Month of February 2017
Are you a student who has an idea you've been itching to talk about? Do you have a project you really want to pursue as a venture but you need help finding a team? Are you interested in helping your fellow students out with their entrepreneurial ventures?

January 31—February 2, 2017 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S311

Have you been kicking around an idea for a while and don't know where to start? Welcome to ULaunch @UMass.

February 11—February 12, 2017 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S311

You are encouraged to apply to be the 2017 Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker to share your thoughts as a graduating senior and have a lead role in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

October 18—February 7, 2017

Online

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 21, 2017.

November 21—February 21, 2017

Online

The UMass Architecture Department presents “Beyond the Building,”  an exhibit featuring diverse artifacts made by the faculty. 

January 3—February 10, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 am-6:00 pm

UMass NYPOP
The exhibit examines the history of Quakers and Quakerism in New England drawing upon the extraordinary records of the New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends.

January 23—August 18, 2017, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
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July 4

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level, Floor 25

Help UMass and your residence hall out-green the competition by participating in the 2017 RecycleMania competition.

January 23—April 1, 2017

All Campus

The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Color Woodblock Prints,” an exhibition by Linda Mahoney ’79.

January 23—April 27, 2017, Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 8:00 am-11:00 pm
January 27—April 28, 2017, Fridays 8:00 am-5:00 pm
January 28—April 22, 2017, Saturdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
January 29—April 23, 2017, Sundays 1:00 pm-11:00 pm
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March 11—March 12, March 18—March 19

Science and Engineering Library, Second Floor

Comic art is a worldwide and intensely democratic medium with the power to give voice to the voiceless and marginalized.

January 25—February 22, 2017, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
January 29—February 19, 2017, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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February 20

Herter Art Gallery

Eligible participants earn a $25 gift card for each study visit.

January 26—February 16, 2017, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), South Clinic

Eight artists, all members of the Zea Mays Printmaking studio in Florence, Massachusetts, tell stories through prints, drawings, paintings, installations and video. Opening Reception January 29, 2-4 p.m.

January 31—February 17, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
January 29—February 12, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Weekly 30-minute mindfulness practice followed by sharing of resources, action-based opportunities, and ideas.

January 30—May 8, 2017, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

Black Heritage Month, also known as Black History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to celebrate culture and scholarly contributions by people of the African Diaspora.

February 1—February 26, 2017

All Campus

Experience the vast educational, cultural and environmental diversity of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester or year. Students must attend an Information Session to receive application materials. 

February 1—February 22, 2017, Wednesdays 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
February 2—February 24, 2017, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 613

The School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) is hosting its first in a series of SES Lightning Talks.

February 1, 2017
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330/340

The Zube Lecture Series, named for former department head of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Ervin Zube, continues to enrich our community with the thoughts and works of local, national and international academic and professional leaders.

February 2—April 20, 2017, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 31, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 12, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
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February 9, March 2—March 22, Thursdays

Olver Design Building, 170

Opening reception for "Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power" with remarks by collector Jordan Schnitzer at 6 p.m.

February 1, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Julian Bonder presents at the Department of Architecture's opening lecture of the spring semester. 

February 1, 2017
5:30 pm

new Design Building, Room 170
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts invites students of all class years and majors to participate in an experiential career series that will provide hands on tools and experience that will help them to succeed in searching and interviewing for jobs and internships.

February 1—March 1, 2017, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:15 pm

Goodell Hall, 5th Floor Main Lounge
“Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tale of Slavery and Power” from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

February 2—April 30, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 2—April 30, 2017, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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March 11—March 20

Fine Arts Center

Join professors Megan Lewis (Theater) and Sut Jhally (Communication), and Kyla Walters, (PhD Candidate, Sociology) for this interactive panel discussion. “Teaching Controversial Topics Now” is a response to additional challenges and risks instructors may face in light of an increase in perceived and real threats against academic freedom.

February 2, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd floor Communication Hub

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

February 2, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

A drop-in group for students of color facilitated by Michelle Youngblood of CMASS and Linda Scott, CCPH.

February 2—May 4, 2017, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
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March 11—March 18, Thursdays

CMASS Wilder hall 102 and various sites listed on flyer
Samuel Kassow, A Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, will speak on the first-hand experiences of of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz, Jewish journalists of the Warsaw and Lodz ghettos.

February 2, 2017
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Former pro football player Wade Davis speaks on “Protecting Me and We: Ending Gender Discrimination and Sexual violence.”

February 2, 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Former pro football player Wade Davis speaks on "Protecting Me and We: Ending Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence."

February 2, 2017
7:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Reese Erlich, a freelance foreign correspondent, working in the Middle East, will present a talk about his new book “Inside Syria: The Backstory of their Civil War and What the World Can Expect.” 

February 2, 2017
7:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, HUB, 3rd Floor

The Visiting Writers Series hosts Noy Holland who will discuss her debut novel, “Bird.” 

February 2, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Psyche Loui, assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, discusses how music, as patterns of “intentional sounds,“ come to embody human creativity, express emotions, and encourage social bonding.  Loui is director of Wesleyan's MIND lab (Music, Imaging and Neural Dynamics), where her team has explored the brain networks that enable strong emotional responses to music and observed the effects of training in musical improvisation on brain and cognitive structure and function.

February 3, 2017
1:15 pm-2:15 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N400

Kick off the semester with a night of free tropical themed games, snacks, smoothies and a mechanical turbo shark.

February 3, 2017
6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom, Ballroom

Miranda Lambert will be bringing her #HighwayVagabondTour to the Mullins Center with special guests Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers.

February 3, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The University Programming Council hosts movie night in the Cape Cod  Lounge with the screening of “Moana.”

February 3, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
February 5, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The evening begins with cocktails, appetizers and music on the lower level of the Campus Center.

February 4, 2017
6:00 pm-11:30 pm

Campus Center

Women's Tennis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

February 5, 2017
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

The Music and Dance Department presents a concert to celebrate the announcement of this spring's 2017 Bach Festival and Symposium.

February 5, 2017
3:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Enjoy free snacks and refreshments and watch Super Bowl 51 on the big screen in one of several locations throughout the Student Union.

February 5, 2017
6:30 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union

Last day for undergraduate, graduate, Stockbridge and Continuing Education students to add or drop any class with no record.

February 6, 2017

Come for lunch, connect and exchange ideas, views, and teaching practices with other international faculty, post-docs and graduate students. 

February 6, 2017
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

As part of the workshops offered in preparation for the Diversity Career Fair, the Center for Women and Community (CWC), the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) and Career Services present:  $tart $mart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

February 6, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

The Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board plan field trips and events, and does fun activities.

February 6—April 24, 2017, Mondays 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
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March 13

South College, E470

The Marriott Meals is a core course within the HTM program in which students have the opportunity to manage the restaurant with a team of student employees. Students deliver first-class dining experiences to guests for lunches and dinners. All of the menu items served are made fresh-to-order.

February 7—May 2, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-12:30 pm
February 7—May 2, 2017, Tue/Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm
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February 28, March 1—March 2, March 14—March 16, April 18

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Learn about keeping yourself, your friends, family, pets, and the community safe with the UMass Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). 

February 7—April 18, 2017, Tuesdays
May 3, 2017
April 6, 2017, Thursdays
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March 14—March 21

Skinner Hall, 12

Join the Women of Color Leadership Network to socialize with staff members and connect with other women of color.

February 7, 2017
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Kelli Morgan will present a lecture on the art of Kara Walker. Morgan’s specialization is in African-American women’s art. 

February 7, 2017
4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Rhode Island  at the Mullins Center.

February 7, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Come out and learn about an incredible opportunity to travel to Haiti and engage in on hands service learning work with our nonprofit YourStory International.

February 7, 2017 7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Campus Center, 911-915

The Department of Music & Dance presents its annual performance of new works by students participating in the jazz composition and arranging master’s degree program.

February 7, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Women's Lacrosse opens the 2017 season against Boston College at Garber Field.

February 8, 2017
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Nate Wood of the USGS and Taj Schottland of the National Wildlife Federation will speak about “Improving Climate-adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities: Local Planning Informed by Regional Hazard Exposer Analysis.” This is talk is a part of “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by the Northeast Climate Science Center. 

February 8, 2017
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Professor David Reckhow of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will present his talk, “Drinking Water in Crisis: Lead, Lignin, and Legionella.” 

February 8, 2017
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Learn more about the newly launched M.S. Business and Analytics, designed especially for non-business majors to make them more competitive in every kind of organization.

February 8, 2017
5:00 pm-5:45 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

University Women's Network members tour the University Museum of Contemporary Art, hosted by Eva Fierst.

February 9, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

 

February 9—March 10, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 13—March 7, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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February 20

Augusta Savage Gallery

T Cells and Technology:  What's New in Cancer Research and Alignment with the NINR Strategic Plan.

