Month of October 2017
New Asia Cinema 2017: Fashion. The 13th annual installment of this semester-long international series explores the complexities of costume and spectacle, style and identity, creativity and subversion, and labor and consumerism.

September 6—December 6, 2017, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 22

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

Bring your lunch and laptop to University Communications and we can discuss specifics around issues or questions you have about your particular needs in Drupal.

October 20, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
November 10, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
December 8, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
January 12, 2018 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
February 9, 2018 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
March 9, 2018 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building 3rd Floor Suite C1 large conference room (301)
In a tradition of hosting challenging exhibitions organized by student curators, the UMCA presents an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus who has been collecting since the 1970s alongside an exhibition of painted flags of Africa by the renowned African American artist Fred Wilson. 

September 27—December 10, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 27—December 10, 2017, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11, November 23

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosts an exhibition of photos, “¡Hola Cuba!: Travel Photography by Carol Pike.” 

September 5—December 15, 2017
This event does NOT occur on:
November 18—November 19, November 23, November 25

Science and Engineering Library

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 6, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 20, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 29, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. No appointment needed.

September 11, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
September 27, 2017 11:50 am
October 10, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
November 1, 2017 10:00 am-1:00 pm
November 14, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
December 1, 2017 11:00 am-3:00 pm
December 11, 2017 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Open to the UMass Amherst campus community. No cash payment needed. Bring your insurance ID card.

October 5—December 7, 2017, Thu/Fri
October 14, 2017, Saturdays
This event does NOT occur on:
October 12, November 23—November 24

Join this weekly collaboration between Talking Truth and Paperbark Magazine (a new UMass Amherst environmental-humanities publication).

September 11—November 27, 2017, Mondays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Get the inside stories of the new Design Building, renovated Old Chapel, South College addition, Integrative Learning Center, and others. 

September 14, 2017 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
October 5, 2017 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Do you have a LGBTQ+ legal concern?

September 18, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 19, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Come and talk to one of your lawyers from the Student Legal Services Office and have your questions answered.

September 20, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 4, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
October 18, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 1, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 15, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
November 29, 2017 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Marriott Meals gives Hospitality and Tourism Management students  a competitive advantage within this experiential learning class.

September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-12:30 pm
September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 10, October 12, November 1, November 21—November 23

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

The exhibit showcases items curated from Steindl-Rast’s recent donation of correspondence, photographs, writings, audio/visual recordings, art, and publications. 

October 1—January 31, 2018

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

The Center for Women and Community offers numerous free support groups in a safe and confidential environment.  CWC is now taking registration for the fall semester.

October 1—October 13, 2017

Online

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 19th Annual Fall Reception, “If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful: The Life and Teachings of Brother David Steindl-Rast.” 

October 1, 2017
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Old Chapel

The Department of Music and Dance presents its Centenary Concert: The Music of Philip Bezanson.

October 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join us for a free screening of Space Jam! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

October 1, 2017
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join us at the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center to listen to special guests share their stories with us.

October 2—November 27, 2017, Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20

Chadbourne House, B-3

The LLBean Bootmoblie is coming to campus. Visit "The LLBean Outsider" event at the Student Union on Monday and Tuesday for a chance to win a free trip to ME.

October 2—October 3, 2017 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union

Experience DISmantel by M.F.A Dave Hannon. The show is a conglomeration of work from his previous Thesis Exhibition, Mantle as well as live operation by the artist. The reception will be held on Oct. 19th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

October 2—October 20, 2017 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

What are the roots of active bystandership—actions to help, prevent harm, promote the welfare of individuals and groups—and what inhibits people from being active bystanders? Professor Staub will describe research, theory, and examples of interventions to prevent harmful behavior/violence and generate positive action.

October 2, 2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

Anita Milman, associate professor of Environmental Conservation, will present a talk titled "Horizontal Coordination in Multi-level Environmental Governance." 

October 2, 2017
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Group work, in the classroom or the lab, is a great way to engage students and strengthen learning. 

October 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

Learn how acoustically comfortable space is achieved in the face of multiple obstacles with speaker Rose Mary Su, senior consultant at ACENTECH.

October 2, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Lecia Brooks, director of outreach at the Southern Poverty Law Center, will discuss "The State of Hate and Extremism."

October 2, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year.

October 2, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph met at the age of 14 in a downtown Chicago drum shop. For the past 40 years, their shared love of rhythm and music of the world has taken them around the world performing together.

