Week of  April 6—12, 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

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

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

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

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