Month of February 2015
Graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker.

October 30—February 3, 2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

November 3—February 2, 2015

Consider the possibilities of Domestic Exchange! Explore the opportunity to study for a semester or year at another state college or university in the U.S or the surrounding borders.

January 28—April 29, 2015, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:45 pm
January 29—April 30, 2015, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 18—March 20

Goodell Hall, 613

A selection of photographs by UMass. Professor of Architectural History, Max Page.

January 22—February 20, 2015

Herter Art Gallery

The images document Petegorsky’s ongoing commitment to the work of "The Polus Center for Social and Economic Development," a small human rights agency one of whose projects was to look into issues of limb loss and disability in developing countries. 

January 22—February 20, 2015

Herter Art Gallery

40 Years/40 Artists is an exhibition of work by renowned local, national, and international artists who, at crucial moments in their careers, had exhibitions at our museum which had great impact in opening up important dialogue on ideas relevant to contemporary art and society.

January 21—March 8, 2015, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

University Museum of Contemporary Art

You may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mono). Participants earn $25 compensation for each study visit.

January 21, 2015 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
January 22—February 5, 2015, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), Clinic

Shames depicts aspects of life in the South Bronx during the 1970s, as experienced by a group of children as they negotiate the interplay between good and evil: violence and love; chaos and family.  

January 22—February 20, 2015

Herter Art Gallery

Submit your best photos of UMass Amherst in winter. 

January 24—February 3, 2015

Investigation and research in the field of cultural landscapes is needed now more than ever as landscape architects and regional planners are asked toexpand and change their practices to address the issues of climate change, global urbanization, and economic inequality. 

January 29—April 10, 2015, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 11—March 27, Thursdays

Isenberg School of Management, 133

Changes to the Residence Hall guest policy during the weekend of the Super Bowl.

January 30—February 2, 2015 12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Dining options on campus for Super Bowl Sunday 2015.

February 1, 2015

All Campus

Ten works that areas much about painting as they are of the game of golf. The narrative can be read literally or metaphorically.  

February 3—February 25, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
February 1—February 22, 2015, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Bonnie Tatro Capogna is a sculptor and art teacher at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, MA and Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield,  Mass.

February 3—February 25, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
February 1—February 22, 2015, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its premier First Sunday Concert of the spring 2015 semester! We will welcome Peter Blanchette, internationally acclaimed musician and inventor of the archguitar, who will play a selection of Renaissance music.

February 1, 2015
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Super Bowl watch parties are taking place all over campus.

February 1, 2015
6:00 pm

All Campus

Assistant Professor Steven Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "Status and Conformity Revisited: Corporate Law Firms and Isomorphism in Pro Bono Ties."

February 2, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Hospitality & Tourism Management students deliver first-class dining experiences to guests for lunches and dinners.

February 3—April 29, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am
This event does NOT occur on:
February 17, March 3—March 5, April 22

Campus Center, Marriott Center for Hospitality Management

A comprehensive Food Systems Plan is being developed for Massachusetts for the first time in 40 years.

February 3, 2015
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Discoveries made by our students can inspire deep and lasting learning.

February 3, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Darby English's lecture "The Authority Of The Made Thing" will ask the questions: What does it mean to insist on the unchanged status of art, even when artists find themselves enmeshed in extraordinary political circumstances -- which tend to demand "change" of everything & everyone? 

February 3, 2015
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, S 131

Jon Lott is principal of PARA-Project, PC., co-founding member of the Collective-LOK, and Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

February 3, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

This lecture will focus on some of the persistent conundrums of research on youth resistance, especially the ethical issues that arise when conducting research with hyper-surveilled communities.

February 3, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165

Come join the UMass Amherst Cape Cod Alumni Network for friendly competition, good food and great company at one of our trivia nights. 

February 3, 2015
7:00 pm

British Beer Company
This event has been canceled.

February 3, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Rossi Lecture: Paying for the Party, presented by sociologist Elizabeth A. Armstrong. Part of the yearlong lecture series Social Science Matters: Perspectives in Inequality.

February 4, 2015
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

The Women of Color Leadership Network at Center for Women & Community would like to invite you to our first Social Hour of the semester!

February 4, 2015
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Mini grant applications may be submitted until 12 noon today. 

February 4, 2015
12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Join us for a follow-up discussion on building diversity in STEM. 

February 4, 2015
4:00 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
Film Screening and Q&A with the director, Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins.

February 4, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Panel Discussion and Q&A Session Featuring: Jim Carroll, Donald Geesling, Jon Hill, and Emily Lordi

February 5, 2015
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1649

Drupal is the open-source content management system widely used to build websites around UMass. The meeting is open to newcomers and not limited to members of the UMass community.

February 5, 2015
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, near the elevators

In modern societies, humans may be exposed to a wide spectrum of environmental chemicals.

February 5, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

Part of the 16th annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency. Warren Wolf has an impressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano.

February 5, 2015
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Members of Phi Sigma Delta and their families are invited to reunite, reminisce and have fun with friends in Las Vegas.

February 6—February 8, 2015

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
The lectures help to promote diversity within the department and the university by bringing distinguished geoscientists to discuss their research and professional activities. 

February 6, 2015
3:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

David Hills, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas Austin, is best known for his studies of molecular evolution, phylogeny, and vertebrate systematics.

February 6, 2015
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Ice Hockey vs. Northeastern

February 6, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Tennis vs. Quinnipiac

February 7, 2015
12:30 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

WinterFest, Amherst's best winter party is back again on Saturday, February 7 from 1-6 pm at Cherry Hill Golf Course in North Amherst.

February 7, 2015
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cherry Hill Golf Course
Join us for a RED HOT Gala, Auction & Preview - one of the most sizzling events in the Valley! Support the arts and enjoy a great night out with party band Fever.

February 7, 2015
6:00 pm-11:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Featuring 250 musicians from 50 high schools in 7 states

February 7, 2015
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Ice Hockey vs. UMass Lowell

February 7, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Hugo Wolf: Italienisches LiederbuchGet ready for Valentine’s Day with Wolf’s ruminations on love.

February 7, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Men's Basketball vs. La Salle

February 8, 2015
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

What really killed Marcelo Lucero?  Join us to examine questions of social Justice , and the complex environment that led to MURDER.  Film screening followed by Q&A with director and UMass Amherst alumna Dr. Susan Hagedorn '77.

February 9, 2015
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Room 160 Events Hall East

The Legal Alumni Network invites you to join its members at Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club in Boston for an opportunity to expand your network while meeting alumni involved in the legal professions.

February 10, 2015
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club
This workshop, sponsored by the Center for Women & Community and Cape Verdean Student Alliance, will  discuss what consent looks like and the many ways to prevent sexual violence.

February 10, 2015
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Faculty Chamber Music

February 10, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come support your Minutewomen as they take on George Mason.

February 11, 2015
11:45 am

Mullins Center

As a follow-up to the successful panel discussion on Women of Color and Media (Mis)Representation, Women of Color Leadship Network (WOCLN) is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Series to continue this important conversation.

February 11, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

David D. Diamond and Don Daber-Langendoen present on a project that reviewed and compared four vegetation map products for the eastern USA, with an eye toward providing a single ‘best map product’ insofar as possible.

February 11, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which established how the United States preserves its physical past, Professor Page will offer a critique of historic preservation today and propose a progressive agenda for the next fifty years.

February 11, 2015
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center presents a screening of “This May Be the Last Time” – a Sterlin Harjo film about the role of songs in the lives of Creek community members and their intersections with African American and European songs in the Southeast.

February 11, 2015
6:30 pm

Chadbourne House, Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center - Lower Level

$tart $mart Workshop prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

February 11, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Christopher Tinson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Hampshire College, presents “Black (im)Possibility: Ferguson and the Persistent Indictment of American Society.”

February 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to a talk and exhibit by professor emeritus of biology Ed Klekowski and Libby Klekowski, '91: “Archaeology of the First World War: Exploring the Trenches Today.” 

February 12, 2015
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Graduate Jazz Writing Majors present new ensemble works, including performances by UMass' Jazz Ensemble I.

February 12, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall, Bezanson Recital Hall

With Valentines Day just around the corner, Thursday Night Live: UMass' Late Night Comedy Group is back with our first show of the semester: Sad, Lonely People featuring the UMass Dynamics! TNL includes Improv, Sketch Comedy, a Live Band, your local campus news and more! 

February 12, 2015
9:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Tennis vs. Army

February 13, 2015
10:30 am

Mullins Tennis Courts

The Journalism Department will host a reading by author Eula Bliss. Her book On Immunity: An Inoculation, was one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014.

February 13, 2015
3:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414

Ice Hockey vs. UMass Lowell

February 13, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Enjoy a performance directed by Ayano Kataoka and, guest duo, Garrett Arney & Mari Yoshinaga (Arx Duo).

February 13, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall, Bezanson Recital Hall

The Triangle Area Alumni Network invites you to come cheer for the Minutemen in North Carolina when the men’s lacrosse team competes against Chapel Hill.

February 14, 2015
10:00 am

R&R Grill
Women's Tennis vs. Marist

February 14, 2015
12:30 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

Come support your Minutewomen as they take on Duquesne.

February 14, 2015
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne

February 14, 2015
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Music by Dvořák, Tibbetts, Kulesha, Jevtic and others.

