Week of  September 29—October 5, 2013 feed
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

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

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

 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

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
This event for high school/college pianists, their teachers, and parents, includes a Masterclass for H.S. students; Performances by UMass piano faculty, alumni, and current students; and Discussion/Q&A about College Auditions with Piano faculty.

September 29, 2013
12:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass field hockey head coach Carla Tagliente faces her alma mater, Maryland, at Garber Field.

September 29, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Alumna pianist Yan Yu performs music by Prokofiev, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Rachmaninoff.

September 29, 2013
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join alumni and friends for the UMass Foundation system-wide Golf Outing and Scholarship Fundraiser to benefit UMass students.

September 30, 2013
10:00 am

Kittansett Golf Club
Research Professor James Heintz (Political Economy Research Institute) kicks off this semester's Faculty Colloquium Series presented by the Center for Public Policy and Administration.

September 30, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Please join us for a lecture by Mukul Sanwal, Former Special Advisor to the UNFCC secretariat and visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science.

September 30, 2013
2:30 pm

Campus Center, 165

Please join the Departments of Kinesiology and Nutrition for a talk by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD.

September 30, 2013
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

An introduction to grant searching for graduate students.

September 30, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

Lecture by Angel Quintero Rivera, 2013 Distinguished Latin American Visitor.

September 30, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Featuring the acting debut of Judy Davis and the directing debut of Australian director Gillian Armstrong, My Brilliant Career (1979) is based on a 1901 autobiographical novel by 16-year-old Miles Franklin which chronicles the efforts of an independent-minded farm girl to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer.

September 30, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

Women of color face a unique set of challenges in higher education. This weekly discussion group will provide a space for undergrad and graduate women of color to identify and explore their academic, social, and familial experiences while providing and receiving support from each other and building community. 

October 1—October 15, 2013

New Africa House, Center for Women & Community

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Visit our information table in the Campus Center to learn more about safe computing and play the Plinko game for a chance to win a daily prize.

October 1—October 4, 2013 10:00 am-2:00 pm
October 9—October 30, 2013, Wednesdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Dr. Ana Celia Zentella is an anthro-political linguist internationally recognized for her research on U.S. Latino languages, language socialization, “Spanglish”, and “English-only” laws. 

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

A short introduction to the vast array of inexpensive, easy-to-use 'open source hardware' and open source software that can be employed in K-12 education, academic research labs, and in environmental monitoring.

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as violent insurgencies. In this talk, Chenoweth will review the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. 

October 1, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology, presents "A Cure for Severe Asthma: New Hope for the Future."

October 1, 2013
6:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Emceed by renowned, award-winning spoken word artist Alix Olson. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center.

October 1, 2013
7:00 pm

Food For Thought Books
Visionary works in glass, encaustic, and paint on canvas convey the power and promise of a changing world.

October 2—October 25, 2013, weekdays
This event does NOT occur on:
October 14

Augusta Savage Gallery

$10,000, graduate awards for projects that integrate business fundamentals with science and/or engineering.  Application Deadline October 28. Info Session Oct 10 @ 5PM; Campus Ctr. 163c

October 2—October 28, 2013

“Learning from Guantanamo,” with James Yee, former United States Army chaplain, United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay; Buz Eisenberg, attorney representing detainees at Guantanamo; Fredalene Bernhardy Dowd, former resident of the naval base.

October 2, 2013
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This lecture examines what the low-power FM struggle communicates about social change, through political and technological action.

October 2, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Media Education Foundation
With original music performed live by Erik Lawrence, Harvey Wirht, and Rahul Roy. Including performance and a question/answer session following the event.

October 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

Prof. Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) of Yale University will deliver the Five Colleges Annual History Lecture.

October 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

A bilingual reading by Polish poet Tadeusz Dąbrowski.

October 2, 2013
7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz Ensemble perform under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes and Thomas Giampietro.

October 2, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This event has been canceled. 

October 3, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

The life and achievements of the late Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D., will be celebrated on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

October 3, 2013
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Drawing from the Amish rural tradition, radio barnraisings combine work, skill sharing, political spectacle and celebration to make a dramatic change in the empowerment of a community.

October 3, 2013
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

WGBY Partyka Room
This talk explores opportunities and challenges presented in historic mill town morphologies for regeneration of economic and social capital.

October 3, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

The Department of Economics presents the seventeenth annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture.

October 3, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Islands.  Both the music and dance have been influenced by Cuban Bolero, the Merengue, Salsa and Cumbia.

October 3, 2013
7:05 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

John Edgar Wideman is a celebrated writer of more than twenty works of fiction and non-fiction.  Sejal Shah’s stories, essays, interviews, and profiles appear in journals and Sejal Shah (MFA ’02) is a writer and teacher of writing. 

October 3, 2013
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for  students and their families to enjoy together.

October 4—October 6, 2013

All Campus

The Ninth Annual Faculty Convocation celebrates the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, a celebration and recognition of recent distinguished achievements of UMass Amherst faculty members through their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

October 4, 2013
11:00 am

Bowker Auditorium

This event has been canceled.

October 4, 2013
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Join plant scientists from around the region for the 11th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology presented by the Plant Biology (PB) graduate program at UMass Amherst. 

October 5, 2013
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , 119

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you back to campus for its 4th Annual SPHHS Fall Alumni Celebration!

October 5, 2013
12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

CMASS is hosting the 4th Annual Leadership Symposium:  Bridging Personal & Professional Identities.

October 5, 2013
12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wilder Hall, All Rooms

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

October 5, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field