October 2, 2017
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

The Women of Color Leadership Network hosts a themed lunch conversation on the first Tuesday of the month.

October 3, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Founding director Curt Griffin discusses the success and global growing potential of the new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES).

October 3, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 111

The Department of Music and Dance presents "On the Edge," a faculty concert featuring Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Nadine Shank, piano.

October 3, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Travel back to the winter of 1847 with Irish company Moonfish Theatre and its adaptation of Joseph O'Connor's novel "Star of the Sea." 

October 3—October 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Sleepless at UMass? Stop by the Sleep Fair for activities, vendors and freebies.

October 4, 2017
1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

As part of the Northeast Climate Science Center seminar series, Michael Notaro, Christopher Hoving, and Michael Schummer present “Wildlife Implications of Changing Winter Severity in the Great Lake Basin: Collaborative Investigation to Guide Regional Adaptation Planning.” 

October 4, 2017
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Abenaki scholar Lisa Brooks will discuss the history of Indigenous resistance and adaptation to colonialism in New England, from the “First Indian War” (King Philip’s War, 1675-78) and 18th century Wabanaki dam protests to contemporary struggles to retain and protect sovereignty and sustenance.

October 4, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

The University Union sponsors a panel on "Is America Becoming a Fascist State?"

October 4, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Let's dialogue on intersecting values of culture and leadership across the African Diaspora.

October 4—November 15, 2017, Wednesdays 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

When talking about privacy and national security, some feel the intelligence community can do no wrong, while others think nothing can be done right. Rebecca Richards '94, Civil Liberties and Privacy Director for the National Security Agency, will present. 

October 4, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

We will be staging Dustyin Chinn's Snowflakes, Tatiana Rodriguez’s Unconditional, and Nicholas Cumming’s Attrition.

October 4, 2017
6:00 pm-10:30 pm

Curtain Theater

Prepare for doom by making your own creepy terrarium. Cider donuts and candy provided.

October 4, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union, Commonwealth Room

A faculty concert featuring featuring composer and conductor Felipe Salles.

October 4, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The photographs featured in "Soviet Russia in Black and White" were taken by staff in the American Relief Administration during the famine of 1921 in Soviet Russia.

October 5—October 24, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 11—October 27, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Come an see a financial aid counselor to address your FAFSA concerns.

October 5—December 7, 2017, Thursdays 2:15 pm-4:15 pm
January 25—April 26, 2018, Thursdays 2:15 pm-4:15 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23, March 15

Wilder Hall, 005

Women's Soccer vs Rhode Island

October 5, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Peter Baehr, professor and head of the department of sociology and social policy at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, speaks on "Ethnic Cleansing, Class Cleansing: From Hannah Arendt to Victor Zaslavsky."

October 5, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Can't make it to the regularly scheduled FAFSA help hours? Come and see a financial aid counselor to address your FAFSA concerns during our extended hours! Non-traditional students and families can come in for advising and FAFSA Help.

October 5, 2017 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
November 2, 2017 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
December 7, 2017 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
January 25, 2018 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
February 1, 2018 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
March 1, 2018 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 005

Curious about what we do over in the Fine Arts Center but not ready to spend money — or a lot of time? Come to the Rand Theater, located off the FAC Lobby, for the UMass Theater Season Kick-off Celebration.

October 5, 2017
5:30 pm

Rand Theater

Field Hockey vs. VCU

October 6, 2017
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Professor Daniel W. Drezner of Tufts University will give a talk on his new book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.

October 6, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 919

"Indian Classical Cadences and Modern Jazz Syntax: Theorizing the Hybrid Tihai"This talk investigates the use and manipulation of tihais (tripartite Hindustani rhythmic cadences) in 60's and 70's Indo-Jazz hybrids as a point of entry for exploring the reciprocal adaptation of differing rhythmic objects of Indian classical and jazz origins.

October 6, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Conference Room

All are welcome to lectures and events in celebration of UMass Philosophy Department's 14th Biennial Homecoming Weekend.

October 6—October 7, 2017 3:30 pm-7:00 pm

South College

The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Wind Ensemble and New England Brass Band, conducted by Matthew Westgate and Stephen Bulla and featuring trumpet soloist Eric Berlin.

October 6, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents Voice Area Open House and Mock Auditions, coordinated by William Hite, Jamie-Rose Guarrine, Marjorie Melnick and Tony Thornton.