February 15, 2015
2:00 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the UMass Department of Theater for Tennessee Williams: Gender Play in 2015 and Beyond, a fun, forward-thinking discussion about America's most beloved playwright and his complex relationship to gender, sexuality, trans and queer identities.

February 15, 2015
2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Curtain Theater

Meet Dennis McNally '78 PhD, author of On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.

February 17, 2015
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Press Club
The New York Alumni Network invites you to join them to gain essential information on how to buy an apartment in New York City.

February 17, 2015
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Halstead Property
DeVine is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics

February 17, 2015
8:00 pm

Mullins Center

STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch with the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. PVWC seeks to build power for low-wage, and immigrant workers in Western Massachusetts.

February 18, 2015
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, tba

UMass Amherst IT is in the process of substantially updating its policies and is seeking feedback from the campus community. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this open forum to discuss updates to UMass Amherst's information technology policies.

February 18, 2015
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

Join Providence-area alumni and friends to cheer on UMass men's basketball as they take on the Rhode Island Rams!

February 18, 2015
4:00 pm

Gillian's Ale House
Come support your Minutewomen as they take on Davidson.

February 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Featuring classics in Jazz, Pop & Beyond from Mason Williams, Joni Mitchell, Don Ellis, Thad Jones, the Ventures, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich and more!

February 19, 2015
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Annual Student Leadership Conference is a one-day event, which fosters undergraduate students’ intellectual growth, encouraging them to develop meaningful relationships with others, while exploring resources and opportunities vital to their success.

February 21, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Providence

February 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Choirs of UMass Amherst and Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Hampshire Colleges.

February 21, 2015
7:30 pm

John M. Greene Hall
Plant-based dietitian, endurance athlete, author, and speaker Matt Ruscigno MPH, RDN will give a special guest lecture on vegan diets and how they are working for some of the most competitive athletes in the country!

February 23, 2015
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Basement TBA

Estimating Sustainability Returns upon Recycling Material Wastes of Construction Projects.

February 24, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

Looking for an opportunity to speak your truth in a creative, diverse, vibrant, and welcoming environment? Join WOCLN for an evening of spoken word performances! 

February 24, 2015
7:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

The electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn.

February 24, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Proclaim your love for UMass Amherst while giving thanks to university donors!

February 25, 2015
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center

As a follow-up to the successful panel discussion on Women of Color and Media (Mis)Representation, Women Of Color Leadership Network is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Series this spring to continue this important conversation.

February 25, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-808

Single Project/Event grants are due by noon today. 

February 25, 2015
12:00 pm-12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Natural resource managers often make decisions about systems that are variable across time and space.  Although variability has traditionally been viewed as an impediment to understanding responses to change, it may also be able to serve as an indicator. 

February 25, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Men's Basketball vs. Saint Joseph's

February 25, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Greg Spiridopoulos, director.

February 25, 2015
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall, Bezanson Recital Hall

Please join us for our Spring 2015 conference, “The Politics of Migration: Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship.”

February 26—February 27, 2015 4:30 pm

Campus Center, Hadley and Marriott

An American classic, Cat serves up an explosive Southern cocktail of sex, death, and revelation in the form of its unforgettable heroine, Maggie, and her struggle for dominance on the “hot tin roof” of her marriage bed. As the embattled Pollitt clan gathers to celebrate its dying patriarch’s birthday, will Maggie emerge victorious?

February 26—February 28, 2015, Thu/Sat 7:30 pm
March 4—March 7, 2015, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm
March 7, 2015 2:00 pm
March 3, 2015 10:00 am

Rand Theater

Malcolm Smuts, Professor Emeritus of History at UMass Boston, will give a talk titled "How the Elizabethan Monarchical Republic Failed to Build a Republican Monarchy: The Earl of Leicester and the Netherlands, 1586-7." 

February 26, 2015
4:30 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

How well do YOU know Shakespeare? The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies invites Shakespeare fans of all ages to participate in an evening of Bard-related trivia, riddles, and puzzles.

February 26, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Fred Hersch Trio featuring John Hébert, bass and Eric McPherson, drums, has been called, “one of the major ensembles of our time," by Will Friedwald.

February 26, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Graduate and undergraduate research awards. Application deadline February 27th.

February 27, 2015
5:00 pm

High School Big Bands, Combos & Vocal Jazz Ensembles. Clinics by UMass faculty, guest adjudicators and special guest Eddie Palmieri.

February 28, 2015
8:30 am-6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

We invite emerging and current student leaders in the sexual violence prevention movement to join us to learn about trauma-informed education, effective approaches to end violence, and best practices in prevention.

February 28—March 1, 2015 10:00 am-4:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Men's Basketball vs.

February 28, 2015
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Ten-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is renowned for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, and a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras.

February 28, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall