (413) 577-5101 for an appointment.

October 23, 2012
3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Webster Hall, Lounge

This workshop will cover why data citation and long-term identifiers are important to researchers, how EZID can provide an easy solution for you, and how to get started.

October 23, 2012
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th floor

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is delighted to announce its inaugural fall residency, “Theory From the South,” with inspirational anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff.

October 23, 2012
4:30 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Gandy is vice president and general counsel of the Feminist Majority Foundation and served as president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 2001 to 2009.

October 23, 2012
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College
Join us for a celebration of co-operatives and agriculture. Learn about businesses and people all over the globe - and right in your backyard - that are working together to create change in their communities.

October 23, 2012
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Nourish International will be on campus to discuss internship/job opportunities.

October 23, 2012
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 508

Ford Barnet, admissions counselor at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will describe Cummings Veterinary Program to any interested students.

October 23, 2012
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, 1634

A faculty recital.

October 23, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Don't miss your chance to tour two iconic UMass landmarks. Tours run twice daily and advance registration is requested but not required.

October 24—October 27, 2012

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Learn how to provide a gift to the university while preserving your assets.

October 24, 2012
9:00 am-11:00 am

The Delaney House
Kyle D. Brown is Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, a professor of Landscape Architecture, and former Interim Dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

October 24, 2012
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Hills North, 105

An overview for graduate students to learn about the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations. Topics include copyright and fair use as it relates to theses and dissertations.

October 24, 2012
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th Floor

This talk will be based on a presentation made at the Ohio State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Student Parent Symposium targeted toward creating a family-friendly academic environment.

October 24, 2012
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E-33

Come on down to The Student Organization Resource Center, “the source for all things RSO,” for Spirit Day at The SORC!

October 24, 2012
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Student Organization Resource Center room 208

Learn about Open Educational Resources which allow faculty to tailor their course material and save students money. The workshop includes a demonstration of the new Campus Sustainability Initiative page on ScholarWorks, the digital repository of UMass Amherst.

October 24, 2012
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th floor

“Table Talk: The Culture of Dining in Early Modern England,” with Tim Zajac.

October 24, 2012
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center, Reading Room

Professor Jane E. Fountain of the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Policy and Administration will present a lecture titled, "Technological Change as a Variable in State Development." 

October 24, 2012
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Informative open discussion addressing several immigration questions and concerns.

October 24, 2012
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Room 904-908

If you want to save time and land a job quickly, crafting a strong resume and performing well in the interview is key.

October 24, 2012
5:30 pm

Memorial Hall, first floor lounge

Investigate the wide range of majors, opportunities & resources at UMass Amherst; meet representatives from nearly every academic department & program.

October 24, 2012
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium and Concourse

The Department of History hosts a screening of the film Greensboro: Closer to the Truth as part of its Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series on Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice.

October 24, 2012
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

TBA - see website for updates
In this day-in-the-life set in Beirut, a young man copes with disordered sleep, his father's disappearance years before, and more recent memories of an ex-girlfriend.

October 24, 2012
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

A one person theater tour de force that speaks to America's place in the world.

October 24, 2012
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Trivia in the UPub — all ages are welcome and it is free.

October 24, 2012
9:00 pm

UPub

Sharing Wikimedia’s mission to empower and engage people around the world to collaboratively collect and develop open educational content, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, the University Libraries are partnering with local and regional scholars to host a Wikipedia Edit-athon in the Du Bois Library. 

October 25, 2012
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th floor

Come celebrate the successes of sustainability in higher education by swinging by the Cape Cod Lounge on the 25th for some great activities, demonstrations, and best of all .

October 25, 2012
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Please join us for the opening of our new facility for the Music & Media Collection.

October 25, 2012
1:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 6th floor

Economics Professor Nancy Folbre will speak about worker-owned cooperatives at the fifth annual Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues, sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

October 25, 2012
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th floor

Tom Tavella is the current President-Elect and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

October 25, 2012
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Hills North, 105

A talk by Rob Ruck PhD, senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh. The event is also an opening reception for the exhibit “Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience.”

October 25, 2012
4:00 pm

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

“Posthumanist Shaeke-scenes: Tiger’s Heart and Player’s Hide,” with Erika Rundle, Theater Dept., Mt. Holyoke College.

October 25, 2012
4:30 pm

Renaissance Center

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is delighted to announce its inaugural fall residency, “Theory From the South,” with inspirational anthropologists Jean and John Comaroff.

October 25, 2012
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 101

The Art History Program presents a lecture "Geometry of the Ineffable: Artificial Perspective in Medieval Art" with Dr. Herb Kessler, Professor of History of Art at Johns Hopkins University.

October 25, 2012
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Three Mass Amherst science graduates will discuss the challenges and rewards of company formation and technollogy transfer.

October 25, 2012
5:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Jeff Corwin ’02G will be at UMass to speak about his book, Tales from the Field.

October 25, 2012
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

“Calling these duets simply chamber music, would be selling them short,” writes Andrew Bartlett. “The music gallops through genres, all of which is touched uniquely by Feldman and Courvoisier's mix of sharp jazz chops, 20th-century chamber music, and traditional music of multiple stripes.”

October 25, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This talk will offer an insider's perspective on the changing climate of scholarly publishing in the humanities and provide an overview of the key issues associated with publishing with an academic press.

October 26, 2012
11:00 am

Campus Center, 168C

Head coach Sam Koch leads the UMass men's soccer team into action against conference foe St. Bonaventure.

October 26, 2012
2:30 pm

Rudd Field

The panel will discuss the varieties of research data in the Humanities and the merits of and concerns about sharing that data.

October 26, 2012
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 19

Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against conference foe Temple.

October 26, 2012
3:00 pm

Garber Field

This inaugural celebration will feature greetings from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, James Staros, Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and other honored guests. New research briefings by ISSR Scholars Michelle Budig, Sociology, Robert Ryan, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning. Reception to follow.

October 26, 2012
3:30 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

A reunion for music alumni; includes mini-concert, intimate dinner with Chair Jeff Cox and the Faculty, and the 38th Annual Multibands Pops concert.Dinner: Wine, Salad, Main Dish, Fresh Vegetable, Potato, Dessert, Coffee/TeaChoices for Main Dish: Vegetarian Farmer's Risotto, Grilled Swordfish and Mango Salsa, or Petite Fillet MignonGuests are very welcome!

October 26, 2012
4:00 pm

University Club

Six Flags Halloween trip for International Students & Scholars. Registration is required.

October 26, 2012
4:45 pm-10:00 pm

Bus departs from Haigis Mall
This concert showcases 15 large and small wind, brass, jazz, orchestral, choral, and dance ensembles.

October 26, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come join the fun at our annual UPC Homecoming Dance Party at the Cage.

October 26, 2012
10:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

The traditional Homecoming 5K is back and bigger than ever! Reborn as the Revolution Run Homecoming 5K, the race will feature a new USATF-certified course and electronic timing.

October 27, 2012
8:00 am

Library Lawn, Pavilion

This is a great opportunity for high-school aged students to get to know UMass and participate in science-related presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

October 27, 2012
9:00 am

Integrated Sciences Building

Please join us to learn about our Full-Time, Online and Blended MBA program options.

October 27, 2012
9:30 am

Isenberg School of Management

It's important for landlords to know the tips and traps about student drinking so they can contribute to the Campus and Community Coalition initiatives and programs for intervention and education.

October 27, 2012
9:45 am-12:15 pm

Student Union, Off Campus Student Center, Room 314

Do you have talent? If so, this is your opportunity to showcase your abilities to students and alumni at the Homecoming Festival.

October 27, 2012
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union, Lawn

Celebrate all things UMass at the Homecoming Fall Festival, featuring music and entertainment, food vendors, a beer & wine garden and much more!

October 27, 2012
10:00 am

Library Lawn

Annual Luncheon event for the School of Nursing alumni, faculty, staff, students featuring guest speaker alumnus Brigadier General Sean T. Collins ’90, USAF, PhD, MS, APRN-BC, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School.

October 27, 2012
10:30 am-1:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Investing in this symposium gives you the unique opportunity to spend an afternoon engaging with staff, alumni and keynote speakers on a variety of topics that will help you delve into the type of leader you want to be.

October 27, 2012
12:00 pm-4:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Feel the UMass pride as the Minuteman Marching Band leads the Homecoming Parade through campus to the Homecoming Festival on Saturday, October 27.

October 27, 2012
12:00 pm

All Campus

All are welcome to enjoy the award ceremony during Homecoming 2012, please register by October 17.

October 27, 2012
12:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Come back to UMass to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sport Management program and join in the activities of Homecoming 2012! Connect with colleagues in your field; attend an alumni panel discussion; socialize at the department reception and hear a progress report with recent updates, followed by tailgating and the UMass hockey game in the Mullins Center!

October 27, 2012
1:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management

During this free symposium, Smith College alumnae who have pursued careers in social justice will join Kim Gandy to explore connections between violence against women and reproductive justice.

October 27, 2012
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Seelye Hall, Smith College
High school honor choirs join with UMass choirs for a concert featuring Mozart's Coronation Mass.

October 27, 2012
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Head coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen into action against conference foe Boston University.

October 27, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Incubator Project Space presents "House of Observation," an exhibit by Claudia Sperry and Rachel Sperry.

October 28—November 29, 2012, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
November 12, November 22—November 25

Hampden Gallery

"I Probably Shouldn't Be Telling You This" is an art exhibition by Linda Griggs.

October 28—November 29, 2012, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
November 12, November 22—November 25

Hampden Gallery

Head coach Carla Tagliente leads the UMass women's field hockey team into action against conference foe Lock Haven.

October 28, 2012
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Head coach Sam Koch leads the UMass men's soccer team into action against conference foe Duquesne.

October 28, 2012
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Opening Reception for the exhibition "House of Observation" by artists Rachel and Claudia Sperry.

October 28, 2012
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

An opening reception for "I Probably Shouldn't Be Telling You This," an art exhibition by Linda Griggs.

October 28, 2012
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Harel Skaat, one of the most popular musicians in Israel today, performs.

October 28, 2012
7:00 pm

Hillel House

The Isenberg Graduate Programs Office invites you to attend our upcoming Full-Time MBA Campus Visit Day. You will have the opportunity to experience a live class and meet with current MBA students and admissions representatives.

October 29, 2012
8:30 am-11:30 am

Isenberg School of Management, 305

2012-2013 Distinguished Latin American Visitor - Angel Quintero-Rivera: Public lecture, dance performance by Cayena with reception to follow.

October 29, 2012
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

The 8th Annual Kaulenas Lecture given by Professor Terry Orr-Weaver of the Whitehead Institute at MIT.

October 29, 2012
4:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , Lecture Hall (Room 119)

Sponsored by the UMass History department, the UMass History Club will give students and staff an opportunity to learn more about the UMass campus and its spooky past.

October 29, 2012
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Hall

Meals are managed, prepared, and served by students in HT-MGT 355.

October 30—November 1, 2012

Campus Center, 11th Floor

Flu clinics are open to students and all UHS patients.

October 30, 2012
3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Van Meter Hall, Lounge

Please join this discussion with Kim Gandy, the fall 2012 Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence.

October 30, 2012
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Global Studies Center, Main Level of Wright Hall, Smith College
This event has been canceled.

October 30, 2012
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

2012-2013 Distinguished Latin American Visitor - Angel Quintero-Rivera: Public lecture on working class and popular culture perspectives.

October 30, 2012
6:30 pm

Chenoweth Laboratory

Poet Alice Oswald will give a reading of her work.

October 30, 2012
8:00 pm

University Club

An event directed by Micah Maurio and Jeff Schneider.

October 30, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Bezanson Recital Hall

Born out of unthinkable violence, the Greensboro Justice Fund was established to educate the public about discrimination and discriminatory organizations.

October 31—January 11, 2013
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22, December 16, December 22—December 23, December 25, December 28—January 1, January 6

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Floor 25

Flu clinics are open to students and all UHS patients. 

October 31, 2012
9:00 am-11:30 am

University Health Services (UHS)

2012-2013 Distinguished Latin American Visitor - Angel Quintero-Rivera: Brining the social science and the humanities in the struggle against the coloniality of knowledge.

October 31, 2012
11:00 am

Andreola Room, Willits-Hallowell Center - Mount Holyoke College
“Insects in European Culture from the Renaissance," with Brian Ogilve.

October 31, 2012
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center, Reading Room

Halloween is supposed to be rainy, so why not bring your kids to trick-or-treat indoors?  Stop by Crabtree and Knowlton Halls (in the Northeast Residential Area) to trick-or-treat inside and enjoy crafts, coloring, snacks, and movies!

October 31, 2012
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crabtree Hall

Mommo/The Bogeyman (Atalay Tasdiken, Turkey, 2009).

October 31, 2012
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Theatrical audiovisual production brings interactive concert experience to the Mullins Center.

October 31, 2012
8:30 pm

Mullins Center