February 9, 2017
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Come out and learn about an incredible opportunity to travel to Haiti and engage in on hands service learning work with our nonprofit YourStory International. 

February 9, 2017
7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall next to Roots Cafe

The Haitian American Student Association is hosting our Annual Charity Date Event, a fundraiser in which we raise money for our community service initiative, Progressive Efforts for the Advancement and Change in Haiti (PEACH).

February 9, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Facilitated conversation to talk about and address racism within the LGBTQIA+ communities.

February 9, 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Stonewall Center

This event and all other events at UMass Amherst today have been canceled because of a winter storm.

February 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Winter is here! Submit your best photos of UMass Amherst to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassWinter17 — three winners will each receive Amazon gift cards.

February 10—February 21, 2017

All Campus

Do you have an idea or product? Looking for the basics, exposure, and mentors? The UMass Innovation Challenge competitive events are designed to help and reward UMass students and young alumni who want to pursue a novel business idea and develop it into a marketable product.

February 10, 2017
12:00 am-11:55 pm

Join us for the closing reception for “Beyond the Building: Architectural Artifacts.”

February 10, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass NYPOP
Put on your maroon and white and join the Greater Boston Alumni Network to cheer on UMass men's ice hockey as they take on Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.

February 10, 2017
5:30 pm

Conor Larkins
The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Advanced Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ayano Kataoka.

February 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come enjoy a free movie presented by University Programming Council in the Cape Cod Lounge.

February 10, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
February 12, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The University of Massachusetts Innovation Challenge Semi-Final Competition is the third session in the 2016-17 Innovation Challenge series.

February 10, 2017
11:55 pm

UMass men's lacrosse vs. Army (season-opener)

February 11, 2017
1:00 pm

Garber Field

UMass men's basketball is coming to Philadelphia to take on the St. Joseph's Hawks at Hagan Arena.

February 11, 2017
1:00 pm

Bourbon Blue
The UMass Music Department presents the 32nd Annual High School Honor Band Concert. Coordinated by Matthew Westgate with guest conductor and composer Steve Danyew, the concert features 250 outstanding high school musicians from over 50 high schools plus the UMass Wind Ensemble.

February 11, 2017
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music & Dance presents a staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance by the UMass Opera Workshop, with guest director Ellen Kaplan, guest conductor Mark Swanson, and an ensemble of Five College musicians.

February 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

First-Years and Seniors: Have a chance to win one of 175 prizes by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement.

February 13—March 7, 2017

Online

Enjoy some tasty Valentine's Day treats and meet with HFA advisers.

February 13, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

South College, E202 HFA Advising Center

This workshop is an introduction to the concepts of implicit, or, unconscious bias, and microaggressions. The session aims to raise awareness about what constitutes expressions of implicit bias and microaggressions, how these negatively impact student learning, and what we can do to work against them in classroom settings. 

February 13, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, 174-76

Inspired by the recent Women's Marches on Washington, we invite you to join in a panel-led discussion on the challenges of cultivating diversity within social movements.

February 13, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Are you thinking about graduate school? Find out about applying for research fellowships that come with FREE graduate school applications and FREE early recruiting events.  There will be a special focus on the GEM Fellowship and many others!

February 13, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Marcus Hall, Gunness Student Center

Tonight's scheduled performance by oboist Courtney Miller has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

February 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance by the UMass Opera Workshop, with guest director Ellen Kaplan, guest conductor Mark Swanson, and an ensemble of Five College musicians.

February 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join the Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board for crafts, snacks, and fun.

February 13, 2017
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

South College, e-470

Spot the SAA spirit shuttles (AKA golf carts) around campus to hitch a ride to class while answering UMass trivia questions. Win a prize for participating when you reach your destination.

February 14, 2017
10:00 am-2:00 pm

All Campus

The Diversity Career Fair, is a great event for all students of all backgrounds and identities and all majors to meet employers who have a commitment to diversity and are excited to connect them with career positions, co-ops, and internships in a friendly and professional atmosphere. 

February 14, 2017
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

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

February 14, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

“Engagement and Positive Psychology for STEM Learning and Beyond,” presented by Mark Tuominen, professor of physics, and Lori Tuominen, coach in positive psychology and positive organizational development, Lori Tuominen Coaching and Wholebeing Institute.

February 14, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Merrimack.

February 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Career Services is sponsoring an On-Campus Networking Night.

February 14, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents a Faculty Concert featuring Salvatore Macchia, contrabass, and Jazer Giles, electronics, with Fredric T. Cohen, oboe, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Joshua Michal, horn.

February 14, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Students and alumni can meet a variety of employers at our largest career fair regarding internships, co-ops or full-time professional opportunities.

February 15, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Lower Level and Auditorium

Join the Student Alumni Association at the Campus Center concourse for some fun, games, and prizes to celebrate your love for UMass. Share what you love about UMass on a postcard to university donors thanking them for their generous support.Take a picture with friends in our photo booth and share it on social media to win more prizes! Can’t make it to the Campus Center? Participate all day long on social media using #iLoveUMassAmherst to #sharethelove and celebrate your involvement in the UMass Amherst community.

February 15, 2017
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

The Stonewall Center and University Health Services sponsor rapid HIV and sexually transmitted infection (gonorrhea and chlamydia) testing on campus during the school year for UMass students.

February 15, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), Ground Floor

Join the CLACLS Embodying Coalitions Research Working Group and panelists for a discussion on how do postcolonialism and decolonialism help us think through our current political moment?  

February 15, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Hub 3rd floor

Alessandra Di Maio will give a lecture titled, "AfroItalia: Voices and Images Across the Mediterranean." Her talk is related to her most recently edited poetry collection, Migrazioni/Migrations, and addresses the migrations, connections and trespassings that have marked the relationship between Italy and the African continent.

February 15, 2017
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) is hosting a career panel open to all students interested in clean energy or the environment.  

February 15, 2017
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S110

Join journalism professors Shaheen Pasha, Rodrigo Zamith, Kathy Roberts Forde and Razvan Sibii for a panel discussion moderated by Brian McDermott.

February 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Lecture by Marc Lamont Hill, scholar, activist, television personality and Distinguished Professor of African-American Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta speaks on "The War on Youth."

February 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join Mike Famighette, Director of Isenberg’s Full-time MBA, to learn more about the admissions process, curriculum overview, and student experience.

February 16, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

John Prendergast, a human rights activist and best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over 30 years presents “Stopping Genocide and Mass Atrocities by Stopping the War Profiteers.”

February 16, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

The Faculty Senate is a representative body responsible for faculty participation in university planning and governance.

February 16, 2017
3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Mei-Po Kwan, professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss how GIS-based mapping and location-aware devices using GPS can take into account both time and location to make a more accurate picture of environmental health concerns for the public. 

February 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Procopio Room 170, Design Building
Jose Blackorby presents "Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up."

February 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-08

Albert Lloret presents his talk titled “ From Song to Printed Book: Medieval Lyric Poetry in the Renaissance.”

February 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

 A lecture by award-winning historian Donna Murch has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

February 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Department of Music and Dance presents a Guest Artist Concert featuring Geoffrey Landman, saxophone.

February 16, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass Theater Presents: Directing II One-Act Play Festival Auditions.

February 17, 2017
1:40 pm-3:45 pm

Fine Arts Center, Curtain Theatre

Professor John Rickford of Stanford University, one of the world’s foremost experts on the structure, history and sociolinguistics of African-American Vernacular English, delivers the 2017 Freeman Lecture, titled “Justice for Jeantel (and Trayvon): Fighting Dialect Prejudice in Courtrooms and Beyond.”

February 17, 2017
2:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Davidson at the Mullins Center.

February 18, 2017
12:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Tennis vs. Boston College

February 18, 2017
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

Come support your Minutemen as they take on UMass Lowell.

February 18, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Tennis vs. Army

February 19, 2017
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

Show your UMass pride and join the Bay Area Alumni Network at the Bruins vs. Sharks hockey game.

February 19, 2017
4:00 pm

Il Fornaio
Presidents Day is observed as a state holiday.

February 20, 2017

Diversity Lunch Talk: “Let’s Talk About It – Facilitating Difficult Dialogues and Managing Hot Moments in College Classes,” is open to faculty, post-docs and graduate students. The event is part of TEFD’s Spring 2017 Teaching & Diversity Professional Development Series, open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.  In this session, we will open a space for conversation to explore purposeful strategies for cooling down tension and turning hot moments into powerful learning opportunities.

February 21, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Luis Martin Valdiviezo presents his talk titled “Asking for Forgiveness Without Repentance: Peruvian State and Afroperuanos.”

February 21, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

Teaching nature of science (NOS) effectively has been a goal of science education for decades, but is one that is still proving difficult to attain. 

February 21, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

A one-hour screening of a portion of Africa’s Great Civilizations, a new PBS series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premiering on WGBY-TV in February.

February 21, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Manisha Sinha will deliver a talk on what you didn't know about the abolition movement: the ordinary men and women, black and white, free and enslaved, who are the unsung heroes of American democracy.

February 21, 2017
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a Faculty Concert featuring Ayano Kataoka, percussion with Elizabeth Chang, violin and Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone.

February 21, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, yet condemned for its portrayal of a “vicious, heartless, cowardly, unmoral, mischief-making vixen,” Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has since come to be regarded as one of the most dimensional character portraits in theatrical history.

February 22, 2017 7:30 pm
February 24—February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
March 1—March 4, 2017 7:30 pm
March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

An interactive panel discusses “Viewing the Past through the Eyes of the Present:  Exploring Race, Gender, and Slavery through Art."

February 22, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160

Join panelists as they discuss Visions Beyond Trump - Building Solidarity Networks and Economies.

February 22, 2017
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

How does this ancient music connect the Jewish people to their roots as a Middle Eastern tribe? Where does it originate from and why is it important for Jewish identity and peace with the Arab world? Lecture-demo with live music.

February 22, 2017
7:00 pm

The Arts Block, Greenfield, MA
Tony Tulathimutte's novel “Private Citizens” was called "the first great millennial novel" by New York Magazine.

February 22, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall

Join the Social Thought and Political Economy Program for “Tools for Collective Liberation: Advancing Economic Justice Through Multiracial Solidarity” with Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

February 23, 2017
11:30 am-3:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Celebrate the 149th anniversary of the birth of sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor W.E.B.

February 23, 2017
1:30 pm

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

Renowned activist, civil rights leader and community organizer, Benjamin Jealous outlines what it will take to secure true equality for all Americans and to empower the next generation to lead toward a better future. 

February 23, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Linda McJannet gives her talk titled “Timur's Theatrical Journey: Or, When did Tamburlaine Become Black?”   

February 23, 2017
4:30 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Seeker of Truth features the riveting and hypnotic music of Israeli born Yuval Ron, an internationally renowned world music artist. 

February 23, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

In this workshop we will consider how we might act like ancestors of future generations and reinvigorate our commitment to climate justice action. The group is facilitated by Tim Beaucage, graduate advisor/teaching associate at UMass Amherst. 

February 24, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

Join Nialena Ali and Brittni Howard for an information session for studying and interning in Ghana this summer.

February 24, 2017
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

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

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Providence for the final regular season home game! 

February 24, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Come enjoy a free movie presented by University Programming Council in the Cape Cod Lounge.

February 24, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm
February 26, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This training will provide participants with the opportunity to apply their learning by developing intentional and coordinated programs for sexual assault prevention.

February 25—February 26, 2017 10:00 am-4:00 pm

All Campus

Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning and training grapes in order to produce a bountiful crop.

February 25, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

UMass Cold Spring Orchard
The UMass Chamber Choir and University Chorale will take part in this year's  Five College Choral Festival.

February 25, 2017
7:30 pm

John M. Greene Hall, Smith College
Using textile techniques such as knitting, weaving, and embroidery, Jenine Shereos explores a dialog with the natural world in which threads interact with the landscape or the architecture surrounding it.

February 26—March 27, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
February 26—March 27, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 12—March 19

Hampden Gallery

Artist Statement:  The works on paper in this exhibition represent my desire and hope for a place called “home.”

February 26—March 27, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
February 26—March 27, 2017, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 12—March 19

Hampden Gallery

Come support your Minutemen as they take on La Salle at the Mullins Center.

February 26, 2017
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

The duo Climbing PoeTree present a program of multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual art, sustainable touring and community organizing.

February 26, 2017
7:00 pm

Holyoke War Memorial Building
As part of the Howard Ziff Lecture series, Sulome Anderson and Kiran Nazish will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in international journalism.

February 27, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414 Howard Ziff Gallery

Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez’s “Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History,”  is the first to address all the major periods in the region, from the silent era to the digital age.

February 27, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

A film and discussion to build collective action in support of science, scholarship and social justice and to prepare for the April 22 March for Science event.

February 27, 2017
5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

The Stonewall Center and University Health Services sponsor rapid HIV and sexually transmitted infection (gonorrhea and chlamydia) testing on campus during the school year for UMass students.

February 28, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C