Month of November 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)
The UMass Amherst Drupal Users Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

November 2, 2017 2:00 pm
December 7, 2017 2:00 pm
January 4, 2018 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

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
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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
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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
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
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October 12, November 16, 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

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
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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
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November 23, December 23—December 25, December 28—January 1, January 6—January 7, January 14

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

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
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October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20

Chadbourne House, B-3

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

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
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November 23, March 15

Wilder Hall, 005

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

"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

NEW! Contest deadline extended to November 6.

October 16—November 6, 2017

All Campus

Herter Art Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring new work by art department faculty Shona Macdonald and Shane Mecklenburger.

October 19—November 16, 2017 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 22—November 16, 2017, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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October 21—November 16, Saturdays

Herter Art Gallery, 125A Herter Annex

A musical about kids on the edges of society. Their stories will stay with you long after the last brilliant note has faded.

November 1—November 4, 2017 7:30 pm
November 9—November 11, 2017 7:30 pm
November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
November 8, 2017 10:00 am
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November 2

Rand Theater

Men's Soccer vs Fordham

November 1, 2017
2:00 pm

Rudd Field

This event has been canceled.

November 1, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Jennifer Taub is the author of the financial crisis book Other People’s Houses published in 2014 by Yale Press. She is also the co-author with the late Kathleen Brickey of Corporate and White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials, 6th edition, published in 2017 by Wolters Kluwer.

November 1, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

The School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) kicks off its second annual Lightning Talks Series.

November 1, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

The third installment of DRIVEN will bring together two industry leaders for a moderated conversation at the Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel.

November 1, 2017
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

ALOFT Boston Seaport
Professor Diane Curtis, director of the pre-law advising office, and Jennifer L. Nye, lecturer of law and social justice within history department, discuss the process of becoming an attorney.

November 1, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The College of Nursing hosts a screening of “Old Addictions, New Hope” with a panel discussion and Q&A period to follow. 

November 1, 2017
6:00 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
Are you considering attending grad school but don't know where to start? Join a virtual chat featuring a panel of young alumni who will share tips on how to navigate the graduate school application process and succeed as a graduate student.

November 1, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Direct from Buenos Aires, this sensual, soulful performance brings together an expert company of musicians, vocalists and dancers in a passionate celebration of the Argentinian tango and the most prominent figure in its history, Carlos Gardel.

November 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

We talk a lot about inclusive teaching, but what can we do when we are the “outsider” in our own classroom? How can we find a teaching persona that feels both authentic to who we are and garners respect from our students?

November 2, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

Hailing from the South Side of Chicago and born in 1959, painter Rodney Byron Madison is currently the curator of Madison Studio Gallery in Millers Falls, Mass.

November 6—November 28, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 2—December 1, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
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November 20—November 24

Augusta Savage Gallery

Susannah Drake of DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture speaks on "Mountain to Shore: Rethinking our relationship to the urban landscape."

November 2, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Having a sophisticated understanding of how the media works and learning to use it to your advantage is critical to the success of social movements. Eric Stoner will discuss the challenges activists and independent journalists face with the mainstream media and how they can be overcome.

November 2, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

This two-part workshop on the life and work of James Baldwin is offered by the K12 History Institute, the Western Mass Writers Project and the James Baldwin Project.

November 2, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Holyoke Public Library
The University Museum of Contemporary Art's Tenth Annual Curatorial Fellowship presents an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus who has been collecting African art since the 1970s.

November 2, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Come by, learn, and have conversations about heavy topics that tend to get lost in the bustle of our society.

November 2, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Come learn important branding and networking skills as we remember a great leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

November 2, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 116

"The Uncondemned" is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. The film captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history. A discussion will follow.

November 2, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

South College, E245

The UMass Theatre Guild presents Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher and upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

November 2—November 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The department of music and dance presents Salon Music, an evening of wind, brass, and percussion faculty chamber music coordinated by Matthew Westgate.

