Week of  October 15—21, 2017
New Asia Cinema 2017: Fashion. The 13th annual installment of this semester-long international series explores the complexities of costume and spectacle, style and identity, creativity and subversion, and labor and consumerism.

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

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

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

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

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

September 27—December 10, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 27—December 10, 2017, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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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

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

Do you have a LGBTQ+ legal concern?

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

Stonewall Center

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

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

Student Union, 314

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

September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed/Thu 11:45 am-12:30 pm
September 26—December 6, 2017, Tue/Wed 5:45 pm-6:30 pm
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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

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 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

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

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

October 13—October 15, 2017

All Campus

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

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

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

Hampden Gallery

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

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

Hampden Gallery

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

October 15, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

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

October 15, 2017
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

NEW! Contest deadline extended to November 6.

October 16—November 6, 2017

All Campus

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

October 16—October 20, 2017

The department of landscape architecture and regional planning is holding an open house for prospective graduate students.

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

Design Building, 105

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

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E/W

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

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

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

October 16, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

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

October 16, 2017
6:00 pm

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

October 16, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

October 17, 2017
8:30 am-12:00 pm

Design Building, Atrium

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

October 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

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

October 17, 2017
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

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

October 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

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

October 17, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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

October 18, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Men's Soccer vs Rhode Island

October 18, 2017
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Nick Feamster is a professor in the computer science department at Princeton University and the deputy director of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, with a focus on network operations, network security, and censorship-resistant communication systems.

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 150/151

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

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm

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

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

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

October 18, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Vered Lev Kenaan, author and professor at the University of Haifa, will present "Freud on the Acropolis: On the Future of the Past." 

October 18, 2017
5:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Networking is a critical skill in the job search process. Come learn how to effectively network in this workshop setting. It's never too early (or too late) to start building on your network.

October 18, 2017
6:00 pm

Amherst College Keefe Campus Center
Make plans for Homecoming: Oct.

October 19—October 21, 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
This event does NOT occur on:
October 21—November 16, Saturdays

Herter Art Gallery, 125A Herter Annex

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

October 19, 2017
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Do you find filing your taxes a challenge? Or, do you wonder if you can bulk up your refund or reduce the amount owed? 

October 19, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

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

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

Sample the bounty from our locally-grown and produced food and meet local farmers and students from the UMass Farm. 

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

The communication department hosts its annual Alumni Career Networking event.

October 19, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communications Hub Area

The College of Information and Computer Sciences invites New England area alumni and friends to its annual alumni meetup at TripAdvisor's headquarters in Needham.

October 19, 2017
6:00 pm

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

October 19, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

South College, E470

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

October 19, 2017
6:30 pm-9:30 pm

48 Lounge
Chef, restaurant owner, author, philanthropist and alumnus Marc Forgione will share his experiences post-grad and his journey to becoming the youngest winner of “The Next Iron Chef.”

October 19, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The Full Disclosure Festival combines the celebration of an outdoor fair with the excitement of a fringe theater festival while integrating exciting new ways of thinking and being in the world.

October 20—October 21, 2017

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

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

Herter Hall, 227 (Auditorium)

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

October 20, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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

October 20, 2017
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Design Building, 170

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

October 20, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communication Hub, 3rd Floor

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

October 20, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 365

Field Hockey vs Saint Joseph's

October 20, 2017
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Experience the new facilities of the recently opened South College.

October 20, 2017
4:00 pm

South College

The Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program is hosting an alumni and friends reception in the Design Building Commons right after the BCT Fall 2017 Job Fair. This reception is a great opportunity to network with fellow BCT (or BMATWT, our former name) alumni and current students.

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Design Building, Commons

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

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

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

October 20, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

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

October 20, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Old Chapel

Hockey vs. Ohio State

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the 43rd Annual Multiband Pops Concert, produced and coordinated by Jeffrey W. Holmes.

October 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Free screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

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

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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

October 20, 2017
8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Mission: IMPROVable is UMass's premiere short-form improv comedy troupe.

October 20, 2017
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

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

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room, 10th Floor

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

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center, 11th Floor

The Durfee Conservatory is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and is opening for alumni and friends during Homecoming.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Durfee Conservatory

Take part in this Homecoming tradition and run the USATF-certified course with electronic timers.

October 21, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

October 21, 2017
10:30 am

McGuirk Alumni Stadium to Amity Street to North Pleasant Street to Massachusetts Avenue to Stadium Drive.
Join us for a carillon concert on Goodell Lawn in front of the newly renovated Old Chapel.

October 21, 2017
10:30 am-11:30 am

Goodell Hall, Lawn

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

October 21, 2017
11:30 am

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

October 21, 2017
11:30 am

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

October 21, 2017
12:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

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

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

October 21, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Homecoming football game vs. Georgia Southern.

October 21, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

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

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Campus Center, Campus Center Auditorium

Hockey vs. Ohio State

October 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

October 21, 2017
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Balance Amherst