Month of April 2015
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
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February 17, March 3—March 5, April 22

Campus Center, Marriott Center for Hospitality Management

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 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

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

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

"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

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. You are encouraged to bring your lunch!

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

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

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

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

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its curator, David Katz, and his "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

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
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

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

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

"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

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 the full Abbey Road album and more, the Fab Faux brings horns and strings to faithfully recreate even the most complex Beatles recordings.

April 25, 2015
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert 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

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