A panel of students of different races, ethnicities, genders, and sexualities will discuss their hookup and dating experiences at UMass and what advice that they would give new students.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center, the Student Legal Services Office, and the Women of Color Leadership Network.

September 9, 2014
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, 917

Tang Prize winner Albie Sachs will be talking on 'The Value of Values: Lessons from the South African Transformation.'

September 10, 2014
4:00 pm-5:45 pm

Integrative Learning Center, south 331

News reads like chaos. Failed revolutions and wars in the Middle East, growing inequality and the rise of xenophobia in Europe and the United States, military coups from Thailand to Egypt, tensions across the South China Sea, forgotten populations from the favelas of Rio to the water-less neighborhoods of Detroit. 

September 10, 2014
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Come and see Laverne Cox, activist, educator and acclaimed actress of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

September 11, 2014
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Dr. Jerrold Meyer, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology. Neuroscience and Behavior Program: "Hair Cortisol: A New Biomarker of Long-Term HPA System Activity and Stress." 

September 18, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

The event features Allen F. St. Pierre and R. Keith Stroup of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). The event highlights the recent donation of NORML’s records to the Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

September 21, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

The College of Education presents the documentary film 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? followed by a discussion about race and education with Dr. Lee Anne Bell '82 EdD.

September 27, 2014
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Prof. Thomas A. Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers, will present the 2014-2015 Annual Lecture.

September 29, 2014
4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The author of Orange is the New Black, this year’s Common Read book for first-year and transfer students at UMass Amherst, will be on campus to talk about her experiences and her book.  Make sure to stay afterward for great discussion and a chance to have Piper Kerman sign your copy of Orange is the New Black!

October 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

French economist Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century (2013) and perhaps the first to document the 20th-century fall and rise and rise of The One Percent, will deliver the Gamble Lecture.  

October 2, 2014
5:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom