Month of May 2014
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

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

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

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

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

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

Final exams for the Spring 2014 semester.

May 2—May 3, 2014
May 5—May 8, 2014

All Campus

The new Models to Medicine Center of the recently launched Institute for Applied Life Sciences hosts a kick-off symposium on “Models to Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities.” Talks will describe exciting basic biomedical research pursuits that have been translated into therapeutic applications.

May 2, 2014
11:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Come support the Minutemen as they take on George Mason.

May 2, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Usher in the month of May with sonnets and wonderful refreshments, overlooking the beautiful meadow here at the Renaissance Center!

May 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

Seniors are cordially invited to attend the 16th Annual Commencement Ball - A Gatsby Affair. This final senior gala is a formal celebration and final tradition leading up to your Commencement Ceremony.  

May 2, 2014
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Mullins Center

Come support the Outdoor Track & Field teams as they participate in the Atlantic 10 Championship. 

May 3—May 4, 2014 9:00 am

Track & Field Complex

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

May 3, 2014
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Come support the Minutemen as they take on George Mason.

May 3, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

You are invited to celebrate four decades of service to the University and community.

May 3, 2014
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center

What better way to end the spring semester than with an a cappella show with the Suspects? Come join us as we celebrate a great year in a cappella.

May 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Make plans to bring the whole family to enjoy, for free, a day of Renaissance entertainment!

May 4, 2014
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

Come support the Minutemen as they take on George Mason!

May 4, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The campus community is cordially invited to attend a reception on in honor of Provost James V. Staros.

May 6, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 1009

The Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) is hosting a boot camp to help students get a headstart on their Fulbright scholarship applications and assist them in crafting a convincing application.

May 8, 2014
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 201

Professor David Glassberg will examine the ways that past generations of Americans imagined and shaped the land, as well as explore the roots of the current environmental crises.

May 8, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Collaborative for Educational Services
New UMass graduates will be commissioned in the Air Force ROTC

May 9, 2014
9:00 am-10:00 am

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Commencement ceremony for students receiving graduate degrees.

May 9, 2014
9:00 am-10:30 am

Mullins Center

New UMass graduates will be commissioned in the Army ROTC at this ceremony.

May 9, 2014
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This ceremony is the honors convocation and presentation of gold stoles for graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors.

May 9, 2014
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Mullins Center

Come support the Minutemen as they take on VCU!

May 9, 2014
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014, to be held rain or shine.

May 9, 2014
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Due to weather conditions, the Chalk Walk has been canceled.

May 10, 2014
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
Commencement ceremony for recipients of the Associate of Science degree from the Stockbridge School.

May 10, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am

Bowker Auditorium

Pinning Ceremony for our graduates

May 10, 2014
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

Come support the Minutemen as they take on VCU.

May 10, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Come support the Minutemen as they take on VCU.

May 11, 2014
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The Common, a young, award-winning literary magazine published biannually from Amherst College, will celebrate the launch of Issue 07 with a picnic at the Amherst College Alumni House featuring readings by 07 contributors Nalini Jones and UMass English Professor Jeff Parker.

May 11, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Alumni House at Amherst College
Featuring cellist Astrid Schween and guest pianist Randall Hodgkinson.

May 11, 2014
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Veteran qualitative researchers discuss challenges and opportunities as they arise in designing thoughtful and responsive research; considering purpose, context, potential participants and ethics; modifying the initial design based on emerging understandings of the context; and the conceptual and epistemological assumptions and their implications.

May 12, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
May 13, 2014 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

The Minutemen face the Saints in the last home game of the season for UMass baseball.

May 13, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

This three-morning workshop will get you started using NVivo to code and analyze qualitative data.

May 14—May 16, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

What is your big idea and how can you make it work? A panel of alumni will share insights, challenges and successes as entrepreneurs and innovators.

May 14, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston
The first day of classes for Summer Session One.

May 19, 2014

All Campus

R is a free, open source programming language that gives empirical researchers a powerful set of tools for regression analysis. Workshop participants will learn how to import and export data, perform exploratory data analysis, run multiple regressions, conduct hypothesis testing, and estimate fixed and random effects models in the R environment.

May 19—May 20, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

This workshop will allow attendees to understand some of the goals and methods of social simulation, give them hands-on experience in experimenting on theoretical models, and point them to resources to begin using these tools in their own work. 

May 21—May 22, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
May 23, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 720

No classes are held and most university offices are closed.

May 26, 2014

Social science researchers are often interested in retrieving data from the internet. Often, this can be accomplished using so-called web-scraping techniques. This course introduces the statistical programming language R, then demonstrates techniques for web scraping using R. Finally, tools for analyzing text data in R will be presented.

May 27—May 28, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

Please join us to hear UMass alumnus John Collmer, head of institutional equity sales at J.P.

May 28, 2014
5:30 pm

UMass Club
This event is now completely booked.

May 30—June 10, 2014