November 2, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Institute for Global Health and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosts “Global Health Challenges: A Panel Discussion for Collaborative Solutions” featuring panelists Rita Colwell, Jennie Ward-Robinson and Michael Depledge.

November 3, 2017
9:30 am-11:15 am

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Dmytro Matsypura, a senior lecturer in the discipline of business analytics at the University of Sydney Business School, will present his research on wildfire management. 

November 3, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108

"Voices of Resistance," a powerful community gathering, will bring people together from many social movements to share our stories about how we are surviving economically and building fulfilling lives while working for peace and justice.

November 3—November 5, 2017 3:30 pm-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas room

Women's Basketball vs. Kutztown University (exhibition).

November 3, 2017
4:30 pm

Mullins Center

Come hang out at Hillel on Shabbat.

November 3, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

UMass Hillel
Men's Basketball vs. Springfield College

November 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

HackUMass is the largest hackathon in the Pioneer Valley.

November 3—November 5, 2017 8:00 pm-4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Free screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

November 3, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
November 5, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join the Pioneer Valley Alumni Network for our third annual fall hike to the Summit House at Skinner State Park.

November 4, 2017
10:30 am

Skinner State Park
Hockey vs. New Hampshire

November 4, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Cape Verdean Student Alliance is one of UMass Amherst's longest withstanding cultural groups on campus, and this year it celebrates 35 years.

November 4, 2017
8:00 pm-2:00 am

Curry Hicks Cage

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.

November 6, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Women's Basketball vs. Flagler

November 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Open to HFA majors, minors, and exploratory track students, enjoy free sandwiches provided by the Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board as you interact with the Dean of HFA, Julie Hayes. This is a great chance to provide your feedback to Dean Hayes about your experiences in the College of HFA as well as meet other students with similar interests. 

November 7, 2017
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

South College, E501

Lindiwe Sibeko, nutrition expert, will share strategies on eating healthy as a busy student and how to enjoy traditional food away from home.

November 7, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Career Services is pleased to host a Job, Internship and Networking Fair featuring opportunities in the non-profit and public service fields. Meet professionals and learn about career paths, jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in the fields of advocacy, activism, public service and education. 

November 7, 2017
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Cape Cod Lounge

Paula Rees, Charlie Schweik and Steven Brewer will lead an open discussion on the effectiveness of promoting multidisciplinary collaboration and community engagement.

November 7, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 111

Learn more about our one-year master’s program for non-business majors. No matter what field you are planning to pursue, this degree will provide you with the business skills and analytics tools needed to succeed.

November 7, 2017
4:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 112

Fourteen emerging leaders from Mexico, Uruguay and Peru are participating in intensive fellowships in Western Massachusetts, designed to broaden their professional expertise in environmental sustainability.  The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) will culminate in preparing action plans for implementation in their own countries, and an exchange visit from American counterparts in the winter/spring.

November 7, 2017
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

Good health is every person’s birthright, and a life free of disease and pain is our human legacy.

November 7, 2017
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mullins Center

An MFA open house hosted by the Theater Department. Attend all three days, or just one or two days.

November 8—November 10, 2017

Fine Arts Center, Department of Theater

Musician Max Roach began teaching in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies in 1972, and through his music and  his political work he left a legacy to sojourn for freedom.

November 8, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Looking for off campus housing? Come to the campus center concourse to learn about your housing options and for other off campus housing and town resources.

November 8, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center

Visiting assistant professor in the College of Education Jamilla Lysicott presents "Cyphers for Justice: Hip Hop, Black English, and Community"

November 8, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

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

Bethany Bradley, environmental conservation, speaks on "Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species."

November 8, 2017
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Through poetry and critical dialogue, Perry "Vision" DiVirgillio and Kandivu "Kavi" Ade engage the audience in a conversation about masculinity, the performance of gender and the toxicity of gendered binaries. The Spoken Word Writing Workshop will be held on Nov. 8th in the Campus Center, room 803.

November 8, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

Rieva Lesonsky, former editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine and current CEO of GrowBiz Media, will speak on future hot trends for small businesses.

November 8, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 118

What is antisemitism? How, in the face of overwhelming problems in our current society, do we respond to injustice and oppression? Activist and entrepreneur Erin Schrode (the youngest women to ever run for Congress) will share her personal experiences with coming under scrutiny in the public eye, and how the anti-semitic online attacks she received led her to proudly claim her Jewish identity and further commit to a life of civic engagement and social change. 

November 8, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Give advice or get advice at Student Alumni Networking Night, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

November 8, 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Memorial Hall

Through poetry and critical dialogue, Perry "Vision" DiVirgillio and Kandivu "Kavi" Ade engage the audience in a conversation about masculinity, the performance of gender and the toxicity of gendered binaries. The UMass Phallacies will open the live performance on Nov. 8th in the Old Chapel.

November 8, 2017 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert featuring Brad Goode, jazz trumpet.

November 8, 2017
8:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 44

Through poetry and critical dialogue, Perry "Vision" DiVirgillio and Kandivu "Kavi" Ade engage the audience in a conversation about masculinity, the performance of gender and the toxicity of gendered binaries. The Poetry Reading Brunch will be held on Nov. 9th at the Stonewall Center.

November 9, 2017
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Stonewall Center

This interactive and participatory workshop introduces and explores the meaning of "civil disobedience" by illustrating how it has been used in history in different movements, for example the sit-ins in the Civil Rights.

November 9, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Campus Center, TBA

The Zube lecture series is named for Erv Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980.

November 9, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Jennifer L. Lawless, professor of government and director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, discusses "Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do."

November 9, 2017
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Scott Branting, University of Central Florida, speaks on "Spies, Satellites and Archaeology: Monitoring Cultural Heritage."

November 9, 2017
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

This talk, by disaster anthropologist Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Florida, will explore how the traditional focus in disaster research is expanding beyond the extremely limited time and space scales of impact. 

November 9, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E24

Enjoy free pre-game reception with food and refreshments plus game admission for international students, scholars and families.

November 9, 2017
5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Mullins Center, 3rd floor

The UMass iCons (Integrative Concentration in Science) Program welcomes Jonathan Thon, co-founder of Harvard spin-off Platelet Biogenesis, who will lead an interactive workshop in the format of an iCons case study on the problem of blood shortages.

November 9, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S131

Join the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center in Chadbourne Hall B-3 every Thursday for a Beading Workshop. Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native Art using beads.

November 9, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 16, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 30, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 7, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 14, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Chadbourne House, B-3

This conversation attempts to break this pattern by learning to understand where others’ values come from.

November 9, 2017
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Dukes Room

Hockey vs. Providence

November 9, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Opus One Chamber Orchestra, a faculty-student collaboration.

November 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Julie Iromuanya is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Debut Fiction.

November 9, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

The MAEA conference offers content-specific professional development opportunities for art educators, including hands-on workshops, best-practice lectures, gallery/museum tours, awards ceremony, exhibitions and more.

November 10, 2017 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 11, 2017 8:00 am-8:00 pm
November 12, 2017 8:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

Join UMass Amherst Air Force and Army ROTC in honoring our nation's veterans and the veterans in the campus community at our annual Veterans Day vigil.

November 10—November 11, 2017 3:00 pm-4:00 am

Memorial Hall, outside, east side facing the Campus Pond

Women's Basketball vs. Maine-Fort Kent

November 10, 2017
4:30 pm

Mullins Center

An information session for studying and interning in Ghana next summer (June/July).

November 10, 2017
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2220

Men's Basketball vs. UMass Lowell

November 10, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Learn how to take the necessary steps to protect your health before a diagnosis. Join AEPhi, Protect Our Breasts, and Hillel for a free dinner and discussion to find out how to make safer choices to protect your breasts through the everyday products you use. All are welcome.

November 10, 2017
7:15 pm-9:00 pm

UMass Hillel
Join us for a free screening of "Get Out." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

November 10, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
November 12, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board is hosting an entire day in New York City for only $20. This is open to HFA majors, minors, and exploratory track students.

November 11, 2017
7:30 am-10:00 pm

New York City, NY
Calling all UMass fans—join alumni and friends on our exclusive fan bus to Fenway Park. Board the fan bus at one of two locations, Ludlow or Millbury, conveniently located off the Massachusetts Turnpike.

November 11, 2017
11:45 am

MassDOT Park and Ride - Ludlow
The Minutemen host New England rival Maine at Boston's Fenway Park.

November 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Fenway Park

This event is SOLD OUT

November 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Fenway Park
Ever wanted to go to church with your favorite Christian artists? The Big Church Night Out Tour is not your typical tour.

November 11, 2017
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

This performance is sold out.

November 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Eric Carle Museum
Join the Environmental League of Massachusetts for an exciting leadership and career development opportunity for college students interested in environmental advocacy.

November 12, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Holdsworth Hall, 211

Women's Basketball vs. Towson

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

In this multi-media exhibition, Derose  juxtaposes the geometry of 35mm slide film with organic materials and imagery to explore entropic themes. The opening reception for "Triage" will be on Nov. 12th. 

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The opening reception for Briana Taylor's "Red Work" will be held on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will be at Hampden Gallery from Nov. 12th to Dec. 6th. Taylor's research and work depicts the intersection of traditional quilt practices, modern art, modern style and design.

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Do you have a talent that you want to show the world? Do you like free hot chocolate and s'mores? The Student Government Association is hosting an open mic to encourage all people to come out and speak out. We represent your voices on campus policies, so now come and represent you at the open mic night. 

November 12, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 West

Looking for a space to perform your latest song in front of a crowd? Want to meet folks of different religious and faith backgrounds? Join Interfaith Open Mic Night.

November 12, 2017
7:30 pm

UMass Hillel
"Knowledge Across Borders" celebrates U.S.-Mexico scholarly exchanges as the kick-off event for International Education Week. Planned in collaboration with the Mexico Colegio Nacional, this event seeks to develop strategies for maintaining and improving scholarly relationships between researchers in the U.S. and Mexico in the face of policies that may complicate the logistical realities of such collaboration. 

November 13, 2017
10:00 am-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall
 What role can historians play in this political moment? What are some of the possibilities and pitfalls of writing history for popular audiences? Please join the department of history for a lunchtime conversation with Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America."

November 13, 2017
12:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman will be speaking in journalism professor Brian McDermott's Visual Storytelling class. All are welcome to attend. Zalcman is one of the leading advocates for elevating underrepresented voices in visual journalism, and founded Women Photograph to help diversify the bylines at big media outlets.

November 13, 2017
2:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S120

Learn about the strategies and equipment required to maintain indoor air quality and occupant health and comfort with speaker John Rockwell, technical sales engineer with Zehnder America.

November 13, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S.

November 13, 2017
4:30 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.

November 13, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The department of music and dance presents Brass Bash, featuring the UMass Trombone & Brass Choirs, plus Horn, Trumpet and Tuba Ensembles.

November 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Prof. Nathaniel Lewis presents his research on LGBTQ people's health in the UK and Canada. 

November 14, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

Disability Services invites you to the 5th annual Luminaria. We are lighting up the night to honor the many accomplishments of people with disabilities on our campus and in our lives and to bring to light disability awareness.

November 14, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel, Lawn

Come join the department of political science for a book launch event celebrating assistant professor of political science Regine Spector and her new book: "Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia."

November 14, 2017
5:00 pm

Amherst Books
Join us for an informative panel discussion with immigration attorneys from Iandoli, Desai & Cronin, P.C.

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm

Campus Center, 174

The African Francophone Film Festival serves as a vehicle to engender confidence in individuals interested in experiencing cinema of the French speaking African continent and the French speaking African Diaspora. 

November 14, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 21, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 28, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 5, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 12, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and Malcolm X Cultural Center
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate identities and community over table conversations at the Native Heritage Month Dinner.

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Join UMass Students for Reproductive Justice (USRJ) and speaker Sarah Whedon for a talk on "What to Do If Your Friend is Pregnant: Local Resources and Skills for Providing Support."

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

The department of music and dance presents String Chamber Music, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

November 14, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come learn about online courses for the Winter Session 2018 offered through Continuing & Professional Education (CPE).

November 15, 2017
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

The CMASS Graduate School Preparation Program is hosting an information session on the UMass Medical School. Participants will learn about the medical school admission process, UMass Med's summer program, funding resources for medical school, medical school requirements, internships and MCAT preparation among other things.

November 15, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

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

November 15, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 903

Today, many Americans consider their nation and Mexico as polar opposites – one rich, one poor, one stable, one chaotic – whose histories have entirely distinct trajectories. In this lecture, Tore Olsson demonstrates that modern US and Mexican history share far more than we might realize.

November 15, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The English department welcomes Viet Thanh Nguyen to deliver the annual Troy Lecture.

November 15, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Join the exhibition curators of "5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson" as they discuss the objects on view and offer insights into their curatorial approaches.

November 15, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Join us for an informative discussion with author and international expert Marcelo Barros, who will offer tips for international students to get noticed and hired.

November 15, 2017
5:30 pm

Campus Center, 168C

What is it like to work in a history museum? How do I prepare for a career? Elizabeth Sharpe, co-director of Historic Northampton, discusses how to prepare, what to expect, and how to succeed in a career in museums and public history.

November 15, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The department of music and dance presents a performance by the All-University Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara.

November 15, 2017
6:00 pm

Grace Church
The department of music and dance presents 'From Haydn to Hoedown,' featuring members of the department faculty.

November 15, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Tadeusz Dąbrowski will perform a bilingual poem on Nov. 15th. He has been called "an inheritor of the great metaphysical tradition in [Polish] poetry" and "an essential factor in the picture of contemporary [Polish] verse."

November 15, 2017
7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Students bring a wide variety of prior experiences, ways of knowing and making sense of the world into our classrooms. Participants in this  interdisciplinary, interactive session will be introduced to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model as flexible frameworks for creating inclusive learning experiences for diverse student populations. 

November 16, 2017
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

The University Women's Network (UWN) will be hosting author Robert S. Cox at their November speaker luncheon. He will be giving a presentation of his book, New England Pie: History under a crust.

November 16, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley room, 10th Floor

The men's soccer team will host Colgate in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in the program's fourth tournament appearance.

November 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

David Gouverneur will present "Informal Armatures: Shaping the Self-Constructed City," derived from research on the book Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements/Shaping the Self-Constructed City.

November 16, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Join history professor Julio Capó, Jr. in celebrating the publication of his new book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940.

November 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Amherst Books
The New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP) is pleased to announce the exhibition George Wardlaw: Then and Now. This exhibition will be held at the UMass Amherst NYPOP space at 526 W. 26th Street, NYC with a public opening on Thursday, November 16th from 6-8 p.m.

November 16, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Amherst NYPOP
The slight of hand that Slavic Soul Party! has achieved with deft arrangements and strong Balkan playing is wonderfully disorienting. This performance will be featuring reinterpretations of Duke Ellington's Far East Suite

November 16, 2017
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Drawing on the "Mediation of Migration" research project at the London School of Economics, which explored the coverage of the 2015 refugee crisis in European news. Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Political Science, will look into the complexities of the selfie as moral practice.

November 17, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Mary Farbood, NYU, will present two studies comparing the temporal dynamics of music and speech. These experiments highlight both differences and similarities in how music and speech are processed in time.

November 17, 2017
2:30 pm

Old Chapel

Join history department professors Audrey Alstadt and Heidi Scott for the event “Fresh from the Archives” as part of the Fall 2017 Europe Lab. 

November 17, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E24

Join us for an informative panel discussion with UMass Amherst faculty about the ways in which to celebrate international students in the classroom.

November 17, 2017
4:30 pm

Old Chapel

The department of music and dance presents Western Mass Flute Day, coordinated by Cobus du Toit.

November 18, 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The department of music and dance presents flutist Christina Jennings of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

November 18, 2017
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Network at the Bruins vs. Sharks hockey game in San Jose, CA. 

November 18, 2017
6:00 pm

Floodcraft Brewing Company
UHS is operating on a modified schedule during Thanksgiving recess.

November 19—November 25, 2017

University Health Services (UHS)

Thanksgiving recess. No classes.

November 19—November 26, 2017

Men's Basketball vs. Niagara

November 19, 2017
12:00 pm

Mullins Center

Dinner on Us has been canceled due to Thanksgiving break.

November 20, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

This even has been POSTPONED.

November 21, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 109

Men's Basketball vs. Western Carolina

November 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Thanksgiving is observed as a federal and state holiday.

November 23, 2017

Women's Basketball vs. Northeastern

November 24, 2017
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Basketball vs. Liberty

November 25, 2017
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Hockey vs. Quinnipiac

November 25, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Classes resume following the Thanksgiving recess.

November 27, 2017

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. Tonight's topic is "You Are What You Eat: Family Health and Nutrition" with Molly Barnes.

November 27, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

$100,000 up for grabs … it’s time to #hustle.

November 29, 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S415

Used as a case study for Herodotus’ tale of the vengeance of King Cyrus against the Ganges River, "The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Medieval Europe" investigates the modes of transmission that carried stories by Herodotus from Greek to Latin, from the eastern Mediterranean to Rome, and from there across the Alps into northern Europe. 

November 29, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Niall Kirkwood, professor of landscape architecture and technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design, will present "Design as if it Really Mattered?: Landscape Design Practices for the New Environment."

November 29, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Design Building, 170

Join the Climateers, MASSPIRG, and Talking Truth at our screening of the "Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

November 29, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

The Five College Consortium presents the Five College Early Music Collegium, directed by Robert Eisenstein.

November 29, 2017
7:30 pm

Grace Episcopal Church
Join us for "How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger," a lunch panel on the state of reproductive and racial justice activism since the 2016 presidential election, featuring renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross and public scholar Rickie Solinger.

November 30, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Old Chapel

The Play Lab is a crucible for new work. Being in the rehearsal room as directors and actors transform a script to action and words, and experiencing audience reactions for the first time helps our playwrights hone their ideas into new, sharper plays. Take part in this grand experiment.

November 30—December 8, 2017 7:30 pm
December 2, 2017 2:00 pm
December 9—December 8, 2017 2:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
December 3—December 6

Curtain Theater

Alumna Karen Britton speaks on “Are Emerging Cyber Threats Stifling Business Innovation?” when she presents the 18th Shirley & Ting-wei Tang Endowment Lecture.

November 30, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Part two of this workshop series will include discussion of a short piece of Baldwin's writing and strategies for teaching it. This workshop is designed for educators, but is free and open to all.

November 30, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Holyoke Public Library
John Elder Robison’s works include Be Different (2011), a how-to guide for grownups with autism; Raising Cubby (2013), the story of raising his autistic son; and Switched On (2016), about his participation as a research subject in brain studies.

November 30, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Using cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, and optical illusions, the Underwater Bubble Show is an interactive performance that appeals to children and adults alike.

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The department of music and dance presents the University Dancers, led by co-artistic directors Tom Vacanti and Leslie Frye Maietta.

November 30—December 2, 2017 7:30 pm

Totman Gym