Month of April 2014
Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present "Field Notes 3", the third exhibition of drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures created by architects, Sigrid Miller Pollin and Stephen Schreiber, and landscape architect, Jane Thurber.

March 13—April 10, 2014, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
March 30—April 6, 2014, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

An installation made possible by the UMass Arts Council.

November 25—April 2, 2014

Studio Arts Building

The exhibition traces the development of American landscape design by analyzing a group of landscapes that were chosen for their significance, state of preservation, and chronological and geographical distribution.

February 4—May 10, 2014

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

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. Students deliver first-class dining experiences to guests for lunches and dinners. All of the menu items are made fresh-to-order. 

February 11—April 30, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu
This event does NOT occur on:
March 4—March 6, March 18—March 20

Campus Center, 11th Floor

Nominate a UMass Amherst faculty member who has demonstrated academic quality and leadership to be the next Spotlight Scholar.

February 18—May 9, 2014

Online

Every Tuesday from February 25 to April 22, the Catalan Studies program is featuring the 6th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at UMass, which this year is devoted to "Identities and Cinema".

February 25—April 22, 2014, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 18

Herter Hall, 227 / 301

Register for Summer Session 2014. Course offerings include: World Politics, History of Baseball in America, Culture Through film, Exploring the Universe, Gender Sexuality, Literature & Culture, Human Nature and many more...

March 17—July 10, 2014

This exhibition integrates the dichotomies of data collection and apathy. 

March 25—April 11, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Fractured: The Modern Nude explores the nuances of the fragmented body in modern photography and drawings from the collection of University Museum of Contemporary Art.

March 27—May 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
March 29—May 4, 2014, Sun/Mon/Sat 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This exhibition includes a new series of large-scale watercolors, measuring as large as 100” x 60, as well as ceramic and glass sculptures.

March 27—May 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
March 29—May 4, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Imagine the exhilaration of being one of the first people to witness the words of a new great play being spoken.

March 27—March 29, 2014 8:00 pm
March 29, 2014 2:00 pm
April 3—April 5, 2014 8:00 pm
April 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Sally Curcio's current work examines the universal need for recognition, and both the reverence and absurdity that need inspires.

March 30—April 25, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 30—April 27, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Professor Prasanta Pattanaik, Dept. of Econmics, University of California-Riverside, presents a public lecture: "The Ethical Bases of Public Policies: A Conceptual Framework".  

April 1, 2014
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Fl. Conference Room

Makrina Gudiel: Seeking justice for crimes of the past. 

April 1, 2014
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Delicious recipes from five schools ranked by Princeton Review for serving the best campus food will be showcased at a special dinner event.

April 1, 2014
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Hampshire Dining Commons

We are teaming up with the Newman Center and Whole Children in Hadley MA to host their chorus for a performance. Whole Children is a grassroots organization founded by parents of children with special needs. 

April 1, 2014
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Newman Center, Chapel

What's an Ally? Is it an identity or a behavior? This workshop will address how to be mindful of our actions so we can move from calling ourselves allies to behaving as allies.

April 1, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

Christopher Krueger, flute; Fredric T. Cohen, oboe; Michael Sussman, clarinet; Laura Klock, horn and Stephen Walt, bassoon.

April 1, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Multiple buildings on campus, residence halls, offices, and businesses in town will be putting up blue lights and banners in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. 

April 2, 2014

All of UMass and the Town of Amherst
GradImages will be taking Cap & Gown portrait photos. There is no obligation to purchase, no need for an appointment, and GradImages guarantees complete satisfaction. 

April 2—April 4, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Lobby

The UMass Amherst Alumni Association cordially invites you to join us as we honor the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipient.:

April 2, 2014
11:30 am

The Massachusetts State House
Join the Women of Color Leadership Network for April Social Hour.

April 2, 2014
12:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

The idea of race, that humans come in genetically distinct types with different abilities, became reified, made to seem real, by constant use.

