Week of  September 22—28, 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,

Visitors to the UMass Amherst Renaissance Center this summer can enjoy the sense of traveling back in time to experience sights, smells and tastes of an authentic 16th-century kitchen garden.

July 25—September 25, 2013, weekdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
August 17, 2013 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Renaissance Center

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

Colorful, energetic acrylic paintings tell stories about tough social and personal moments, and challenge viewers to ask themselves: Why?

September 9—September 27, 2013, weekdays

Augusta Savage Gallery

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

Amherst has a history of creative genius and a poetic legacy like no other.

September 20—September 28, 2013

Downtown Amherst
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

UMass field hockey vs.

September 22, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

The score calls for various styles of singing. We seek a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, & multi-generational cast. We encourage singers from all Five Colleges & the Pioneer Valley community to audition.

September 22, 2013 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 23, 2013 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Room 204 and 206

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

September 22, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

This introductory workshop will teach you how to get started using NVivo to import, code, and set up the node structure of your qualitative data.

September 23, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Andrew Revkin has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times.

September 23, 2013
3:35 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , 119 (Auditorium)

From Overpopulation to Climate Wars: Why Too Much Apocalypse Turns Americans into Political Zombies

September 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall-East

Part of the Fall 13 Research Colloquium Series.

September 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s classic novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center.

September 23, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

All people and all types of performance are welcomed: essay reading, poetry, singing, instrumentals, etc.

September 23, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Starbucks Coffee
 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

Please join us for a talk titled “A Radio Voice for the Voiceless Around the World,” presented by Pete Tridish, a diehard advocate for more democratic media organizations here in the U.S.

September 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

Join the Pioneer Valley Bread House in baking fresh bread. Learn about the art, the practice, the symbolism, and the magical powers of bread-making as a community!

September 24, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

B'Nai Israel Kitchens
UMass Jazz Faculty in Concert.

September 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

An opportunity for faculty to discover how to make the most of their research sabbatical experiences.

September 25, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

A visual artwork exploding with color and design, created on by eleven Tibetan monks. 

September 25—September 26, 2013 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 27, 2013 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Learn how to read-in data, create summary statistics, create graphs, and perform statistical tests using R.

September 25, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

“Guantanamo From Both Sides of the Fence,”  with Jana Lipman, associate professor of history at Tulane University;  Jeff Johnston, former public works officer at the United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay, and Alberto Jones, Cuban employee at the base. 

September 25, 2013
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

Western Massachusetts premiere of the film White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America.

September 25, 2013
7:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 104

Three panels discussing highlights of the NEA's materials in the new National Arts Policy Archives and Library being unveiled at UMass

September 26, 2013
11:00 am-5:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th floor

Professor Piper Gaubatz is an urban geographer specializing in the study of urban change, development and planning in East Asia and the U.S.

September 26, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

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

September 26, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

 Speak to students and faculty to learn about this unique five-week summer program that combines culture, food studies and fun.

September 26, 2013
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

The students of the UMass Amherst Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) present, 150 Years of Connections, a student and alumni networking night where students can connect with distinguished UMass alumni and advisory board members from a variety of professions.

September 26, 2013
6:30 pm-8:45 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, two of the most celebrated artists of our time, have performed as a duo almost since their first meeting. 

September 26, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) holds an annual Fall Career Development and Internship Fair for undergraduates and graduate students in all departments.

September 27, 2013
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

LaTeX is a free, open source document authoring software suite for writing professional quality, publication ready papers. This short course will introduce you to LaTeX and provide you with all the basics to begin authoring your own documents.

September 27, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

About a Key: Tonal Reference in Beethoven's Music and its Challenges for Schenkerian Theory

September 27, 2013
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Learn how to read raw data into Stata, browse and edit data, compute values, and do simple recoding.

September 27, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Creativity is essential in art, in science, and in technology. But in what ways is creativity in these three areas different? In what ways is it similar? Technology is about invention, making and building; science is about unveiling, revealing what may already be there. 

September 27, 2013
3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

UMass field hockey faces New Hampshire on Garber Field.

September 27, 2013
4:00 pm

Garber Field

Opening reception for the exhibition Du Bois in Our Time.

September 27, 2013
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Would you like to make a game in 24 hours, alongside other local game developers and Five College students? If so, join us for a game jam at Hampshire College.

September 27—September 28, 2013 6:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampshire College - Adele Simmons Hall, Rm 126
Concerts by select professional Massachusetts dance companies.

September 27—September 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Rand Theater

Help us celebrate the 150 years of UMass Amherst by participating in the Mass Impact - 2nd Annual Alumni Day of Service. This campus-wide initiative brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together as we go out into local communities to help serve local needs.

September 28, 2013
8:00 am

Student Affairs & Campus Life, External Relations, the Student Government Association, the Alumni Association, and with the generous financial support of Alden Credit Union bring the Mass Impact Day of Service to UMass Amherst.

September 28, 2013
8:30 am

Haigis Mall

This symposium accompanies the exhibition Du Bois in Our Time,  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 and the causes he championed.

September 28, 2013
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Springfield Bound is a day-long orientation for students who will be working or volunteering in Springfield.

September 28, 2013
9:30 am-3:30 pm

Rebecca M. Johnson School
The 4th In-Conference Regatta for the fall 2013 season will be held at Mendums Pond Nottingham, New Hampshire by the University of New Hampshire.

September 28—September 29, 2013 9:30 am-7:00 pm

UNH Rec. Area,. UNH Sailing Club
The Apple Harvest Festival is a re-creation of an old-fashioned New England community fair, coupled with the presentation and sale of beautiful art and fine crafts.

September 28, 2013
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Amherst Town Common
The Minutemen take on Siena in the last game before the start of the conference play.

September 28, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field