Week of  October 20—26, 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
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

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

 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

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 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

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

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

The Letters to Dr. Ehrlich series is a collection of images based on “The Population Bomb” by Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich.

October 20—November 20, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Rice has used this method of writing in several projects over the years but the reason for its usage remains the same.

October 20—November 20, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

Join a panel of LGBTQ alumni guests for an intergenerational conversation about being an LGBTQ student on campus.

October 20, 2013
12:00 pm

Stonewall Center

UMass faces New England rival Rhode Island in the first conference home game of the season.

October 20, 2013
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

UMass field hockey faces Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph's.

October 20, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Jazz Pianist Guest ConcertCyrus Chestnut, pianist, blends contemporary and traditional jazz, gospel, and touches of Latin and samba in his performances around the world.

October 20, 2013
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Performance of String Quartets and Mixed Ensembles, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

October 20, 2013
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The University Programming Council will host its weekly movie. Grab your pop-corn and settle-in before the big-screen to view Despicable Me 2.

October 20, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Sukhadeo Thorat, head of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, will speak on “Higher Education in India: Challenges of Access, Diversity and Discrimination.”

October 21, 2013
3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

We are pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the SPARC/World Bank Global Open Access Week kickoff event. This event features a 60-minute panel discussion on the topic of “Open Access: Redefining Impact.” Panelists representing a diverse set of stakeholders – scientific researchers, publishers, technologists and policy makers – will examine the potential positive impacts that can result when research results are shared freely in the digital environment.

October 21, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1620

What are the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision on affirmative action? Why is there so much debate about affirmative action? How does diversity relate to affirmative action? How does affirmative action in the U.S. compare to other countries?

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

A talk presented by Eric Michael Kelley, Anthropology, Boston University.

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

A workshop with Professor Patricia Bianconi for 20 graduate students to begin the process of grant writing.

October 21, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

UPC is proud to bring actress Laverne Cox, of the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”, to campus on October 21.Laverne plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman.

October 21, 2013
7:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto, TSOTSI (2005, South Africa) traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a car-jacking.

October 21, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160A

Take a few minutes from Homecoming celebrations to give blood.

October 22—October 23, 2013 11:00 am-4:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

An introduction to the research services of the Library. Topics include searching for scholarly articles, borrowing from other libraries, identifying highly-cited material, and citation management software.

October 22, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Machmer Hall, W37E

Heated discussion erupted over the American Historical Association statement urging universities to allow Ph.D. recipients to embargo their electronic dissertations for up to six years while they pursue a book contract. Some institutions have recently changed their open access and embargo policies. This panel will provide faculty, librarian, University Press, and graduate student views on this timely topic followed by Q&A.

October 22, 2013
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Professor Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups.

October 22, 2013
7:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

Inspired by the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of his youth, the film Boyz N the Hood, and the early writings of W. E. B. Du Bois, New York-based Kyle Abraham investigates the rich history of urban culture and the rise and fall of community in Pavement.

October 22, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This performance is to celebrate music of Francis Poulenc and “Les Six”.

October 22, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Tips and approaches in conducting and interpreting data from focus group research.

October 23, 2013
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

This event will give graduate students an overview of open access and the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations. An overview of copyright and fair use as it relates to theses and dissertations will also be presented. Discussion time will explore graduate students’ thoughts and questions about open access and copyright issues.

October 23, 2013
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1320

This is an introductory workshop to the basics of LISREL, including how to run confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and path analysis using the software.

October 23, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

The sustainability movement inspires students, faculty and staff in the classroom and across campus. Learn about Open Educational Resources which allow faculty to tailor their course material and save students money. The workshop includes a demonstration of the new Campus Sustainability Initiative page on ScholarWorks, the digital repository of UMass Amherst. Q&A time will allow for sharing ideas about integrating reliable, cost-saving material into the curriculum.

October 23, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1320

Campus Sustainability Day is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability in higher education on each campus.

October 23, 2013
3:30 pm-7:00 pm

All Campus

How do Burundians view development and governance? Professor Peter Uvin provides some unexpected insights from a year of field work in a country coming out of war.

October 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

Karen Lavariere-Sanchez is the Director of Public Relations at MassMutual Financial Group. She specializes in traditional news and social media outreach on behalf of MassMutual.

