Month of October 2013
Signing up for intramurals is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

August 29—October 1, 2013

Recreation Center, 112H

At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account.

September 1—October 31, 2013, weekends 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Gateway City Arts
Curator Chris Nelson first connected with these five artists and Project NoA at the Vermont Studio Center, where he met Izuru Mizutani.

September 8—October 7, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

The School of Computer Science invites you to the Computer Science Community Celebration.

October 17—October 19, 2013

Computer Science Building

Du Bois in Our Time is a landmark exhibition that focuses on the intersection of art and the major issues of our time, centered on the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois.

September 10—December 8, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28—December 1

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Why Guantanamo? introduces visitors to the full story of Guantanamo – as a Cuban city, a U.S. military base, a humanitarian refugee center, and a controversial prison where suspected terrorists have been incarcerated, sometimes tortured, and often held without a trial or even legal counsel.

September 11—October 9, 2013, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 15—October 6, 2013, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

In a collaborative effort, The UMass Student Farming Enterprise, The UMass Permaculture Initiative, and UMass Gardenshare, are all coming together to organize a weekly farmers market on the lawn of Goodell Hall.

September 13—November 22, 2013, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

September 15—October 15, 2013

All Campus

The Office of Family Resources Dinner On Us series offers parents an opportunity to learn more about themselves while acquiring new approaches to raising children who are responsible, respectful and resourceful.

September 16—December 2, 2013, Mondays 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 14, November 11

Student Union

This group will provide a space for women to build a supportive network and to discuss issues that are particular to women in various stages of the dissertation process.

September 20—October 9, 2013

New Africa House

 The Marriott Meals is a core course within the HTM program in which students have the opportunity to manage the restaurant with a team of student employees.

September 24—December 6, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28

Campus Center, 11

Women of color face a unique set of challenges in higher education. This weekly discussion group will provide a space for undergrad and graduate women of color to identify and explore their academic, social, and familial experiences while providing and receiving support from each other and building community. 

October 1—October 15, 2013

New Africa House, Center for Women & Community

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Visit our information table in the Campus Center to learn more about safe computing and play the Plinko game for a chance to win a daily prize.

October 1—October 4, 2013 10:00 am-2:00 pm
October 9—October 30, 2013, Wednesdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as violent insurgencies. In this talk, Chenoweth will review the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. 

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Dr. Ana Celia Zentella is an anthro-political linguist internationally recognized for her research on U.S. Latino languages, language socialization, “Spanglish”, and “English-only” laws. 

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

A short introduction to the vast array of inexpensive, easy-to-use 'open source hardware' and open source software that can be employed in K-12 education, academic research labs, and in environmental monitoring.

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology, presents "A Cure for Severe Asthma: New Hope for the Future."

October 1, 2013
6:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Emceed by renowned, award-winning spoken word artist Alix Olson. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

October 1, 2013
7:00 pm

Food For Thought Books
Visionary works in glass, encaustic, and paint on canvas convey the power and promise of a changing world.

October 2—October 25, 2013, weekdays
This event does NOT occur on:
October 14

Augusta Savage Gallery

$10,000, graduate awards for projects that integrate business fundamentals with science and/or engineering.  Application Deadline October 28. Info Session Oct 10 @ 5PM; Campus Ctr. 163c

October 2—October 28, 2013

“Learning from Guantanamo,” with James Yee, former United States Army chaplain, United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay; Buz Eisenberg, attorney representing detainees at Guantanamo; Fredalene Bernhardy Dowd, former resident of the naval base.

October 2, 2013
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This lecture examines what the low-power FM struggle communicates about social change, through political and technological action.

October 2, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Media Education Foundation
With original music performed live by Erik Lawrence, Harvey Wirht, and Rahul Roy. Including performance and a question/answer session following the event.

October 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

Prof. Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) of Yale University will deliver the Five Colleges Annual History Lecture.

October 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

A bilingual reading by Polish poet Tadeusz Dąbrowski.

October 2, 2013
7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz Ensemble perform under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes and Thomas Giampietro.

October 2, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This event has been canceled. 

October 3, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

The life and achievements of the late Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D., will be celebrated on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

October 3, 2013
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Drawing from the Amish rural tradition, radio barnraisings combine work, skill sharing, political spectacle and celebration to make a dramatic change in the empowerment of a community.

October 3, 2013
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

WGBY Partyka Room
The Department of Economics presents the seventeenth annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture.

October 3, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

This talk explores opportunities and challenges presented in historic mill town morphologies for regeneration of economic and social capital.

October 3, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Islands.  Both the music and dance have been influenced by Cuban Bolero, the Merengue, Salsa and Cumbia.

October 3, 2013
7:05 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

John Edgar Wideman is a celebrated writer of more than twenty works of fiction and non-fiction.  Sejal Shah’s stories, essays, interviews, and profiles appear in journals and Sejal Shah (MFA ’02) is a writer and teacher of writing. 

October 3, 2013
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for  students and their families to enjoy together.

October 4—October 6, 2013

All Campus

The Ninth Annual Faculty Convocation celebrates the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, a celebration and recognition of recent distinguished achievements of UMass Amherst faculty members through their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

October 4, 2013
11:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

This event has been canceled.

October 4, 2013
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Join plant scientists from around the region for the 11th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology presented by the Plant Biology (PB) graduate program at UMass Amherst. 

October 5, 2013
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , 119

CMASS is hosting the 4th Annual Leadership Symposium:  Bridging Personal & Professional Identities.

October 5, 2013
12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wilder Hall, All Rooms

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you back to campus for its 4th Annual SPHHS Fall Alumni Celebration!

October 5, 2013
12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against VCU.

October 5, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

No Impact Week is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life.

October 6—October 12, 2013

Campus Center, Concourse

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial at the 15th Annual Friends of the Library Fall Reception with two historians and New England themed refreshments.

October 6, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

Nadine Shank and Estela Olevsky, piano; with guests Jean Johnson '96, clarinet; Lois Hicks Wozniak, saxophone; David Nielsen, oboe; and Sarah Swersey, flute. Music includes Schubert, Bach, Fernande Decruck, Erwin Schulhoff, and Leonard Bernstein.

October 6, 2013
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards including the 2007 Album Of The Year for ‘River: The Joni Letters’, Herbie Hancock continues to amaze audiences. 

October 6, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The October Faculty Colloquium presented by the Center for Public Policy and Administration features this talk by Robert Pollin, co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute and professor of economics.

October 7, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentaryseries introduces women and girls living under some of the most difficultcircumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them.

October 7—October 11, 2013 1:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Student Union Craft Center cordially invites all students in the graduate and post-graduate communities to our Open House.

October 7, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Craft Center

Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z (1969) was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking.

October 7, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

Edna Sabulao Ilano – Interviewed by her daughter and granddaughter, this Berkshire County nurse of thirty-five years reflects on her medical missions work in remote parts of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. 

October 7, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

In this workshop we will explore citation management services like Zotero, Ref Works and Mendeley and review techniques for importing citations and formatting bibliographies.

October 8, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

This is an introductory workshop to the basics of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), including understanding what SEM is useful for, and how to interpret SEM reports.

October 8, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Dr. Ajla Aksamija will speak on "Emerging Technologies in Architectural Design and Innovation: Lessons from Practice" as part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Architecture + Design Fall 2013 Lecture Series. 

October 8, 2013
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Our very own Amherst-based storyteller and former Amherst College Associate Dean seamlessly blends story and song in her solo performance. 

October 8, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance in a friendly yet fiery competition where dancer and drummer showcases their skills.

October 8, 2013
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Come participate in CHP's Sex Pictionary Workshop! It's like the board game we have come to know and love, but with a very sexy twist...

October 8, 2013
9:00 pm

Kennedy Hall, floor 19

If you are thinking of starting a technology-based company, join us for this workshop.

October 9, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 1001

Mini grant applications must be submitted by noon today! 

October 9, 2013
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Stephen Mitchell, Professor of Folklore and Mythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will give the first fall lecture in the Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture.

October 9, 2013
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Intertwined stories of contemporary life in Mumbai. In English and Hindi with English subtitles.

October 9, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

Jennifer Lisa Vest – west coast artist of Black and Native American heritages delivers her brand of Philopoetics in an evening of spoken word and philosophy.

October 9, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Join us for a conversation with Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries he Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process.

October 9, 2013
7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Directed by Greg Spiridopoulos.

October 9, 2013
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

No appointment necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes.

October 10, 2013
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 101

An introduction to grant writing for graduate students.

October 10, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium, 903

Jun Koo is an associate professor of public administration and policy at Korea University. His main research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry cluster in the context of regional development. 

October 10, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

Gar Alperovitz is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and a leader in the new economy movement.

October 10, 2013
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Come learn about this exciting graduate award opportunity; then stay after to network, eat, and hear about the campus business plan competition!

October 10, 2013
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 163c

UMass Athletics, the UMass Amherst Foundation and the Alumni Association invite you and a guest to join us for a special reception with Hockey Head Coach John Micheletto and members of the team. 

October 10, 2013
5:30 pm

UMass Club
Hear about this exciting campus business plan competition; what it takes to enter; and why learning how to be an innovator and entrepreneur is important for your future, as well as the world’s. 

October 10, 2013
6:00 pm

Campus Center, 163 c

Come and play dominos and show us your karaoke skills.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Priscilla Page - memoir about Mexican American women and Angelica Sanchez - solo electronic and toy piano concert.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

This week's topic up for discussion is queer immigration with Julio Capo.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Word Becomes Flesh integrates spoken word, hip-hop theatre, contemporary dance, and live music to document nine months of pregnancy from a young single father's perspective.

October 10, 2013
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This year’s theme, “Transitions,” recognizes that change is fundamental to students’ higher education experiences and that student success hinges on the thoughtful negotiation of turning points, shifts and evolutions.

October 11, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, various locations

Many musicians have compared Classical chamber music to an impromptu conversation.  Building on this, this talk introduces a new analytical method that views each instrumental part as a distinct persona engaged in social intercourse. 

October 11, 2013
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

PERI African Development Policy Program Speakers Series presents Abebe Shimeles (African Development Bank) and Henri-Bernard Soulignac-Lecompte (OECD).

October 11, 2013
3:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against Dayton.

October 11, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

UMass Amherst associate professor of art history Laetitia La Follette will celebrate her new book Negotiating Culture: Heritage, Ownership, and Intellectual Property.

October 11, 2013
4:30 pm

Amherst Books
Pat Schneider - a reading of new works from reknowned founder of Amherst Writers and Artists, and author of  How the Light Gets In: Writing As A Spiritual Practice (Oxford Press).

October 11, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The University Orchestra will perform under direction of conductor Brandon Keith Brown, the new Director of Orchestral Studies.

October 11, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Are you ALL IN for UMass Football? Bring your friends and family to the pre-game celebrations as the Football Tailgate Tent tradition returns! Join us under the tent in front of Patriot Place for a tailgate barbeque with a cash bar, entertainment and giveaways.

October 12, 2013
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Head Coach Charley Molnar leads the Minutemen into action against Miami.

October 12, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

The Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative is hosting a Video Lounge in the Reading Room of the Campus Center at UMass Amherst – free and open to the public - during the 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium.

October 13—October 16, 2013

Campus Center, Reading Room

Join fellow farmers and gardeners in an interactive, educational, and highly stimulating presentation/workshop about what biochar is (and is not) along with details about how and why biochar can help you achieve your growing goals. 

October 13, 2013
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

New England Small Farm Institute
Join us to celebrate the life, career, and legacy of long-time UMass Athletic Administrator and Head Softball Coach, Elaine Sortino.

October 13, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mullins Center, Mullins Center

Classes are not held and most university offices are closed.

October 14, 2013

The UMass-affiliated Pioneer Valley Bread House (PVBH) teams up with local baker Jonathan Stevens of The Hungry Ghost to host a community bread baking event in honor of World Food Day.

October 14, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Congregation B'Nai Israel
Various food stations will feature locally grown produce grown in biochar conditioned soil, as well as a variety of meats, beverages and desserts enhanced by biochar.

October 14, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Affectionately known as "Frankie", Moore Lappe is the renown author of Diet for a Small Planet, EcoMind and co-author of Hope's Edge with her daughter Anna Lappe. 

October 14, 2013
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The yearlong UMass 150th anniversary celebration continues during Homecoming with programs and activities highlighting important historical milestones, events and people.

October 15—October 26, 2013

All Campus

This workshop is designed to introduce social scientists to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a data repository for over 500,000 files of publicly available data sets.

October 15, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

The Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series presents Jacquelynne S.  Eccles, the McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan.

October 15, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Cross-referencing to co-construct knowledge about global heat transfer in an online learning environment: Learning with multiple visualizations.

October 15, 2013
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

John T. Saunders '06 is the Chief Program Officer for the Institute for Responsible Citizenship.

October 15, 2013
5:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall East

Entrepreneurs and biochar enthusiasts will take the stage and deliver dynamic five-minute Ignite Talks.

October 15, 2013
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel.

October 16—October 19, 2013

Old Chapel

Jennifer Sandler, Director, UMass Alliance for Community Transformation and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, will talk on "Conducting Ethnographies of Meeting-Intensive Settings." 

October 16, 2013
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

The Shirley and Ting-wei Tang Endowment Lecture Series brings leaders of engineering-based companies to campus to interact with students and faculty and present a major talk.

October 16, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Cignoli is a veteran of many political campaigns and a former legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

October 16, 2013
4:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 61

A portrait of a gifted and determined woman painter and a video diary of an acclaimed filmmaker's life under bans and house arrest.

October 16, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

The Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble presents a classical Japanese art form with a rich, thousand-year history.

October 16, 2013
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

From small camp stoves to large combined heat and biochar units, there will be a variety of technologies for making biochar.

October 17, 2013
9:00 am-4:00 pm

New England Small Farm Institute
Learn how to perform multiple regression, conduct exploratory data analysis, and perform hypothesis testing and regression diagnostics in the R environment.

October 17, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

This panel brings together local leaders working to increase housing access, stabilize neighborhoods and increase access to wealth in Springfield.

October 17, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 803

Sociology Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey will present the Sixth Annual Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues. His talk, "How Wall Street is Distorting Main Street: Exploring Rising Income Inequality" is free and open to all.

October 17, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus.

October 17, 2013
4:30 pm

All Campus

Come to the free Living Local workshop hosted by UMass Dining Sustainability to learn how to utilize the fall harvest in diverse ways.

October 17, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Earth Foods

Enter the exotic world of Japan’s high tea culture and learn about the history of Matcha production, the oldest and most premium variety of powdered green tea,Tea experts Robert and Mary Lou Heiss guide you through this rich history as you sample authentic stone-ground Matcha from Kyoto, Japan and participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, Chanoyu,  which dates back to the 15th and 16th century.

October 17, 2013
6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

In this talk, an acclaimed senior researcher and TedxTalk presenter shares her thoughts on how business can create value not just for shareholders, but for everyone.  

October 17, 2013
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

This workshop is like the Pictionary board game we have come to know and love, but with a very sexy twist...

October 17, 2013
7:00 pm

Gorman Hall, 2nd floor lounge

In anticipation of Isabel  Wilkerson's October 22nd lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Journeys of the Great Migration," sponsored by the Springfield Public Forum, local residents will gather to recall their memories of the Great Migration and Springfield, Mass. 

October 17, 2013
7:30 pm

American International College's Griswold Theatre
The exhibit centers on the post-World War II expansion of UMass and its emergence as a fully-fledged research university.

October 18—January 6, 2014
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28, December 15, December 21—December 22, December 25, December 28—January 1, January 5

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level and Floor 25

The tallest library in the United States at 297 feet, the W.E.B DuBois Library was named after African-American activist W.E.B DuBois and holds a large collection of his writings.

October 18—October 19, 2013 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

This course will cover utilizing LaTeX options, and BibTeX, the integrated bibliography management tool included with LaTeX.

October 18, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

A symposium to celebrate our international history and future as an institution.

October 18, 2013
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sycamore Hall, Events Space

Learn a variety of Stata commands that will make working with your data easier and more time-efficient.

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Learn about the state- of-the-art research laboratories from Biochemistry and Microbiology students, who will give presentations and tours of the Life Science Laboratories building.

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, meet in Atrium

Jeff Smith, the bestselling graphic novelist in America, the creator of Bone and Rasl, will appear at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to talk about America's first graphic novelist in a lecture entitled "The Legacy of Will Eisner and The Contract with God."

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

Learn about the varied paths taken by UMass Amherst graduates in their quest to practice law in this panel discussion and networking event.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

UMass field hockey returns home from a three-game road trip to face La Salle.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Garber Field

Scott Gilbert's talk Extending Lynn's view: A new symbiotic biology combines his interest in developmental biology, evolution and the history of science.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 221 South

Congressman McGovern will discuss human rights crises and situations around the globe, and the politics of responding to them in an effective manner.

October 18, 2013
3:30 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will be awarding honorary degrees to three of the world's leading climate scientists.

October 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against Rhode Island. 

October 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Exhibit opening and reception celebrating the collection of William Smith Clark.

October 18, 2013
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

Community service is the focus of this fun run that collects new or lightly-worn clothes for local homeless shelters.

October 18, 2013
5:00 pm

All Campus

Come see the Minutemen in their home opener against Michigan State.

October 18, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The University Programming Council host its weekly movie. Grab your popcorn and settle in before the big screen to view Young Frankenstein and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

October 18, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Annual concert produced and coordinated by Jeffrey W. Holmes.

October 18, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Calling all bandos! Reconnect with friends and UMass band mates after the Multiband concert.

October 18, 2013
10:30 pm

Campus Center, UPub

Exhibit celebrating the legacy of William Smith Clark and his influence at UMass Amherst and Hokkaido University.

October 19—November 30, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

Take part in this Homecoming tradition as you run a beautiful course through campus and Amherst.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Old Chapel

The Library’s Special Collections and University Archives will remain open for alumni to visit a special exhibit celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the University’s founding.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections and University Archives Floor 25

Join Dean Stephen Cavanagh, faculty, notable speakers and alumni for a 60th Anniversary Celebration of the College of Nursing.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

All alumni of Interior Design, Architecture, Design and Historic Preservation are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Architecture and Design at UMass Amherst.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center

Dean Tim Anderson welcomes College of Engineering alumni back to campus to reconnect and celebrate the accomplishments of engineering alumni.

October 19, 2013
12:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriot Center

BDIC will be having a Fall Social Event at Mike’s Maze in Sunderland on Saturday October 19th!

October 19, 2013
1:00 pm

Mike's Maze
Please join us for a dedication of campus monuments that commemorate the region of the campus that reflects our agricultural heritage.  Following the dedication, there will be a tree planting ceremony to celebrate UMass Amherst's Sesquicentennial. 

October 19, 2013
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Tent to be located on the east side of the Recreation Center and adjacent to the George Parks Band Building
Who will win the coveted title of 2013 UMass Iron Chef? Come see our guest chefs and emcee Kevin Brauch from Iron Chef America, assisted by award-winning UMass Dining chefs, as they battle it out.

October 19, 2013
2:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy cordially invites you to a celebration of the Old Chapel.

October 19, 2013
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Readings of Original Works by James Tate and MFA alumni.

October 19, 2013
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Carve a pumpkin or admire the artistry of others as pumpkins line the campus.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Mullins Center, at the Hockey Tailgate

The UMass Department of Geosciences proudly announces the grand opening of the Marvin and Jane Rausch Mineral Gallery.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 243

Join fellow Stockbridge alumni for a pre-game tailgate on October 19 as hundreds of UMass alumni, families and friends gather at the Homecoming Hockey Tailgate.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

The beloved tradition of Homecoming Hockey Tailgating returns to UMass Amherst! Join us on October 19 as hundreds of UMass alumni, families and friends gather at the Homecoming Hockey Tailgate.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

The College of Education will host Pat Griffin ’80 EdD, a National LGBTQ and athletics educator, activist, and UMass Amherst professor emerita, for a talk on The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches: Successes and Challenges followed by a public reception.

October 19, 2013
4:30 pm

Mark's Meadow Elementary School, Auditorium

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

October 19, 2013
6:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Head Coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen into action against Michigan State. 

October 19, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Your 2013 Homecoming Royalty Court will be announced during halftime of the Michigan State vs. UMass hockey game.

October 19, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Letters to Dr. Ehrlich series is a collection of images based on “The Population Bomb” by Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich.

October 20—November 20, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Rice has used this method of writing in several projects over the years but the reason for its usage remains the same.

October 20—November 20, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Join a panel of LGBTQ alumni guests for an intergenerational conversation about being an LGBTQ student on campus.

October 20, 2013
12:00 pm

Stonewall Center

UMass field hockey faces Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph's.

October 20, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

UMass faces New England rival Rhode Island in the first conference home game of the season.

October 20, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Jazz Pianist Guest ConcertCyrus Chestnut, pianist, blends contemporary and traditional jazz, gospel, and touches of Latin and samba in his performances around the world.

October 20, 2013
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Performance of String Quartets and Mixed Ensembles, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

October 20, 2013
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The University Programming Council will host its weekly movie. Grab your pop-corn and settle-in before the big-screen to view Despicable Me 2.

October 20, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Sukhadeo Thorat, head of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, will speak on “Higher Education in India: Challenges of Access, Diversity and Discrimination.”

October 21, 2013
3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

We are pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the SPARC/World Bank Global Open Access Week kickoff event. This event features a 60-minute panel discussion on the topic of “Open Access: Redefining Impact.” Panelists representing a diverse set of stakeholders – scientific researchers, publishers, technologists and policy makers – will examine the potential positive impacts that can result when research results are shared freely in the digital environment.

October 21, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1620

A workshop with Professor Patricia Bianconi for 20 graduate students to begin the process of grant writing.

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

A talk presented by Eric Michael Kelley, Anthropology, Boston University.

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

What are the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision on affirmative action? Why is there so much debate about affirmative action? How does diversity relate to affirmative action? How does affirmative action in the U.S. compare to other countries?

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto, TSOTSI (2005, South Africa) traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a car-jacking.

October 21, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

UPC is proud to bring actress Laverne Cox, of the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”, to campus on October 21.Laverne plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman.

October 21, 2013
7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Take a few minutes from Homecoming celebrations to give blood.

October 22—October 23, 2013 11:00 am-4:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

An introduction to the research services of the Library. Topics include searching for scholarly articles, borrowing from other libraries, identifying highly-cited material, and citation management software.

October 22, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

Heated discussion erupted over the American Historical Association statement urging universities to allow Ph.D. recipients to embargo their electronic dissertations for up to six years while they pursue a book contract. Some institutions have recently changed their open access and embargo policies. This panel will provide faculty, librarian, University Press, and graduate student views on this timely topic followed by Q&A.

October 22, 2013
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Professor Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups.

October 22, 2013
7:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

Inspired by the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of his youth, the film Boyz N the Hood, and the early writings of W. E. B. Du Bois, New York-based Kyle Abraham investigates the rich history of urban culture and the rise and fall of community in Pavement.

October 22, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This performance is to celebrate music of Francis Poulenc and “Les Six”.

October 22, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Tips and approaches in conducting and interpreting data from focus group research.

October 23, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

This event will give graduate students an overview of open access and the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations. An overview of copyright and fair use as it relates to theses and dissertations will also be presented. Discussion time will explore graduate students’ thoughts and questions about open access and copyright issues.

October 23, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1320

The sustainability movement inspires students, faculty and staff in the classroom and across campus. 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. Q&A time will allow for sharing ideas about integrating reliable, cost-saving material into the curriculum.

October 23, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1320

This is an introductory workshop to the basics of LISREL, including how to run confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and path analysis using the software.

October 23, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Campus Sustainability Day is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability in higher education on each campus.

October 23, 2013
3:30 pm-7:00 pm

All Campus

How do Burundians view development and governance? Professor Peter Uvin provides some unexpected insights from a year of field work in a country coming out of war.

October 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Karen Lavariere-Sanchez is the Director of Public Relations at MassMutual Financial Group. She specializes in traditional news and social media outreach on behalf of MassMutual.

October 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 61

A modern-day parable set in post-Soviet Central Asia.

October 23, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

We're going to have free books and probably food, and will tell you about opportunities to help you get the most out of your education, internships, careers, etc and be a great leader. Meet new people, make great contacts, read free books, go a free conference and social in Boston, and come with us to the U-Pub after!

October 23, 2013
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

The campus community is invited to show its UMass pride and be part of a live TV broadcast of Boston’s Fox 25 Morning Show on the Goodell Lawn on Thursday, Oct.

October 24, 2013
6:00 am-10:00 am

Goodell Hall, Lawn

A Mini-Concert and Masterclass with UMass Professor of Percussion Ayano Kataoka and guests Stuart Saunders Smith, Sylvia Smith and Trevor Saint.  

October 24, 2013
12:00 pm-2:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 36

Open your eyes to access here at UMass Amherst. From open access to open source, open content and open science, come get your fix of all things open at UMass Amherst. Representatives from Wikipedia, the UMass Knowledge Commons Workshop, Pioneer Valley Open Science, the UMass Amherst Libraries, and many others will be on hand to share openly accessible resources, and help you get involved in opening access for all.

October 24, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level

A simple misunderstanding snowballs into a case of mistaken identity and romantic complications ensue in this joyous, playful romp.

October 24—October 26, 2013 8:00 pm
October 31—November 1, 2013 8:00 pm
November 2, 2013 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the University Information Security Program in partnership with the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will be hosting John Sileo, a nationally renowned identity theft speaker, at UMass Amherst.

October 24, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

This event has been canceled due to illness.

October 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall-East

Elizabeth Oglesby is Associate Professor of Geography and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.

October 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 911-915

The 14th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium in Art History is an interdisciplinary symposium on the state of the art historical canon and our relationship to it. 

October 24, 2013
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Standing Up or Standing By will teach participants what they can do to prevent sexual violence in our community.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Moore Hall

Campus Climate, Diversity Practices, and Student Outcomes is the topic of a lecture by Dr. Sylvia Hurtado’s lecture.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

This week's topic up for discussion is guns in the U.S. facilitated by Andrew Papachristos.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Parran plays all the saxophones, as well as multiple clarinets and flutes. His virtuosity, and his mastery over a number of extended techniques for these instruments, has made him a valued collaborator.

October 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The UMass Wind Ensemble will perform under direction of conductor James Patrick Miller.

October 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Wear your Maroon and White as the campus community comes together to show its UMass pride and cheer for our Minutemen and Minutewomen.

October 25, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come share their love for UMass .

October 25, 2013
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Join us as we celebrate UMass Amherst and 150 years of excellence.

October 25, 2013
11:00 am

Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall
Access to existing research data is fundamental to the research process. A panel of researchers will talk about the ways they use the data gathered by others, and the obstacles to data access and re-use.

October 25, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

It is Community Building Day again and this time we are featuring another Composite Drawing session. CMASS and the Craft Center have collaborated to hold a session where participants can learn the basics of drawing.

October 25, 2013
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

UMass field hockey continues Atlantic 10 competition against the Richmond Spiders.

October 25, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Tadeusz Baird's "Erotyki" and the Poetics of Musical Synthesis.

October 25, 2013
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Through services offered by the University Libraries, faculty and researchers can create new open access journals and host scholarly conference proceedings.

October 25, 2013
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

This 2-session introduction to The SAS System meets October 25 and November 1.

October 25, 2013
2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Enjoy the incredible talents of the UMass Amherst wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber choir, and the 400 strong UMass Minuteman Marching Band.

October 25, 2013
8:00 pm

Boston Symphony Hall
College Auditions and Effective Practicing for voice professionals, pre-college students and their parents.

October 26—October 27, 2013

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Are you ALL IN for UMass Football? Bring your friends and family to the pre-game celebrations as the Football Tailgate Tent tradition returns! Join us under the tent in front of Patriot Place for a tailgate barbeque with a cash bar, entertainment and giveaways.

October 26, 2013
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

The 2013 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during a special presentation at the Homecoming Football Game at Gillette Stadium.

October 26, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Head Coach Charley Molnar leads the Minutemen into action against Western Michigan.

October 26, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Met opera star Stephanie Blythe takes a turn with Les Violons du Roy to perform works by Bach, Handel, and Haydn.

October 26, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass field hockey holds its Senior Day contest against Virginia Commonwealth University at Garber Field.

October 27, 2013
12:00 pm

Garber Field

The Minutemen host George Washington for a Sunday afternoon home game at Rudd Field.

October 27, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

For those who have some experience with NVivo, this course introduces the techniques of specifying queries, working with classification data, and using NVivo’s auto-coding function to do some basic parsing of structured data in text and spreadsheet files.

October 28, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Models and Mimics: A Performance/Discussion by renowned Guest Pianist, Andrew Rangell.

October 28, 2013
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

With Ran (1985), legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan.

October 28, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

UMass Music Department Faculty Brass Quintet and Friends perform music by Bezanson, Glass and Dahl.  Performers include: Eric Berlin and Nairam Simoes, trumpet; Laura Klock and Rachel Cobb, horn; Greg Spiridopoulos and Ryan Bisson, trombone and John Bottomley, tuba.

October 28, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Emma Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Australian Research Council Fellow in the School of Psychology at Murdoch University.

October 29, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Aspiring entrepreneurs will be given 60 seconds to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $1,000!

October 29, 2013
5:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, Flavin Auditorium

The Idan Raichel Project burst onto Israel’s music scene in 2002 changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering a message of love and tolerance.

October 29, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Jazz Lab Ensemble is conducted by Ben Falkoff and Kevin Grudecki.

October 29, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Focused around the National Arts Festival that takes place over ten days in Grahamstown, South Africa, students will experience the second largest theatre festival in the world (outside Edinburgh in Scotland) and the largest in the southern hemisphere. 

October 30, 2013
11:00 am

Bartlett Hall, 207

Today is the deadline, at noon, for the submission of Single Project/Event grants. 

October 30, 2013
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

An introduction to grant searching for graduate students.

October 30, 2013
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

The Northeast Area Government and Northeast House Councils invite children and families in the campus community to participate in an indoor Trick-or-Treating event taking place through the Northeast Residential Area.

October 30, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hamlin Hall

The Majors Fair provides a chance for students to explore potential areas of study: majors, minors, certificates, study abroad, domestic exchange, and other academic options available at the University.

October 30, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Interested in law school?  Want to learn more about practice areas?  Curious about what it's really like to be a lawyer?  Get all your questions answered by alumni attorneys at Meet the Law.

October 30, 2013
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall-East

Celebrate Halloween with a recent feature-length animated film from Japan, followed by a costume contest.

October 30, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

Join the Center for Women and Community and the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority for our annual candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 30, 2013
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 2nd floor reading room

American Voices - Celebrating the Lives of Elliot Del Borgo and W. Francis McBeth.

October 30, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The UMass Student Government Association and UMass Student Affairs and Campus Life host a night of programming during Games 6 (and Game 7 if there is one) of the 2013 World Series as the Red Sox face the Saint Louis Cardinals.

October 30, 2013
10:00 pm

All Campus

A self-proclaimed "populist" photographer, Parr is a true master of social commentary, he captures humanity in all of its follies. 

October 31—November 29, 2013, Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28

Herter Art Gallery

Job creation is among the most pressing needs in Springfield, Mass., which has the lowest adult employment rate of any city in New England.

October 31, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

Laura Lovett is an Associate Professor in the History Department specializing in twentieth century U.S. history. Her current research includes projects on the history of transnational housing and population policies, as well as the history of efforts on behalf of homeless children in the United States.

October 31, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105