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 3—March 5, 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

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

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

 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

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

"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

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

Tennis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

April 4, 2015
1:00 pm

Mullins Tennis Courts

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

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

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 Ensemble is directed by Mara Penatzer and Wes Smith.  

April 7, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch with the Prison Birth Project (PBP) which 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

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

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

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
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

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

Chamber Choir is conducted by Tony Thornton. It will be an Italy Tour Preview.

April 11, 2015
7:30 pm

Newman Center

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

The guest lectures are Regan Shields Ives & Tony Hsiao.

April 14, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

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

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

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
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April 17

Rand Theater

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

April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Contemporary choreographer Stephen Petronio presents an evening-length, full company work in two dynamic parts, set to an original Clams Casino score.

April 16, 2015
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert 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

BACK TO - AND FORWARD FROM - J.S. BACH. Graduate Student Workshop.

April 17, 2015
12:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

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 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 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

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

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

"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, N400

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

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

April 24, 2015
5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

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

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

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

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

"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

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