October 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 61

A modern-day parable set in post-Soviet Central Asia.

October 23, 2013
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 - Flavin Family Auditorium

We're going to have free books and probably food, and will tell you about opportunities to help you get the most out of your education, internships, careers, etc and be a great leader. Meet new people, make great contacts, read free books, go a free conference and social in Boston, and come with us to the U-Pub after!

October 23, 2013
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

The campus community is invited to show its UMass pride and be part of a live TV broadcast of Boston’s Fox 25 Morning Show on the Goodell Lawn on Thursday, Oct.

October 24, 2013
6:00 am-10:00 am

Goodell Hall, Lawn

A Mini-Concert and Masterclass with UMass Professor of Percussion Ayano Kataoka and guests Stuart Saunders Smith, Sylvia Smith and Trevor Saint.  

October 24, 2013
12:00 pm-2:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 36

Open your eyes to access here at UMass Amherst. From open access to open source, open content and open science, come get your fix of all things open at UMass Amherst. Representatives from Wikipedia, the UMass Knowledge Commons Workshop, Pioneer Valley Open Science, the UMass Amherst Libraries, and many others will be on hand to share openly accessible resources, and help you get involved in opening access for all.

October 24, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

A simple misunderstanding snowballs into a case of mistaken identity and romantic complications ensue in this joyous, playful romp.

October 24—October 26, 2013 8:00 pm
October 31—November 1, 2013 8:00 pm
November 2, 2013 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the University Information Security Program in partnership with the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will be hosting John Sileo, a nationally renowned identity theft speaker, at UMass Amherst.

October 24, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Elizabeth Oglesby is Associate Professor of Geography and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.

October 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 911-915

This event has been canceled due to illness.

October 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall-East

The 14th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium in Art History is an interdisciplinary symposium on the state of the art historical canon and our relationship to it. 

October 24, 2013
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Campus Climate, Diversity Practices, and Student Outcomes is the topic of a lecture by Dr. Sylvia Hurtado’s lecture.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Standing Up or Standing By will teach participants what they can do to prevent sexual violence in our community.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Moore Hall

This week's topic up for discussion is guns in the U.S. facilitated by Andrew Papachristos.

October 24, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Parran plays all the saxophones, as well as multiple clarinets and flutes. His virtuosity, and his mastery over a number of extended techniques for these instruments, has made him a valued collaborator.

October 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The UMass Wind Ensemble will perform under direction of conductor James Patrick Miller.

October 24, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Wear your Maroon and White as the campus community comes together to show its UMass pride and cheer for our Minutemen and Minutewomen.

October 25, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come share their love for UMass .

October 25, 2013
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Join us as we celebrate UMass Amherst and 150 years of excellence.

October 25, 2013
11:00 am

Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall
Access to existing research data is fundamental to the research process. A panel of researchers will talk about the ways they use the data gathered by others, and the obstacles to data access and re-use.

October 25, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

It is Community Building Day again and this time we are featuring another Composite Drawing session. CMASS and the Craft Center have collaborated to hold a session where participants can learn the basics of drawing.

October 25, 2013
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

UMass field hockey continues Atlantic 10 competition against the Richmond Spiders.

October 25, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Tadeusz Baird's "Erotyki" and the Poetics of Musical Synthesis.

October 25, 2013
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Through services offered by the University Libraries, faculty and researchers can create new open access journals and host scholarly conference proceedings.

October 25, 2013
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

This 2-session introduction to The SAS System meets October 25 and November 1.

October 25, 2013
2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Enjoy the incredible talents of the UMass Amherst wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber choir, and the 400 strong UMass Minuteman Marching Band.

October 25, 2013
8:00 pm

Boston Symphony Hall
College Auditions and Effective Practicing for voice professionals, pre-college students and their parents.

October 26—October 27, 2013

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital 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 26, 2013
12:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Head Coach Charley Molnar leads the Minutemen into action against Western Michigan.

October 26, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

The 2013 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during a special presentation at the Homecoming Football Game at Gillette Stadium.

October 26, 2013
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Met opera star Stephanie Blythe takes a turn with Les Violons du Roy to perform works by Bach, Handel, and Haydn.

October 26, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall