Speaker P. Anandan will explain the mission, goals and the approach he is undertaking at Wadhwai AI towards using AI to address societal challenges in underserved communities. 

September 13, 2018
12:00 pm

Old Chapel

adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, shares keen insights into how the natural world teaches us about transformative justice, through ideas of adaptation, decentralization, resilience, iteration, fractal selves, and creating more possibilities.

September 20, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

A panel discussion to celebrate the acquisition of an important collection of Cesare Pavese's books, a gift from Lawrence G. Smith, author of Cesare Pavese and America.

September 27, 2018
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

James Manwell, professor of engineering and director of the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center, speaks on "Offshore Wind and the World Transition to Renewable Energy."

October 1, 2018
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Students, alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to hear Jackson Katz '82 provide insight on this timely topic and share ways men can be proactive in their efforts to support gender equality, as well as ways to rise up against sexism on the individual and institutional levels.

October 2, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel

Author Talk featuring Yvonne Daley, author of Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont (2018). Part of the Social Change Colloquium.

October 4, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections Seminar Room, Floor 25

Join the UMass Amherst Finance Alumni Network for a lively panel discussion featuring industry experts who will reveal current and future trends in wealth management and ways to ensure your financial stability later in life.

October 10, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

University of Massachusetts Club - Boston Room
Author Talk featuring Sigrid Schmalzer, professor of history at UMass Amherst, author of the award-winning books Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (2016) andThe People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China (2008).

October 18, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Despite advances in AI, machines still have limitations in accomplishing tasks that come naturally to humans. When AI systems are fielded in the open world, these limitations cause concerns around reliability, biases and trust.

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm

Old Chapel

Journalist/activist Allen Young is the author of Left, Gay & Green: A Writer's Life (2018). Part of the Social Change Colloquium.

November 1, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections Seminar Room, Floor 25