Week of  October 8—14, 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

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 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, 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

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

Online

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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
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
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

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

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

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