Month of  May 2013 feed
The UMass Amherst Libraries host an exhibit, “Pioneers of Mass Aggie: Founders, Builders, and Innovators.”  “Pioneers” is the first of three exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts.

January 22—May 11, 2013

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

The UMCA is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artist James Welling. This exhibition will focus on the photographer’s work in New England from 1970 to 2010.

January 31—May 3, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 2—May 5, 2013, Sun/Mon/Sat 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
February 18, March 16—March 24, April 15

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Shaping the View, a new exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, investigates how modern and contemporary artists use a variety of media to capture and re-imagine both interior and exterior scenes.

April 4—May 5, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
April 4—May 5, 2013, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

According to Davies:  “The focus of the work is mortality -- birth, death, the passage of time, and the annual events (such as birthdays, New Year's, Christmas, etc.,) that mark the passage of time.  

April 7—May 12, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Barnes Gallery at the Leverett Crafts & Arts Center is pleased to present two BFA Thesis exhibitions by the artists Lauren Costa and Chelsea Neveu.

April 22—May 1, 2013

Barnes Gallery : Leverett Crafts & Arts Center
Directed by Amy Johnson and staged by Vernon Hartman, each performance features Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Verdi's La Traviata, Act 1, sung and acted by UMass opera students.

April 30—May 1, 2013 7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Last day of classes for the 2013 spring semester.

May 1, 2013

Join us for a May Day event on the lower Cape as we rewind through our land's history all the way back to the Big Bang while hiking along the trails of the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary.

May 1, 2013
9:50 am

Massachusetts Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Professor Luigina Mortari, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Pedagogy at the University of Verona and Adjunct faculty member in the UMass Department of Student Development  will present the results of her intensive qualitative study of caring for self and others in nurses in Italy.

May 1, 2013
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Hills South, 151

Join us for our annual end of the year celebration, Big Chill.

May 1, 2013
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Take a break from studying and join the Women of Color Leadership Network for our May Social Hour.

May 1, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

William Schwartz will be giving his lecture "Searching for Social Synchronization of Circadian Clocks."

May 1, 2013
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

The MFA Thesis Exhibition, "One Breath/One Line" by Theresa Antonellis  is on view at Herter Gallery.

May 2, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Final exams for the 2013 spring semester.

May 3—May 4, 2013
May 6—May 9, 2013

Joyce Avrech Berkman, professor of history and adjunct professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. In celebration of her multifaceted contributions to her field, a day-long series of presentations inspired by her work will be offered, followed by a dinner.

May 3, 2013
10:00 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Coach Sortino and the Minutewomen open the final regular season weekend of 2013 against Butler.

May 3, 2013
3:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Fordham.

May 3, 2013
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

“Rules Change: Resetting the Playing Field for Corporations, People and Democracy,”  is a three day gathering organized by the UMass Donahue Institute at the request of U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., and four non-profit policy groups

May 3—May 5, 2013 3:00 pm-1:00 pm

All Campus

The evening is part of “Rules Change: Resetting the Playing Field for Corporations, People and Democracy,”  is a three day conference organized by the UMass Donahue Institute  at the request of McGovern and four other non-profit policy groups.

May 3, 2013
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This final senior gala is a formal celebration and final tradition leading up to your Commencement Ceremony.  

May 3, 2013
9:00 pm

Mullins Center

Help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer! Be a D.C. Alumni Network volunteer "tent angel" and help the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer team put up tents, lend a hand at  hospitality, distribute materials and giveaways, staff stations along the route, and assist as needed.

May 4, 2013
5:30 am

Wellness Village - Meadowbrook Park
Come watch thirty teams from across the USA compete in the oldest and most prestigious high school Ultimate tournament in the world in Amherst, the birthplace of Ultimate. Games in the A division and Girls Division happen at Amherst Regional High School, and the B division is hosted at UMass on the South Athletic Fields.

May 4—May 5, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

South Athletic Fields

Arts and crafts and a special family performance with Tim Van Egmond.

May 4, 2013
10:00 am

Student Union

The Greater Boston Alumni Network invites you to be a part of the 4th Annual Moving Towards a Cure 5K Race, organized by Miles for Hope, a brain tumor research foundation.

May 4, 2013
10:30 am

Artesani Park
Coach Sortino and the Minutewomen meet Butler University in a home game at the UMass Softball Complex.

May 4, 2013
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Join fellow alumni for a tasting and tour at LaBelle winery! Sample a selection of five wines with cheese and crackers, and enjoy the winery's beautiful atmosphere.

May 4, 2013
1:00 pm

LaBelle Winery
UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Fordham.

May 4, 2013
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Closer is the story of four people living in London, struggling to fulfill their expectations of love - fitting others into these ideals and leaving them when reality doesn't align with their dreams.

May 5—May 7, 2013

Fine Arts Center, 204

Coach Sortino and the Minutewomen wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader against Saint Louis.

May 5, 2013
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Fordham.

May 5, 2013
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Get your hands dirty and celebrate spring! Come with your gardening questions to UMass Permaculture Franklin Garden (in front of Franklin Dining Common).

May 5, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Franklin Dining Commons, Permaculture Garden

Please, Touch This Show is a completely different kind of art show, one where you are supposed to touch the art (and sometimes it is ok to destroy things)!

May 6—May 10, 2013 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Clark Hall

The Student Union Art Gallery proudly presents the BFA Thesis Exhibition by BFA candidates Caprice Capucci, Allison Crofton-Macdonald, Melissa Kornfield & Katelyn Todaro.

May 6—May 9, 2013 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Attending the American Wind Energy Association Conference in Chicago? Join fellow alumni and Professor Jim Manwell to socialize and plan a celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Program scheduled for September 20 and 21, 2013 on the Amherst campus.

May 7, 2013
4:30 pm

Lakeside Center at McCormick Place Room 263
UMass Amherst hosts the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Championship. 

May 8—May 11, 2013

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Since the end of the 2008 recession, corporate profits have grown much faster than wage and salary incomes. These trends have been great for the US stock market -- but not great for our overall economic growth or government budgets: roughly 70% of the US economy is based on consumer spending, and the vast majority of government receipts come from individual income taxes, retail sales taxes or property taxes on private homes.

May 8, 2013
7:00 pm

New UMass graduates will be commissioned in the Air Force ROTC Commissioning ceremony.

May 10, 2013
9:00 am-10:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

New UMass graduates will be commissioned in the Army ROTC Commissioning ceremony.

May 10, 2013
9:00 am-10:00 am

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate School Class of 2013.

May 10, 2013
9:00 am-10:30 am

Mullins Center, Arena

The Honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles for graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors and their families.

May 10, 2013
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Mullins Center

Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2013.

May 10, 2013
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

The College of Engineering celebrates its Senior Recognition Ceremony.

May 11, 2013
9:00 am-10:30 am

Recreation Center

Members of the Stockbridge School Class of 2013 receive their degrees.

May 11, 2013
10:00 am-11:30 am

Bowker Auditorium

The College of Natural Sciences Senior Celebration ceremony is a special event for our students and their families--and each student's name will be called as they walk across the stage and receive a commemorative medal.

May 11, 2013
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Mullins Center

The 28th Annual High School Honor Band Concert features the finest high school wind and percussion musicians in New England and the Northeast.  James Patrick Miller, conductor, Dr. Jack Stamp,  guest conductor.  

May 12, 2013
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Volunteers needed!  Work alongside other alumni volunteers and friends at the Yarmouth Food Pantry to help sort food and stock shelves with donations from the Annual Post Office Food Drive.

May 13, 2013
10:00 am

The Yarmouth Food Pantry
University Health Services Acupuncture Clinic celebrates its 10th year with two free events at the clinic on the ground floor of UHS.

May 13, 2013 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
May 15, 2013 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS)

This conference brings together a wide range of academics, economists, heritage professionals, development experts, government officials, and community leaders to examine the economic impacts of cultural heritage and its implications for contemporary society.

May 15—May 17, 2013 8:15 am-5:15 pm

All Campus

Catch up with old friends, make new contacts, and expand your Capital-area network! Look for the UMass banners inside BlackFinn.This is a FREE event.

May 15, 2013
6:00 pm

BlackFinn
Laura X is the founder and was the director of the Women's History Research Center, in Berkeley, California, which was the first historical archive connected to the feminist movement.

May 16, 2013
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

New Africa House, Reading Room, Second Floor

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor and celebrate the life of the late Randolph W. Bromery. The memorial event will be hosted by UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

May 17, 2013
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

The first day of classes for Summer Session One.

May 20, 2013

“Metamorphosis” is the second of three exhibits celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

May 20—September 27, 2013, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois,

Come fuel your entrepreneurial fire with guest speaker Jeff Taylor '01 and tap into resources at the new UMass Amherst Center for Entrepreneurship ("C4E")!A big-picture entrepreneur and expert in technology, marketing and human capital, Jeff Taylor '01 utilizes shifts in global business practice and employment trends to predict and capitalize on future business opportunities.

May 23, 2013
5:30 pm

UMass Club
No university classes are held and most university offices are closed.

May 27, 2013

A special team of UMass Football Ambassadors is forming to take on the challenge of growing the UMass Football Nation! These specially trained, on-the-ground volunteers will execute simple promotions to educate, build fan loyalty and grow attendance for decades to come.

May 29, 2013
6:00 pm

Fenway Park, Absolut Club