October 7, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Men's Soccer vs Duquesne

October 7, 2017
12:00 pm

Rudd Field

Using False Color images that map entire color palettes relative to the spread of given data points, engineers, scientists and designers are able to see through walls, evaluate temperatures and examine gradations of stress and strain deep inside a structural member. 

October 8—October 28, 2017 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Design Building, Gallery

Women's Soccer vs La Salle

October 8, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Featuring faculty emeritus Nigel Coxe on piano.

October 8, 2017
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Columbus Day is observed as a state holiday.

October 9, 2017

Join the Political Science Department for a book launch event for Angelica Bernal, assistant professor of political science, for her new book: Beyond Origins: Rethinking Founding in a Time of Constitutional Democracy.

October 9, 2017
4:00 pm

Amherst Books
A three-member panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear six cases. Associate justices C. Jeffrey Kinder, William Meade and Ariane D. Vuono will preside at the session.

October 10, 2017
9:00 am

Campus Center, 163C

Join us at the Kick-Off event and Charity Fair for UMACC -- the UMass Amherst Community Campaign.

October 10, 2017
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union

Join the Department of the History of Art and Architecture for the William T. Oedel Faculty Lecture given by Professor Timothy M. Rohan.

October 10, 2017
1:25 pm-2:15 pm

South College, Commons, W360

Nobel Laureate Joseph Taylor of Princeton University will deliver the third annual Helen and Morton Sternheim lecture. Prof. Taylor carried out his research on binary pulsars here at UMass Amherst with then graduate student, now Prof. Russell Hulse.

October 10, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 20

Learn more about our one-year master’s program for non-business majors.

October 10, 2017
5:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

Join us at the Each One Reach One undergrad/grad student mixer to get all graduate school questions answered. There will be an opportunity to win a FREE set of KAPLAN GRE preparation books.

October 10, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

The Department of Music and Dance presents the United States Marine Band, President's Own, conducted by alumnus Col. Jason K. Fettig, U.S. Marine Band director and White House music advisor.

October 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Feeling stressed? Stop by the Paws Program event to pet some dogs and relax.

October 11, 2017
11:00 am-1:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Inclusive classrooms require that faculty can effectively facilitate discussions about issues related to diversity and social justice. In this workshop, participants will learn the “Straight A’s Model” for facilitating conversations on diversity issues and will briefly practice each component of the model.  

October 11, 2017
11:15 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy for the 13th annual Faculty Convocation.

October 11, 2017
2:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Alumna Bridget Marshall discusses "Witch Trials in Western Mass" as part of the Renaissance Wednesday lecture series.

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisiplinary Renaissance Studies
Big inventions can serve as the foundations for successful start-up companies, but not all can. This talk will provide guidance on how to start thinking about products, markets, customers and profits, and how to find additional information that can help you decide about starting a company.

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, LSL2 S330

Joseph S. Takahashi, chairman of the neuroscience department at the University of Texas Southwestern, will deliver the fall Sinauer Associates Lecture “The 24-hour Clock in our DNA.”

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Julie Posselt's research examines institutionalized inequalities in higher education and organizational efforts aimed at reducing inequities and encouraging diversity.

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Join the political science department to celebrate the book launch of Jamie Rowen, assistant professor of legal studies. Her new book is titled "Searching for the Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement."

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Amherst Books
Acclaimed artist Fred Wilson has created a diverse range of work that challenges assumptions of history, culture and race. 

October 11, 2017
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 151

The department of music and dance presents "Voices of Inspiration", a faculty concert featuring Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano, Edward Arron, cello, and guest Jeewon Park, piano.

October 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Representatives from the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston will be at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences to provide an overview of Johnson & Johnson Innovation goals and mission, highlighting how we interact with the entrepreneurial community through our Innovation Center, JLABS, JJDC, JBD and other initiatives.

October 12, 2017
10:30 am-1:00 pm

3rd Floor Life Science Laboratories
Join us for an afternoon reception focused on how Core Facilities can help you and your company advance its mission in an effective, efficient way.

October 12, 2017
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories, 3rd floor

Kimberly Noble, associate professor of neuroscience and education at Columbia University, will speak on the implications of socioeconomic inequality on children's brain development.

October 12, 2017
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 East

Join us for the third annual Central Area Block Party. Enjoy free carnival food, DJ, crafts and activities.

October 12, 2017
3:30 pm-6:00 pm

New Africa House

Come learn about the undergraduate certificate and meet other Five College students and faculty interested in reproductive justice issues.

October 12, 2017
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Herter Hall

The United States is at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and U.S. leaders have threatened war in North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. Fears of deportation, white supremacist violence, police violence, climate change-related disaster, and economic insecurity have heightened anxieties among vulnerable populations. 

October 12, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Erin O’Brien, chair of the political science department at UMass Boston, will facilitate a conversation about the inherent complexities and contradictions in New England political life over the past two centuries—from early democratic reforms to late twentieth-century witch-hunts, and the entrenched inequalities of today.

October 12, 2017
7:00 pm

Jones Library, Woodbury Room
Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016.

October 12, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for students and their families to enjoy together.

October 13—October 15, 2017

All Campus

Join the University Museum of Contemporary Art and the department of the history of art and architecture for a morning conversation with acclaimed contemporary artist Fred Wilson. 

October 13, 2017
9:00 am-10:30 am

South College, W245

This talk by Renata Konrad of Worcester Polytechnic Institute highlights how operations research and analytics techniques can be used to address the growing issue of human trafficking by discussing the unique challenges and opportunities for the operations research community.

October 13, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

"Combinatorics, Composition, Copia: Mersenne’s Mathematics and the Erasmian Impulse," discusses the work of Marin Mersenne and his obsessive interest in mathematical permutation, combination, and calculation.

October 13, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Conference Room

Kick off Family Weekend with some awesome UMass Night Out events put on by UPC, SAI, the Student Alumni Association, CMASS, UMPD and the W.E.B.

October 13, 2017
3:30 pm

All Campus

UMass Amherst is pleased to present keynote speaker Chris Tinson, associate professor of Africana studies & history at Hampshire College, as part of Du Bois Day. The lecture is titled "Between the World and Us: Du Bois, Critical Education, and Imagination in Fragile Times."

October 13, 2017
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Make a splash at the Multicolor Mile. Run or walk a one-mile loop through campus, while getting sprayed with colorful liquid paint along the way.

October 13, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Goodell Building Lawn
Enjoy free popcorn, candy, and beverages at the Game Night and Costume Party.

October 13, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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

"The Amazing Race" is back with a twist. Put your sneakers on, get ready, get set- to go into Amherst for this semester's competition. Registration starts Monday, Sept. 25th and will close on Tuesday, Oct. 10th.

October 13, 2017
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

All Campus

The department of music and dance presents the Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz, directed by Jeffrey W. Holmes and Thomas Giampietro.

October 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join us for a free screening of Maleficent. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

October 13, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 15, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Prepare to be scared on the Haunted Campus Tour led by the history club.  The group will meet in the W.E.B DuBois Library lobby at 8 p.m.

October 13, 2017
8:00 pm

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

The Women of Color Leadership Network is hosting a Body Politics and power of storytelling weekend workshop for students at UMass and the Five-College community.

October 14—October 15, 2017 9:30 am-5:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

All money raised through the Fifth Annual March for Babies walk will be donated to the March of Dimes Foundation.

October 14, 2017
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

All Campus

Men's Soccer vs La Salle

October 14, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Hockey vs. American International

October 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Enjoy a student talent showcase during Family Weekend featuring student acapella groups, dance teams and solo acts.

October 14, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

"Walking on Rock and Water," crafted by Rhonda Smith, presents large abstract paintings inspired by the ancient relationship between rock and water. The exhibit reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October 15—November 3, 2017 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

"On Hands and Knees," by Laurie M. Goddard, presents encaustic and mixed media works created from real and imaginary game boards. The exhibit reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 15th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

October 15—November 3, 2017 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Greta Gundersen's large scale oil paintings create a visual sense of the threshold between light and matter - the image and the imagined. The opening reception for "The Image and The Imagined" will be held on Oct. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October 15, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The department of music and dance presents "All in the UMass Family", featuring Gregory Spiridopoulos, trombone, with faculty spouses and guests.

October 15, 2017
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Submissions are now open for the #UMassFallPhoto17 contest on Instagram. Open to all!

October 16—October 31, 2017

All Campus

(East) German filmmaker Peter Kahane will present his films at UMass and the Five College area during the week of Oct 16 – 20.

October 16—October 20, 2017

The department of landscape architecture & regional planning (LARP) is holding an open house for prospective graduate students. Current LARP students will be presenting final designs from their studio courses, and students are invited to attend the presentations and learn more about the programs offered.

October 16—October 17, 2017 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Design Building, 105

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a form of social security that has been gaining traction worldwide as a means of providing income to those unable to work and thereby reducing poverty, improving equality, increasing quality of life and providing economic security to citizens.

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E/W

Gordon Lafer's talk, "The One Percent Solution" is part of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Topic: "Developmental Benefits of Yoga for You and Your Child" with Alisa Wright Tanny, founder and director of The Embodiment Sanctuary, an integrative dance movement therapist, embodiment coach and infant developmental movement educator.

October 16, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Join the FCWSRC (Five College Women's Studies Research Center) for our first book salon of the year with Britt Rusert, assistant professor of Afro-American Studies, and discussants Steve Dillon, Sarah Patterson, Kevin Quashie, and Andrea Stone.

October 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Mount Holyoke College
Guest concert with Michael Wayne from the Boston Symphony Orchestra followed by a master class and Q&A.

October 16, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join Western Mass EDC for a discussion on innovations in new sectors, their potential for growth, and how Western Mass and UMass Amherst are taking a lead in green tech developments.

October 17, 2017
8:30 am-12:00 pm

Design Building, Atrium

At a time when Gershom Scholem established the academic study of Jewish mysticism, Hans Kohn pioneered the academic study of nationalism.

October 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

“Spectacular Matters and Print Culture: Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo” is presented by Jane A. Bernstein, Austin Fletcher professor of music emerita at Tufts University.

October 17, 2017
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Tamara Danz (1952-96) was East Germany’s answer to Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. The charismatic and rebellious lead singer of the rock band Silly was an icon for a whole generation of young people.

October 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Two of South Africa’s national dance forms come together in a captivating program reflecting the vibrant diversity, complex history, and inventive creativity of the South African people.

October 17, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Amilcar Shabazz, professor of history and Africana studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois department of Afro-American Studies, speaks on “Assata Shakur as the Soul of Black Resistance.”

October 18, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Men's Soccer vs Rhode Island

October 18, 2017
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

The department of music and dance presents "The New Way: Engraving and Music Books in Sixteenth Century Rome," by Jane A. Bernstein.

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Kwame Holmes recontextualizes the Whitman Walker clinic's work against the backdrop of the private donations that kept the facility afloat in its early years.

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Join the political science department to celebrate associate professor of political science Jesse Rhodes for his new book "Ballot Blocked: The Political Erosion of the Voting Rights Act."

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm

Amherst Books
Nick Feamster is a professor in the computer science department at Princeton University and the Deputy Director of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 150/151

Jennifer Fronc, associate professor of history, discusses the application process for graduate school.

October 18, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Make your plans for Homecoming:  Oct. 19th - 21st

October 19—October 21, 2017

All Campus

Wear your maroon and white as our campus community comes together to show UMass pride.

October 19, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Kathryn Sisson, a manager in the commercial services department of Melanson Heath in Greenfield, will be presenting some important tips to help ease tax filing preparation.

October 19, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an outstanding example of a humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision.

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Worcester Dining Commons, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (Lower Level)

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions featuring new work by art department faculty, Shona Macdonald and Shane Mecklenburger.

October 19, 2017 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 19—November 16, 2017 5:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery, 125A Herter Annex

Carol Bailey ’07G is an associate professor at Westfield State University.

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

The communications department will be holding its annual 'Alumni Career Networking' event Thursday, Oct. 19.

October 19, 2017
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communications Hub Area

The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) invites New England area alumni and friends to their annual alumni meetup at TripAdvisor's headquarters in Needham, MA.

October 19, 2017
6:00 pm

TripAdvisor
Network with two English alumni and discuss their career paths in the publishing and advertising industries!

October 19, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

South College, E470

Twice a year NYC Alumni Night brings together Isenberg alumni, friends, business leaders, and faculty over great conversation, and food and drinks. By popular demand, our Fall event will once again be at 48 Lounge - a premium cocktail lounge in Midtown Manhattan.

October 19, 2017
6:30 pm-9:30 pm

48 Lounge
Chef, restaurant owner, author, philanthropist, and UMass alumnus Marc Forgione ’01 will share his experiences post-grad and his journey to becoming the youngest winner of “The Next Iron Chef” as our homecoming speaker on October 19.

October 19, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Calling all students of all majors interested in greening the campus.

October 20, 2017 7:00 pm-12:00 am
October 21, 2017 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227 (Auditorium)

In this lively interactive presentation, acclaimed performance group Theater Delta will use audience engagement, scripted scenarios, and improvisation to offer solutions to typical mentoring problems encountered by faculty.

October 20, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Amit Schejter, professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and Pennsylvania State University, presents from his new book "A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy: In the Paths of Righteousness" (Palgrave, 2017).

October 20, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communication Hub, 3rd Floor

The Building and Construction Technology program and our NAHB* student group are organizing a job fair for the first time in fall 2017 for jobs in construction, project management, green building, materials, building systems, and related fields.

October 20, 2017
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Design Building, 170

"The Mensural Ambivalence of Repeat Signs in Early Music," by Megan Kaes-Long, discusses the different evidence for minim displacement in the midcentury Villanella and the late 16th century Balletto and Canazonetta and how they reflect changing mensural priorities.

October 20, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 365

Field Hockey vs Saint Joseph's

October 20, 2017
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Experience the new facilities of the recently opened new South College.

October 20, 2017
4:00 pm

South College

Kick off the weekend with fellow engineering alumni at the College of Engineering Homecoming Reception.

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

Celebrating its 7th year, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) is excited to welcome alumni back to campus.

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

The Building and Construction Technology program at hosting an alumni and friends reception in the UMass Design Building Commons right after the BCT Fall 2017 Job Fair. 

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Design Building, Commons

Join fellow band alumni, parents, and friends before Multibands to enjoy great company, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.

October 20, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Old Chapel

Hockey vs. Ohio State

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The 43rd Annual Multiband Pops Concert on Homecoming Weekend featuring 15 wind, brass, choral, dance, and percussion ensembles, plus the Minuteman Marching Band.

October 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join us for a free screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

October 20, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 22, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

October 20, 2017
8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Take part in this Homecoming tradition as you run our USATF-certified course with electronic timers.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 am

UMass Amherst Campus
Celebrate our Residence Education alumni, including resident assistants, peer mentors, Residence Hall Association members, and National Residence Hall Honorary members.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room, 10th Floor

Dean Stephen Cavanagh and the College of Nursing invite you to reconnect and celebrate during Homecoming weekend.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am

All Campus

Join us for a carillon concert on Goodell Lawn in front of the newly renovated Old Chapel.

October 21, 2017
10:30 am-11:30 am

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Calling all Not Ready for Bedtime Players—NRBP is turning 30!

October 21, 2017
11:30 am

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join alumni, friends, and families to celebrate Homecoming in Seattle! Enjoy an afternoon of UMass football, refreshments, and fun at alumnus owned T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub near Seattle Center.

October 21, 2017
11:30 am

T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Come to McGuirk Alumni Stadium to receive the full UMass Football tailgating experience at the Commonwealth Club.

October 21, 2017
12:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Sign up to volunteer for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Game Day Challenge, a national collegiate competition where colleges and universities implement recycling and compost programs to reduce waste at football games and tailgates. Free Sustainable UMass T-shirt and reusable water bottle for volunteers.

October 21, 2017 3:00 pm
October 28, 2017 3:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Homecoming football game: Football vs. Georgia Southern.

October 21, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The 2017 Homecoming Royalty will be crowned during a special presentation at the Homecoming football game at McGuirk Stadium.

October 21, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

In celebration of the University Programming Council’s 60th Anniversary, UPC alumni are invited back to campus to socialize and reminisce.

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Campus Center, Campus Center Auditorium

Hockey vs. Ohio State

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join the Black Alumni Network after the football game to mix, mingle, and reminisce.

October 21, 2017
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Balance Amherst
Take a self-guided tour of the recently upgraded Conservatory; the greenhouse complex offers a beautiful and peaceful environment and is home to a variety of plant species.

October 21, 2017
10:00 pm-5:00 pm

Durfee Conservatory

Women's Soccer vs Dayton

October 22, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Learn about Passive House Construction with speaker Oliver Klein, CPHC, LEED AP, at 475 Building Supply. 

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Claudia Goldin will address how many highly educated women have successfully navigated career roadblocks that hindered equally gifted women in the past. She will specifically dicsuss the topics of women, work, pay and family.

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room

Debra L. Martin, professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is expert in human osteology and bioarchaeology which involves the analysis of skeletonized human remains from archaeological as well as historic and contemporary settings. 

October 23, 2017
5:15 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year.

October 23, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Symphony Band conducted by Matthew Westgate.

October 23, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Come learn more about it.

October 24, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

In this introductory workshop, Data Services Librarian Thea Atwood will discuss open data, steps to make your data open, and how resources at the Libraries can help.

October 24, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

Dr. Bruce S. McEwen studies molecular mechanisms underlying effects of stress and sex hormones on the brain. His work has wide-ranging implications for understanding how the brain changes, from development through adult life.

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, 330/340

This August, the University of Massachusetts Amherst hosted nearly 90 first, second, and third-grade students from the Power Scholars Program at the Holyoke YMCA. 

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 107

Join the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book "Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency" for a thought-provoking conversation punctuated by dynamic book excerpts. 

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Boston Alumni Night has become one of Isenberg's fastest growing alumni events. This biannual affair brings together the Isenberg family - alumni, friends, business leaders, and faculty - for an evening of networking at the UMass Club.

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

Seth Denbo presents "Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Professional Credit," acknowledging the important role scholarly societies have in encouraging creative thought and action.

October 25, 2017
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

"Invest in Minds not Missiles: Resisting the Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation"

October 25, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

The Innovation Challenge is a four-part cross-campus entrepreneurship competition that launches promising ventures to the next levels of startup. Get started and test venture ideas in front of a panel of judges at "The Minute Pitch."

October 25, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

The Springfield Public Forum Announces: "The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America." A lecture by Jelani Cobb, faculty in the Columbia University graduate school of journalism and staff writer for The New Yorker.

October 25, 2017
6:00 pm

Springfield Symphony Hall
Have you recently graduated from UMass and moved to a new city wondering how to create a new social life for yourself?

October 25, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

The Department of Music and Dance welcomes Morihiko Nakahara, new assistant professor and director of orchestral studies, in charge of conducting the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra with a concert featuring cello soloist Edward Arron.

October 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Learn about open access and copyright for theses and dissertations at the Open Access Week event. This event is geared towards graduate students.

October 26, 2017
12:00 pm

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

Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times Paul Krugman delivers the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. He will speak on “What’s the Matter with Economics?”

October 26, 2017
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

Kiran Ahluwalia’s seductive voice draws on her Indian-Punjabi heritage, fusing the hypnotic grooves of her homeland with passionate Saharan desert blues and innovative western jazz.

October 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Jazz Lab Ensemble, directed by Dann Friedman and Zack Bartolomei.

October 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This year’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon will seek to create, or improve, Wikipedia entries on Black and militant women suffragists. This event is open to the public.

October 27, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Field Hockey vs Richmond

October 27, 2017
12:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

A Sustainability Scavenger Hunt is being held in honor of Campus Sustainability Month.

October 27, 2017
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

This event takes place all over campus, but our "home base" will be a table at the Student Farmer's Market on Goodell Lawn
This paper examines the layers of secrecy in Alanis Morissette’s song “Your House,” which was hidden on her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, tucked at the end of an unlisted track, after an uncredited reprise of an earlier track, following a minute of silence.

October 27, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Conference Room

Hockey vs. Merrimack

October 27, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join us for a free screening of Girls Trip! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

October 27, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 29, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Featuring guest artists Nathan Jorgensen, saxophones, and Aaron Ragsdale, percussion.

October 27, 2017
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come to McGuirk Alumni Stadium to receive the full UMass Football tailgating experience at the Commonwealth Club.

October 28, 2017
12:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Football vs. Appalachian State

October 28, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the High School and Collegiate Choral Festival.

October 28, 2017
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist recital featuring Zara Lawler, flute and Paul J. Fadoul, marimba.

October 28, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock music critics alike.

October 29, 2017
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year.

October 30, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The Department of Music and Dance presents Brass of UMass, featuring brass student chamber ensembles.

October 30, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the Cape Cod Alumni Network for a trip to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The Whaling Museum includes massive whale skeletons, the world's largest ship model, and 24 galleries of artifacts and works by world famous maritime artists.

October 31, 2017
10:30 am

New Bedford Whaling Museum
The North/Northeast/Sylvan Area Government and Northeast House Councils invite families and children to the annual fun, safe and weather-friendly trick or treating event taking place in the Northeast Residential Area. 

October 31, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area

Join several dancers from Argentina’s renowned tango company, Tango Buenos Aires, and local tango instructor Veronika Kruta of VKTANGO for tango classes, demo and Milonga.

October 31, 2017
7:00 pm

Gateway City Arts