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
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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

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
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November 11, November 27—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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
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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
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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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September 17, November 27, December 14—November 28, weekends, December 30—January 1, January 4—January 11, Sundays

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
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October 30—October 31

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
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

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

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

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
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

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

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
The Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) would like to invite you to participate in a panel discussion about the representations of women of color in the media.

November 5, 2014
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

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

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 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 7:00 pm

All Campus

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, 122

Men's Ice Hockey vs. American International 

November 7, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

Women's Swimming vs. Brown

November 8, 2014
1:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

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

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

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
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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
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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
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November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

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
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November 11, November 27—November 30

Hampden Gallery

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

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
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

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
Professors Clawson and Gerstel will discuss their book, “Unequal Time:  Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedule," followed by a moderated discussion. An informal reception will be held after the reading.

November 12, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

My ‘89 (2009, directed by Stepan Altrichter, Konrad Kästner, Josephine Frydetzki, Esti Amrami, Jöns Jönsson and Banu Kepenek, former students of the Konrad Wolf Film University Babelsberg). These shorts are 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

The Minuteman play Ball State at home at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

November 12, 2014
8:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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
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

Herzpsprung (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
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its annual Family Renaissance Games Night! 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

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Come join UMass Men's Basketball as they take on Siena for their home opener!

November 14, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL & MASTERCLASS: The Donald Sinta Quartet: Saxophones

November 15, 2014
9:00 am-10:30 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

NEW CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED! Saturday, November 15th from 12pm-5pm 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." Free and open to the public.

November 15, 2014
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

The 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
Welcome Jonathan! with Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone.

November 16, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

String Chamber Music

November 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Winter Adé (1988, doc.): Shortly before GDR’s collapse, the director interviewed women of different ages and backgrounds all over East Germany. 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

Men's Basketball vs. Manhattan

November 18, 2014
11:00 am

Mullins Center

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

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

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

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
All-University Orchestra Fall ConcertBrandon Keith Brown, conductor.

November 19, 2014
6:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Greg Spiridopoulos, director.

November 19, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

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

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
Men's Ice Hockey vs. Vermont

November 22, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Brandon Keith Brown conducts Berlioz: King Lear Overture, Peck: Signs of Life II, Beethoven: Symphony #5.

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

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band  "Spiritus mundi"

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

Felipe Salles, Mara Penatzer and Wes Smith, directors.

November 25, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Thanksgiving recess begins after the last class on November 26.

November 26—November 30, 2014

Men's Basketball vs. Northeastern

November 26, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

November 28, 2014

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Quinnipiac

November 29, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Basketball vs. Central Florida

November 30, 2014

Mullins Center