The Zube Lecture Series, named for former department head of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Ervin Zube, continues to enrich our community with the thoughts and works of local, national and international academic and professional leaders.

February 2—April 20, 2017, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 31, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 12, 2017 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
February 9, March 2—March 22, Thursdays

Design Building, 170

As part of the Howard Ziff Lecture series, Sulome Anderson and Kiran Nazish will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in international journalism.

February 27, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414 Howard Ziff Gallery

Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez’s “Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History,”  is the first to address all the major periods in the region, from the silent era to the digital age.

February 27, 2017
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

A film and discussion to build collective action in support of science, scholarship and social justice and to prepare for the April 22 March for Science event.

February 27, 2017
5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

This presentation examines common sense ideas of modernity in Ghanaian popular culture.

March 1, 2017
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 804-08

Join Agustin Lao-Montes (UMass), Oscar Fernandez (University of Havana), Anamary Maqueira (UMass) and Jorge Quesada (UMass) as they debate Cuban Reforms.

March 1, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

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

The Phenomenology of Illusion: On Gender Transitions and Existential Identity. “What is gender transition?” and “Why do trans people do it?” In this talk, I explore these questions from a trans philosophical perspective. 

March 1, 2017
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-175

Hong Yu presents on developing NoteAid, a multi-component, natural language processing (NLP) system that translates medical jargon into lay terms and provides definitions and links to related educational material from trusted resources. 

March 2, 2017
12:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life.  Maureen Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children.

March 2, 2017
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160 East

Valerie Young, internationally-known expert and author on impostor syndrome, will lead an interactive workshop on how to mitigate [your own] impostor feelings in yourself or others, recognize and address it in the classroom, and work to positively affect changes in academic culture that can fuel self-doubt in students and faculty. 

March 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

All Campus