Month of June 2014
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 event is now completely booked.

May 30—June 10, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched an initiative aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, reducing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential. 

June 2—June 5, 2014
This event does NOT occur on:
June 3

All Campus

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This three day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories.

June 2—June 4, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

The public is invited to two services celebrating the life of Professor Judy Young and honoring her memory.

June 4, 2014 7:00 pm
June 5, 2014 10:00 am

Join us for a follow up to our successful IT/CS Symposium in February on the crisis in IT/CS workforce and education pathways. Invited panelists will provide model solutions, followed by a discussion of next steps.

June 4, 2014
3:30 pm

Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center
This workshop introduces you to MTurk and its utility in facilitating social science research. You will learn how to screen data collected from MTurk samples and learn the basics of how to create online surveys and experiments in Qualtrics, an online survey tool that can be used in conjunction with MTurk. 

June 5—June 6, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E10

Join your friends and classmates in Amherst for a weekend of memorable milestone celebrations and reunions, exciting events and programs and plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your friends and classmates.

June 6—June 7, 2014

All Campus

Topics include an introduction to the basic two-level model for continuous outcomes, assessment of fit, checking model assumptions, single and multiparameter hypothesis testing, the extension to three-level models, and nonlinear models for binary outcomes. 

June 9—June 13, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Meetings are a ubiquitous and often under-appreciated site of ethnographic fieldwork. This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to examine some of the challenges of data collection in meeting-intensive settings as well as issues that arise in the analysis of meeting-based field notes, transcripts and artifacts.

June 9—June 10, 2014 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

The UMass Amherst Finance Alumni Network invites you to join them for a summer social.

June 12, 2014
5:30 pm

Charlesmark at Copley Square
Network with fellow life sciences alumni and industry contacts at the launch of the UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network.

June 12, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club
In its 20th consecutive year, the Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference will aim to accelerate foodservice concepts into the next generation – one that embraces health, sustainability, and food ethics, to meet the increasing diversity of consumer preferences. 

June 15—June 20, 2014

All Campus

As a prelude to the Jewish Women’s Graphic Novel Seminar and Workshop Series, the Yiddish Book Center will host an opening lecture by N. C. Christopher Couch, Visiting Posen Professor of Jewish Secular Culture.

June 15, 2014
7:00 pm

Yiddish Book Center
Four  outstanding Jewish women graphic novelists will offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels, free and open to high school and college and graduate students and recent graduates who would like to learn more about creating their own comics.

June 16—June 19, 2014 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst
This workshop deals with the most important regression models for binary, ordinal, nominal and count outcomes.

June 16—June 20, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

This course will provide an introduction to network analysis in R. It will provide an as-necessary introduction to R programming and will cover the basics of network analysis, including: terminology, data collection/storage and basic description. 

June 16—June 17, 2014 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

The graphic novelist Leela Corman (Unterzakhin) will talk about her career and work as part of the Jewish Women Graphic Novelists series.

June 16, 2014
7:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst
Michael Pollan, world renowned author, journalist, and professor at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is coming to UMass Amherst for an on-stage conversation and book signing.

June 17, 2014
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 1st Floor

Talk and book signing by graphic novelist Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), as part of the Jewish Women Graphic Novelist Lecture and Workshop Series.

June 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Modern Myths Bookstore
Join fellow UMass alumni for the first official gathering of the UMass Amherst Legal Alumni Network.

June 18, 2014
5:30 pm

UMass Club
The panel will include both artists and scholars specializing in Jewish women’s studies and graphic novels. The participating artists will sign copies of their graphic novels at the event.

June 18, 2014
7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Liana Finck's first graphic novel, A Bintel Brief, Love and Longing in Old New York, is based on the advice to Jewish immigrants column in the Yiddish newspaper Forverts.

June 19, 2014
7:00 pm

Amherst Books
Join the UMass Amherst Cape Cod Alumni Network at our 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.

June 20, 2014
8:30 am

The Golf Club at Yarmouthport
Witness the passing of the seasons by joining Professor Steve Schneider of the UMass Department of Astronomy to watch the Sun rise and set over the tall standing stones in the UMass Sunwheel for the Summer Solstice of 2014.

June 21, 2014

Sunwheel

Join the Bay Area Alumni Network for an afternoon of tailgating, fireworks and major league baseball as the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland A's at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum! 

June 21, 2014
10:30 am

Oakland Alameda County Coliseum (Parking Lot B for Tailgate)
This four-day conference brings together aspiring change-makers to re-envision food systems sustainability, recognizing campuses as key leverage points for solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.

June 22—June 25, 2014

Campus Center - Marriott Center

Pandora Thomas, celebrated teacher, speaker, designer, and co-founder of Earthseed Consulting LLC will discuss how to live more sustainably and identify opportunities to re-design our world in ways that will benefit the Earth and the people who live on it.

June 22, 2014
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, 11th floor

Step out on the town to experience an evening of culture and star power! First, enjoy discounted tickets to Healing Wars, featuring UMass Amherst alumnus Bill Pullman '80 and his wife and alumna Tamara Hurwitz Pullman '81 in their first performance together since their days at UMass.

June 22, 2014
7:30 pm

Arena Stage
Seven days of readings by poets and writers. 

June 22—June 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Featuring selected readings by Noy Holland and James Tate.

June 22, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Featuring readings by Evie Schockley and Leni Zumas.

June 23, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

The Center for Research on Families at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents a workshop on: Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling, and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods. Intensive longitudinal methods allow researchers to study people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts.

June 24—June 27, 2014 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Featuring readings by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Mary Caponegro.

June 24, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Join your Seattle Area Alumni Network for an evening of amazing baseball as the Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. 

June 25, 2014
4:00 pm

Pyramid Ale House
Featuring readings by Paul Lisicky, Sabina Murray, and Arisa White.

June 25, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Featuring readings by Peter Gizzi and Leigh Newman.

June 26, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

This is the last day of classes for Summer Session One.

June 27, 2014

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on campus.

June 27, 2014
11:00 am-4:30 pm

Campus Center, 163

Featuring readings by Timothy Donnelly, Ron Hansen, and Dorothea Lasky.

June 27, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Featuring readings by Dara Wier and Joy Williams.

June 28, 2014
7:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135