Month of  December 2013 feed
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

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

 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

UHS walk-in and mobile flu clinics are open to UMass Amherst students and to faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS.

December 4, 2013 11:30 am-3:00 pm
November 20—November 21, 2013 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
November 21, 2013 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

All Campus

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

Explore the opportunity to study for a semester or year at another state college or state university in the U.S or the surrounding borders. 

November 1—December 12, 2013, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:15 pm
November 6—December 11, 2013, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
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November 28—November 29

Goodell Hall, 613

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

November 15—January 27, 2014

Veteran Services is sponsoring a Toys for Tots Campaign.  New unwrapped toys may be dropped off in the Toys for Tots box outside 231 Whitmore or at the Off Campus Student Center, 314 Student Union.

November 19—December 13, 2013

Whitmore Administration Building, and Student Union

An installation made possible by the UMass Arts Council.

November 25—April 2, 2014

Studio Arts Building

Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class on November 27.

November 27—December 1, 2013

What are your thoughts as a graduating senior?  Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends?  If so, you are invited to submit a proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement on May 9, 2014.

December 2—February 4, 2014

Associate Professor Aline Gubrium (public health) presents the final lecture in the fall 2013 Faculty Colloquium Series presented by the Center for Public Policy and Administration. 

December 2, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Fernando Armstrong-Fumero will speak about "Strange Bedfellows: How Corporate-Run NGOS, Middle Class Maya and Persistent Peasants are Changing the Face of Indigenous Politics in Yucatan."

December 2, 2013
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

The Malcolm X Cultural Center hosts the annual Kwanzaa Celebration.

December 2, 2013
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

In Asylum is a Thesis Exhibition by BFA candidate Rachel Carlson.

December 3—December 6, 2013

Augusta Savage Gallery

Join us for the 2013 UMass Innovation Challenge Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition.

December 3, 2013
4:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Directed by James Patrick Miller & Timothy Anderson and featuring John Bottomley, tuba.  Pierre Leemans' March of the Belgian Paratroopers, Percy Grainger's Handel in the Strand, Dana Wilson's Concerto for Tuba & Wind Ensemble, and David Maslanka's Symphony No. 7.

December 3, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

 Come out for a hot piece of theater.

December 3—December 5, 2013 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by finals and the end of the semester? Come to U-Day, brought to you by the Peer Health Educators! There will be crafts, giveaways, trivia, games, food, massages, and music! Find time in your busy schedule to relax and have some fun.

December 4, 2013
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The Campus Planning Department at UMass will present an update on the ongoing and future development projects on the campus within the context of the campus master plan.  

December 4, 2013
6:00 pm

Campus Center, 174-176

Visiting Writers Series hosts three MFA Alumni Poets.

December 4, 2013
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Ethereal Motets and Mass Movements by composers and seasonal music from the Cathedrals of 16th and 17th century Portugal, with choir, winds, strings, percussion, and guitar.

December 4, 2013
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Commonwealth Honors College is holding its fifth annual Goodie Auction to benefit the Amherst Survival Center.

December 5, 2013
9:30 am-3:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Renowned Canadian artist Lynne Cohen has been photographing interior spaces ― laboratories, offices, health spas, classrooms, shooting ranges ― often wryly humorous, sometimes bleak, with an element of suspense and of uneasiness.

December 5—March 7, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
December 7—March 9, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
December 15—January 19

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This exhibition is part of a series of exhibitions at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in which invited local artists exhibit their own artworks in juxtaposition with pieces they select from the museum’s permanent collection.

December 5—March 7, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
December 7—March 9, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
December 15—January 19

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The research of Brian Lickel, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, focuses on how people interpret events in intergroup conflicts and how these interpretations affect their emotions, self-concepts, and support for different social and political policies.

December 5, 2013
12:45 pm-2:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 521B

Panelists include Daniel Warwick, Springfield Public Schools superintendent, and Timothy Collins, Springfield Education Association president.

December 5, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

Closing reception for In Limbo- A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Brendan Sullivan.

December 5, 2013
3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Schenker's Conception of Sonata Form before the Urlinie: History, Theory & Aesthetics.

December 5, 2013
3:45 pm-4:35 pm

Fine Arts Center, 155, Music Wing

Writer and speaker Zadie Smith will deliver the 2013 Troy Lecture, presented by the UMass Amherst English Department.

December 5, 2013
4:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Directed by James Patrick Miller and Ayano Kataoka.

December 5, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This is the last day of classes for the Fall 2013 semester.

December 6, 2013

Sangeeta Kamat, associate professor, International Education & Education Policy Studies, College of Education, and Ximena Zuniga, associate professor, College of Education, will discuss the Inclusive Universities project and explain the context, issues, and challenges of undertaking this research.

December 6, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Come help us warm up a chilly December evening with the Lighting of the Merry Maple! 

December 6, 2013
5:00 pm

Amherst Town Common
Come join Student Activities and Involvement and the University Programming Council for a travel of a lifetime at the food and cultural showcase.

December 6, 2013
7:00 pm

All Campus

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

December 6, 2013
7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Join Route Nine at Flying Object to celebrate the launch of its Fall 2013 issue.

December 6, 2013
8:00 pm

Flying Object
Music by Sidra Bell: At the Bazaar (world premiere), Jennifer Hart: Before/After, Billbob Brown: Judgments, and a work by new UMass Dance professor, Erica Wilson-Perkins.

December 6—December 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join the UMass Pride Alliance for our annual Dance In Red! Proceeds from ticket sales will be going to A Positive Place (formerly Hampshire County AIDS Care). 

December 6, 2013
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Rooms

Special Saturday Mornings is an interactive cultural enrichment program for families with young children ages birth-6 years.

December 7, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Student Union

Gilles Vonsattel, piano; with guests Frank Huang, violin and Sophie Shao, cello.Piano Trios by Haydn, Schumann, and Brahms.

December 7, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

25 vendors selling unique vinyl records in all genres.

December 8, 2013
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Final exams for the Fall 2013 semester. 

December 9—December 14, 2013

GradImages will be taking Cap & Gown portrait photos. There is no charge for the sitting and no obligation to purchase.

December 9—December 11, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Memorial Hall, lobby

Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber, Department of Public Health: “It’s Never too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy”

December 9, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Do you have any finals to study for? Do you have any papers to write? Would you like to study in the company of others in an environment that is easy and pleasant to work in? If so, join the Women of Color Leadership Network for our Study Hour.

December 9, 2013
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Come meet and have fun with CMASS/MXCC and City Year Boston staff.

December 10, 2013
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Mark your calendars for a great holiday shopping opportunity! 

December 11, 2013
9:00 am-2:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS)

Aline C. Gubrium from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Scences presents, "Digital Storytelling as a Multidisciplinary Methodolgoy: A Case Study."

December 11, 2013
1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Announcing the inaugural event for this year’s History Institute for K-12 teachers! Professor Mary Wilson will explore the Syrian civil war in historical context, locating this contemporary event in the broader history of the Middle East.

December 12, 2013
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Collaborative for Educational Services
Produced by WGBY-TV in conjunction with the university’s 150th anniversary, the hour-long program uses the occasion as a prism to reveal the impact of a bill that revolutionized American higher education and the man behind the landmark legislation: Senator Justin Morrill of Vermont.

December 12, 2013
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Committee on Workplace Climate and Bullying will sponsor ahalf-day symposium on workplace bullying.

December 13, 2013
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Join the UMass Amherst DC Alumni Network to honor fallen heroes in the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, sponsored by Wreaths Across America.

December 14, 2013
8:00 am

Arlington National Cemetery
Come out to Buffalo Wild Wings in Northbrook to watch the 21st ranked UMass Minutemen take on the Northern Illinois Huskies. The game watch is free. Tip-off starts at 2:00 p.m. 

December 14, 2013
2:00 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings
The #22 Massachusetts Minutemen take on Northern Illinois in a Saturday afternoon game at the Mullins Center.

December 14, 2013
3:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst, the University of Massachusetts Foundation and University Trustee Norm Peters invite you to an Alumni BBQ and Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins football game.

December 15, 2013
11:00 am

Sun Life Stadium
Winter Term classes run from December 16 through January 18.

December 16, 2013

Come watch the Minutemen host the Denver Pioneers.

December 17, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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, 2013

Sunwheel

The Minutewomen return home to face cross-state rival Northeastern University.

December 21, 2013
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Winter term classes will not be held on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

December 24—December 25, 2013
December 31—January 1, 2014

University offices are closed in observance of Christmas, a federal holiday.

December 25, 2013

Come watch the 2012-2013 Eastern Conference Champions Boston Bruins take on the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden in our very own UMass Suite.

December 27, 2013
7:00 pm

TD Garden
The Minutemen return from holiday break to take on Providence College at the Mullins Center.

December 28, 2013
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

Most university offices are closed on December 30 and 31 for annual campus closure days.

December 30—December 31, 2013

Baseball hitting clinic for ages 10-18 with instruction provided by UMass coaching staff and players.

December 30, 2013 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium