Month of October 2014
As part of the UMass Amherst Outdoor Summer Arts Project, New York-based artist Jennifer Williams created two 12-feet by 24-feet banners for the south facade of the Fine Arts Center building.

August 1—December 7, 2014 6:00 am-11:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, FAC south facade

Tony Simotes, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, returns to UMass to direct alumnus Stephen Driscoll ’73 as Shylock in this production. 

October 25, 2014 3:00 pm
October 29—October 30, 2014 7:30 pm
October 28, 2014 10:00 am
November 1, 2014 2:00 pm
November 1, 2014 7:30 pm
October 23, 2014 7:30 pm

Rand Theater

This is a retrospective exhibition celebrating the accomplishments of the artist and retired UMass art professor, John Grillo.  

September 11—October 11, 2014

Herter Art Gallery

Celebrate the return of UMass Football to Amherst.

August 30, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 28, 2014

McGuirk Alumni Stadium, and at Gillette Stadium

For soon-to-be graduates, cap and gown portraits make a great keepsake for family and loved ones.  If you are searching for a job or internship, this is your opportunity to have professional portraits made for your social media profiles, so come dressed in your business attire. There is no sitting fee, and no sales pitch.

October 1—October 3, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
November 5—November 7, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center

First and second-year students may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mono). To find out more, come to University Health Services during one of these designated times.

September 9—October 2, 2014, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), South Clinic

A donation of 48 contemporary American prints, representing special processes and innovative techniques in printmaking, was given to the UMCA collection by Richard Gerrig in memory of his sister Risa, a UMass alumna.

September 11—December 5, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 13—December 7, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad explores the experiences and representations of war through video, photography and performance.

September 11—December 5, 2014, weekdays 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 13—December 7, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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 16—November 13, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-7:45 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 6, November 11

Campus Center, 11th FLoor

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 22—December 1, 2014, Mondays 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 13, October 20

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Technical employers attending this fair look forward to meeting UMass Amherst students to discuss their opportunities in a professional, informative atmosphere.

October 1, 2014
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The author of Orange is the New Black, this year’s Common Read book for first-year and transfer students at UMass Amherst, will be on campus to talk about her experiences and her book.  

October 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is co-organizing the first-ever Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit to bring together practitioners and community leaders from across the region to work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity.

October 2, 2014
8:30 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center

The first Five College Renaissance Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester will feature Cyrus Mulready of SUNY New Paltz. He will present his lecture, "#Shakespeare: Following Falstaff in Early Modern England and Beyond."

October 2, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
French economist Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century (2013) and perhaps the first to document the 20th-century fall and rise and rise of The One Percent, will deliver the Gamble Lecture.  

October 2, 2014
5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Join the UMass Amherst Finance Alumni Network to hear Warren Isabelle '81 MS, founder and principal of Ironwood Investment Management, for his keynote, Adapting to Changes in Career & Industry.  

October 2, 2014
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club
A showcase of 15 wind, brass, string, percussion, choral and danceensembles, including the Minuteman Marching Band.

October 2, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This is a comprehensive program on Preventive Cardiology and Wellness that incorporates the important mind/body connection, and provides the attendee with techniques to achieve balance and harmony in their own life.

October 3, 2014
7:30 am-4:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Field Hockey vs. Lock Haven

October 3, 2014
4:00 pm

Garber Field

Women's Soccer vs. George Mason

October 3, 2014
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Baseball vs. Fairfield

October 4, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Softball vs. Dartmouth

October 4, 2014
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Men's Soccer vs. Saint Josephs

October 4, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Dalhousie

October 4, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

As founder and C.E.O. of the fictional corporation Adipose Industries, Enid Blechman explores the repurposing of human fat and has recently turned the ocean upside down to become the first astronaut of the sea.

October 5—October 31, 2014

Hampden Gallery

Diana MacKenzieRecent Works

October 5—October 31, 2014

Hampden Gallery

Baseball vs. Dartmouth

October 5, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Field Hockey vs. Saint Francis Pa

October 5, 2014
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Josephs

October 5, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Featuring the UMass Madrigal Singers under the direction of Emiliano Ricciardi and conducted by Kirk Averitt.

October 5, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

Music by Mozart, Schubert, and Chopin.

October 5, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall, Bezanson Recital Hall

Harper and co-authors Catherine Sands (MPPA ’09) and Diego Angarita will share results from a youth participatory action research project in which young people from Holyoke, Mass., studied the school food system in order to make positive interventions in their school district.

October 6, 2014
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

SCA, the Student Conservation Association (www.thesca.org), is the leading provider of expense-paid conservation internships in the nation, completing over 1 million hours of service annually.

October 6, 2014
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 5th Floor Lounge

The initial round of auditions will be monologues. Please prepare a 60-second monologue from a classic American text.

October 6—October 9, 2014 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

The talk features Jeffrey Lesser. It is also part of the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series "Migration Matters: Rethinking Immigration in the Modern Americas".

October 7, 2014
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Welcome Matthew Westgate.

October 7, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Mini grant applications are to be submitted by 12 noon today. 

October 8, 2014
12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Charles River Development ("CRD") is the market leader in developing financial software used for electronic trading.

October 8, 2014
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 5th Floor Lounge

Trombone & Brass ChoirsGreg Spiridopoulos, director

October 8, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Dr. Jared L. Cohon of Carnegie Mellon University gives the Annual Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture.

October 9, 2014
3:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This workshop introduces faculty and students in the social sciences, communications, public health, and education to ADD HEALTH, a data goldmine that explores the contextual effects of peer, school, neighborhood and family on health and health-related behaviors and outcomes. Come and see if this dataset has anything to offer you!

October 9, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

Regina Carter is a knockout jazz violinist performing Southern Comfort, a program of songs and music from her father’s home state of Alabama.

October 9, 2014
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

A native of the Gulf south, Kent Wascom’s debut novel, The Blood of Heaven, the first volume of The Golden Circle Sextet series, was cited as a Notable Book of 2013 by the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle as well as listed among the best books of the year by Esquire, NPR, and Publisher's Weekly.

October 9, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University

October 10, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its annual Graduate Conference. The keynote speaker is Coppelia Kahn of Brown University.

October 11, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
For High School singers, their parents, and teachers.

October 11, 2014
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Men's Soccer vs. VCU

October 11, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Music by Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Ravel, Gabriela Lena Frank, and including music from Man of La Mancha.

October 11, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Softball Alumni Game

October 12, 2014
11:00 am

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Metawampe hike is a 5.6 mile, moderately paced, but leisurely, 3-4 hour hike with several stops along the way, including the Metawampe cabin.   

October 12, 2014
11:45 am

Mount Toby and Sunderland Congregational Church
Masterclass for UMass voice and piano students.

October 12, 2014
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Brandon Keith Brown conducts Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 8, Sibelius: Violin Concerto.

October 12, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Wild On: UMass Featuring Lil Jon and Special Guest, Just Blaze, live at the Mullins Center.

October 12, 2014
8:30 pm

Mullins Center

Columbus Day is a legal holiday in the United States.

October 13, 2014

Join fellow UMass Cape Cod alumni for an exciting presentation and walking tour of the Massachusetts Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary. After the tour, feast on fabulous food at the Dolphin Restaurant conveniently located down the street from Long Pasture.

October 14, 2014
10:00 am-2:30 pm

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
Matthew Westgate, conductor.

October 14, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its first Renaissance Wednesday Lecture of the Fall 2014 semester. The Renaissance Center welcomes Jean Howard of Columbia University: "Interrupting the Lucrece Effect? Representing Rape on the Early Modern Stage." 

October 15, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
This event is part of the Five College Renaissance Seminar lecture series. The Renaissance Center welcomes Christopher Pye of Williams College: "Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare." 

October 16, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Join the UMass D.C. Alumni Network for a happy hour with networking at the lively Blackfinn Ameripub, conveniently located near the Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Stations.

October 16, 2014
6:00 pm

Blackfinn Ameripub
Felipe Salles and Jeffrey W. Holmes, directors.

October 16, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join fellow alumni to hear the latest news from the College of Engineering at the annual MIE Alumni Breakfast. Take advantage of this opportunity to leverage your UMass connections and expand your network.

October 17, 2014
7:00 am-9:00 am

Alden Research Laboratory
Student Legal Services Office celebrates 40 years of lawyers advocating for students' rights at UMass Amherst.  Reconnect with classmates, law school clerks and student government leaders while reliving the unyielding advocacy and legal services that SLSO has provided to UMass students.

October 17, 2014
2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Men's Soccer vs. Dayton

October 17, 2014
2:30 pm

Rudd Field

Men's Soccer vs. Dayton

October 17, 2014
2:30 pm

Rudd Field

Field Hockey vs. Davidson

October 17, 2014
3:00 pm

Garber Field

Field Hockey vs. Davidson

October 17, 2014
3:00 pm

Garber Field

The Minuteman play Eastern Michigan at Gillette Stadium on Band Day.

October 18, 2014

Gillette Stadium

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its 6th Annual History of the Book conference. Speakers are Sonja Drimmer (Art History, UMass), Lisa Fagin Davis (Simmons GSLIS), and Alexandra Halasz (English, Dartmouth College).

October 18, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The third annual student-run  "March for Research" 5K Walk and Run raises money for the March of Dimes

October 18, 2014
12:00 pm

Southwest Residential Area, Southwest Horseshoe

Women's Swimming vs. Army

October 18, 2014
2:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

Men's Swimming vs. Army

October 18, 2014
2:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

Field Hockey vs. Boston University

October 19, 2014
2:00 pm

Garber Field

For high school pianists, teachers, parents, and piano lovers of all stripes.

October 19, 2014
2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Featuring Neil Foley and Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz.

October 20, 2014
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents Rick Lopez speaking on "Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World" for the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture.

October 22, 2014
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

Donna Gabaccia is Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. The 2014-2015 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series brings together scholars, activists and policymakers to help understand the motivations, circumstances and conditions that define migrant and immigrant experiences. 

October 23, 2014
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

UMass Amherst Computer Science invites all CS alumni, faculty, and current students.

October 23, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Amazon's New Facility
The intergenerational partnership of Darius Jones (alto saxophone) and Matthew Shipp (piano) features one of New York’s most talked about young talents and one of its most established and prolific veterans.

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Appointed in mid-June as U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright is the author of twenty-four collections of poetry. Wright’s honors include many of the most prestigious awards in the field of poetry.

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Skrillex performs live at the Mullins Center.

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm

Mullins Center

Family Weekend will bring an exciting array of events for you and your students including some fall foliage.

October 24—October 26, 2014

All Campus

Women's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Women's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

The Department of Communication invites you to celebrate the opening of the Integrative Learning Center. There will be a student-led tour of the new building and programming that will include a lecture, film screening and career panel for alumni and current students. 

October 25, 2014
12:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center

With Tony Thornton, conductor.

October 25, 2014
7:30 pm

Newman Center

Women's Soccer vs. Duquesne

October 26, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Tuba Masterclass with guest artist: John Stevens, internationally recognized tubist and composer.

October 26, 2014
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Mara Penatzer and Wes Smith, directors.

October 28, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Single Project/Event grants may be submitted until 12 noon today. 

October 29, 2014
12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker speaking on "Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare" as part of the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series. 

October 29, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
David R. Gaboury will give the 15th annual Tang Lecture. 

October 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Beninese Afro-pop spitfire Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine.

October 30, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall