Week of  October 13—19, 2013
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
The School of Computer Science invites you to the Computer Science Community Celebration.

October 17—October 19, 2013

Computer Science Building

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

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 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

$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

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

The Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative is hosting a Video Lounge in the Reading Room of the Campus Center at UMass Amherst – free and open to the public - during the 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium.

October 13—October 16, 2013

Campus Center, Reading Room

Join fellow farmers and gardeners in an interactive, educational, and highly stimulating presentation/workshop about what biochar is (and is not) along with details about how and why biochar can help you achieve your growing goals. 

October 13, 2013
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

New England Small Farm Institute
Join us to celebrate the life, career, and legacy of long-time UMass Athletic Administrator and Head Softball Coach, Elaine Sortino.

October 13, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mullins Center, Mullins Center

Classes are not held and most university offices are closed.

October 14, 2013

The UMass-affiliated Pioneer Valley Bread House (PVBH) teams up with local baker Jonathan Stevens of The Hungry Ghost to host a community bread baking event in honor of World Food Day.

October 14, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Congregation B'Nai Israel
Various food stations will feature locally grown produce grown in biochar conditioned soil, as well as a variety of meats, beverages and desserts enhanced by biochar.

October 14, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Affectionately known as "Frankie", Moore Lappe is the renown author of Diet for a Small Planet, EcoMind and co-author of Hope's Edge with her daughter Anna Lappe. 

October 14, 2013
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The yearlong UMass 150th anniversary celebration continues during Homecoming with programs and activities highlighting important historical milestones, events and people.

October 15—October 26, 2013

All Campus

This workshop is designed to introduce social scientists to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a data repository for over 500,000 files of publicly available data sets.

October 15, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

The Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series presents Jacquelynne S.  Eccles, the McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan.

October 15, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Cross-referencing to co-construct knowledge about global heat transfer in an online learning environment: Learning with multiple visualizations.

October 15, 2013
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

John T. Saunders '06 is the Chief Program Officer for the Institute for Responsible Citizenship.

October 15, 2013
5:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall East

Entrepreneurs and biochar enthusiasts will take the stage and deliver dynamic five-minute Ignite Talks.

October 15, 2013
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel.

October 16—October 19, 2013

Old Chapel

Jennifer Sandler, Director, UMass Alliance for Community Transformation and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, will talk on "Conducting Ethnographies of Meeting-Intensive Settings." 

October 16, 2013
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Cignoli is a veteran of many political campaigns and a former legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

October 16, 2013
4:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 61

The Shirley and Ting-wei Tang Endowment Lecture Series brings leaders of engineering-based companies to campus to interact with students and faculty and present a major talk.

October 16, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

A portrait of a gifted and determined woman painter and a video diary of an acclaimed filmmaker's life under bans and house arrest.

October 16, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

The Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble presents a classical Japanese art form with a rich, thousand-year history.

October 16, 2013
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

From small camp stoves to large combined heat and biochar units, there will be a variety of technologies for making biochar.

October 17, 2013
9:00 am-4:00 pm

New England Small Farm Institute
This panel brings together local leaders working to increase housing access, stabilize neighborhoods and increase access to wealth in Springfield.

October 17, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 803

Learn how to perform multiple regression, conduct exploratory data analysis, and perform hypothesis testing and regression diagnostics in the R environment.

October 17, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Sociology Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey will present the Sixth Annual Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues. His talk, "How Wall Street is Distorting Main Street: Exploring Rising Income Inequality" is free and open to all.

October 17, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus.

October 17, 2013
4:30 pm

All Campus

Come to the free Living Local workshop hosted by UMass Dining Sustainability to learn how to utilize the fall harvest in diverse ways.

October 17, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Earth Foods

Enter the exotic world of Japan’s high tea culture and learn about the history of Matcha production, the oldest and most premium variety of powdered green tea,Tea experts Robert and Mary Lou Heiss guide you through this rich history as you sample authentic stone-ground Matcha from Kyoto, Japan and participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, Chanoyu,  which dates back to the 15th and 16th century.

October 17, 2013
6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

This workshop is like the Pictionary board game we have come to know and love, but with a very sexy twist...

October 17, 2013
7:00 pm

Gorman Hall, 2nd floor lounge

In this talk, an acclaimed senior researcher and TedxTalk presenter shares her thoughts on how business can create value not just for shareholders, but for everyone.  

October 17, 2013
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

In anticipation of Isabel  Wilkerson's October 22nd lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Journeys of the Great Migration," sponsored by the Springfield Public Forum, local residents will gather to recall their memories of the Great Migration and Springfield, Mass. 

October 17, 2013
7:30 pm

American International College's Griswold Theatre
The tallest library in the United States at 297 feet, the W.E.B DuBois Library was named after African-American activist W.E.B DuBois and holds a large collection of his writings.

October 18—October 19, 2013 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

The exhibit centers on the post-World War II expansion of UMass and its emergence as a fully-fledged research university.

October 18—January 6, 2014
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28, December 15, December 21—December 22, December 25, December 28—January 1, January 5

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level and Floor 25

This course will cover utilizing LaTeX options, and BibTeX, the integrated bibliography management tool included with LaTeX.

October 18, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

A symposium to celebrate our international history and future as an institution.

October 18, 2013
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sycamore Hall, Events Space

Learn a variety of Stata commands that will make working with your data easier and more time-efficient.

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37E

Learn about the state- of-the-art research laboratories from Biochemistry and Microbiology students, who will give presentations and tours of the Life Science Laboratories building.

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, meet in Atrium

Jeff Smith, the bestselling graphic novelist in America, the creator of Bone and Rasl, will appear at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to talk about America's first graphic novelist in a lecture entitled "The Legacy of Will Eisner and The Contract with God."

October 18, 2013
2:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

Scott Gilbert's talk Extending Lynn's view: A new symbiotic biology combines his interest in developmental biology, evolution and the history of science.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 221 South

UMass field hockey returns home from a three-game road trip to face La Salle.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Garber Field

Learn about the varied paths taken by UMass Amherst graduates in their quest to practice law in this panel discussion and networking event.

October 18, 2013
3:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Congressman McGovern will discuss human rights crises and situations around the globe, and the politics of responding to them in an effective manner.

October 18, 2013
3:30 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

Head coach Ed Matz leads the Minutewomen into action against Rhode Island. 

October 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will be awarding honorary degrees to three of the world's leading climate scientists.

October 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Exhibit opening and reception celebrating the collection of William Smith Clark.

October 18, 2013
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

Community service is the focus of this fun run that collects new or lightly-worn clothes for local homeless shelters.

October 18, 2013
5:00 pm

All Campus

Come see the Minutemen in their home opener against Michigan State.

October 18, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Annual concert produced and coordinated by Jeffrey W. Holmes.

October 18, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The University Programming Council host its weekly movie. Grab your popcorn and settle in before the big screen to view Young Frankenstein and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

October 18, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Calling all bandos! Reconnect with friends and UMass band mates after the Multiband concert.

October 18, 2013
10:30 pm

Campus Center, UPub

Exhibit celebrating the legacy of William Smith Clark and his influence at UMass Amherst and Hokkaido University.

October 19—November 30, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

All alumni of Interior Design, Architecture, Design and Historic Preservation are invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Architecture and Design at UMass Amherst.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center

Take part in this Homecoming tradition as you run a beautiful course through campus and Amherst.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Old Chapel

The Library’s Special Collections and University Archives will remain open for alumni to visit a special exhibit celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the University’s founding.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections and University Archives Floor 25

Join Dean Stephen Cavanagh, faculty, notable speakers and alumni for a 60th Anniversary Celebration of the College of Nursing.

October 19, 2013
10:00 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Dean Tim Anderson welcomes College of Engineering alumni back to campus to reconnect and celebrate the accomplishments of engineering alumni.

October 19, 2013
12:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriot Center

BDIC will be having a Fall Social Event at Mike’s Maze in Sunderland on Saturday October 19th!

October 19, 2013
1:00 pm

Mike's Maze
Please join us for a dedication of campus monuments that commemorate the region of the campus that reflects our agricultural heritage.  Following the dedication, there will be a tree planting ceremony to celebrate UMass Amherst's Sesquicentennial. 

October 19, 2013
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Tent to be located on the east side of the Recreation Center and adjacent to the George Parks Band Building
Who will win the coveted title of 2013 UMass Iron Chef? Come see our guest chefs and emcee Kevin Brauch from Iron Chef America, assisted by award-winning UMass Dining chefs, as they battle it out.

October 19, 2013
2:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy cordially invites you to a celebration of the Old Chapel.

October 19, 2013
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Readings of Original Works by James Tate and MFA alumni.

October 19, 2013
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Art Gallery

The UMass Department of Geosciences proudly announces the grand opening of the Marvin and Jane Rausch Mineral Gallery.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 243

Join fellow Stockbridge alumni for a pre-game tailgate on October 19 as hundreds of UMass alumni, families and friends gather at the Homecoming Hockey Tailgate.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

The beloved tradition of Homecoming Hockey Tailgating returns to UMass Amherst! Join us on October 19 as hundreds of UMass alumni, families and friends gather at the Homecoming Hockey Tailgate.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Carve a pumpkin or admire the artistry of others as pumpkins line the campus.

October 19, 2013
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Mullins Center, at the Hockey Tailgate

The College of Education will host Pat Griffin ’80 EdD, a National LGBTQ and athletics educator, activist, and UMass Amherst professor emerita, for a talk on The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches: Successes and Challenges followed by a public reception.

October 19, 2013
4:30 pm

Mark's Meadow Elementary School, Auditorium

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

October 19, 2013
6:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Head Coach John Micheletto leads the Minutemen into action against Michigan State. 

October 19, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Your 2013 Homecoming Royalty Court will be announced during halftime of the Michigan State vs. UMass hockey game.

October 19, 2013
7:00 pm

Mullins Center