Week of  October 22—28, 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 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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

Women's Soccer vs Dayton

October 22, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Learn about Passive House Construction with speaker Oliver Klein, CPHC, LEED AP, at 475 Building Supply. 

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Claudia Goldin will address the topics of women, work, pay and family.

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room

Debra L. Martin, professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is expert in human osteology and bioarchaeology which involves the analysis of skeletonized human remains from archaeological as well as historic and contemporary settings. 

October 23, 2017
5:15 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall

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 23, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Symphony Band conducted by Matthew Westgate.

October 23, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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

October 24, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

As part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month 2017, Archaeological Services will open its archaeology lab for an afternoon of activities and presentations. Visitors are welcome to view artifacts from some of our many projects and learn the stories the artifacts can tell.

October 24, 2017
2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Machmer Hall, E-15

In this introductory workshop, Data Services Librarian Thea Atwood will discuss open data, steps to make your data open, and how resources at the Libraries can help.

October 24, 2017
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

Leykia Nulan, assistant provost for diversity in enrollment management, discusses the Power Scholars Program.

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 107

Bruce S. McEwen speaks on "The Resilient Brain: Epigenetics, Stress and the Lifecourse."

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, 330/340

Join the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning book "Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency" for a thought-provoking conversation punctuated by dynamic book excerpts. 

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Boston Alumni Night has become one of Isenberg's fastest growing alumni events. This biannual affair brings together the Isenberg family - alumni, friends, business leaders, and faculty - for an evening of networking at the UMass Club.

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

Are you thinking about applying to law school? Curious about the different kinds of practice areas? Want to know what the life of a lawyer is really like? Meet some UMass Amherst alumni attorneys and get all your questions answered at Meet the Law.

October 24, 2017
6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

The Beinecke Scholarship encourages highly motivated students to pursue courageous choices in graduate school courses of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences, with an award of up to $30,000.

October 25, 2017
3:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 351

Seth Denbo presents "Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Professional Credit," acknowledging the important role scholarly societies have in encouraging creative thought and action.

October 25, 2017
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

"Invest in Minds not Missiles: Resisting the Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation" will be presented by MIT biologist and Science for the People member Jonathan King.

October 25, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

The Innovation Challenge is a four-part cross-campus entrepreneurship competition that launches promising ventures to the next levels of startup. Get started and test venture ideas in front of a panel of judges at "The Minute Pitch."

October 25, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

The Majors Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students to discuss an assortment of majors, minors and certificates. Students (undeclared or declared) can learn about more than 100 different academic programs offered in one evening.

October 25, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium & First Floor Concourse
Have you recently graduated from UMass and moved to a new city wondering how to create a new social life for yourself?

October 25, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Online

The department of music and dance welcomes Morihiko Nakahara, new assistant professor and director of orchestral studies, in charge of conducting the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra with a concert featuring cello soloist Edward Arron.

October 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

In the late fifteen years, the demographics of the Los Angeles paparazzi transitioned from a labor force of white men to predominantly Latino men. Through the lens of the photographers, Vanessa Diaz explores the invisability of Latinx labor, stereotypes around immigration, and the relationship between media, politics, and celebrity in the er of the reality star presidency.

October 26, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Fl. Communication Hub

Learn about open access and copyright for theses and dissertations at the Open Access Week event. This event is geared towards graduate students.

October 26, 2017
12:00 pm

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

Uta Larkey will examine the role of networks in displaced persons (DPs) camps and in the clandestine immigration activities to bring thousands of Jews from post-WWII Europe to Israel.

October 26, 2017
4:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Rachel Loeffler of Berkshire Design Group discusses "Formalizing Function:  Using Programmatic Requirements as your Inner Super Hero Power."

October 26, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

African art collector Charles Derby will offer commentary and personal anecdotes about his forty years of collecting and acquiring the objects on display in this exhibition.

October 26, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center 33

Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as an op-ed columnist, and his column is currently published every Monday and Friday.

October 26, 2017
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Alliance for Afro-Am Cultural Education presents an evening with the Afro-American Studies Department.

October 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Nelson House, 203

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Jazz Lab Ensemble, directed by Dann Friedman and Zack Bartolomei.

October 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Kiran Ahluwalia’s seductive voice draws on her Indian-Punjabi heritage, fusing the hypnotic grooves of her homeland with passionate Saharan desert blues and innovative western jazz.

October 26, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

This year’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon will seek to create and improve Wikipedia entries on Black and militant women suffragists. This event is open to the public.

October 27, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm

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

Shannon Roberts, assistant professor of industrial engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will present her research on  driving safety.

October 27, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N111

Field Hockey vs Richmond

October 27, 2017
12:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

A Sustainability Scavenger Hunt is being held in honor of Campus Sustainability Month.

October 27, 2017
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

This event takes place all over campus, but our "home base" will be a table at the Student Farmer's Market on Goodell Lawn
This paper examines the layers of secrecy in Alanis Morissette’s song “Your House,” which was hidden on her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, tucked at the end of an unlisted track, after an uncredited reprise of an earlier track, following a minute of silence.

October 27, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Conference Room

Join Five College activists to learn about Raise Up MA, a campaign to collect signatures for $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave ballot questions in next year's election.Brenda Kennedy Davies, a local activist, will lead us through the in's and out's of the issues, tough questions, and how to collect signatures.We need people power to make this possible! 120,000 signatures by the end of November is what it's going to take.

October 27, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

UMass Hillel
Celebrate Halloween at the oldest house in Amherst and enjoy a special buffet style dinner. 

October 27, 2017
6:00 pm

University Club

Hockey vs. Merrimack

October 27, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Guest speaker Herut Admasu is coming to UMass Hillel to discuss the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, her family’s story, and the history of the Ethiopian community and their life today in Israel. A complimentary kosher Ethiopian dinner will be served.

October 27, 2017
7:15 pm

UMass Hillel
Free screening of "Girls Trip."

October 27, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
October 29, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The department of music and dance presents guest artists Nathan Jorgensen, saxophone, and Aaron Ragsdale, percussion.

October 27, 2017
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come to McGuirk Alumni Stadium to receive the full UMass Football tailgating experience at the Commonwealth Club.

October 28, 2017
12:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Brett/Brooks cluster invites you to Trick or Treat. Dorms will be participating in trick or treating on Saturday, October 28th from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

October 28, 2017
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Brett Hall

Football vs. Appalachian State

October 28, 2017
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The department of music and dance presents the High School and Collegiate Choral Festival.

October 28, 2017
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The department of music and dance presents a guest artist recital featuring Zara Lawler, flute, and Paul J.

October 28, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall