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

It is with great pleasure that Herter Art Gallery presents, John Grillo: Six Decades, Paintings Prints and Drawings, from 1945-2005, a survey exhibition tracing the formal and conceptual evolution of the artist's expansive oeuvre across a period of sixty years.

September 11—October 10, 2014, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 14—October 5, 2014, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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, 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

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

Deep in the Hole examines a wide range of experiences of imprisonment including political prisoners, conscientious objectors in WWII, the war on drugs and marijuana decriminalization, psychiatric confinement, and the role of controversial activism and publications.

September 17—January 21, 2015
This event does NOT occur on:
November 26—November 28, November 27, December 25, December 30—January 1

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

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

Hosted by the UMass Student Farming Enterprise, The UMass Permaculture Initiative, and Gardenshare the market features produce, herbs, and crafts grown and made by students.

September 26—November 14, 2014, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Members of the campus community are invited to nominate a faculty member who has demonstrated academic quality and leadership to be the next UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.

October 1—November 28, 2014

Online

Nominations are now open for the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student award program.

October 1—October 16, 2014

Online

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

Sheldon Glashow, the Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Harvard University and the Metcalf Professor of Math and Physics at Boston University, will speak on "A Parable of the Pure and the Practical."

October 1, 2014
3:45 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 20

Join us for an informative session for international students to learn about university services and how to get involved with student activities, plus meet new friends!

October 1, 2014
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Join the UMass Amherst International Socialist Organization for a discussion about ecosocialism. Why we need it and how we get there.

October 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 804

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.  Make sure to stay afterward for great discussion and a chance to have Piper Kerman sign your copy of Orange is the New Black!

October 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Like the Pictionary board game you know and love, with a sexy twist.

October 1, 2014
7:30 pm

Mackimmie Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge

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

Dr. Martin Eve will discuss the history of Open Access, including specific challenges faced by the humanities and potential future solutions.

October 2, 2014
3:00 pm

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

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

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 fast-paced 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

Alumnus Matt Golombek, senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will speak on “How to Select a Landing Site on Mars” as part of the Geosciences Department’s Alumni Reunion.

October 3, 2014
3:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Women's Soccer vs. George Mason

October 3, 2014
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Field Hockey vs. Lock Haven

October 3, 2014
4:00 pm

Garber Field

The Amazing Race is an event where teams “race” and "compete" around the UMass campus. The team that arrives back at Wilder Hall first will be awarded the grand prize. It is an event based off the hit show "The Amazing Race."

October 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Wilder Hall

Coming this fall, Zakir Hussain, tabla, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, violin, and Jayanthi Kumaresh, veena, will tour North America offering concerts of Indian classical music.

October 3, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come see our exciting new distance learning and health assessment classrooms, telehealth center, home health simulation lab, and more!

October 4, 2014
9:00 am-11:00 am

UMass Center at Springfield
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 7—October 31, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 5—October 26, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

My recent works are influenced by the balanced, understated harmony with which Japanese artists and designers organize space on every scale, ranging from carefully raked rock gardens, through micro-sized Tokyo apartments, down to lacquered bento boxes containing colorful sushi lunches.

October 7—October 31, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 5—October 26, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

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

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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

Come see our exciting new distance learning and health assessment classrooms, telehealth center, home health simulation lab, and more!

October 6, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
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

This workshop will explore ways families construct identity and how one constructs one’s own identity via family dynamics.  By using Orange is the New Black, this workshop seeks to address how family is related to perspectives of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Mary Lyon Hall, Classroom

To celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month, the Latin American Cultural Center and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success are sponsoring "An Evening with Raquel Cepeda". 

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom, Ballroom

This talk will trace issues of oppression, power, privilege and connection by tying Piper Kerman's story to the larger realities of race, class, and gender in the U.S. in a way that will help us understand our own, very different, lives on the UMass campus.

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

The Student Union Craft Center cordially invites international undergraduate and graduate students to our Open House.

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Craft Center

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

 Come to "Keeping it Consensual: Hooking Up in College" to discuss what consent looks like and the many ways to prevent sexual violence.

October 6, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dickinson Hall

Got Stress? We've got dogs! The UMass Amherst Peer Health Educators present the "Paws Program," where you can relieve some stress and have fun interacting with friendly therapy dogs!

October 7, 2014
11:30 am-2:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom & Library

UMass STEM Ed Institute Presents: Fall 2014 STEM Tuesday Seminars:“QuarkNet: Teaching and Learning 21st Century Physics*”

October 7, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

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

Join the lecture series to hear from faculty and guest visitors in Architecture! with studios in Los Angeles and Beijing, architect Michele Saee believes that architecture is a part of everyday life.

October 7, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the Ginkgo, perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence.

October 7, 2014
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Welcome Matthew Westgate.

October 7, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass alums Dave Heaney (B.S., Computer Science 2001) and Eric Galis (B.S., Computer Science 2004), will discuss their approaches to IT Security and the characteristics of today's most prevalent cyber security attacks

October 8, 2014
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S220

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present “Points of View”, a mullti-media exhibition featuring a diverse range of works by students currently enrolled in the MFA Studio Arts Program  of the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History at the University of  Massachusetts Amherst.

October 8—November 6, 2014, Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 12—November 2, 2014, Sun/Tue 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

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

October 8, 2014
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Come join faculty and local community educators and activists as they discuss Orange is the New Black and the Netflix series within a broader context of media representations of communities of color and prison pipelines.

October 8, 2014
5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

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

Join the International Socialist Organization for a public discussion about the significance of the struggle in Ferguson and the lessons we can draw to continue the struggle against racist police violence.

October 8, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

Greg Spiridopoulos, director

October 8, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Take steps now to stay healthy, with a free flu vaccination.

October 9—November 21, 2014, Thu/Fri
October 27, 2014
October 14, 2014
November 14, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 30—October 31

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 gold mine that explores the contextual effects of peer, school, neighborhood and family on health and health-related behaviors and outcomes. 

October 9, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

A lecture by Bonnie Honig, Professor of Modern Culture and Media & Political Science at Brown University.

October 9, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904

Dr. Daniel Hillel, professor emeritus, will speak on "Water Supplies, Water Requirements, and Agricultural Water-Use Efficiency in a Changing Climate." 

October 9, 2014
4:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

Do you babysit? Do you need a babysitter? Come to the Off Campus Student Center to meet potential babysitters and families.

October 9, 2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, 314

The  Graduate Women's Network cordially invites all woman-identified graduate students to participate in this free workshop.

October 9, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Craft Center, Student Union
The most comprehensive documentation of events surrounding the 1989 Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, East Germany, including interviews with demonstrators, members of the citizens’ rights movement, officials and bystanders.

October 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

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

Show the world the beauty of UMass Amherst in fall.

October 10—October 17, 2014

Online

This workshop brings together scholars who study movements and contentious politics in diverse world regions to explore the contested meanings of the current global surge of protest and to theorize patterns/resemblances and local specificities.  

October 10, 2014
10:00 am-5:45 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University

October 10, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Plant Biology Graduate Program at UMass Amherst presents its annual symposium "Evolution of Plant Form and Function: Insights from the Integration of Development, Ecology and Genetics".

October 11, 2014
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

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

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
Ms. Pacht will work with UMass Symphony Orchestra violin students Kevin Stone, Elliot Lee, Zachary Surapine, and Amanda Stenroos, performing works by Bach, Brahms, Bruch, and Paganini, with accompanist Lemuel Gurtowsky.

October 12, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

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, with violin soloist Nurit Pacht.

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

Jake Hoffman was a Stoughton resident set to graduate from UMass Amherst in May 2013 but tragically passed away in an off-campus apartment complex fire the day before classes at UMass that spring.

October 13, 2014
9:00 am

Brookmeadow Country Club
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
Open Science is the movement to make the outputs of scientific research available to all members of society, so that anyone can use and re-use scientific knowledge. It incorporates principles from open access, citizen science, reproducibility initiatives, and more.

October 14, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 6-7:30, Calipari Room. 7:30-9, Room #1320

Come to "Keeping it Consensual: Hooking Up in College"€ to discuss what consent looks like and the many ways to prevent sexual violence. 

October 14, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Webster Hall

Matthew Westgate, conductor.

October 14, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Interest has been high in exploring ways to improve access to technology for people with disabilities. In this session, UMass Amherst IT and Apple representatives will be highlighting Apple's Accessibility offerings.

October 15, 2014
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163

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
There is going to be a screening on the unstable art known as "glitch".

October 15, 2014
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

Looking for an opportunity to speak your truth in a creative, diverse, vibrant, and welcoming environment? Join WOCLN for an evening of spoken word performances!

October 15, 2014
7:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Last year two student sisters appearing on a Russian TV quiz show gained instant notoriety when asked to define the word ‘Holocaust’. A trip to Auschwitz with journalist and filmmaker Mumin Shakirov dispelled their ignorance, and brought the girls to face the history that is so rarely mentioned in Russia today. 

October 15, 2014
7:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

There are only a few schools in Israel that intentionally bring together Arabs and Jews and teach a curriculum that reflects their joint presence in class. David Matz will discuss some of the issues raised by this arrangement, and some of the ways which the schools use to deal with them.

October 16, 2014
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

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
As part of the campus’ ongoing strategic planning process, the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee is convening a Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

October 16, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A critical look at how university globalization is related to tuition hikes, massive student debt burden, mission drift, and the formation of a new class of college students.

October 16, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Join fellow alumni interested in the legal field to hear our expert panel of alumni justices share insights, challenges and advice. They will also share how UMass helped jump start their careers in the law.

October 16, 2014
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club
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
  One award of $300 will be given to a UMass Amherst graduate student who has written an outstanding paper on issues of family research and will be presenting the paper (panel or lecture) at a national research conference before December 31, 2014.

October 17, 2014
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Online

How should the individual rights of citizens be balanced with the national security needs of government? Do citizens have a right to know if their names are on a security database? Come hear national experts discuss these critical constitutional issues.

October 17, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

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

Field Hockey vs. Davidson

October 17, 2014
3:00 pm

Garber Field

The 15th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium presented by the Graduate Students of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia

October 17, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S331

Brian Burrell of the UMass Amherst Math Department, and Dr. Allan Ropper of Harvard Medical School, discuss their new book about life and death on the neurology and neuro-ICU wards at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

October 17, 2014
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Amherst Books
Paul Dennis, dancer, Assistant Professor of Dance, Music & Dance Department

October 17, 2014
8:00 pm

Studio Theater, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke
UPC's Late Night Movie presents The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

October 17—October 19, 2014, Sun/Fri 8:00 pm

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

Men's Swimming vs. Army

October 18, 2014
2:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

Women's Swimming vs. Army

October 18, 2014
2:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

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

October 18, 2014
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Co-hosts Pat (Donaldson) Riordan '79 and Steve Shray '79 welcome you to a fun evening with special guest, Emeritus Professor Dick Giglio and his wife, Sally.

October 18, 2014
6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Boxk 109 American Prime
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

This workshop is aimed at teaching librarians and instructors how to create and edit Wikipedia entires, and how to support instructors incorporating Wikipedia into their courses.

October 20, 2014
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

This event will give graduate students an overview of open access and the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations.

October 20, 2014
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

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

Racializing Language, Regimenting Latinidad: Latin@s and Imagined American Ethnolinguistic Futures 

October 20, 2014
4:00 pm

Thomspon Hall Room 519
Featuring Neil Foley and Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz.

October 20, 2014
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Come join us at YKCC for a pizza and ice cream social!! We will be making new friends, sharing good laughs, and enjoying some good food.

October 20, 2014
6:30 pm

Worcestor Dining Commons, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The Second Life of Friedrich W. G. Platow (1973) follows Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, who embarks on a new life after refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated.

October 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Join faculty members in a moderated discussion about planning for and using online education materials as alternatives to high-cost textbooks in a variety of disciplines.

October 21, 2014
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

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

Tech Foundry has set out on a mission to turn Western Massachusetts into a major technology hub. We plan on achieving this goal by building a dynamic and fluid training program that will allow our curriculum to respond to market demand in close to real time. 

October 21, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

The talk illuminates the current exhibit, Deep in the Hole: Experiences of Imprisonment, on display through January 21, 2015, on the Lower Level and Floor 25, in Du Bois Library.

October 21, 2014
4:00 pm

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

Undercurrents Radio broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM.  Tune in and join students and faculty for a round table discussion!

October 21, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

WMUA 91.1FM
Susanne and Wolfgang who have a harmonious relationship. But when Susanne meets Christian, she is attracted by his restlessness and they fall for each other. Although they decide to end their affair after spending an intense week together, the experience has left deep marks on both of them. 

October 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

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

October 22, 2014
12:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center

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 22, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

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

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

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Three artists,  Lyell Castonguay (Big Ink), Liz Chalfin (ZeaMays), and Mikael Petraccia (UMass) discuss contemporary approaches to printmaking.

October 22, 2014
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Center for Women and Community and Sigma Psi Zeta invite participants to discuss the qualities of a healthy relationship.

October 22, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 911

Peter Suber, the author of Open Access, is the director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard, director of the Harvard Open Access Project, faculty fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and senior researcher at Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

October 23, 2014
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall West

A Panel Discussion and Q & A Session Featuring John H. Bracey, Jr., Manisha Sinha, and William Strickland of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.

October 23, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural 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 candlelight vigil honors all those who are affected by domestic violence and provides an opportunity for the community to unite.

October 23, 2014
7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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

Sex Pictionary: The Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

George Parks Marching Band Building
Skrillex performs live at the Mullins Center.

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

October 24—October 26, 2014

All Campus

A number of apartment complexes will be tabling at the Campus Center Concourse! This is great for students who want to move off campus.

October 24, 2014
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Women's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Two Student Ambassadors from the University of Sussex International Summer School host an information session to talk about the program.

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 122

Director of Education and Outreach at Actors’ Equity Association, Tom Miller, will discuss the benefits of AEA membership and the various ways to join, including how to get EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) credit while still in school.

October 24, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Green Room

UPC presents a Late Night double feature: Frozen sing-a-long and Magnificent, Family Weekend as well!

October 24—October 26, 2014, Sun/Fri 8:00 pm-12:00 am

Students and parents, please come to the Off Campus Student Center to learn how to transition and acclimate to off campus life.

October 25, 2014
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Ohio and Michigan alumni are invited to attend the UMass vs. University of Toledo football game and tailgate in Toledo, OH.

October 25, 2014
12:00 pm

Glass Bowl Stadium (Lot 20)
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

Tuba Masterclass with guest artist John Stevens, internationally recognized tubist, teacher and composer. Free and open to the public.

October 25, 2014
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

With Tony Thornton, conductor.

October 25, 2014
7:30 pm

Newman Center

Join fellow Greater Boston alumni for an afternoon of entertainment featuring the Blue Man Group.  Their performance combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages.

October 26, 2014
12:00 pm

Abby Lane Food & Spirits
Women's Soccer vs. Duquesne

October 26, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Please join HBO College in celebrating the finale of Boardwalk Empire Season 5! This event is 21+.

October 26, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center (11th floor)

Four social science panelists will discuss their recent fellowship leaves and the "staybattical." Topics include the planning process, tips and advice for getting the most out of the experience, and re-entry. 

October 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 107

Analysis of the Ethics-Aesthetics-Politics Production of LGBT Characters Exhibited in the Brazilian LGBT Film Festival from 1990-2010

October 27, 2014
4:00 pm

Thomspon Hall Room 519
Martin Hackleman, hornist, has had a long and distinguished career in music. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance as Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn.

October 27, 2014
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The New Black examines how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over LGBT rights.Yoruba Richen, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will be facilitating. 

October 27, 2014
6:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Room

Maria Regla Barbón Díaz will be presenting her lecture: “Transforming Afro-Cuban Neighborhoods in Havana: A Movement for Social and Gender Equity in Community Development."

October 27, 2014
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Childhood (1986): At the end of WWII, Alfons lives with his grandparents on a farm in a Silesian village. He adores his grandmother (Carmen-Maja Antoni), who runs everything after her husband dies. But everything changes after a traveling showman arrives in the xenophobic village.

October 27, 2014
7:30 pm

Amhest Cinema
Sex Pictionary... the Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 27, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

John Adams Hall, 19th Floor

Can We Design for Social Change? Gail Sullivan came to architecture after more than a decade of work in feminist, environmental and international organizations, which she began as a UMass Amherst undergraduate in the 1970’s.

October 28, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

A panel discussion about Ebola: What you need to know to prevent further spread, what preparations UMass Amherst and Massachusetts have taken, and the future of Ebola. 

October 28, 2014
6:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

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 School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the ENVIRON Seminar & Panel Discussion on "The Complexity of Alcohol Use: The Role of Science, Government, and the Community." 

October 29, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 240

The NorEaST web portal was developed to serve as a coordinated, multi-agency regional framework to map and store continuous stream temperature locations and data for New England, Mid Atlantic, and Great Lakes States.

October 29, 2014
3:30 pm

Online

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
The Majors Fair provides a chance for students to explore potential areas of study. Come talk to representatives from all academic departments and programs about majors, minors, certificates, study abroad, domestic exchange, and other academic options available at the University.

October 29, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center

Elective Affinities (1974): Eduard and Charlotte live an isolated and idyllic life together. Soon Eduard feels that something is missing and he invites his friend Otto to come stay. Charlotte, meanwhile, decides that her foster daughter Ottilie should come live with them. Complex and passionate relationships are ignited between the four people. 

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Sex Pictionary: The Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pierpont Hall, 1st floor lounge

A conversation following the UMass Theater's performance of The Merchant of Venice.

October 29, 2014
10:00 pm

Rand Theater

Graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker.

October 30—February 3, 2015

Come meet writer/director Yuval Hameiri and see his Sundance Film Festival award-winning film: I think this is the closest to how the footage lookedHebrew with English subtitles, 2012, 9 minutes, color, Israel.2014 Sundance Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction.

October 30, 2014
1:00 pm

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
In the wake of multiple recent shootings of unarmed ethnic minority teens, substantial media attention has been directed toward discussions of how parents of color should prepare children for the realities of racism and discrimination.

October 30, 2014
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 174

David R.

October 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Research SeminarAlicia R. Timmee-Laragy, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Environmental Health"Introduction to the National Institute on Aging"

October 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Celebrated author and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk, will be visiting UMass for the 2014 Troy Lecture. 

October 30, 2014
4:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Northeast Area Government and Northeast House Councils invite children and families in the campus community to participate in an indoor Trick-or-Treating event taking place through the Northeast Residential Area.

October 30, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area

UMass men's basketball team hosts American International College in the lone exhibition contest prior to the start of the much-anticipated 2014-15 season.

October 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Maria (Corinna Harfouch), a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark (André Hennicke), a Jewish actor. She accepts her dream job at a theater in Munich, but Mark is banned from performing—except at the Jewish Kulturbund Theatre in Berlin. Maria discovers she is unable to live without Mark, but the Nazi Nuremberg Laws strictly forbid their relationship. 

October 30, 2014
7:00 pm

National Yiddish Book Center
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

A conversation with Ellen Kaplan (Smith Theatre) and Priscilla Page (UMass Theater) following the 7:30pm performance.

October 30, 2014
10:00 pm

Rand Theater

The theme of the CMASS Community Building Day is "Masks of Oppression and Liberation."  Participants in this event will engage in artistic expression and dialogue around combating racism and cultural appropriation.

October 31, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics, assumes no previous experience using SPSS.

October 31, 2014
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Join UMass Dining as we celebrate Halloween in style with Fresh Maine Lobsters and 100% grass-fed beef steaks along with many additional wonderful treats.    Come dressed in your favorite costume and have a chance to win a prize! This is the biggest Halloween Party on campus, don't miss out on this great event.

October 31, 2014
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons