Month of December 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

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

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

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

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

October 30—February 3, 2015

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

November 3—February 2, 2015

 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

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

Please join us for the final CPPA Faculty Colloquium talk of the semester. Associate Dean for Education and Student Development Julie Caswell (resource economics) will present her recent research in a talk titled "Using Information Policy to Change Food Markets."

December 1, 2014
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

S. “Thai” Thayumanavan, Department of Chemistry - “Smart Therapy: The Search for Better-Targeted Delivery Systems”

December 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Jeffrey W. Holmes, director.

December 2, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come meet with non-profit and other socially conscious organizations to discuss full time job opportunities, summer job opportunities, and also internships. Companies will include local and nation-wide organizations. 

December 3, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute is hosting a 3-day summit in October 2014, focused on different levels of climate change adaptation training for Tribes.This webinar will focus on Summit participants and activities, lessons learned, outcomes, and plans for future Tribal adaptation training.

December 3, 2014
3:30 pm

Online

Women's Basketball vs. Harvard

December 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Five College Collegium Winter Concert

December 3, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The winners of the Art and Essay Competition will be announced and awarded.

December 4, 2014
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Symphony Band & Percussion Ensemble "Let's Dance!"

December 4, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

A Chicago Underground Duo concert contains both composed and improvised music, with powerful grooves along with ambient sound structures, folk song simplicity and polyrhythmic bursts of energy with lyrical melodic vignettes.

December 4, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg FiguresAngle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path, all published by Copper Canyon Press.

December 4, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

This is the last day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester.

December 5, 2014

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame

December 5, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Don't miss the new musical explorations of our talented student composers!

December 5, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

University Dancers

December 5—December 6, 2014 7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame

December 6, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents Voces Feminae performing a holiday music selection for December's First Sunday Concert.

December 7, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Mummenschanz makes the ordinary extraordinary in a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

December 7, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Renowned director Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, re-imagines the holiday season with CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE.

December 11, 2014
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Men's Basketball vs. Canisius

December 13, 2014

Mullins Center

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Northeastern

December 16, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Men's Basketball vs. Iona

December 30, 2014

Mullins Center