Week of  March 30—April 5, 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

Dana Schnitzer, soprano, with guest Gretchen Peery, piano.

March 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The game has been canceled due to poor field conditions and heavy rain in Western Mass.

March 31, 2014
2:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Bert Ingelaere is post-doctoral research fellow from the Research Foundation – Flanders at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp, and affiliated with the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD), KU Leuven, Belgium.

March 31, 2014
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Tobin Hall, 521A

Tzompaxtle by John Gibler La fuga de un guerrillero.

March 31, 2014
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz collaborate to forge a fabulous mash-up that unleashes the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments.  

March 31, 2014
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Makrina Gudiel: Seeking justice for crimes of the past. 

April 1, 2014
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

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

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

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 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

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

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

April 4, 2014
10:30 am

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

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

Come support the Minutewomen as they take on La Salle.

April 4, 2014
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

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

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 the Minutemen as they take on Dayton!

April 5, 2014
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

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

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