Week of  December 3—9, 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)
The UMass Amherst Drupal Users Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

November 2, 2017 2:00 pm
December 7, 2017 2:00 pm
January 4, 2018 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

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

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

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

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

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. Non-traditional students and families can come in for advising and FAFSA Help.

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

Wilder Hall, 005

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 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

Malcolm X Cultural Center, and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The LLC department invites you to the New French Extremist Cinema Festival, a unique occasion to showcase the radical voices of a new generation of filmmakers.

November 30—December 14, 2017, Thursdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

University Health Services is recommending that students at the highest risk of contracting meningoccocal disease, including all undergraduates, receive serogroup B vaccinations.

November 30—December 1, 2017 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 4—December 5, 2017 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Play Lab is a crucible for new work. A professional playwright and a UMass student playwright will be given the opportunity this fall for workshop productions of their newest plays — works that represent fresh voices, big ideas, and envelope-pushing modes of storytelling. 

November 30—December 2, 2017 7:30 pm
December 6—December 8, 2017 7:30 pm
December 2, 2017 2:00 pm
December 9, 2017 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

The department of music and dance presents "Sax & Strings," featuring Duo Montagnard: Joseph Murphy, saxophone, and Matthew Slotkin, guitar, plus the Admiral Launch Duo: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Jennifer Ellis, harp.

December 3, 2017
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Once again, Information Technology is conducting a toy drive to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield.

December 4—December 15, 2017, weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

John Higginson is professor of history and a research fellow in the College of Human Sciences and the department of history at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. 

December 4, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

William Spriggs is a professor and former chair of the department of economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO.

December 4, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Tonight's topic: "When To Ask for Help With Concerns About Kids" with Emily Koster, M.Ed., Early Childhood Development Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services.

December 4, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge, Commonwealth Room

The department of music and dance presents the UMass Wind Ensemble and UMass Concert Band in "Of Hard and Soft Edges," directed by Matthew Westgate and Timothy T. Anderson.

December 4, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Relax with a snack by making your own trail mix. 

December 5, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

The College of Nursing is delighted to present the following talk by Dr. Carrie-Ellen Briere: "Human Milk Stem Cells: A Research Trajectory in Breastfeeding Protection and Promotion." This research focuses on the bioactive components of human milk, specifically stem cells.

December 5, 2017
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

Join us for the last International Scholars Forum of the semester to discuss the peculiarities of the American grading system and share strategies for surviving the end of the semester.

December 5, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

In this presentation, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, assistant professor of German from the University of Mary Washington, will discuss ways in which three museums commemorate the Holocaust: Yad Vashem in Jerusalem; the Jewish Museum Berlin; and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

December 5, 2017
2:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

This lecture is postponed, we will post the new scheduled date as soon as it is available. Damian Shea speaks on "Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes." 

December 5, 2017
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 E

Activist Timmon Wallis speaks on “Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us. Taking Local Action to Support a Global Treaty.”

December 5, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Peggi Clouston, associate professor in the department of environmental conservation, discusses “Why Wood? High-Tech Timber in the UMass Design Building.”

December 5, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 111

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Richard Moyes will discuss the role of states and civil society in framing issues of concern and in developing legal responses. It will focus on the tensions and uncertainties that form part of the lived experience of that work - but that often get lost in formal narratives and histories.

December 5, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 West

Take a break from studying to send a letter home or anywhere in the world.

December 6, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Head out after work to eat, drink and share holiday cheer with the Greater Boston Alumni Network. Wear your most festive holiday attire and join fellow alumni to unwind and socialize at The Point, located in the North End.

December 6, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Point
Men's Basketball vs. Holy Cross

December 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The department of music and dance presents the UMass Percussion Ensemble and UMass Symphony Band, directed by Ayano Kataoka and Matthew Westgate.

December 6, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

With the semester coming to an end, come write thank you cards for your landlord/housemates.

December 7, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Women's Basketball vs. Fisher

December 7, 2017
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The department of music and dance presents Jazz Ensemble I, led by director Jeffrey W. Holmes and assistant director Zack Bartolomei.

December 7, 2017
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Sun Bear, Copper Canyon 2014, and Why Poetry, a book of prose, from Ecco Press in August 2017.

December 7, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Join fellow alumni on a private tour of The Revs Institute, which houses the Collier Collection of over one hundred automobiles built between 1896 and 1995.

December 8, 2017
10:30 am

The Revs Institute
Come make snowflakes for us to hang up in the Off Campus Student Center.

December 8, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Based on 16 years of ethnographic fieldwork in an multi-ethnic and multiracial, high-poverty school in the American southwest, Calvin Morrill's research complicates our vision of urban youth, along the way revealing the resilience of students in the face of the carceral disciplinary tactics.

December 8, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 E

12 days of your favorites! Gourmet sushi at all of the DCs! 

December 8, 2017
4:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

Erika Renée Williams is an assistant professor of African American literature and culture at Emerson College, where she teaches courses reflecting her interests in modernist and contemporary African American literature; theories of race, gender, and sexuality; and formulations of cultural and personal identity.

December 8, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Join us for a free screening of "The Hitman's Bodyguard." Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

December 8, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
December 10, 2017 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Men's Basketball vs. Providence

December 9, 2017
3:00 pm

Mullins Center

The department of music and dance presents "Holiday Card to Amherst", featuring the UMass Chamber Choir, Chorale, Women's & Recital Choirs, conducted by Tony Thornton and Stephen A. Paparo.

December 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Sketch 22 is a sketch comedy troupe on campus. We are thrilled to be hosting our final show of the semester, in celebration of our newest member, Annabelle Tocco.

December 9, 2017
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231