Month of April 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
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March 18—March 20

Goodell Hall, 613

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
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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 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
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November 26

Newman Center, Quigley Room

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
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March 17

Integrative Learning Center, S404

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

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
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May 10—June 7, Sundays, May 25

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

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

 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 11:00 am-4:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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

March 31—April 2, 2015 9:30 am-12:30 pm
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April 1

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Come meet our staff, connect with women of color, relax and take a break from your busy schedule, or simply just to say hello! Stay for the entire time and enjoy the conversations, or just for a few minutes between classes.

April 1, 2015
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

 The Northeast US and Atlantic Canada share many of the same types of forests, wetlands, and natural communities, and from a species perspective the region is one contiguous forest. 

April 1, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

 A public reading and book signing with Benjamin Hedin.

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Seth Coluzzi, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Brandeis University, to give a Renaissance Wednesday lecture.

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

If you have, or aspire to, a social media presence, join us for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Adrienne Keene, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America,  Brown University. 

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 174

The Minutewomen continue play at home against Yale. 

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

"Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray, whose book of the same title won the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Labor Project. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Marie Roche, who will teach a community class on Literature of the 16th Century.

April 1—May 6, 2015, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

This animated feature is a funny film about depression.

April 1, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

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.

April 2, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

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.

April 2, 2015
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 241H, behind the elevators.

Poets Geoffrey Young and Lori Shine will read as part of the closing reception for the Herter Art Gallery exhibition of "Infinity Mirror."

April 2, 2015
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Released on Tzadik Records as part of its Radical Jewish Culture Series, Ned Rothenberg interprets the inner Diaspora as a place of learning and growth.

April 2, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Kiki Petrosino will be leading this visiting writers series. She “is one of the few poets I know of who regularly writes poems I would call perfect,” says poet and PEN Poetry series guest editor Shane McCrae.

April 2, 2015
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

On April 2, Thursday Night Live will finally build up the courage to present our most honest show yet: “Group Therapy”! But the truth is it’s not just TNL that could use a little friendly advice.

April 2, 2015
9:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

The UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter and its faculty advisor, Professor Anna Nagurney, invite you to an academic career panel discussion followed by a Q&A session on "Academic Application Process and Job Expectations."

April 3, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, ISOM 210

UMass softball opens the A-10 season with a three-game series against George Washington.

April 3, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Come to Keeping it Consensual:  Hooking Up in College, to discuss what consent looks like and the many ways to prevent sexual violence.

April 3, 2015
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

The Minutemen host George Washington University in the season's home opener.

April 3, 2015
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Come witness some great comedy groups in action, including a headline performance by the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company and an opening performance by UMass's own Mission Improv!

April 3, 2015
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The bus will depart from Haigis Mall at 6:30 a.m.

April 4, 2015
6:30 am-10:30 pm

UMass softball meets George Washington in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.

April 4, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Minutemen host Fairfield in their temporary home field at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. 

April 4, 2015
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Tennis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

April 4, 2015
1:00 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

Sonia Schloemann will help participants through the basics of growing and pruning grapes and give them the tools to overcome some of the challenges. Specific topics will include selecting varieties, planting, fertilizing, controlling pests, pruning, and vine training.

April 4, 2015
10:00 pm-2:00 pm

UMass Cold Spring Orchard
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes two visiting scholars: Ann Thompson, Professor Emeritus at Kings College London, and John O. Thompson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Liverpool.

April 6—April 10, 2015 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Interim Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean John Hird (political science) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "How Effective is Policy Analysis?"

April 6, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The SPHHS Research Day highlights the outstanding education, research and practice being performed by students within our School. Students from all departments within the School will present posters of their work.

April 6, 2015
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. 

April 6, 2015
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

A talk by Ana Raquel Minian, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. 

April 6, 2015
4:30 pm

Gordon Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

$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.

April 6, 2015
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

"The Spirit Level: Why Unequal Societies are Bad for Everyone" presented by Richard Wilkinson, public health researcher and co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, a best-seller published in 20+ countries. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 7, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

This talk by Michelle Olsgard Stewart critically examines the sustainability of the wild-harvest resource economy: it’s about much more than just the biology of the fungus.

April 7, 2015
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Normand Berlin back to teach his yearly community Shakespeare course.

April 7—April 28, 2015, Tuesdays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Jazz Lab EnsembleMike Caudill, Jeffrey W. Holmes & Thomas Giampietro, directors

April 7, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Prison Birth Project (PBP) works within a reproductive justice framework to provide support, advocacy, and leadership training with women and trans* people at the intersection of the criminal justice system and parenthood.

April 8, 2015
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, tba

Family and the Reproduction of Political Inequality: Exploring the role of political socialization within the family in sustaining the persistent upper-class bias in who participates in American politics.

April 8, 2015
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N101

These paintings derive from the experience of coming upon a pool of water in the woods. Unruly, the activity of temperature and breeze is quieted and held, momentarily, within the pool. 

April 8—April 30, 2015, Tue/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 12—April 26, 2015, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The Klaus Postler Memorial Award Exhibition,co-curated by Eileen Claveloux and Anne LaPrade Seuthe.

April 8—April 30, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 12—April 26, 2015, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Michael Goering is a visual artist and musician who is  interested in the things of everyday life. For his installation in the Incubator Project Space he will use ordinary things-- furniture or other objects,  which he will combine or remodel in order to reveal their poetic potential...

April 8—April 30, 2015, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
April 12—April 26, 2015, Sun/Mon 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
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April 20

Hampden Gallery

UMass takes on New England rival Vermont in a mid-season non-conference game.

April 8, 2015
3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes a lecture by visiting scholar, Ann Thompson, Professor Emeritus at Kings College London.

April 8, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Does the sound of public radio represent the true diversity and concerns of the rapidly changing American public? Do widely accepted standards of professionalism shut out diverse voices? Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika will present his experience concerning the whiteness of public radio.

April 8, 2015
5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Coercive control is a strategy some people (mostly men) use to dominate their intimate partners and maintain their privileges.

April 8, 2015
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

If you want “real world” answers and advice on the next steps in your life after UMass, just ask someone who has been there!

April 8, 2015
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts

Please join us in welcoming the Founder of the Green Science Policy Institute, Arlene Blum, a renowned mountaineer, writer, and environmental health scientist who will speak about the unnecessary exposure to flame retardants in our everyday lives. 

April 8, 2015
7:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

A day in the intertwined lives of young clerks at a convenience store.

April 8, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Faculty Recital is starring Christopher Krueger, flute, with Judith Gordon, piano.

April 8, 2015
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Students looking for off campus housing will meet property management and real estate agency staff and get information about Amherst and Sunderland apartment communities.  Meet the many campus and community businesses and services in attendance.  Grab a burger at the BBQ, enter some raffles, and generally learn more about living off campus in the greater Amherst community.

April 9, 2015
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union

The Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence promotes intersdisciplinary  exchanges among faculty and graduate students interested in the topics of conflict

April 9, 2015
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160-East

Brandon R. Byrd’s talk, “The Problem of Haiti as it Stands Today,” examines the reaction of W.E.B. Du Bois to the occupation of Haiti by U.S. Marines from 1915-1934. Donald Geesling’s talk, “Songs of Black Folk: The Musical Imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1922-1942,” centers on Du Bois’s engagement with black music and musicians from the early 1920s to the early 1940s.

April 9, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Jerry Passannante, Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, will present a talk titled "Catastrophizing: The Disaster of Renaissance Materialism." 

April 9, 2015
4:30 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The panel will feature alumni representatives holding degrees in kinesiology, nutrition, and public health who have a shared interest in health and wellness in corporate and healthcare settings.

April 9, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S140

Come meet the 2015 Student Farmers, and learn about the many things we're doing this year (a hint, growing lots of organic food is one thing!) 

