Week of  October 6—12, 2013 feed
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

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

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

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

October 4—October 6, 2013

All Campus

No Impact Week is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life.

October 6—October 12, 2013

Campus Center, Concourse

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial at the 15th Annual Friends of the Library Fall Reception with two historians and New England themed refreshments.

October 6, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

Nadine Shank and Estela Olevsky, piano; with guests Jean Johnson '96, clarinet; Lois Hicks Wozniak, saxophone; David Nielsen, oboe; and Sarah Swersey, flute. Music includes Schubert, Bach, Fernande Decruck, Erwin Schulhoff, and Leonard Bernstein.

October 6, 2013
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards including the 2007 Album Of The Year for ‘River: The Joni Letters’, Herbie Hancock continues to amaze audiences. 

October 6, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The October Faculty Colloquium presented by the Center for Public Policy and Administration features this talk by Robert Pollin, co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute and professor of economics.

October 7, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentaryseries introduces women and girls living under some of the most difficultcircumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them.

October 7—October 11, 2013 1:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Student Union Craft Center cordially invites all students in the graduate and post-graduate communities to our Open House.

October 7, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Craft Center

Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z (1969) was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking.

October 7, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

Edna Sabulao Ilano – Interviewed by her daughter and granddaughter, this Berkshire County nurse of thirty-five years reflects on her medical missions work in remote parts of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. 

October 7, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

In this workshop we will explore citation management services like Zotero, Ref Works and Mendeley and review techniques for importing citations and formatting bibliographies.

October 8, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

This is an introductory workshop to the basics of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), including understanding what SEM is useful for, and how to interpret SEM reports.

October 8, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Dr. Ajla Aksamija will speak on "Emerging Technologies in Architectural Design and Innovation: Lessons from Practice" as part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Architecture + Design Fall 2013 Lecture Series. 

October 8, 2013
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Our very own Amherst-based storyteller and former Amherst College Associate Dean seamlessly blends story and song in her solo performance. 

October 8, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance in a friendly yet fiery competition where dancer and drummer showcases their skills.

October 8, 2013
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Come participate in CHP's Sex Pictionary Workshop! It's like the board game we have come to know and love, but with a very sexy twist...

October 8, 2013
9:00 pm

Kennedy Hall, floor 19

If you are thinking of starting a technology-based company, join us for this workshop.

October 9, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 1001

Mini grant applications must be submitted by noon today! 

October 9, 2013
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Stephen Mitchell, Professor of Folklore and Mythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will give the first fall lecture in the Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture.

October 9, 2013
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Jennifer Lisa Vest – west coast artist of Black and Native American heritages delivers her brand of Philopoetics in an evening of spoken word and philosophy.

October 9, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Intertwined stories of contemporary life in Mumbai. In English and Hindi with English subtitles.

October 9, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

Join us for a conversation with Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries he Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process.

October 9, 2013
7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Directed by Greg Spiridopoulos.

October 9, 2013
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

An introduction to grant writing for graduate students.

October 10, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium, 903

No appointment necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes.

October 10, 2013
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 101

Jun Koo is an associate professor of public administration and policy at Korea University. His main research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry cluster in the context of regional development. 

October 10, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

Gar Alperovitz is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and a leader in the new economy movement.

October 10, 2013
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Come learn about this exciting graduate award opportunity; then stay after to network, eat, and hear about the campus business plan competition!

October 10, 2013
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 163c

UMass Athletics, the UMass Amherst Foundation and the Alumni Association invite you and a guest to join us for a special reception with Hockey Head Coach John Micheletto and members of the team. 

October 10, 2013
5:30 pm

UMass Club
Hear about this exciting campus business plan competition; what it takes to enter; and why learning how to be an innovator and entrepreneur is important for your future, as well as the world’s. 

October 10, 2013
6:00 pm

Campus Center, 163 c

Priscilla Page - memoir about Mexican American women and Angelica Sanchez - solo electronic and toy piano concert.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

This week's topic up for discussion is queer immigration with Julio Capo.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Come and play dominos and show us your karaoke skills.

October 10, 2013
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Word Becomes Flesh integrates spoken word, hip-hop theatre, contemporary dance, and live music to document nine months of pregnancy from a young single father's perspective.

October 10, 2013
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This year’s theme, “Transitions,” recognizes that change is fundamental to students’ higher education experiences and that student success hinges on the thoughtful negotiation of turning points, shifts and evolutions.

October 11, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, various locations

Many musicians have compared Classical chamber music to an impromptu conversation.  Building on this, this talk introduces a new analytical method that views each instrumental part as a distinct persona engaged in social intercourse. 

October 11, 2013
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

PERI African Development Policy Program Speakers Series presents Abebe Shimeles (African Development Bank) and Henri-Bernard Soulignac-Lecompte (OECD).

October 11, 2013
3:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

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

October 11, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

UMass Amherst associate professor of art history Laetitia La Follette will celebrate her new book Negotiating Culture: Heritage, Ownership, and Intellectual Property.

October 11, 2013
4:30 pm

Amherst Books
Pat Schneider - a reading of new works from reknowned founder of Amherst Writers and Artists, and author of  How the Light Gets In: Writing As A Spiritual Practice (Oxford Press).

October 11, 2013
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The University Orchestra will perform under direction of conductor Brandon Keith Brown, the new Director of Orchestral Studies.

October 11, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Are you ALL IN for UMass Football? Bring your friends and family to the pre-game celebrations as the Football Tailgate Tent tradition returns! Join us under the tent in front of Patriot Place for a tailgate barbeque with a cash bar, entertainment and giveaways.

October 12, 2013
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Head Coach Charley Molnar leads the Minutemen into action against Miami.

October 12, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium