The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance.   One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees.  This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not!  

March 28, 2015
10:00 pm-1:00 pm

Newton Community Farm
Internationally known Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Scholar, and Academic Angela Davis will be engaging the UMass Amherst community in a lecture on Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles.

March 30, 2015
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

 The Northeast US and Atlantic Canada share many of the same types of forests, wetlands, and natural communities, and from a species perspective the region is one contiguous forest. 

April 1, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies welcomes Seth Coluzzi, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Brandeis University, to give a Renaissance Wednesday lecture.

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

"Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray, whose book of the same title won the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Labor Project. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 1, 2015
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

Interim Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean John Hird (political science) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "How Effective is Policy Analysis?"

April 6, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. 

April 6, 2015
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

A talk by Ana Raquel Minian, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. 

April 6, 2015
4:30 pm

Gordon Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

"The Spirit Level: Why Unequal Societies are Bad for Everyone" presented by Richard Wilkinson, public health researcher and co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, a best-seller published in 20+ countries. Part of the Social Science Matters series.

April 7, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

STPEC Activist Brown Bag Lunch with the Prison Birth Project (PBP) which works within a reproductive justice framework to provide support, advocacy, and leadership training with women and trans* people at the intersection of the criminal justice system and parenthood. 

April 8, 2015
11:15 am-12:45 pm

Campus Center, tba