April 10, 2015
12:00 pm-4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

Come watch hypnotist Dale K perform comedy and magic, including hypnotizing you and your fellow students.

April 10, 2015
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

This presentation will explain the characteristics that make a plant invasive and where these plants are considered to be troublesome in New England.

April 11, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm

French Hall

Men's Track: Minuteman Invitational

April 11, 2015
10:00 am

Track & Field Complex

Women's Track: Minutemen Invitational

April 11, 2015
11:30 am

Track & Field Complex

UMass softball resumes A-10 Conference play hosting Fordham in a Sautrday afternoon doubleheader.

April 11, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Cape Verdean Student Alliance will be celebrating 40 years of the island’s independence from Portugal at our bi-annual cultural night.

April 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The concert has been canceled.

April 11, 2015
7:30 pm

Newman Center

The UMass Minutewomen close out a three-game homestand against Fordham.

April 12, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Women's Tennis vs. Sacred Heart

April 12, 2015
1:00 pm

Track & Field Complex

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its final Sunday concert of the spring 2015 semester. Nota Bene, an a cappella ensemble featuring Annie Phillips, Elizabeth Chilton, and Nina Wurgaft, will be performing. F

April 12, 2015
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Timothy T. Anderson, conductor. With the Amherst Regional High School Wind Ensemble, Kara Nye, conductor.

April 12, 2015
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

String Chamber Music is a performance by the advanced student ensembles. 

April 12, 2015
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Rethinking the Antibiotic Arsenal: New Strategies for the Age of the Microbiome

April 13, 2015
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Frances Crowe is a peace activist and pacifist from the Pioneer Valley. She is the author of the book “Finding my Radical Soul.” She also founded the Northampton chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

April 13, 2015
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Rape culture is a system of beliefs and actions which excuse, tolerate, and condone sexual violence.

April 13, 2015
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

Apply for your new or renewal passport on-campus!

April 14, 2015
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

The renovation of the UMass Amherst Old Chapel and other recent work.

April 14, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

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 14, 2015
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

Topic: Beethoven's "Violation," his Cadenza for the First Movement of Mozart's D-Minor Piano Concerto.

April 14, 2015
6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Chapel Jazz Ensemble. Felipe Salles, director 

April 14, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc. continues and expands the work of the Sexual Minorities Archives to collect, preserve, protect, and make accessible the literature, history, and art of all sexual minorities of all races and ethnicities. 

April 15, 2015
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, 168C

The HFA Student Leadership Board presents the Student Creativity Exposition! If you are a UMass student and want to show your work we are now accepting submissions.

April 15, 2015
1:00 pm-4:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Brian R. Sturtevant gives an overview on his research program investigating fire and insect disturbance and their interactions with human activities shaping forest landscapes. 

April 15, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents a "Rare Book Show and Tell." Come see some highlights of the Renaissance Center's extensive rare book collection! 

April 15, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Brenda Pereyra is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Lanus, Argentina and is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.  Professor Pereyra specializes in  women in Argentine contemporary social movements.

April 15, 2015
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

This provocative comedy follows an Israeli artist who loses her memory when her bed collapses and a Palestinian worker at the company that made the bed.

April 15, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Eric Berlin, John Bottomley, Josh Michal & Greg Spiridopoulos, directorsTrombone, Horn & Brass Choirs; Tuba/Euphonium & Trumpet Ensembles.

April 15, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Local composer Ronald Perera: Five Summer Songs set to poems by Emily Dickinson, Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis, Johannes Brahms: songs about love, and infrequently performed songs by Samuel Barber.

April 15, 2015
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

A ringing cell phone, an empty bowl of lobster bisque, and a dead man one table over—so begins Sarah Ruhl’s wildly imaginative Dead Man’s Cell Phone.

April 16—April 25, 2015, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm
April 25, 2015, Saturdays 2:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
April 17

Rand Theater

UMass hosts non-conference opponent Marist in an afternoon doubleheader.

