Week of  November 12—18, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Hailing from the South Side of Chicago and born in 1959, painter Rodney Byron Madison is currently the curator of Madison Studio Gallery in Millers Falls, Mass.

November 6—November 28, 2017, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 2—December 1, 2017, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
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November 20—November 24

Augusta Savage Gallery

Join the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center in Chadbourne Hall B-3 every Thursday for a Beading Workshop. Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create Native Art using beads.

November 9, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 16, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
November 30, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 7, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
December 14, 2017 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Chadbourne House, B-3

The MAEA conference offers content-specific professional development opportunities for art educators, including hands-on workshops, best-practice lectures, gallery/museum tours, awards ceremony, exhibitions and more.

November 10, 2017 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 11, 2017 8:00 am-8:00 pm
November 12, 2017 8:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

Join us for a free screening of "Get Out." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

November 10, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
November 12, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join the Environmental League of Massachusetts for an exciting leadership and career development opportunity for college students interested in environmental advocacy.

November 12, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Holdsworth Hall, 211

Women's Basketball vs. Towson

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

In this multi-media exhibition, Derose  juxtaposes the geometry of 35mm slide film with organic materials and imagery to explore entropic themes. The opening reception for "Triage" will be on Nov. 12th. 

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The opening reception for Briana Taylor's "Red Work" will be held on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will be at Hampden Gallery from Nov. 12th to Dec. 6th. Taylor's research and work depicts the intersection of traditional quilt practices, modern art, modern style and design.

November 12, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Do you have a talent that you want to show the world? Do you like free hot chocolate and s'mores? The Student Government Association is hosting an open mic to encourage all people to come out and speak out. We represent your voices on campus policies, so now come and represent you at the open mic night. 

November 12, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 West

Looking for a space to perform your latest song in front of a crowd? Want to meet folks of different religious and faith backgrounds? Join Interfaith Open Mic Night.

November 12, 2017
7:30 pm

UMass Hillel
"Knowledge Across Borders" celebrates U.S.-Mexico scholarly exchanges as the kick-off event for International Education Week. Planned in collaboration with the Mexico Colegio Nacional, this event seeks to develop strategies for maintaining and improving scholarly relationships between researchers in the U.S. and Mexico in the face of policies that may complicate the logistical realities of such collaboration. 

November 13, 2017
10:00 am-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall
 What role can historians play in this political moment? What are some of the possibilities and pitfalls of writing history for popular audiences? Please join the department of history for a lunchtime conversation with Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America."

November 13, 2017
12:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman will be speaking in journalism professor Brian McDermott's Visual Storytelling class. All are welcome to attend. Zalcman is one of the leading advocates for elevating underrepresented voices in visual journalism, and founded Women Photograph to help diversify the bylines at big media outlets.

November 13, 2017
2:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S120

Learn about the strategies and equipment required to maintain indoor air quality and occupant health and comfort with speaker John Rockwell, technical sales engineer with Zehnder America.

November 13, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S.

November 13, 2017
4:30 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.

November 13, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The department of music and dance presents Brass Bash, featuring the UMass Trombone & Brass Choirs, plus Horn, Trumpet and Tuba Ensembles.

November 13, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Prof. Nathaniel Lewis presents his research on LGBTQ people's health in the UK and Canada. 

November 14, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 903

Come join the department of political science for a book launch event celebrating assistant professor of political science Regine Spector and her new book: "Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia."

November 14, 2017
5:00 pm

Amherst Books
Disability Services invites you to the 5th annual Luminaria. We are lighting up the night to honor the many accomplishments of people with disabilities on our campus and in our lives and to bring to light disability awareness.

November 14, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel, Lawn

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate identities and community over table conversations at the Native Heritage Month Dinner.

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Join us for an informative panel discussion with immigration attorneys from Iandoli, Desai & Cronin, P.C.

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm

Campus Center, 174

The African Francophone Film Festival serves as a vehicle to engender confidence in individuals interested in experiencing cinema of the French speaking African continent and the French speaking African Diaspora. 

November 14, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 21, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
November 28, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 5, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 12, 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and Malcolm X Cultural Center
Join UMass Students for Reproductive Justice (USRJ) and speaker Sarah Whedon for a talk on "What to Do If Your Friend is Pregnant: Local Resources and Skills for Providing Support."

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Campus Center, 168C

The department of music and dance presents String Chamber Music, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

November 14, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come learn about online courses for the Winter Session 2018 offered through Continuing & Professional Education (CPE).

November 15, 2017
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

The CMASS Graduate School Preparation Program is hosting an information session on the UMass Medical School. Participants will learn about the medical school admission process, UMass Med's summer program, funding resources for medical school, medical school requirements, internships and MCAT preparation among other things.

November 15, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

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

November 15, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 903

Today, many Americans consider their nation and Mexico as polar opposites – one rich, one poor, one stable, one chaotic – whose histories have entirely distinct trajectories. In this lecture, Tore Olsson demonstrates that modern US and Mexican history share far more than we might realize.

November 15, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The English department welcomes Viet Thanh Nguyen to deliver the annual Troy Lecture.

November 15, 2017
4:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Join the exhibition curators of "5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson" as they discuss the objects on view and offer insights into their curatorial approaches.

November 15, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 33

Join us for an informative discussion with author and international expert Marcelo Barros, who will offer tips for international students to get noticed and hired.

November 15, 2017
5:30 pm

Campus Center, 168C

What is it like to work in a history museum? How do I prepare for a career? Elizabeth Sharpe, co-director of Historic Northampton, discusses how to prepare, what to expect, and how to succeed in a career in museums and public history.

November 15, 2017
5:30 pm-6:20 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The department of music and dance presents a performance by the All-University Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara.

November 15, 2017
6:00 pm

Grace Church
Tadeusz Dąbrowski will perform a bilingual poem on Nov. 15th. He has been called "an inheritor of the great metaphysical tradition in [Polish] poetry" and "an essential factor in the picture of contemporary [Polish] verse."

November 15, 2017
7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

The department of music and dance presents 'From Haydn to Hoedown,' featuring members of the department faculty.

November 15, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Students bring a wide variety of prior experiences, ways of knowing and making sense of the world into our classrooms. Participants in this  interdisciplinary, interactive session will be introduced to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model as flexible frameworks for creating inclusive learning experiences for diverse student populations. 

November 16, 2017
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

The University Women's Network (UWN) will be hosting author Robert S. Cox at their November speaker luncheon. He will be giving a presentation of his book, New England Pie: History under a crust.

November 16, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley room, 10th Floor

The men's soccer team will host Colgate in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in the program's fourth tournament appearance.

November 16, 2017
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join history professor Julio Capó, Jr. in celebrating the publication of his new book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940.

November 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Amherst Books
David Gouverneur will present "Informal Armatures: Shaping the Self-Constructed City," derived from research on the book Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements/Shaping the Self-Constructed City.

November 16, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Design Building, 170

The New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP) is pleased to announce the exhibition George Wardlaw: Then and Now. This exhibition will be held at the UMass Amherst NYPOP space at 526 W. 26th Street, NYC with a public opening on Thursday, November 16th from 6-8 p.m.

November 16, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Amherst NYPOP
The slight of hand that Slavic Soul Party! has achieved with deft arrangements and strong Balkan playing is wonderfully disorienting. This performance will be featuring reinterpretations of Duke Ellington's Far East Suite

November 16, 2017
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Drawing on the "Mediation of Migration" research project at the London School of Economics, which explored the coverage of the 2015 refugee crisis in European news. Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Political Science, will look into the complexities of the selfie as moral practice.

November 17, 2017
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Mary Farbood, NYU, will present two studies comparing the temporal dynamics of music and speech. These experiments highlight both differences and similarities in how music and speech are processed in time.

November 17, 2017
2:30 pm

Old Chapel

Join history department professors Audrey Alstadt and Heidi Scott for the event “Fresh from the Archives” as part of the Fall 2017 Europe Lab. 

November 17, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Machmer Hall, E24

Join us for an informative panel discussion with UMass Amherst faculty about the ways in which to celebrate international students in the classroom.

November 17, 2017
4:30 pm

Old Chapel

The department of music and dance presents Western Mass Flute Day, coordinated by Cobus du Toit.

November 18, 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The department of music and dance presents flutist Christina Jennings of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

November 18, 2017
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Network at the Bruins vs. Sharks hockey game in San Jose, CA. 

November 18, 2017
6:00 pm

Floodcraft Brewing Company