Week of  March 10—16, 2013 feed
The UMCA has been fortunate to receive several important gifts over the last year, which will be on view here for the first time.

January 23—March 15, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
January 26—March 10, 2013, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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February 18

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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
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February 18, March 16—March 24, April 15

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Students in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the UMass Isenberg School of Management offer free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at the Isenberg School of Management.

February 5—April 11, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
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March 19—March 21

Isenberg School of Management, 35

The exhibit features fifteen 22”x24” images selected from VISUAL’s collection, each one captured during research at UMass Amherst.  Accompanying each image will be a description, in non-technical terms, that explains the science behind the picture. 

February 20—April 7, 2013
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March 16—March 17, March 23—March 24

Science and Engineering Library

Claudia Sperry has developed an aesthetic that combines the conscious and unconscious qualities of painterly expression, giving each painting a memory of its own, and a dynamic borrowed from her precursors, the alchemists.

February 25—March 15, 2013, weekdays
March 3, 2013, Sundays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Home Drone is a multifaceted exhibition that combines on-site installation, a public intervention act across the state of Massachusetts, a history of the U.S. Drone Program, and a time-line for the series of events that brought two artists from their home in Rochester, NY, to a onference in Pakistan and back. 

March 1—March 26, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 3—March 10, 2013, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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March 17—March 24

Hampden Gallery

Since first emerging onto the art scene in the early 1960s, the paintings of Larry Poons have been the subject of consistent serious interest to critics and curators.

March 6—April 6, 2013, Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Herter Art Gallery

Join the University Programming Council for a Late Night Movie, Les Miserables, on Friday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 8:00 PM in the Cape Cod Lounge!

March 8, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
March 10, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This two-session workshop meets March 11 and 13. (Plan to attend both sessions.)  We will cover data management skills - working with dates, labels and formats, restructuring the data.

March 11, 2013 9:30 am-12:00 pm
March 13, 2013 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center

One of the major limitations of the burgeoning research literature on the impact of political conflict on young people is the absence of long-term assessments. This presentation describes an on-going study of Palestinian adults who as youth were the heralded generation of stone throwers of the first intifada. Preliminary findings will be presented.

March 11, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

The press, populism, and the politics of split vision in Venezuela.

March 11, 2013
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

While studying an active volcano in the Chilean Andes, Professor Laurie Brown discovered lava flows that gave evidence of the most recent reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles. Professor Brown relates how her findings will help predict with more accuracy reversal processes and how future reversals may affect human activity.

March 11, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

The Fund For The Public Interest is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to work for change after graduation.

March 11, 2013
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 419

Learn to Swing Dance with UMass Ballroom Dance Team!

March 11, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

It’s not just the view… It’s not just the value…It’s the best meal on campus! 

March 12—March 14, 2013

Campus Center, 11th Floor

Panelists Sonya Atalay, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Lisa Wexler, Assistant Professor of Public Health, will lead a discussion on some of the most innovative experiments in participatory and collaborative research occurring in Native, First Nations, Maori, and Aboriginal contexts.

March 12, 2013
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Experienced in public policy, government, advocacy and media relations, Kevin Knobloch '78 serves as the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

March 12, 2013
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall

Best-selling author and Amherst resident Charles C. Mann to speak at the UMass Renaissance Center. Free and open to the public. Plan to arrive promptly as seating is limited.

March 12, 2013
4:30 pm

Renaissance Center

Two days with Filmmaker Andrea Segre at UMass Amherst 

March 12—March 13, 2013 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Jazz faculty perform their own compositions.

March 12, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

We are proud to announce the inauguration of the STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch Series.  In 1985, Michaelann Bewsee and a group of other women on welfare organized Arise for Social Justice to support the rights of low-income people in Springfield, Mass.

March 13, 2013
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

No appointment necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs.

March 13, 2013
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 168c

Coach Angela McMahon and the Minutewomen face-off against the University of Vermont.

March 13, 2013
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Nathaniel Leonard will present "The Alchemist and Renaissance Theater." This play will be performed in April as part of The Renaissance Center Theater Festival.

March 13, 2013
4:00 pm

The UMass Renaissance Center
Jacquelynne S.  Eccles is the McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan, as well as a senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

March 13, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer?  Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQ?

March 13, 2013
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

Michael Bronski is Professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.  He has written extensively on LGBT issues for four decades, in both mainstream and queer publications.

March 13, 2013
7:00 pm

Neilson Library Browsing Room
 The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization.

March 13, 2013
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Brought to Italy by a broker, Shun Li is sent from her textile factory job to work in a bar in Chioggia, a small island in the Veneto lagoon. The director will be present for Q&A.

March 13, 2013
7:30 pm

James Hall, 137

Come see the show everyone’s talking about! The Not Ready for Bedtime Players, UMass Amherst’s award-winning peer sexuality education theater troupe is performing near you.

March 13, 2013
8:00 pm

Chi Omega
Under the direction of Professor Greg Spiridopoulos, the Trombone Choir of the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance performs brass music of varied styles and from varied periods in history.

March 13, 2013
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Use IBM SPSS Statistics syntax to make your work more productive. Preregistration required.

March 14, 2013
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center

“The Bible Across Cultures: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment,” a series of four lectures sponsored by Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at UMass Amherst, explores the Bible as a meeting ground for intercultural exchange.

March 14, 2013
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Amy Rodgers, Assistant Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College.“The Language of Looking: Jonsonian Masque and Conspicuous Consumption.” 

March 14, 2013
4:30 pm

The UMass Renaissance Center
The Finance Alumni Network welcomes special guest speaker Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, president of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office.

March 14, 2013
5:30 pm

Amherst Room, UMass Club
The celebrated Chicago-based dance company has put together a memorable lineup of works for its national tour with Stanton Welch’s new work Son of Chamber Symphony, with music by John Adams and William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated.

March 14, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the short story collection Monstress. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Manoa, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

March 14, 2013
8:00 pm

University Club

Having your first book accepted and published can be a nerve-wracking experience.  This lecture is meant to serve as an introduction to academic publishing, with an emphasis on humanities book (or long form) publishing, and to demystify the path from first inquiry and proposal to printed books, and beyond.

March 15, 2013
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

Adjudicated dance concerts performed by students and faculty from UMass Amherst and college dance programs throughout New England as part of the Amherst College Dance Festival.

March 15—March 16, 2013 1:00 pm
March 15—March 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Spring Break begins after the last class on March 16.

March 16—March 24, 2013

Volunteer chefs will provide a palate-pleasing buffet of pancakes, sausage, bacon, and beverages. Top off your pancakes with maple syrup tapped from sugar maples on the Center’s property, generously donated by local sugarer Richard McIntire and his grandsons.  “Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer”  Henry IV Part II

March 16, 2013
8:00 am-12:00 pm

The UMass Renaissance Center
The Minutemen begin defense of their 2012 conference championship as they open the CAA season at home against Penn State University. 

March 16, 2013
12:00 pm

Garber Field

It’s the Valley’s premier Arts event that’s got everyone talking! We’re back on the UMass campus with a refreshing assortment of live and silent auctions.

March 16, 2013
7:00 pm-11:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Join alumni, friends, and family for a night of fast-paced lacrosse action.

March 16, 2013
7:00 pm

Pepsi Center