Month of November 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

Who says death can’t be funny? Certainly not William Finn and James Lapine, whose bittersweet comic musical A New Brain strikes chords of exaltation and despair in turn.

November 13—November 22, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm
November 22, 2014 2:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 14

Curtain Theater

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

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

October 30—February 3, 2015

The Greater Boston Alumni Network invites you to volunteer for the largest hunger-relief organization in New England — the Greater Boston Food Bank.

November 1, 2014
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Greater Boston Food Bank
Field Hockey vs. Syracuse

November 1, 2014
1:00 pm

Garber Field

A conversation with Jane Degenhardt (UMass English) and Paul Adolphsen (UMass Theater)  following the 2:00pm performance of The Merchant of Venice.

November 1, 2014
4:30 pm

Rand Theater

High School & Collegiate Choral Festival

November 1, 2014
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join us for a festive evening celebrating Renaissance Italy! Enjoy authentic food and revel in the sounds of Renaissance Italy! With entertainment ranging from juggling to theater to door prizes, you are bound to have an evening of excitement and fun!

November 1, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 11th Floor

 

November 2, 2014
10:00 am

Haigis Mall

Field Hockey vs. Saint Louis

November 2, 2014
1:00 pm

Garber Field

The second concert in the First Sunday Concert Series at the Renaissance Center will be performed by AyreCraft with vocals by Donnie Cotter and lutes played by Robert Castellano and Meg Pash. 

November 2, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

November 3—February 2, 2015

This is a two-session introduction to the SAS System.

November 3—November 5, 2014, Mon/Wed 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

This is a collaborative community exhibit to spark conversations and raise awareness on the various forms of racism and oppression impacting our communities or items that may foster recovery and healing from oppression

November 3—November 7, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm
November 10—November 14, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Come by the front of the Student Union every day next week from Monday through Friday from 11AM-3PM to learn more about these co-managers, their businesses, and the student business community as a whole, because they are some of the coolest people you will meet on this campus. 

November 3—November 7, 2014 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union Steps

Come find out about the faculty-led study abroad course, "Arts & Culture in South Africa" for summer 2015.

November 3, 2014 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
November 7, 2014 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

Bruce Desmarais will present findings on the domains of policymaking that are supported by dense networks of science. He will characterize the supporters of science that exhibit deep and broad reach in policymaking. 

November 3, 2014
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The UMass Amherst Libraries host the Tenth Annual Social Change Colloquium: "A Long and Winding Road: The Legacy of the Back-to-the-Land Communes of the 1960s", with a reception to follow. Free of charge and open to the public.

November 3, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

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

Building Diversity in STEM: A Forum Highlighting Innovative Models in the Pioneer Valley for Increasing Representation in STEM Fields and Careers

November 3, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center
Project Unbreakable, a creative advocacy organization that uses photographs to give voice to survivors of sexual assault will speak at an event in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall on November 3, from 6-8pm.

November 3, 2014
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

STPEC is proud to sponsor Andrea James's visit to UMass as part of our effort to support UMass programming on prison reform and prison abolition.

November 3, 2014
6:30 pm

Campus Center, 162

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

November 3, 2014
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

The work of German-born artist Jenny Vogel explores subjective themes as they are experienced in the age of information.

November 13—December 12, 2014, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
November 16—December 7, 2014, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 26—November 30

Herter Art Gallery

The featured artists are: Glen Baldridge, Ian Cooper, Björn Copeland,        Alex Dodge, Tomory Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Brett Groves, Joseph Hart Butt Johnson, Matt Keegan, Eddie Martinez, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Lucy Raven, Phil Sanders, Sara Sanders, Dread Scott and Craig Taylor

November 4, 2014

Herter Art Gallery

The Department of English presents A Day of Solidarity Read-In, culminating Standing Together Against Racism: A Week of Reflection, A Day of Solidarity, which has been taking place in English classrooms since Oct. 27.

November 4, 2014
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

“Lessons Learned: STEM Starter Academy at Springfield Technical Community College” This talk will center around the lessons learned from launching an intensive summer program geared around STEM education.

November 4, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Join College of Engineering Dean Tim Anderson and fellow alumni in the Palo Alto area for an evening with accomplished entrepreneur and investor, Gil Penchina '91. 

November 4, 2014
6:00 pm

Pampas Restaurant in Palo Alto CA
Internship fair with employers from the greater Amherst, Northamption and western MASS area will be on-campus to meet with UMass students about their internship opportunities. 

November 5, 2014
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This is a time for networking and making connections. Come meet our staff, connect with women of color, network and relax from your busy schedule, or simply just come say hello! 

November 5, 2014
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Explore the opportunity to study for a semester or year at another state college or university in the U.S or the surrounding borders.

November 5, 2014 4:45 pm
November 6, 2014 2:30 pm
November 7, 2014 2:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 613

It is predicted that climate change, which can result in increased temperature, eutrophication (the occurrence of excessive nutrients in a body of water), and changes to freshwater inputs, will alter food web dynamics and consequently the sustainability of fish populations in the Great Lakes, which provide significant multi-national fishery resources.

November 5, 2014
3:30 pm

Online

"Can a Free Press Flourish Behind Bars?" presented by Wilbert Rideau, lecturer, capital defense consultant, award-winning prison journalist and author of In the Place of Justice, which won the 2011 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize.

November 5, 2014
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Roberto Ludovico to the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series, who will be speaking on Italian Renaissance Food.

November 5, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Join the Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) in a panel discussion about the powerful role of media; the implications of (mis)representations of women of color across their varied social identities; and the potential for (counter)representations in resistance to stereotypes and for transformative construction for women of color in different media outlets.

November 5, 2014
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 804-808

Hear Our Stories, a digital storytelling research project about young Latina mothers in Holyoke, will be highlighted during a screening of videos created by participants.

November 5, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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

November 5, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Gorman Hall

Join filmmaker Eileen Jerrett as we screen Blueberry Soup, a documentary about the recent protest and constitutional change in Iceland.

November 5, 2014
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S404

The UMass Theatre Guild proudly presents Into the Woods, a musical by Stephen Sondheim, this weekend only.

November 6—November 8, 2014 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 8, 2014 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Research Seminar: "Understanding stress in active duty soldiers andveterans through the allostatic load model."

November 6, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Dr. Shakti Butler, filmmaker and racial equity educator, has decades of experience as a prime mover for racial equity.

November 6, 2014
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Room

A screening of "White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America," a documentary based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise.

November 6, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Jones Library, Woodbury Room
Come see the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China perform. They are one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China.

November 6, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Mike Baggetta, guitar; George Schuller, drums; Cameron Brown, bass; Jason Rigby, saxophones.

November 6, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Food Science is excited to welcome you back to campus for a weekend of memorable milestone celebrations and reunions, exciting events, food grab bags, raffles and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with friends.

November 7—November 8, 2014

All Campus

At this forum campus constituents can share information about action steps being taken to develop inclusive excellence as well as to offer input to the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee. 

November 7, 2014
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall, Room 160E

Marc Schneider is the Group President of the Heritage Division at PVH.  Based at the company’s New York City headquarters, Marc oversees the Wholesale, Retail & Licensing divisions.

November 7, 2014
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 112

Men's Ice Hockey vs. American International 

November 7, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Night Out presents the Laser Light Dance Party!

November 7, 2014
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Student Union, Ballroom

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the National Preservation Act of 1966, the UMass preservation program will begin a series of discussions with leading scholars and practitioners.

November 7, 2014
8:30 pm-11:30 am

Gordon Hall, 303

Men's Swimming vs. Brown

November 8, 2014
1:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

Men's Soccer vs. St. Bonaventure

November 8, 2014
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Women's Swimming vs. Brown

November 8, 2014
1:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

For high school/college double reed players, teachers, adult amateurs and semi-professionals.

November 9, 2014
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

In these intimate oil portraits of endangered species, the beingness of each animal shines forth. Melting into a deep shadow that holds the animal like an embrace, the darkness swallows form and place, and stands in for context. The animals are disappearing.   Dawn Howkinson Siebel, Animalia: The Endangered

November 9—November 23, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 12—December 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

The Meek Shall Inherit focuses on the effects of human self-extension on the lives of animals in the modern built environment.

November 11—December 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
November 9—November 23, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

The installation Only The Strong Survive features a group of full-scale, woven wire animals facing off against a ’69 Dodge Charger.

November 9—November 23, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 12—December 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

 Born in Heidelberg Germany, Sergei Fedorjaczenko came to the United States when he was four years old.

November 23—December 2, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 12—December 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

UMass Veterans Services invites all current and former military members to join in camaraderie at the annual Warriors Breakfast.

November 10, 2014
8:00 am-11:00 am

Memorial Hall

On behalf of UMass Air Force & Army ROTC, we cordially invite you to join us at the annual Veterans Day Observance at Memorial Hall.

November 10, 2014
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Join fellow HTM alumni at the new Eventi Hotel. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet up with people at this special property, while leveraging your connections and expanding your network.

November 10, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Eventi Hotel
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States. Classes are not held and most university offices are closed.  

November 11, 2014

We are very excited to have Dr. Grace Wong, CEO of Actokine Therapeutics come in for a seminar about differences in academia and industry.

November 11, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

A group of fifty Japanese college students will make a total of eight presentations about Japan. The topics range from cuisine to technology and public safety. The presentations will be followed by responses from UMass and Amherst College professors and open discussions, and should be a great introduction to Japanese culture and society.

November 11, 2014
2:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106 & 108

Join your fellow alumni in the financial industry at Professor Thom’s Restaurant for an opportunity to expand your network.

November 11, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Professor Thom's Bar & Restaurant
Sponsored by UMass Amherst Career Services. Open to all Veterans, not just those associated with UMass Amherst! Find employers seeking to hire vets and interested in the unique qualities that military services creates in a candidate.

November 12, 2014
10:00 am-4:00 pm

An interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conversation with Dr. Marjorie Agosínto explore the themes of exile, censorship and identity are explored through Women of Ciudad Juarez and I lived in Butterfly Hill.

November 12, 2014
12:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Climate models predict significant increases in the magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfalls.  However, climate model projections of precipitation vary greatly across models.

November 12, 2014
3:30 pm

Online

Please join us in celebrating the release of a new book by UMass professors and Center for Research on Families Scholars’.

November 12, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its curator, David Katz, giving a "Rare Book Show and Tell" from the Center's extensive collection as part of the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series.

November 12, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Dr. Marjorie Agosín will read from her recent Young Adult novel I Lived in Butterfly Hill.  Exploring personal as well as public memory, the author examines how we can weave the memories of others so they can also became part of who we are. 

November 12, 2014
4:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
The EPA GameDay Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games.

November 12, 2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

My ‘89: These six short films are particularly captivating because of the international views presented by the personal reflections that these young directors communicate in recounting their experience of the events of 1989.

November 12, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Come and hear the first hand stories of the women and men who have served our nation during the recent wars and are now earning their degree and moving on to civilian life.

November 12, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Cape Cod Lounge
The Minuteman play Ball State at home at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

November 12, 2014
8:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Dr. Agosín is the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.  A poet, human rights activist, and literary critic her teaching and writing focus on themes of migration, identity, and ethnicity in Jewish literature, the literature of human rights and women writers of Latin America.

November 13, 2014
10:00 am

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Elm 230

The final Five College Renaissance Seminar of the semester will feature Russ Leo of Princeton University, and Visiting Fellow at the Renaissance Center, speaking on "Lodovico Castelvetro's Heterodox Poetics: A Protestant Aristotle."

November 13, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Dr. Valenzuela will focus on some of the ways that universities can work in and with communities as part of a social justice agenda for school and community transformation.

November 13, 2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The Careers in Library and Information Science Networking Night is an ALANA diversity recruitment event for students to learn about regional library science graduate programs and funding opportunities, hear from professionals in the field, and get a chance to interact with librarians and library school representatives.

November 13, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

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

Come join the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition for Yes We Cannabis: A Legalization Teach-In and Fundraiser for Extravaganja 2015!

November 13, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Compelling and multi-faceted pianist Jeremy Denk received Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award and the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. 

November 13, 2014
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Herzsprung (1992): Johanna, a young mother and widow, lives in the little town of Herzsprung. Almost nothing has changed since German unification, except the rise in unemployment and racism, which also affect Johanna’s life.

November 13, 2014
7:30 pm

Amherst Cinema
The talk features María Cristina García. It is also part of the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series "Migration Matters: Rethinking Immigration in the Modern Americas".

November 14, 2014
1:00 pm

Campus Center, 804

Students are invited to the downstairs lounge in Thatcher Language House to meet Helke Misselwitz, who advised the young filmmakers represented in My ‘89, and chat with the filmmakers themselves via Skype.

November 14, 2014
3:00 pm

UMass Thatcher Language House, Downstairs Lounge
Learn how the life work of Julia de Burgos is an example of the long history of the arts as a medium to inspire community-building and resistance to oppression.

November 14, 2014
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Join us for our fall showcase entitled "A Celebration of the Arts." It will be a night filled with dynamic performances from Stepping to Belly Dance and much more.

November 14, 2014
6:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium, Auditorium

The Student Union Craft Center will host their fall Open Mic Night. This event will feature poetry, spoken word, acoustic music, comedy, magic, and performance art.

November 14, 2014
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Craft Center

Come join your UMass Men's Basketball team as they take on Siena.

November 14, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join us for an evening of Renaissance-era board games, door prizes, refreshments, and more! Families and kids are welcome!

November 14, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

UPC Presents 21 and 22 Jump Street.

November 14, 2014 8:00 pm-11:55 pm
November 16, 2014 8:00 pm-11:55 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Named after the legendary University of Michigan Saxophone Professor, the Donald Sinta Quartet was First Prize Winner of the 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as the 2013 Coleman Chamber Music and 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competitions.

November 15, 2014
9:00 am-10:30 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Arts Extension Service (AES) and the Art Department are collaborating to livestream segments of the Creative Time Summit live from Stockholm.

November 15, 2014
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

Please join us at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies for our next conference: "Muslims, Christians and Governance in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean." 

November 15, 2014
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Cape Verdean Student Alliance presents the  bi-annual Cape Verdean cultural night. Come join us for delicious food, musical performances, dance performances, a fashion show, an after-party, and more!  

November 15, 2014
7:00 pm-1:30 am

Student Union Ballroom

Join fellow Cape Cod alumni for a fantastic day starting with a delicious brunch at Chillingworth's followed by the world's longest running musical, The Fantasticks!

November 16, 2014
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Chillingsworth Restaurant
Join your fellow alumni, friends and fans of UMass basketball at The Four’s prior to the men's game versus Boston College at TD Garden.

November 16, 2014
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

The Fours Restaurant & Sports Bar
This concert has been canceled due to illness.

November 16, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Amherst celebrates International Education Week 2014.International Education Week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

November 17—November 21, 2014

All Campus

Tony Maroulis, University of Massachusetts Amherst director of community relations, invites all to a series of informal Monday morning meetings open to anyone interested in the university and its relations with its neighbors.

November 17, 2014
8:00 am

The Works
We will cover data management skills - working with dates, labels and formats,restructuring the data... The workshop assumes basic knowledge of using SAS software.  

November 17—November 19, 2014, Mon/Wed 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Keep it Global: Diversity and Inclusion in Study Abroad, a lecture by Dr. Aaron Bruce, the Kick-Off to International Education Week 2014.

November 17, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 240

Distinguished Lecture Series in Social Thought and Political Economy.Stephanie Luce is a professor of labor studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at the CUNY School for Professional Studies, a professor of sociology at the CUNY Grad Center, and a research associate at UMass Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute (PERI).

November 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

String Chamber Music

November 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Shortly before GDR’s collapse, the director interviewed women of different ages and backgrounds all over East Germany. This groundbreaking documentary caused a sensation when it premiered. In it, women reveal their personal and professional frustrations, hopes and aspirations—and, in doing so, paint a portrait of a changing society.

November 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Learn to use SPSS Statistics syntax to make your work more efficient.This workshop assumes basic knowledge of SPSS Statistics.

November 18, 2014
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Apply for or Renew a Passport! This event is part of International Education Week.

November 18, 2014
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-169

Men's Basketball vs. Manhattan

November 18, 2014
11:00 am

Mullins Center

Sign up for the Fun with Food Fest to work with 4th and 5th graders from the Lambert Lavoie Elementary School in Chicopee while they learn, eat, and play in celebration of local, sustainable food.

November 18, 2014
1:15 pm-4:30 pm

Lambert Lavoie Elementary School
This talk examines how a journal club of preservice and inservice science teachers, who met regularly to discuss science education research articles, can help build a community of practice. 

November 18, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Jacqueline Goldsby, Professor of English & African American Studies at Yale University, will deliver the 19th Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture at UMass. Her talk is titled “A Salon for the Masses: Black Reading circles during the Chicago Renaissance.”

November 18, 2014
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 911-915

Tim Castillo is an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico and the Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Digital Media Laboratory.

November 18, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Former ESPN executive and television pioneer George Bodenheimer will give a public lecture entitled "Focus on Mission, Brand and Culture: Unlease the Innovationand Growth Within Your Organization."

November 18, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Listen to returning UMass students discuss their studies abroad, and ask them questions about their personal experiences. 

November 18, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E

This company is one of the oldest and most celebrated in contemporary dance, performing the newly commissioned work Echo, along with Graham classics.

November 18, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Sex Pictionary: the Pictionary you know and love...with a sexy twist! 

November 18, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Field Hall, lobby

Marimba Ensembles perform Classical transcriptions & contemporary selections designed for Marimba Choir.  With the addition of other instruments such as bass and drums, Marimba Bands deliver an appealing mix of Latin, jazz, popular and contemporary arrangements.

November 18, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Consider the possibilities of Domestic Exchange! Explore the opportunity to study for a semester or year at another state college or university in the U.S or the surrounding borders.

November 19—December 5, 2014, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:45 pm
November 20—December 5, 2014, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 27—November 28

Goodell Hall, 613

Learn about International Student Organizations, Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad Programs, and Study Abroad Program Providers! 

November 19, 2014
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape scale, often through coordination with multiple management agencies and landowners.

November 19, 2014
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its Classical Legacy Lecture speaker, James Hankins of Harvard University, speaking on "The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists."

November 19, 2014
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Join the international community for an informal social hour over free coffee, tea and snacks.

November 19, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, The SPOT

A supportive group session co-sponsored by Graduate Students of Color Association and Center for Women and Community, focused on supporting mental health and self-care of graduate women of color.

November 19, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, 174-76

All-University Orchestra Fall ConcertBrandon Keith Brown, conductor.

November 19, 2014
6:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

There is going to be a screening on the unstable art known as "glitch".Works by various artists from around the world will be shown.Starting @ 6pm in room 240 in  the Studio Arts Building.

November 19, 2014
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

This event is a part of International Education Week.

November 19, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E

Sex Pictionary: the Pictionary you know and love...with a sexy twist!

November 19, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Field Hall, lobby

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

November 19, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

John Quincy Adams Hall, 12th Floor Lounge

Greg Spiridopoulos, director.

November 19, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Theatre Guild is proud to present it's production of Macbeth - the classic Shakespearean tragedy, a tale of power, deceit, murder, and madness. 

November 20—November 22, 2014 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
November 22, 2014 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 65

This talk will focus on issues such as file-sharing and the Recording Industry Association of America, cases such as those of Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden, the Patriot and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Acts, and more.

November 20, 2014
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 168C

Come to our Workshop to learn more about scholarships offered through the International Programs Office, the Commonwealth Honors College, the Fulbright Program, and more! 

November 20, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures invites you to attend its inaugural Medical Humanities lecture: “The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis.”

November 20, 2014
4:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

This event is a part of International Education Week.

November 20, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160W

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health policy and management? The Public Health Peer Advisors invite you to attend this information session and learn about the growing field, the steps leading to these careers, and the many opportunities available to get started here at UMass.

November 20, 2014
6:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

Last Year Titanic (1991) covers the period from December 1989 through 1990—the last months of the GDR and the first months in united Germany. Director Andreas Voigt paints an important picture of this historic period in German history filled with social and economical insecurity.

November 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

Larry Spotted Crow Mann who is an author, poet, musician and educator is a member of the Nipmuc Tribal Nation.

November 20, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, 1009 (10th flr)

Euridice Baroque Ensemble

November 20, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The 4th Annual Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium showcases the diversity of graduate research in the life sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

November 21, 2014
9:30 am-6:30 pm

Campus Center, 163c

Everyone is invited to join us in some engaging activities and discussion on the importance of sustainable food and American consumer culture.

November 21, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

Join western Massachusetts data scientists, statisticians, and digital humanitarians for a weekend-long hackathon event focused on bringing students, faculty, and other professionals together to learn more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by analyzing real-time data on the outbreak and response.

November 21, 2014 5:30 pm
November 22, 2014 1:00 pm
November 22, 2014 2:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, 1634

Awe in Film Music, Lecture by Visiting Scholar, Frank Lehman

November 21, 2014
1:25 pm-2:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 144

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Boston College

November 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette, one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre, performs with Ravi Coltrane (sax) and Matthew Garrison (bass).

November 21, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Come enjoy a post-game reception with fellow fans after the UMass Minutemen compete against the Fighting Irish at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic!

November 22, 2014
2:15 pm

Bow & Arrow Sports Bar at Mohegan Sun
Latinos Unidos is celebrating their first Miss LU Cultural Showcase at Noche Latina. This showcase is to empower the female students of the Five–College Campuses, and to give an opportunity to embrace Latino culture and heritage.

November 22, 2014
6:30 pm-2:00 am

Student Union, Ballroom

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Vermont

November 22, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Brandon Keith Brown conducts works including Berlioz: King Lear Overture, Beethoven: Symphony #5 in C minor, Op. 67.

November 23, 2014
12:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Tony Thornton & Stephen Paparo, conductors.

November 23, 2014
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

November 23, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

November 23, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

John Quincy Adams Hall, 12th Floor Lounge

Tony Maroulis, University of Massachusetts Amherst director of community relations, holds a series of informal Monday morning meetings open to anyone interested in the university and its relations with its neighbors.

November 24, 2014
8:00 am

Cushman Market Deli
Walk for Light is an opportunity for students and staff to work together to identify safety-related issues on campus and document those concerns for repair or other appropriate follow-up. 

November 24, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Steps

Matthew Westgate and Timothy T. Anderson, conductors.

November 24, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Faculty Chamber Music: Elizabeth Chang, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Astrid Schween, cello; Michael Sussman, clarinet and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.

November 25, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Chapel Jazz & Jazz Lab Ensembles

November 25, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Thanksgiving recess begins after the last class on November 26.

November 26—November 30, 2014

UMass enters the game with a 4-1 record after last weekend's split against Notre Dame and Florida State at Mohegan Sun. Northeastern is 4-0 on the season.

November 26, 2014
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Still on campus for Thanksgiving? Fret not - the Blue Wall has you covered!

November 27, 2014
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

Join us for an all American college game-day experience cheering on the UMass Minutemen football team.

November 28, 2014
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Minuteman play their last game of the season against Buffalo at home at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

November 28, 2014
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Quinnipiac

November 29, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Basketball vs.

November 30, 2014
2:00 pm

Mullins Center