April 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall- East

John Robison, PhD Candidate, UMass Philosophy Department, presents an informal lecture, "Skepticism, Faith, and Reason in Marie de Gournay's Equality of Men and Women."

April 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Yale.

April 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Representatives from the Center for Women and Community (CWC) will be on site to give information to attendees of the International Coffee Hour about the services that the CWC provides, answer questions, and provide students with information about volunteer opportunities.

April 2, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, The Spot

The opening  reception for Fractured: The Modern Nude will feature Brittany Mayo and Maureen McVeigh in discussion with Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art Karen Kurcyznski.

April 2, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

See what we’re up to! Undergrads and grads alike are opening their studios for the evening.

April 2, 2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Studio Arts Building

Former White House senior staffer and Obama campaign veteran Eric Lesser will be speaking with the University Democrats

April 2, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

Rape culture is a system of beliefs and actions which excuse, tolerate, and condone sexual violence.

April 2, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-169

Kiev, on the eve of Babi Yar, 1941: the last 24 hours of a Jewish tailor and his family in an intense drama of the fate of the Jews under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, without onscreen violence.

April 2, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Friday events:

April 3—April 5, 2014
April 4—April 5, 2014 1:00 pm
April 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Amherst Cinema Arts Center
This year’s Civil  Environmental History and Heritage Lecturer is Frederick A. Laskey.

April 3, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

All Campus

Joseph Black, a professor in the English Department at UMass Amherst, presents "The Sidneys and Their Books."

April 3, 2014
4:30 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The UMass Arts Extension Service and Art Department welcome the second 2014 “Art Star” Visiting Artist Lecture speaker, painter and sculptor Summer Wheat to speak on her work, her creative process, and how she found success in the field.

April 3, 2014
4:30 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. Ali Abunimah, author of the new book "The Battle for Justice in Palestine," will offer a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.

April 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165

Did you know that 58% of college students say they don't know how to help someone who is experiencing relationship violence? This workshop will help build an understanding of relationship violence and provide you with the tools to educate others and address violence.

April 3, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Crampton Hall, Basement

Topic: “Autism and the Community: Relationships, Supports, and Meaningful.

April 3, 2014
8:00 pm

Mahar Auditorium

In this study, Dr. Steven investigates the relationship between the first-in port choice by carriers on importers’ choice of ports. Further, they investigate possible moderating effects of cargo value and import frequency on this hypothesized relationship that puts any findings in context.

April 4, 2014
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 128

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Saint Joseph's.

April 4, 2014
10:30 am

Make multiples! This introduction to basic moldmaking techniques will explore materials and the act of reproducing three dimensional objects.

April 4, 2014
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Studio Arts Building

Theoretical explanation will accompany a practical analysis and demonstration, including performances of music of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart and Haydn.

April 4, 2014
1:25 pm-2:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Please join us for a Talk by Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and  Director of Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  She has written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research.

April 4, 2014
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Dayton!

April 4, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Please join the UMass Amherst community in celebrating Madiba's Gifts: Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacies - A Tribute.

April 4, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This spring's Sinauer Associates Distinguished Scientist Lecture brings renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant to UMass for their lecture titled, "40 Years of Evolution on the Galapagos."

April 4, 2014
4:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on La Salle.

April 4, 2014
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Molecular biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff presents the lecture, "From Bench to Boardroom:  A Life in Science."

April 4, 2014
4:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

The  UMass Amazing Race is  based on a reality TV game show in which teams race around the world in competition with other teams.

April 4, 2014
7:00 pm-10:30 pm

All Campus

The University Programming Council presents their annual Battle of the Bands.

April 4, 2014
8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

There will be a zip line, rock climbing wall, mechanical shark, henna tattoos and more! There will also be giveaways and FREE food! Presented by UMass Amherst University Programming Council.

April 4, 2014
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Art Keene is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst. During his 34 years at UMass he founded and directed two academic service-based leadership programs: the Citizen Scholars Program and the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation.

April 5—April 6, 2014

High school big bands, combos and vocal jazz ensembles perform.

April 5, 2014
8:30 am-6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Dayton in a double header at UMass.

April 5, 2014
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Boston University. 

April 5, 2014
12:30 pm

Come support Minutemen lacrosse as they take on the Towson Tigers.

April 5, 2014
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Edgar E. Foudray will facilitate a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at the Franklin Permaculture Garden in collaboration with the UMass Permaculture Initiative

April 5, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Franklin Dining Commons

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Dayton!

April 5, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Easily one of the most respected saxophonists in the world today, Kenny Garrett plays with a spiritual bent that has been known to possess audiences and leave admirers panting for more.

April 5, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Music by Bach, Schubert, Debussy, Handel, James Mulholland, Clifton J. Noble and Daniel Elder.

April 5, 2014
8:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
Students, families and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

April 6, 2014
10:30 am

Kendrick Park
Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Saint Joseph's.

April 6, 2014
12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Dayton.

April 6, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The Second Wind, a Renaissance Wind Ensemble, in their first performance at the UMass Renaissance Center, will present "Music from the Workshop of Andrea Gabrieli," a compilation of Renaissance polyphony focusing on the music of Andrea Gabrieli and composers who studied with him.

April 6, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Concert Band and Florence Community Band, Priscilla Ross, conductor, perform classic band music and popular favorites, separately and together!

April 6, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Lynn Klock, saxophone; with Nadine Shank, piano; Laura Klock, horn

April 6, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (sociology) presents the final talk in this semester's Faculty Colloquium Series for the Center for Public Policy and Administration. His talk is titled “Identifying Equal and Unequal Opportunity Workplaces.”

April 7, 2014
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Susan Metz is a nationally recognized leader in catalyzing change in academia regarding women in science.  Her lecture will address how unintended bias affects hiring, retention and promotion of women faculty and will identify research-based strategies to engender an inclusive and productive work environment. 

April 7, 2014
4:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

As a collaborative artist team, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy use sculpture, installation, kinetics, and video to create works that occupy many terrains: exhaustive categorization, recreation and reenactment, automation, miniaturization, remote viewing and speculative modeling.

April 7, 2014
4:30 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

Join us to celebrate the culmination of an outstanding ninth year of the UMass Innovation Challenge!  Hear our final five teams pitch their business plans.

April 7, 2014
5:00 pm-7:15 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The Freedom Seder is a multicultural and interfaith celebration based on the Exodus themes of the Jewish Passover Seder, but commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and other modern liberation struggles.

April 7, 2014
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Rape culture is a system of beliefs and actions which excuse, tolerate, and condone sexual violence.

April 7, 2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

UMass Ballroom Dance Team has salsational news for you! We will be teaching a social lesson on the electric, spicy salsa this Monday.

April 7, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

Join hypnotist Dale K and world famous mentalist duo Jeff & Tessa Evason for mind-blowing feats of ESP and Second Sight that'll have you buzzing long after the show ends!

April 7, 2014
8:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Members of the campus community will be able to process new or renewal passport applications right in Campus Center Room 168C .  Also, you can have your passport photos taken for FREE at Passport Day.

April 8, 2014
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 168C

Join a panel of special guests to answer your immigration questions and concerns,

April 8, 2014
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents its Annual Research Day.

April 8, 2014
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Owen Williams of the Folger Institute presents a talk highlighting the seminars, conferences, and workshops on offer at the Folger for 2014-15.

April 8, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Connecticut.

April 8, 2014
5:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

David Eisen will speak on "Critical Tools for Contemporary Practice."  David Eisen is an architect, writer and educator with a focus on utilizing design as a tool for social transformation.

April 8, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Women of Color Leadership Network brings a film screening and discussion.  Yelling to the Sky is a coming-of-age movie.

April 8, 2014
7:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

OutNow is a youth led, queer youth organization that works to promote harm reduction, self-determination, and community building through anti-oppression organizing. 

April 9, 2014
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Herter Hall, 601

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

April 9—May 8, 2014, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
April 9—May 8, 2014, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:15 pm

Goodell Hall, 613

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Northeastern!

April 9, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Extreme weather, such as heat waves and drought, can have strong effects on the distribution, abundance, and persistence of many species.

April 9, 2014
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134 (speaker will present remotely)

Anna Strowe, visiting fellow at the UMass Renaissance Center, will discuss her current work, transcribing and translating Americo di Firenze's Istoria della Fine del Mondo, a late seventeenth-century manuscript in the Center's clolection written by a relatively unknown monk.

April 9, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

James Kurose, Department of Computer Science: “Design and Analysis of a Content-oriented Internet”

April 9, 2014
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story​, directed by Robert Gardner, tells the extraordinary story of WWII British secret agent, “Spy Princess” Noor Inayat Khan, whose heroism transcended race and religion as she risked her life in the French Resistance.

April 9, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Mike Lake will be talking with the University Democrats about his campaign.

April 9, 2014
8:00 pm

Campus Center, 904

Chamber Music by Xenakis, Klatzow, Reich, and others.

April 9, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that allows survivors of violence, as well as their friends and families, to share their feelings through art.

April 10, 2014
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, Lawn

Remarkable, fantastical, and a little bit strange — the tale of Peter Pan has captivated people for over 100 years. UMass Theater is thrilled to be part of that legacy of theater magic in its production of J.M. Barrie's original play. 

April 10—April 12, 2014 8:00 pm
April 12—April 19, 2014, Saturdays 2:00 pm
April 18, 2014, Fridays 8:00 pm

Rand Theater

The Department of Economics and Undergraduate Economics Club (UEC) present the 10th Annual Undergraduate Debate.  Two teams of students will debate the topic: Is protection of intellectual property necessary 'to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts'?

April 10, 2014
3:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor

Take Back the Night is a speak-out and march designed to empower our community to act towards eliminating rape and other forms of sexual violence.

April 10, 2014
6:30 pm

Student Union, Lawn North

Eclectic works by UMass dance majors.

April 10—April 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Hampshire College Main Dance Studio
The University of  Massachusetts MFA for Poets and Writers is pleased to present faculty member Peter Gizzi reading from his new book In Defense of Nothing, Selected Poems, 1987-2011.

April 10, 2014
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

This conference on the history of the 1970s-1980s organization Science for the People (SftP) and its implications for science activism today brings together veteran members of the organization along with other scientists, Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars, science activists, and students.

April 11—April 13, 2014

All Campus

Conference will include panel discussions, topical concurrent sessions, and posters displaying research and programs.

April 11, 2014
8:30 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

As part of the Asian American Heritage Month, the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center, with assistance from CMASS, is hosting a Five-College Panel Discussion: China in our Future.

April 11, 2014
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Democratic Candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General Warren Tolman is visiting UMass to speak about his campaign and ideas for how he can improve our state.

April 11, 2014
2:30 pm

Student Union, 411

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Saint Louis.

April 11, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Register online at www.RunUMass.com, in the dining commons, or in select retail dining locations by Friday April 11, 2014.

April 12, 2014
9:00 am

Come support the Minutemen & Minutewomen Track & Field teams as they participate in the Outdoor Minuteman Invitational.

April 12, 2014
11:30 am

Track & Field Complex

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Saint Louis.

April 12, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The Alumni Band, Chorus and Orchestra concert in celebration of the  Music Program's 75th Anniversary.  

April 12, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Two days' worth of seminars, films, and performances on entheogens and plant medicine, with keynote speech by Dennis McKenna. 

April 12—April 13, 2014 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium

Phi Sigma Pi, a co-ed honor fraternity, is holding their annual 5K race!

April 13, 2014
11:00 am

Kendrick Park
Come support the Minutemen as they take on Siena!

April 13, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on George Mason.

April 13, 2014
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman focuses on UC Berkeley during a period of economic crisis in his epic study of the life of an institution: its rules, principles, and ideas, and their connection to the lives of people who realize it, manage it, and depend on it.

April 13, 2014
1:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LiveTM takes you on a tour through pre-historic Australia, bringing an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage.

April 13, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Guest Peter Clemente, guitar; Laura Klock, horn, Estela Olevsky and Nadine Shank, piano.

April 13, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The University Programming Council at UMass Amherst proudly presents Spring Concert 2014 featuring Wale, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Slightly Stoopid.

April 13, 2014
5:00 pm

Mullins Center

The discussion will focus on Massachusetts’ status as a leader on green policies and clean energy practices, including its passage of the Green Communities Act, the Green Jobs Act, as well as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008.

April 14, 2014
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 203

This event has been canceled.

April 14, 2014
4:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Student Composers' Concert

April 14, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Witness amazing feats of creativity and scholarship! A variety of original works by Humanities and Fine Arts undergraduates will be on display for the entire campus community to view, from poetry and prose to music performances, artwork, animation, and more.

April 15, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Artbotics program combines art, computer science, and robotics to create interactive, kinetic sculptures. 

April 15, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Negotiating salaries is a challenge for women at all stages of their careers.

April 15, 2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

New Africa House, 203

This even has been canceled.

April 16, 2014
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Holly Curcio holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Arizona State University, Tempe AZ and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

April 16—April 25, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 20—April 27, 2014, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The game has ben snowed out.

April 16, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Guest chef, food writer, cookbook author, and cooking teacher, Betty Rosbottom visits the University Club.

April 16, 2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

University Club

Rape culture is a system of beliefs and actions which excuse, tolerate, and condone sexual violence.

April 16, 2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Dwight Hall, Classroom

For over ten years, the award-winning Body Politics has been a space for celebration, support, empowerment, healing and creativity for women of color to embrace who they are, their bodies, and their experiences and to speak against all forms of oppression.

April 16—April 17, 2014 7:30 pm

Campus Center, 174-76

The Spring Game moves from a Saturday afternoon event to a Wednesday night event under the lights at McGuirk Stadium.

April 16, 2014
7:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

A collective cinematic love letter to Chris Marker captures the notoriously private director. And, a film composed of photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his travel in the form of a voiceover conversation.

April 16, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft comes to UMass to speak about today's current events.

April 16, 2014
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Mass movements, motets and chansons by Compere, Mouton, Crequillon and Manchicourt performed by voices and Renaissance winds.

April 16, 2014
8:00 pm

Abbey Chapel
Trumpet & Tuba/Euphonium Ensembles; Horn, Trombone & Brass Choirs.

April 16, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The legendary director Chris Marker (1921-2012) has been a source of fascination for a generation of documentary filmmakers and viewers.

April 17, 2014
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance 

April 17, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of a handful of scholars of the 20th century with a sustained global impact on sociological, literary, and political knowledge

April 17, 2014
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Molly Murray, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, presents a talk "From the Closed Cell to the Infinite Universe: Prison Projects and the Ralegh Circle."

April 17, 2014
4:30 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Anne Pasternak believes strongly that art matters in our world, and that artists should be weighing in on the key issues of our time. 

April 17, 2014
4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E

The Seattle Alumni Network invites you to a private reception with Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy.

April 17, 2014
6:00 pm

Beecher's Loft, Inn at the Market
Music by Ticheli, Faure, Vaughan Williams, Ogren & Hindemith's masterpiece Symphony in B flat.

April 17, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Ensemble will be performing A Trumpet in the Morning, Ehrlich’s celebrated new recording on New World, which is the first documentation devoted to his large ensemble compositions.

April 17, 2014
8:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on the Connecticut Huskies.

April 18, 2014

This presentation will outline a complementary stream of research on online deception that focuses on the messages rather than the websites. 

April 18, 2014
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 128

This year’s symposium is centered on intergenerational, intertribal, and institutional collaborations that highlight Indigenous history, location, and knowledge.

April 18, 2014
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 11th floor

Poundie Burstein's primary areas of interest include Schenkerian analysis and form studies.

April 18, 2014
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

The UMass Annual Powwow is a celebration of Native American cultures through dancing, drumming, food and arts and crafts.

April 19, 2014
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Rhode Island.

April 19, 2014
1:00 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

Come support Minutemen lacrosse as they take on the Hofstra Pride.

April 19, 2014
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Join the University Club for our annual Easter Brunch.

April 20, 2014
11:00 am-2:00 pm

University Club

The Minutemen Marching Band will perform during a pregame remembrance ceremony at Fenway Park honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

April 20, 2014
6:30 pm

Fenway Park, Boston
No classes are held and most university offices are closed.

April 21, 2014

This camp is for boys and girls, ages 6-14.

April 21—April 24, 2014 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

For the past three years, representatives at UMass Amherst joined the YWCA in their “Stand Against Racism” (SAR) movement, which aspires to eliminate racism by bringing together like-minded organizations, holding educational workshops, and engaging participants in awareness campaigns through social media outlets.

April 22—April 25, 2014

All Campus

The 2014 Dose-Response, Preconditioning: Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine will explore the rapidly emerging area of Preconditioning, its biomedical implications, its dose response features and its underlying mechanisms.  

April 22—April 23, 2014 8:00 am-3:00 pm

In this lecture, Dr. Mandel will draw from the literature on welfare state policies, gender, and class in order to stress the importance of class distinction for understanding how welfare state policies affect the life chances of women. 

April 22, 2014
12:30 pm

Campus Center, 904

Come support the Minutemen as they take on Connecticut.

April 22, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The games have been canceled due to forecasted weather conditions. The games will not be made up.

April 22, 2014
3:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Eureka! program was launched with the support of the College of Natural Science at UMass Amherst. Eureka! is an informal educational program serving middle and high school girls through STEM education, sports and adventure programming and personal development programs such as media literacy.

April 22, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Judith Colell, Catalan filmmaker and Vice-President of the Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences, will give a masterclass on her movie Elisa K (2010).

April 22, 2014
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 207

Dr. Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M, presents the Renaissance Center's Annual Collins Lecture, "The Presence of the Past: Finding Mary More."

April 22, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Department of Nutrition presents the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner. This year’s program is titled “From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.”

April 22, 2014
4:30 pm-8:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join Rabbi David Saperstein as he discusses how social justice, religion and politics can work together.

April 22, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall, 160

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and will be presented by the director. 

April 22, 2014
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Amherst Cinema
In recognition of the outstanding contributions of our students of the greater UMass Amherst community, the Center for Student development is hosting our Annual Awards Ceremony to acknowledge all the hard work our students, staff, and faculty do on campus. 

April 22, 2014
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Rape culture is a system of beliefs and actions which excuse, tolerate, and condone sexual violence.

April 22, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Join the UMass Amherst Community as we celebrate the 44th Earth Day.  This year's Earth Day theme at UMass Amherst is "Climate Change: Building a Diverse Movement for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.”  The campus community will be engaging in meaningful campus reflection and action toward building more diversity and inclusivity into the sustainability community here and more broadly.

April 22, 2014
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium

Music by John Barnes Chance, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Dana Wilson, George Anthiel's Ballet Mecanique and Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy.

April 22, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director of the Center for Research on Population and Health at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

April 23, 2014
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E33

Extreme events (floods, droughts, and fires) have a high public profile and changes in their frequency, magnitude, and duration have been linked to changes in climate.  

April 23, 2014
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, Conference Room

The UMass Renaissance Center's Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series concludes for the semester with Center curator David Katz's discussion and display of items recently added to the collection.  You'll be able to see close up and, in many cases, touch, the items being discussed.

April 23, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

UMass Police on Display is in opportunity for all students, staff, faculty and community members to visit and tour the police station.

April 23, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Police Department

A talk about the Catalan celebration of Sant Jordi. Poetry reading. Music.

April 23, 2014
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, the film is inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “The Procession to Calvary,” focusing on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in the 1564 painting, set against a backdrop of religious persecution in Flanders.

April 23, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

When notorious killers Wayne and Scout interrupt Bruce's passionate introduction to Brooke Daniels, a nude model and actress, they want more than an autograph from their cinematic idol. 

April 23—April 25, 2014 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Curtain Theater

Tian Hui Ng, guest conductor

April 23, 2014
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst and Five College students, faculty, and staff are invited to TechTalks, a series of events exploring a wide range of technology topics, from creative uses of technology, innovation and sustainability in IT to the new ways technology is shaping our future.

April 24, 2014
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

A presentation of the current research on sleep and menopause health issues with discussion on the interactions between sleep, hot flashes and cognitive function in menopause.

April 24, 2014
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

Join Ann M. Ravel, vice chair of the Federal Election Commission andRaymond La Raja, associate professor of political science.

April 24, 2014
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall East (160E)

Representatives of Fulbright New York, the Polish-American Fulbright Commission, this year's Fulbright winners and the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) will provide an overview of the Fulbright program and the application process. 

April 24, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

For the second consecutive year, over 350 graduating seniors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will receive an extra special sendoff when the Award-Winning UMass Dining Services fetes them at the White House-style "state dinner," replete with four-course dinner, presidential red carpet and an honor guard of ROTC cadets.

April 24, 2014
6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

An informal jazz concert of music composed by members of the Ensemble.

April 24, 2014
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Choreographers, dancers and musicians collaborate for senior thesis projects.

April 24—April 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

More than 1,000 students from different public campuses in Massachusetts will deliver presentations showcasing their exceptional projects.

April 25, 2014
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center

The Senior Design Project provides a capstone experience for undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

April 25, 2014
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Marcus Hall, Student Center

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on St. Bonaventure.

April 25, 2014
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

This workshop, organized by UMass Skill Share and funded by a generous grant from the UMass Arts Council, explores external funding options for artists, including grants and residencies.

April 25, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Studio Arts Building, atrium

Biologist Brain K. Hall, from Dalhousie University, will give a public lecture on “Fish that climb waterfalls and others wonders of developmental, organismal and evolutionary biology.”

April 25, 2014
4:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, RM 137

Join us for the last installment of the UMass MFA Student Reading Series, plus the launch of Steven Tagle's photography book, Outside Windows.

April 25, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Flying Object
The 12th Annual Supercuts SoccerFest tournament is back on the UMass campus for 2014. This 6v6 soccer tournament is organized by students in the Mark H. McCormack Sport Management Department at UMass. 

April 26, 2014
8:00 am-5:00 pm

South Athletic Fields, Behind McGuirk Stadium

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies will host its tenth annual symposium on historical European martial arts.

April 26, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Senior Design Project demos can be seen in the Engineering Student Center in Marcus Hall and Circuits and Code in Marcus Hall, Room 5.

April 26, 2014
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Marcus Hall, Engin Student Center

Do you like SELF magazine? Do you want to get a fun workout this weekend? Do like to get free stuff? If so, come to SELF Workout on the Quad.

April 26, 2014
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area, Quad

An annual performance showcase produced and directed by Frederick Omega Pye, in his seventh year as Assistant Band Director/Visual Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.

April 26, 2014
2:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Joys of a Child's Spirit.

April 26, 2014
4:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
Join the UMass women's soccer program for the retirement of team jerseys for alumnae April Kater '91 and Briana Scurry '95 at the team's annual banquet.

April 26, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center

The TEDxUMassAmherst team will be hosting a day-long conference, featuring world-renowned speakers on the UMass Amherst campus.

April 27, 2014
9:00 am

Mahar Auditorium

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Saint Joseph's in a double header at UMass.

April 27, 2014
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The UMass Dance Team is looking for some new dancers to be a part of this team! Auditions are open to any UMass or Five College student and high school seniors thinking of attending UMass.  

April 27, 2014
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

Directors: Dana Schnitzer & Marjorie Melnick, Coach/Accompanist: Gretchen Peery

April 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Performances by large and small vocal jazz ensembles, including the Premiere of an arrangement by senior Kyle Hanlon

April 27, 2014
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Students perform chamber works from the classical repertoire.

April 27, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Described by The New Yorker as “hyper kinetic” and “exceptional,” the celebrated Lines Ballet of San Francisco performs exhilarating works that meld classical Western ballet with a diverse set of cultural traditions.

April 27, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The premiere screening of Devising Gilgamesh, a documentary homage to the collage process of collaboration and devised theatremaking.

April 28, 2014 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
May 2, 2014 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Reverend James Lawson, Jr., Visiting Faculty, Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative, California State University, Northridge, speaks on "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?"   Visiting Faculty, Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative, California State University, Northridge American Civil Rights Leader   Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?

April 28, 2014
7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, The Bernie Dallas Room

Directed by Thom Hannum.

April 28, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Campus Cookout is free to all students, faculty, and staff. Rain or shine, we hope you will be able to join in on the fun as we honor the faculty, staff, and students who make UMass Amherst a great place to be.

April 29, 2014
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

The second annual UMassGives is a 36 hour online giving campaign using email and social media platforms to encourage people to give to their favorite areas of UMass Amherst.

April 29—April 30, 2014 12:00 pm-11:59 pm

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on Rhode Island in a double header at UMass. 

April 29, 2014
3:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Dr. Abercrombie will discuss the relationship between text and music in Renaissance and early Baroque music.

April 29, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room

Music for strings, harpsichord, flute and recorder by Vivaldi, Geminiani, Locatelli and Scarlatti.

April 29, 2014
7:30 pm

Grace Church
 Directed by Thomas Giamietro

April 29, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The last day of classes for the 2014 Spring Semester at UMass Amherst.

April 30, 2014

Pick up your cap and gown and join in on all things Commencement! Have your senior portrait taken, sign up with the Alumni Association, purchase a diploma frame, enter to win prizes, and much more.

April 30, 2014
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The Big Chill is an annual celebration of the last day of classes.

April 30, 2014
1:00 pm-8:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

The game has been rained out and will not be made up.

April 30, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

When the University of Leicester Archaeology Service undertook the Grey Friars project, it was thought that the chances of finding the remains of King Richard III were slim to none.

April 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The game has been rained out.

April 30, 2014
5:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

23 teams of mechanical and industrial engineering seniors will demonstrate prototypes of their capstone projects. The event is part of a course called “MIE 495 Senior Design Project,” taught by professor Sundar Krishnamurty.

April 30, 2014
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Marston Hall, Student Center

A public reading featuring an imaginative collection of short stories, essays, and excerpts from the students completing their theses in creative writing.  

April 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Dive into a vivid, rarely-seen world of rugged fishermen and jungle laboratories, of exotic bacteria and teeming coral reefs, of Asian outsourcing and broken dreams before testing your nerve with some radical solutions for raising shrimp right here at home. 

April 30, 2014
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Join Route Nine at Flying Object to celebrate the launch of Issue 6.

April 30, 2014
8:00 pm

Flying Object
New works by Masters jazz students, as well as the late Yusef Lateef's Masara #2, Michael Brecker's Anagram, Paul Ferguson's Blue Highways & Chris Merz's arrangement of Miles Davis' Solar.

April 30, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium