Month of March 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

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

The Malcolm X Cultural Center of the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success Center (CMASS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites the campus community and general public to join us in celebrating Black History Month 2015. 

January 27—March 5, 2015 12:00 am-8:00 pm
March 30, 2015 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

All Campus

Hospitality & Tourism Management students deliver a first-class dining experience 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 17—March 19, April 22

Campus Center, Marriott Center for Hospitality Management

Commemorate your accomplishments or congratulate a 2015 graduate with a chance to win UMass License Plate #UM 15.

February 10—May 31, 2015

Online

Join us for an informal social hour to meet other international students and UMass community members over free tea, coffee, and delicious snacks & sweets.

February 10, 2015 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 25, 2015 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 8, 2015 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 24, 2015 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 21, 2015 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

This is an undergraduate student panel convened for upper-class students to share information with students about how they have settled on majors, minors, certificate programs that interest them and how it will further their long-term goals.

February 13, 2015
March 4, 2015
March 24, 2015

Drive down Memory Lane and show your school pride with UMass License Plate #65!

February 20—June 6, 2015

Online

Tony Maroulis, University of Massachusetts Amherst director of community relations, invites all to a series of informal Monday morning meetings for anyone interested in the university and its relations with its neighbors.

February 23—March 9, 2015, Mondays 8:00 am-10:00 am

Various locations
This is a one-hour meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive overeating.

February 23—December 29, 2015, Tue/Thu 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 26

Newman Center, Quigley Room

Nominations are now open for the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student award program. 

February 26—March 9, 2015

Online

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

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

Welcoming string players to our chamber orchestras: Opus 4, Junior participants; Opus 3, Intermediate; Opus 2, Senior & Parents/Teachers.

March 1, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

Tennis vs. Fordham

March 1, 2015
12:30 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

Come support your Minutewomen at their last home game of the season.

March 1, 2015
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Massachusetts  Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its second First Sunday Concert of the spring 2015 semester! We will welcome Ensemble Musica Humana, who will perform a repertoire of Praetorius, Musae Sioniae, and instrumental Terpsichore dances .

March 1, 2015
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Celebrating the 90th birthday of UMass composer Charles Bestor and the 45th anniversary of Olevsky's Amherst debut.

March 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Assistant Professor Dania Francis (economics) will speak about her recent research in a talk titled “Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Courses? Examining Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis.”

March 2, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Introduction to Stata software.

March 2, 2015
1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Join us for a screening of the moving and informative documentary Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii followed by a discussion with tribal members about their experiences with repatriation and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

March 2, 2015
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 131

With James Shetler, conductor, Matthew Westgate, director of wind studiesand Kathryn Salfelder, composer-in-residence.

March 2, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Concert Hall

Ethel Poindexter is from many places.  Born in Central America, she has also lived in Europe, North America and the Caribbean.  She has lived in the Pioneer Valley in Western MA for at least fifteen years with excursions to different lands during that time.  

March 3—March 31, 2015, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
March 15—March 22

Hampden Gallery

Barbara Hadden was born in Hamburg, Germany, and spent her childhood in Europe and the Middle East. She studied painting, photography and filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

March 3—March 31, 2015, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
This event does NOT occur on:
March 15—March 22

Hampden Gallery

Diane Englander approaches her work as a poet, in the most ancient sense of the word: she is resolutely a “maker.” Endlessly inventive, Englander’s work does not hide the history or the pleasure of its making, from a curiosity about materials (a mix of scavenged, reused, and new) to a playful series of experiments with color and form, line and texture, volume and composition.  

March 3—March 31, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 8—March 29, 2015, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 15—March 22

Hampden Gallery

This two-session introduction to The SAS System meets March 3 and 5.

March 3, 2015 9:30 am-12:00 pm
March 5, 2015 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Service & Leadership Career & Internship Fair: Non-Profits, Government, Education & Camps

March 3, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Dr. Schneider will demo and discuss InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment), a research-validated digital collaboration platform that enhances students’ interaction, engagement, learning and thinking skills. 

March 3, 2015
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Six schools that earned “Best Campus Food” honors in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review will be represented at a special Princeton Review Dinner at Hampshire Dining Commons.  

March 3, 2015
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Hampshire Dining Commons

Seven movies directed by women. From the mainstream (e.g. Isabel Coixet) to independent cinema (e.g. Neus Ballús, who will visit us on March 30 and 31).

March 3—April 21, 2015, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 17

Integrative Learning Center, S404

Because of inclement weather, this event has been postponed.

March 3, 2015
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Join us for the performance of two plays by Mary Swander, Iowa’s Poet Laureate and founder of the national organization Agarts. The plays, Vang and Map of My Kingdom, both tackle urgent social, political, and economic issues facing America’s farmers today. 

March 3—March 4, 2015 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC would like to invite you to our March Social Hour of the semester! This is a time for reconnecting, networking and making new connections.

March 4, 2015
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

There is only one chance to study abroad as a UMass undergrad -- while you're a UMass undergrad! Don't let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass you by.

March 4, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies kicks off a new semester of Renaissance Wednesday Lectures with Else Hambleton of The Amherst Historical Society.

March 4, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

H. Partricia Hynes, Board Chair of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice and retired Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, will present her lecture "Vietnam: An Unfinished War."

March 4, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

CHC Events Hall
The number 13 seed Minutewomen face number 12 seed St. Bonaventure in A-10 Tournament first round play.

March 4, 2015
4:30 pm

Richmond Coliseum
Two screenings of "Triangle" (63 min) and "Voices From the Booth" (49 min).

March 4, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Men's Basketball vs. Richmond

March 4, 2015
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Copland: Outdoor Overture; Jonathan Newman: Moon by Night; Salfelder: Cathedrals; Anthony Iannacone: After a Gentle Rain; Grainger: Ye Banks & Braes O’Bonnie Doon & Frank Ticheli: Angels in the Architecture

March 4, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst's BDIC (Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration) program is hosting the 2015 National Conference for Individualized Major Programs.

March 5, 2015 8:00 am-6:00 pm
March 6, 2015 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 10th floor

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.

March 5, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-808

The Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence promotes interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and graduate students interested in the topics of conflict, violence and peace from a wide range of departments across campus.

March 5, 2015
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 East

After upsetting St. Bonaventure in the opening round, UMass takes on number 5 seed Richmond in the round of 16.

March 5, 2015
2:00 pm

Richmond Coliseum
Regional Inequality: Defining & Measuring Economic Development, presented by Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina. Part of the Social Science Matters Series.

March 5, 2015
4:00 pm

Hills North, 105

Eileen Myles will read from the latest of her 18 books, Snowflake/different streets. In 2010 she was awarded the Shelley Prize by the Poetry Society of America.

March 5, 2015
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

The Five College Culture Health and Science Program and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences present Dr. Susan Albertine for a talk titled "Should Liberal Arts Education Embrace Global/Public Health? And If So, How?"

March 5, 2015
8:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

After a month-long hibernation, Thursday Night Live brings you “Ambiguous Winter!" It is going to be an evening blanketed in live music and original winter-esque  comedy!

March 5, 2015
9:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

The Minutemen compete in the IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championship at Boston University.

March 6—March 8, 2015

Boston University Track and Tennis Center
Symposium includes Jennifer Leeman (Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, George Mason University); Nelson Flores (Assistant Professor of Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania); and José Del Valle (Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, City University of New York). 

March 6, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Big Data, Analytics, Data-driven decisions, predictive modeling, machine learning, and so on. All these terms have become ubiquitous in our daily lives.

March 6, 2015
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

Join us for a discussion about how the remapping of American space is reshaping American Studies, Latin American Studies, Afro-American Studies, and World Studies.

March 6, 2015
1:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 316

The undefeated Minutewomen take on Drexel at home at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

March 6, 2015
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join groups across campus for the March UMass Night Out!

March 6, 2015
5:00 pm-12:00 am

All Campus

The number 12 seed Minutemen face number 5 seed Notre Dame in the opening game of a best-of-three first round series in the Hockey East Tournament. 

March 6, 2015
7:35 pm

Compton Family Ice Arena
Ng Tian Hui, conductor .

March 6, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Coming off a fifth-place finish in the New England Championship, the Minutewomen head to Boston for the ECAC Championship. 

March 7—March 8, 2015

Boston University Track and Tennis Center
Bring in the spring in all Dining Commons — including Berkshire — with a special breakfast menu featuring UMass favorites and specialties from around the world.

March 7, 2015
7:00 am-10:00 am

All Dining Commons, including Berkshire

Big Bands, Combos and Vocal Jazz ensembles from UMass, Amherst, Hampshire, Holyoke Community and Smith Colleges.

March 7, 2015
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Hampshire College
The College of Nursing will be holding their annual Scholarship Ceremony for scholarship award recipients.

March 7, 2015
10:30 am

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

“Bring the Spring!” includes performances by Kesha, Ludacris, and Juicy J.

March 7, 2015
12:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join DC-area alumni and friends to cheer on the UMass men’s basketball team as they compete against the George Washington Colonials at the Charles E. Smith Center.

March 7, 2015
1:00 pm

Stoney's on L
The afternoon will showcase the artistic talents of various graduate students in the 2015 Speech Language Pathology Master's degree program, as they raise awareness of stroke and aphasia (a language disorder which occurs most often following a stroke) to the local Amherst community. 

March 7, 2015
1:30 pm

First Baptist Church
Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet, guest artists.

March 7, 2015
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, Music wing classrooms

The number 12 seed Minutemen face number 5 seed Notre Dame in the second game of a best-of-three first round series in the Hockey East Tournament. 

March 7, 2015
7:05 pm

Compton Family Ice Arena
This event has been canceled.

March 7, 2015
10:00 pm-12:00 pm

UMass Agronomy Farm
Tennis vs. Saint Louis

March 8, 2015
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

 “Making the Next Thing” draws its title from an interview with the artist James Siena, who said of his own work, “I just want to make the next thing and I don’t want to listen to an inner voice saying … ‘Oh, don’t do that.  That’s not what you do.’  But if you want to do it, and then you do it, it is what you do....”

March 8, 2015
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The Chieftains make Irish music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive, never afraid to shock purists and push boundaries.

March 8, 2015
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Minutemen face-off against Notre Dame in the deciding game of the Hockey East Tournament first-round series.

March 8, 2015
7:05 pm

Compton Family Ice Arena
The College of Natural Sciences invites graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply for Manning Inventor Fellowships, which provide stipends of either $30,000 (graduate fellows) or $50,000 (postdoctoral fellows) in order to pursue commercialization of discoveries made in UMass Amherst laboratories.

March 9—April 17, 2015

Guest Vocalists: Devin Beck, Ben Beal, Will Malvey & Ryan HollanderEnjoy the music in this Jazz Club setting. Seatings at 7:30 and 9:30.

March 9, 2015

Amherst Brewing Company
With interests ranging from Theater to Literature to Law to Politics, students demonstrate their oratorical skills, their presentation style, and their persuasive powers on Declamation Day, a competition celebrating the power of the spoken word. 

March 9, 2015
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The UMass Amherst Libraries host the exhibit “Yankee Yarns: True Tales of New England Characters from the 1920s and 1930s,” through Monday, June 8, 2015, in the Learning Commons (Lower Level), and Special Collections and University Archives (Floor 25) at the W.E.B.

March 10—June 8, 2015
This event does NOT occur on:
May 10—June 7, Sundays, May 25

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

UMass takes on Quinnipiac at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

March 10, 2015
3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

This recently funded NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to implement and study the impact of a hydroponic farming project, using solar panels and windmills to help power the indoor gardens at Boston’s Salvation Army Kroc Center  will engage approximately 1,000 students and 40 to 60 teachers at 20 schools.

March 10, 2015
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

The Department of the History of Art & Architecture presents its Annual Spring Roundtable event, "The World Beyond The Major."

March 10, 2015
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S131

Join the Center for Women & Community and International Programs Office for a Celebration of International Women's Day 2015!  The evening will feature various performances, children's activities, henna designs, international hors d'oeuvres and much more. 

March 10, 2015
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Gail Sullivan, architect and founder of Studio G Architects, will be talking about designing people-centered, sustainable buildings and urban places that promote progressive social change. 

March 10, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

Paradox and Disidentification: A discussion of the ways that one South Asian undocumented young woman experiences paradoxes due to immigration policy and structures of race and gender.

March 10, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165

CeCe McDonald was incarcerated for defending herself from a racist, transphobic mob while walking to the grocery store in July of 2010. She will tell her story of facing both racist and transgender oppression at the hands of her attackers, police, legal/court systems, and the prison system. 

March 10, 2015
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, CHC Events Hall 160 East & West (next to the Roots Cafe)

Music by Stockhausen, Stuart Saunders Smith and others.

March 10, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come cheer on your Minutemen as they play in the 2015 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship on March 11-15 in Brooklyn. 

March 11—March 15, 2015

The Montrose
Interested in publishing your writing, artwork, or photography? The editorial staff of mOthertongue, UMass Amherst’s multilingual journal of arts, is seeking submissions for our 2015 edition! The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 and should be sent to mothertongue@umass.edu.

March 11, 2015
12:00 am-11:59 pm

No matter your age or experience level, this career webinar is designed for you.

March 11, 2015
12:00 pm

Online

Edward Klorman, guest speaker. Performers as Creative Agents: Cyndi Lauper's Performance of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

March 11, 2015
1:25 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Comprehensive understanding of both current and future condition of stream habitats is essential for conserving and managing fishes and their habitats, and managers require the ability to integrate such information in a spatially-continuous and scalable format to aid management decisions. 

March 11, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture by Susan Whitbourne, Professor of Psychology at UMass Amherst.

March 11, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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

March 11, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Land Ho!
The purpose of this meeting is to gain a better understanding of mental health issues, including resiliency, recovery, and discrimination, and to explore ways to build more supportive communities for people with mental health challenges.

March 11, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Social Hall
Lon Chaney's iconic portrayal of a horribly disfigured composer who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House.

March 11, 2015
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Massachusetts will open the 2015 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship on Thursday afternoon against La Salle at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

March 12, 2015
12:00 pm

Barclay's Center
TTO Staff will tell stories of Women Inventors of the Past, contemporaries and how women can become inventors in the future. Background on intellectual property will also be covered.

March 12, 2015
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 1001

"Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: Revisiting Sex Discrimination Law," presented by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S., part of the Social Science Matters series.

March 12, 2015
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas

Prior to the game, join fellow alumni at the Mass Mutual Center's Executive Perch for light appetizers and good company.

March 13, 2015
6:30 pm

Mass Mutual Center
Spring recess begins after the last class on Saturday, March 14.

March 14—March 22, 2015

The breakfast features syrup tapped from the Center’s own maple trees (a tradition begun by Janet Dakin) and donated by local sugarer Robert McIntyre.

March 14, 2015
8:00 am-12:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Come learn the basics for growing blueberries in your home landscape or small scale commercial operation.  The workshop will include some hands-on pruning lessons.  Bring your own tools or use ours.

March 14, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Tangerini Spring Street Farm
Celebrate UMass in Florida as alumni come together from throughout the state to show their pride in their alma mater! Wear your UMass gear at the Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade, a pair of Red Sox games and more!

March 14, 2015 10:00 am-3:00 pm
March 17, 2015 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
March 18, 2015 11:00 am-5:00 pm
March 24, 2015 12:05 pm-5:00 pm

Various Locations
UMass takes on Penn State in a McGuirk Stadium clash as a former CAA rival returns to Amherst for a non-conference matchup.

March 14, 2015
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join Boston-area communication alumni and UMass Amherst professors for a fun evening of socializing, networking and discussion.

March 19, 2015
5:00 pm

UMass Club
The Greater Providence Alumni Network invites you to join them for a happy hour and networking at Blake's Tavern, Providence's famed Irish pub.

March 19, 2015
5:30 pm

Blake's Tavern
An international movement to promote classical music by performing Bach’s music on his birthday in subways & public spaces.

March 21, 2015
10:00 am

Various locations (see below)
This event has been canceled.

March 21, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Ward's Berry Farm
This event has been canceled.

March 23, 2015
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Coordinators: William Hite, Marjorie Melnick & Dana Schnitzer. Guest director: Sheila Siragusa.

March 23, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Five panelists with experience using research to write trade books, op-eds, policy messages, press releases, and Tweets will discuss the challenges, rewards, and "tricks of the trade."

March 24, 2015
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Calling all majors! Learn how the Certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service  prepares you for a life of community engagement for political and social change. Refreshments will be served. 

March 24, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 406A

When Big is Too Big: Do the Financial System’s Social Benefits Justify Its Size?

March 24, 2015
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Public Lecture by the UMass History Department 2015 Writer-In-Residence: Amy Wilentz.

March 24, 2015
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies is proud to welcome Robert Eisenstein, director of the Five College Early Music Program and co-founder of The Folger Consort, as its Celebrity Lecturer for 2015.

March 24, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Thomas Leslie will be the guest lecture. He is the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture and the Director of Graduate Education for the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University.

March 24, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

What do you want in a relationship? Whether you're single, hooking up, dating, or in a long term relationship this workshop will help you to define the qualities you seek.

March 24, 2015
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

Coordinators: William Hite, Marjorie Melnick and Dana Schnitzer. Guest director: Sheila Siragusa

March 24, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Mini grant applications are due by NOON today. 

March 25, 2015
12:00 pm

Curry Hicks, 10

Now in its second year, the UMass New Play Lab exists to develop exceptional new plays in collaboration with visionary playwrights.

March 25—April 3, 2015, Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30 pm
March 28—April 4, 2015, Saturdays 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Sheila Fisher, Professor of English at Trinity College.

March 25, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Deborah Figart (Professor of Education and Economics, Stockton University) and Ellen Mutari (Professor of Economics, Stockton University), co-authors of Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy, to give talk entitled "Casinos, Jobs & Competition: The Atlantic City Experience."

March 25, 2015
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Conference Room

Tameka L. Gillum will speak on “The Context and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Kenya” as part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ Diversity Speaker Series.

March 25, 2015
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 911

The Legal Alumni Network invites you to an interactive panel discussion with some of the leading female attorneys in New England, moderated by Massachusetts Bar Association President Marsha Kazarosian '78.

March 25, 2015
5:15 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club
Come check out this year's contestants for Spring Concert Opener! Eight of the best student performance groups on campus come together to put on a great show and perform for the chance to open for this year's Spring Concert!

March 25, 2015
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

UMass Amherst alum Greg Reitman '93 presents a personal journey of discovery, seeking answers to humanity's self-destructive cycles of waste, war and violence in this fascinating documentary.

March 25, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

 Body Politic: The Anatomy of the Grotesque surveys the ways in which contemporary artists have used the grotesque to call attention to the perversity inherent in the dominant discourse on beauty, sexuality, and race.

March 26—May 3, 2015, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Guest-curated by Lorne Falk, Five College visiting associate professor of contemporary art, this exhibition focuses on the recent work of twelve full-time Art Department faculty

March 26—May 3, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
March 28—May 3, 2015, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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

March 26, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

Join us for dinner at the University Club & Restaurant to delight in a 5 course prix-fixe menu prepared by James Beard Award winning Chef, cookbook author, international cooking teacher, and UMass alumna Joanne Weir.

March 26, 2015
5:00 pm

University Club

The Pioneer Valley Alumni Network is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help plan and execute future events.

March 26, 2015
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
Join the Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC for an evening of spoken word performances and live world music.

March 26, 2015
7:30 pm

New Africa House, 203

This performance has been canceled.

March 26, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

This event has been canceled.

March 27, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

The UMass Minutewomen open the A-10 season at home against Duquesne.

March 27, 2015
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Students from the Five College system will compete to see who can best analyze Big Data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest competition—a unique collaboration between academe, students and industry.

March 27—March 29, 2015 6:30 pm-4:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, 1634

Latinos Unidos in collaboration with the Haitian American Student Association is having their annual cultural night. This year we would like to portray the theme of Unity and Peace by inviting all of our guest to take part in our "All White Affair." 

March 27, 2015
7:00 pm-2:00 am

Curry Hicks Cage, -

Tennis vs. Albany

March 28, 2015

Mullins Tennis Courts

Master classes, clinincs and performances by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Felipe Salles with guests Robert Young & Rudresh Mahanthappa.

March 28, 2015
8:30 am-8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents a conference on Galileo.

March 28, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Parents, grandparents and children of all ages this is your chance to see your favorite Dr. Suess characters come to life in song and dance in this thoroughly engaging Broadway theatre piece. 

March 28, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center

Tom Hanks double-feature of A League of Their Own and Sleepless in Seattle in celebration of Tom Hanks Day.

March 28, 2015
6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Main Auditorium

Conducting the orchestra from his piano, Jeremy Denk leads the celebrated Academy of St Martin in the Fields, playing works by Bach, Dvořák and others

March 28, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance.   One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees.  This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not!  

March 28, 2015
10:00 pm-1:00 pm

Newton Community Farm
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. 

March 29, 2015
9:00 am-2:00 pm

All Campus

Come out to McGuirk Alumni Stadium and cheer the Minutewomen on as they face conference foe George Mason.

March 29, 2015
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The College of Nursing invites you to Health Is a Human Right: A Call to Action, a one-day symposium providing an opportunity to engage with local and global practitioners of social justice, health and health care.

March 30, 2015
8:30 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst

Use IBM SPSS Statistics syntax to make your work more productive. Preregistration required.

March 30, 2015
1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

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 participants with the tools to educate others and address violence.

March 30, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 805-809

Reading from "SOS--Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader," featuring John Bracey, Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst. 

March 30, 2015
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, to present talk entitled: "Don't Blame the Robots -- Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality."

March 30, 2015
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Conference Room

Internationally known civil rights activist, women's rights activist, scholar, and academic Angela Davis will be engaging the UMass Amherst community in a lecture on Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles.

March 30, 2015
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

This two session workshop will focus on data management using SAS.

March 31—April 2, 2015 9:30 am-12:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
April 1

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

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

March 31, 2015
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 113

The game has been postponed because of unplayable field conditions.

March 31, 2015
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Join us to celebrate the culmination of an outstanding 10th year of the UMass Innovation Challenge.

March 31, 2015
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

This talk approaches research from the perspective of Critical Race Praxis which challenges members of the research community to spend less time with abstract theories and more time on the ground with communities of color who are experiencing injustice.

March 31, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165