Month of  December 2012 feed
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

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

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

A group exhibit featuring ten photographers whose work to provided us with an understanding of how landscapes of conflict are remembered and memorialized, landscapes that were historically contested.

November 8—December 4, 2012, Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
November 12, November 22—November 25

Herter Art Gallery

From the literal to the metaphorical! These 19 UMass undergraduates' 2 and 3D works are inspired by quotes from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss.

November 28—December 7, 2012, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 2, 2012, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 9, 2012, Sundays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

What does it mean to be truly healed? This is the central question behind Violet: The Musical.

November 29—December 1, 2012 8:00 pm
December 6—December 8, 2012 8:00 pm
December 1, 2012 2:00 pm
December 8, 2012 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

The Student Alumni Association is collecting new teddy bears and other furry friends to benefit children from a variety of local health and human service agencies this holiday season.

November 30—December 10, 2012

Memorial Hall and UStore
The UMass Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is conducting a toy drive at the December 1 men's basketball game, and at the November 30, December 7, and December 8 ice hockey games.

November 30, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 1, 2012 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
December 7—December 8, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mullins Center

Directed by Paul Dennis, this performance features works by Anna Sokolow (Rooms), Billbob Brown/Marilyn Sylla, Adrienne Hawkins, and Tom Vacanti.

November 30—December 1, 2012 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Apply for a  STEM Family Travel Initiative. The deadline is December 1, 2012.  

December 1, 2012
8:00 am

Online

UMass swimming and diving takes on Yale at home in Amherst.

December 1, 2012
1:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium, Pool

Mark your calendar now for the 2012-2013 UMass Basketball season and plan to meet-up at Professor Thom's for pre-game festivities.

December 1, 2012 2:00 pm

Professor Thom's
Coach Derek Kellogg leads the Minutemen against Miami (Fla.).

December 1, 2012
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Joshua Greene, Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera will give a masterclass.

December 1, 2012
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster takes us on a musical sleigh ride through Nova Scotia at Christmastime with a spirited performance of traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies and Christmas carols.

December 1, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Voces Feminae, the women’s choral group of the Five Colleges performs “Purposeful Travellers,” a program based on pilgrimage routes of England and Europe. Catherine Bell, Director.

December 2, 2012
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Renaissance Center, Reading Room

Stephen A. Paparo and Joshua Harper conduct a chorale concert.

December 2, 2012
3:00 pm

First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst
Join UPC for a showing of "The Campaign."

December 2, 2012
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Graduating seniors are invited to submit a proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement on May 10, 2013.

December 3—February 5, 2013

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

December 3—February 8, 2013

The Student Union Art Gallery proudly presents this year’s BFA thesis exhibition with artwork by BFA candidates

December 3—December 6, 2012 10:00 am-5:00 pm
December 7, 2012 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

Eve Vogel will speak about her research in a talk titled “The New Deal vs. Yankee Independence: The Failure of Comprehensive Development on the Connecticut River and its Legacies for River Management.”

December 3, 2012
12:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Professor Stephen Clingman of the Department of English will present the Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

December 3, 2012
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

A mix of contemporary and traditional a cappella and accompanied music with arrangements by director Jensen-Hole and others. 

December 3, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Graduating UMass senior Daniels' work hovers between both two and three-dimensions.

December 4—December 7, 2012 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 9, 2012 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Zamelis delves into the realm of the human body -- fearlessly  painting the furrow of a brow or a wrinkled nose as if they were charged landscape-like maps intent on guiding us through unfamiliar territory.

December 4—December 7, 2012 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 4—December 9, 2012 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Watch up to twelve student teams pitch their business ideas and compete for a portion of the $10,000 in prize money to be awarded that evening by the judging panel.

December 4, 2012
3:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Team-based Learning (TBL) is an active-learning strategy that uses class time primarily for investigations conducted by formal groups kept intact for the semester.

December 4, 2012
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Christopher Hawthorn is the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times and has written for Slate, Metropolis, The New York Times, and Architectural Record.

December 4, 2012
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 231

Conducted by Heidi Miller and Michael Compitello, this concert includes Persichetti's Symphony No. 6.

December 4, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

There will be jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, ornaments, woodwork, baked goods, and much more!

December 5, 2012
9:00 am-2:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), 302

This Capstone Panel of the Department of History's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series on "Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice" will feature speakers Vera Schwarcz, Elazar Barkan, and John Higginson.

December 5, 2012
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Please join us for the Opening Reception of this semester's BFA Thesis Exhibition.

December 5, 2012
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

Commonwealth Honors College is hosting its 4th Annual Goodie Auction to benefit charities listed by the UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC).

December 6, 2012
9:30 am-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 504

A special alumni seminar featuring engineering graduate Christopher Larkin ’88G, Chief Technology Officer at GE Healthcare.

December 6, 2012
10:00 am-11:00 am

Marcus Hall, Gunness Student Center

Professor David Mednicoff discusses everal strands of his current research that consider links among law, religion and political accountability in five Arab states, with an emphasis on the interaction of Islamic and international legal ideas, and the roles that legal activists have played with respect to political change.

December 6, 2012
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 521B

Get support around the holiday season...you don’t have to do this alone.

December 6, 2012
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), Collegiate Recovery Drop-In Center at The Center for Health Promotion, 3rd Floor Room 350

Topic: "Trustworthy Medical Device Software."  Co-sponsored by the UMass Office of Research Development and the Amherst Regional High School JETS Engineering Club.

December 6, 2012
7:00 pm

Amherst Regional High School, Rm 223
Directed by Robert Eisenstein.

December 6, 2012
8:00 pm

St. Theresa Catholic Church
Performance by the Chapel Jazz and Jazz Lab Ensembles 

December 6, 2012
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Last day of classes for the Fall 2012 semester.

December 7, 2012

Dr. Jose M. Cruz of the University of Connecticut will speak about the myths and facts of how to get a tenure-track job and how to get tenure.

December 7, 2012
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

Head coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen as they take the ice against Colgate.

December 7, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center, UMass Amherst Campus
Come join The Vocal Suspects, UMass Amherst's premiere co-ed a cappella group, for their annual winter concert.

December 7, 2012
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Concerto for Trumpet, Jeffrey Holmes: Trumpet, Trombone & Band (world premiere), and Maslanka: Symphony No. 4

December 7, 2012
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

‘A Night in Tel Aviv’ highlights the opportunities for community building, pro-Israel advocacy and fun cultural experiences that are specific to Israel.

December 7, 2012
8:00 pm-1:00 am

Student Union

Head coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen as they take the ice against Colgate.

December 8, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Final examinations for the Fall 2012 semester.

December 10—December 15, 2012

BFA students work represents the exploration of storytelling and artistic expression in modern media through animations, blog, and graphic novel.

December 10—December 13, 2012 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

Opening reception for BFA Thesis Exhibition by Daniel Filliettaz-Domingues, Caitlin Hoyt, Sam Luo, Alice Trei, and Shuning Zheng. 

December 11, 2012
12:30 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

Showcasing a semester of collaborative community engagement by students in the UMass Civic Engagement and Service Learning and Architecture + Design programs. 

December 13, 2012
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

PCS80 Gallery & Gateway City Arts
Peter Bane is the author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country, an authoritative guide to the world's leading popular design science for North American readers.

December 13, 2012
6:00 pm

Food for Thought Books
Coach Kellogg and the Minutemen take on Elon University at the MassMutal Center in Springfield, Mass.

December 15, 2012
12:00 pm

MassMutual Center
Most university offices will be open during the break except on designated holidays.

December 16—January 21, 2013

The Graduate School is having its annual Holiday Raffle with all proceeds going to charity.

December 17—December 19, 2012

Goodell Hall, 517 and 518

Winter Term classes begin on December 17 and end on January 19.

December 17, 2012

Come join our support group for working parents.  This is a safe space to talk about what it means to be a working parent and to seek support and advice from others who are going through it too.  Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

December 19, 2012
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Campus Center

The Minutewomen take on the Falcons of Bowling Green State University at the Mullins Center.

December 19, 2012
5:30 pm

Mullins Center

Coach Derek Kellogg leads the Minutemen as they take on Ohio.

December 19, 2012
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Join the Greater Boston Alumni Network for a day of professional basketball as the Boston Celtics take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden! Bring your family and friends to enjoy the game with fellow alumni.Seats are located in Section Loge 8.

December 19, 2012
7:30 pm

TD Garden
The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the winter solstice among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel

December 21, 2012

Sunwheel

Coach Derek Kellogg leads the Minutemen against East Carolina.

December 22, 2012
1:30 pm

Mullins Center

All university offices are closed.

December 25, 2012

Most university offices are closed.

December 28, 2012
December 31, 2012

Coach Dawley and the Minutewomen take on the Siena College Saints.

December 28, 2012
7:00 pm

Mullins Center