Week of  October 1—7, 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
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November 22

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

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 18—November 26

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

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, November 30

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

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

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


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
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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

Olver 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A faculty concert featuring featuring composer and conductor Felipe Salles.

October 4, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come 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

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

Women's Soccer vs Rhode Island

October 5, 2017
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Can't make it to the regularly scheduled FAFSA help hours? Come see a financial aid counselor to address your FAFSA concerns during our extended hours.

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
April 5, 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