We are proud to announce the third year of the STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch Series. This semester, four extraordinary local activists will visit UMass to share their experiences and perspectives on activism in the Valley and beyond. 

January 28, 2015
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, 168C

Transition points in family life, such as parenthood, divorce or death, may be accompanied by stress which places parenting quality at risk.

January 29, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

Assistant Professor Steven Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "Status and Conformity Revisited: Corporate Law Firms and Isomorphism in Pro Bono Ties."

February 2, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Darby English's lecture "The Authority Of The Made Thing" will ask the questions: What does it mean to insist on the unchanged status of art, even when artists find themselves enmeshed in extraordinary political circumstances -- which tend to demand "change" of everything & everyone? 

February 3, 2015
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, S 131

Jon Lott is principal of PARA-Project, PC., co-founding member of the Collective-LOK, and Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

February 3, 2015
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S211

This lecture will focus on some of the persistent conundrums of research on youth resistance, especially the ethical issues that arise when conducting research with hyper-surveilled communities.

February 3, 2015
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 165

Rossi Lecture: Paying for the Party, presented by sociologist Elizabeth A. Armstrong. Part of the yearlong lecture series Social Science Matters: Perspectives in Inequality.

February 4, 2015
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

In modern societies, humans may be exposed to a wide spectrum of environmental chemicals.

February 5, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

David Hills, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas Austin, is best known for his studies of molecular evolution, phylogeny, and vertebrate systematics.

February 6, 2015
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which established how the United States preserves its physical past, Professor Page will offer a critique of historic preservation today and propose a progressive agenda for the next fifty years.

February 11, 2015
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room