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Upcoming Events

The Merchant of Venice | UMass Theater

Fine Arts Center | The Rand Theater
12:00am

Art is nothing without risk, something Shakespeare & Co. artistic director Tony Simotes and actor Stephen Driscoll ’72, AEA, hope to prove with the UMass Department of Theater's forthcoming production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. The play is arguably the Bard’s most controversial, presenting a platform upon which such issues as "otherness," racism, and intolerance come to a head.

Preview night Thurs 10/23  7:30 pm
Sat 10/25  3 pm* 
Wed 10/29  7:30 pm
Thurs 10/30  7:30 pm 
Sat 11/1  2 pm and 7:30 pm
School Matinee Tues 10/28  10 am

More information and tickets available at http://www.umass.edu/theater/mainstage.php
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HFA Advising Center Treat & Greet

Machmer E-20
3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series | Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker, "Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare.”

Reading Room | The Renaissance Center
4:00pm

The Renaissance Center hosts Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker, Department English at the University of Tuebingen for the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series, with a lecture entitled “Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare.”

This is a free event. 

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Weekly Wednesday Workshop | Alumni Visit - Michael King '09

Commonwealth Honors College | Events Hall
5:30pm

"Well-Rounded:  How Other Disciplines Can Help You Advance" Learn from honors alumnus Michael King '09 how studies in other disciplines can enhance your career.  Michael doubled majored in accounting and history and has a successful career in accounting, recently becoming a Vice President at Berkshire Bank.  Michael will share with you how he blended his two disciplines in his thesis and how the lessons he learned from that process have helped him advance.

 

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Feinberg Family Lecture Series | "Activism through Music"

Bowker Auditorium
6:00pm

A conversation with Angélique Kidjo moderated by Professor Olabode Omojola of Mount Holyoke College. Presented by the Department of History with the UMass Fine Arts Center.

Every two years, the UMass Amherst History Department hosts the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series. This year-long series allows students, faculty and visiting scholars to explore a particular theme in depth. The program consists of a series of speakers, panels, classes and other events. The Series is made possible thanks to the generosity of UMass History Department alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg (1967) and associates.

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Wall Stories | Film Screening: Elective Affinities (1974)

Herter Hall 227
7:00pm

Introduced by Jason Doerre, Trinity College.

From October 19 to November 5, the German filmmaker Siegfried Kühn is the 2014 Artist-in-Residence at the DEFA Film Library. During his stay, Kühn will present his work in a public film series. All screenings followed by a Q&A with the director.

 This is a part of the Wall Stories series; from October until December 2014, the UMass Program in German & Scandinavian Studies, History Department and DEFA Film Library will host Campus Weeks to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. All events are open to members of the Five Colleges and the general public.

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2014 Troy Lecture: A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk

Bowker Auditorium | Stockbridge Hall
4:30pm

Celebrated author and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk, visits UMass Amherst for the 2014 Troy Lecture. 

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952, and began his career as a novelist in his early twenties. His works include The New Life (1994), My Name is Red (1998), Snow (2002), and The Museum of Innocence (2008). Receiving international acclaim for his literary work, his writing has been translated into 61 languages. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the second youngest person to receive the award in its history. 

Read more about Orhan Pamuk.

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Wall Stories | Film Screening: The Actress (1988) and Traces (1989, dir. Eduard Schreiber)

National Yiddish Book Center
7:00pm

Introduced by Jonathan Skolnik, UMass Amherst.

From October 19 to November 5, the German filmmaker Siegfried Kühn is the 2014 Artist-in-Residence at the DEFA Film Library. During his stay, Kühn will present his work in a public film series. All screenings followed by a Q&A with the director.

This is a part of the Wall Stories series; from October until December 2014, the UMass Program in German & Scandinavian Studies, History Department and DEFA Film Library will host Campus Weeks to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. All events are open to members of the Five Colleges and the general public.

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