April 16, 2015
2:30 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management invites you to their Annual Awards Dinner.

April 16, 2015
6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel
Please join us ofor the screening of Body Politics in its Digital Storytelling format. Stay after the screening for a talk back with the participants in this year's production about their process and journey as they produced their own stories.

April 16—April 17, 2015 7:00 pm

Come see the Five College Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Laurie Rabut.

April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Stephen Petronio’s Locomotor / Non Locomotor is a full-company work in two parts featuring an original score by electronic hip-hop pioneer Clams Casino.

April 16, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Claire Messud is the author of The Woman Upstairs and The Emperor’s Children, a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year.

April 16, 2015
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Eclectic works by UMass Dance majors.

April 16—April 18, 2015 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Main Dance Studio Theatre, Hampshire College
This year’s "New Worlds of Adoption" conference highlights the strengths and resilience of adopted persons as they move into adulthood.

April 17, 2015
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center

A fraduate student workshop.

April 17, 2015
12:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

This panel, moderated by Obed Pasha, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, will examine perceptions from contemporary non-Western Muslim-majority venues of the line between free speech and hate speech.

April 17, 2015
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Come to the Opus One Chamber Orchestra performance!

April 17, 2015
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Back to  — and forward from — J.S. Bach.

April 17, 2015
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

A Symposium Exploring the Revival, Reception, and Appropriation of the Music of J.S. Bach.

April 18, 2015
9:00 am-7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

UMass takes on St. Bonaventure in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader. T

April 18, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

UMass Amherst J.S. Bach Festival Concert. UMass Bach Festival Orchestra & Chorus.

April 18, 2015
7:30 pm

Grace Episcopal Church
Thom Hannum, director.

April 18, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Coffee Cantata, BWV 211Schweigt stille, plaudert nichtwith Terpsichore, Shannon McAuliffe, artistic director

April 19, 2015
11:00 am

Rio's Coffee
UMass softball meets St. Bonaventure.

April 19, 2015
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

UMass Amherst J.S. Bach Festival ConcertHercules at the Crossroads: Cantata Concert plus Flute & Trio Sonatas

April 19, 2015
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Performances by Timeflies, Hoodie Allen, and Chance The Rapper. Tickets go on sale on March 23.

April 19, 2015
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its annual Dan S. Collins Memorial Lecture. This year, we are welcoming Laura L. Knoppers, Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. 

April 21, 2015
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Robert S. Chapkin, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Fellow, Regents Fellow & AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University will deliver the keynote lecture titled “Winning the Chemoprevention War: Reducing Inflammation through Nutrition.”

April 21, 2015
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room (Third Floor)

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.

April 21, 2015
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Bartlett Hall, 302

UMass Amherst celebrates art, science, community, and justice for the 45th Annual Earth Day.

April 22—April 23, 2015 8:00 am-9:00 pm

All Campus

Hari Balasubramanian, associate professor of industrial engineering, will speak on “A mobile surgical unit and a rural health center in Ecuador: Learning from alternative methods of delivering healthcare” as part of the SPHHS Diversity Speaker Series.

April 22, 2015
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 911

In documentary and poetic modes, this film honors loss in the wake of immutable forces.

April 22, 2015
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Wind Ensemble Concert: Into the Unknown.

April 22, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert 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 23, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, Lawn

"Growing Up Digital: From the Times to the Marshall Project," presented by Gabriel Dance, a multi-media journalist, Pulitzer-Prize winning team member at The Guardian for the National Security Agency leaks story, and now a managing editor for the Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 23, 2015
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N301

Join the Center for Women and Community as we facilitate artistic forums to express the impact of sexual and domestic violence in our community and demonstrate our commitment to prevention and change.

April 23, 2015
5:00 pm-6:45 pm

Campus Center, 163C

Take Back the Night is a speak-out and march designed to empower our community to act towards eliminating sexual violence.

April 23, 2015
7:00 pm

Student Union, Front

Works choreographed and produced by UMass Dancers.

April 23—April 25, 2015 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Tian Hui Ng, conductor

April 23, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Students from campuses across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts give poster and oral presentations from a wide range of academic disciplines.

April 24, 2015
8:00 am

Campus Center

Come out and watch the Minutewomen take on Richmond in a women's lacrosse battle.

April 24, 2015
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

mOthertongue welcomes you to celebrate language, culture, and art during the reception for our 2015 edition! We will have a keynote speaker and readings/presentations by those who were selected for the journal's publication.

April 24, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall

Join faculty and staff of Commonwealth Honors College to celebrate our students' achievements.

April 24, 2015
5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Come watch Horrible Bosses 1 & 2 "Drive-In" style with UPC!

April 24, 2015
8:00 pm-12:00 am

North Lawn (next to Student Union)
The TEDxAmherst conference aims to connect avant-garde thinkers and modern visionaries with the unique Amherst community.

April 25, 2015
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference. Presentations at the conference will feature a combination of academic scholarship and demonstrations.

April 25, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Your fruiting wall will produce two bushels each of five apple varieties in just 3 years from planting using just over 100 square feet of backyard.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Marshfield Fairgrounds Admin Bldg
One of the most challenging thing about growing your own fruit is knowing how to identify the insect pests and diseases that might afflict them.  Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Newton Community Farm
Healthy soils are essential for raising healthy crops.  In this workshop you will learn the basics of soil composition, microbial life and structure  as they relate to the home garden, as well as the nitty gritty on soil testing, amendments and fertilizers needed to maintain crop health each season and build your garden’s soil over time.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Powisset Farm
Men's Track: UMass Pre-Conference Meet

April 25, 2015
10:30 am

Track & Field Complex

Women's Track: UMass Pre-Conference Meet

April 25, 2015
11:00 am

Track & Field Complex

A celebration of two donor-funded initiatives honoring the legacy of Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, triple University of Massachusetts Amherst alumna.

April 25, 2015
1:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 157W

Performing "Abbey Road" and more! The Fab Faux have been spoken of as "the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs," by Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke, who wrote, "the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles' most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee.” Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, they will perform the Abbey Road album in its entirety, as well as other works.

April 25, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass women's lacrosse closes out the regular season in a home field game against George Washington.

April 26, 2015
1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come see the University Chamber Choir, Chorale, Recital & Women's Choirs! Tony Thornton & Stephen Paparo are the conductors.

April 26, 2015
3:00 pm

First Congregational Church
Vocal Jazz Ensemble includes arrangements of much-loved standards and new music/arrangements by grads & undergrads.

April 26, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Enjoy the Student Composers' Concert! It is coordinated by Salvatore Macchia.

April 27, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass softball takes on cross-state rival Boston College in a late afternoon home game.

April 28, 2015
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

"Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," presented by Katherine S. Newman. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 28, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Come see the Symphony Band & Percussion Ensemble performance!

April 28, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Big Chill is a University Programming Council event on the last Wednesday of classes and is a great way to relax and chill before finals week.

April 29, 2015
3:00 pm-9:00 pm

North Lawn
Changes in regional forest composition in response to climate change are often predicted using niche-based models or biophysical process models that either do not account for or greatly simplify processes such as succession, dispersal, and tree harvest. 

April 29, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

This groundbreaking independent film follows the complex, developing relationship in a Latin American prison between two unlikely cell mates.

April 29, 2015
5:00 pm

Smith College, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Come see this award-winning ensembles perform new works and selected repertoire. 

April 29, 2015
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Informal Dance ConcertUndergraduate choreography projects

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm

East Street Studios
Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge, featuring cross-cultural jazz improvisations by an octet of Chinese and Western instruments, includes his quartet EDGE: Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Andrew Drury (drums) and Ken Filiano (bass), along with Joseph Daley (tuba), Sun Li (pipa), Steve Swell (trombone) and Wang Guowei (erhu). 

April 30, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall