December 7, 2018
In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg launched the initiative aimed at connecting “the next 5 billion”. While initially presented as a techno-humanitarian and development initiative, several commentators denounced the project as a commercial strategy seeking to expand Facebook’s reach in emerging markets.

December 7, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub

Skip the mall this year and find a present that's really worth giving.

December 7, 2018
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Nicholas Rinehart, PhD candidate in English at Harvard University, will deliver the lecture: "The Plays and Dramatic Criticism of W. E. B. Du Bois; or, Theatrical Failure in the Life of a Prophet", as part of the W. E. B. Du Bois Center Fall visiting scholar series.

December 7, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

Please join us for presentations by a panel of Graduate Film Certificate recipients. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.

December 7, 2018
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd floor Hub (Communication Department)

ConcorDance is an examination of the possibilities that arise when multiple forms of artistic media are connected.

December 7, 2018
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, University Museum of Contemporary Art

Come out to the Mullins Center and support Women's Basketball.

December 7, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Westgate, and the Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Anderson; featuring David Waybright, guest conductor.

December 7, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Following on the heels of the Summer of Love, 1968 seemed like a world apart. It was a year of social experimentation and optimism, but also a year of rebellion, assassination, political agitation, and violence. 

September 1—December 21, 2018
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November 22

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level and Floor 25

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 1, 2019.

September 12—February 1, 2019


At the start of 2017, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States created a sense of fear and anxiety on many campuses across the US. Our sense of a collective public purpose and our desire for an engaged democracy — so important to the public mission of UMass Amherst — were challenged in many ways. The “Building Bridges” project grew out of this key moment. 

September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? This exhibition offers glimpses into the work of Pau Atela, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Smith College, that show how bridges can indeed be built between these two worlds.

September 13—December 9, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Concinnitas Portfolio comprises the contributions of ten mathematicians and physicists in response to the prompt to transcribe their "most beautiful mathematical expression." 

September 13—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists.

September 24—December 27, 2018
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November 17—November 18, November 22, November 24, December 22—December 23, December 25

Science and Engineering Library

Through Domestic Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, allowing them to live in another geographic area, access courses and facilities not offered at their home campus, and broaden their undergraduate experience. 

October 17—May 1, 2019, Wednesdays 4:45 pm
October 18—April 26, 2019, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm
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December 13—January 21

Goodell Hall, 511

This program offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories and innovative discoveries. Selected students will present a 5-12 minute-talk in a live showcase which will be recorded and made available to larger audiences.

November 21—January 31, 2019


What are your thoughts as a graduating senior? Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends? If so, you are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Commencement Speaker.

November 23—February 1, 2019


The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of 2019 graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

November 23—January 22, 2019


Help students experiencing food and financial insecurity by donating non-perishable foods, toiletries and other household items.

November 26—December 7, 2018
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December 1—December 2

Whitmore 2nd Floor AND Bartlett 317C
In this exhibition Dellert will present new work in an ongoing series of collages that use found rusted metal sheets, oil drum lids and other man-made objects as surfaces for his art while showing how Nature has acted on them over time. 

November 27—December 11, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 2, 2018, Sun/Mon 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

This production is a cycle of four linked short plays by Maria Irene Fornes, one of our greatest and most influential living playwrights. 

November 29—December 1, 2018 7:30 pm
December 5—December 8, 2018 7:30 pm
December 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is raising money for two local organizations, Foster Dignity and the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, by holding a raffle for several holiday gift baskets. 

December 3—December 13, 2018

Tobin Hall, 440

QUEER & NOW is a devised physical theater project that fuses drag, lip syncing, choreography, and gender play to create an evening of celebration and protest.

December 6—December 7, 2018 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 7—December 8, 2018 10:00 pm-11:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 434