Week of  April 28—May 4, 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
UMass Amherst hosts the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Championship at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

April 26, 2013 1:00 pm
April 28, 2013 1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join the University Programming Council for a Late Night Movie: Gangster Squad.

April 26, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
April 28, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Wrap up the excitement of the weekend and bid farewell to your friends and classmates at this casual breakfast buffet. 

April 28, 2013
8:30 am-10:30 am

Campus Center, Marriott Center

The UMass Amherst Alumni Association celebrates the accomplishments of its scholarship and award winners at a reception for scholarship recipients and award winners.

April 28, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

A special performance by the Trombone Section of the Capital Wind Symphony.

April 28, 2013
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Saint Joseph's.

April 28, 2013
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Boxes for Boston's goal is to make the victims and the first responders happy.

April 28, 2013
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole, features new arrangements by Jensen-Hole and Jeff Schneider.

April 28, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Celebrate Founders Week! Join us on the Goodell lawn for a free Campus Cookout and celebration of the launch of the UMass Rising Capital Campaign.

April 29, 2013
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Fidan Kurtulus will speak about her research in a talk titled “The Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action on Minority and Female Employment and Occupational Representation: A Natural Experiment Approach Using State-Level Affirmative Action Ban Laws.”

April 29, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

This spring’s 2013 Dinner On Us program focuses on the myriad of challenges parents of young children face as they create a physically and emotionally healthy family environment that will positively contribute to their child's and their own well-being.

April 29, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Earthfoods Cafe/Cape Cod Lounge

The PLTW programs are one of seven programs endorsed by the  Massachusetts Governor's STEM Council as an @scale STEM program.

April 30, 2013
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

All members of the community are invited to a dialogue about teen sexuality.Teens, parents and area counselors will express different viewpoints on raising healthy teens in the Pioneer Valley.

April 30, 2013
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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

May 1, 2013
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

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

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

“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

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

May 3, 2013
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

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

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

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

May 4, 2013
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

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