Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series | Rick Lopez: Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World
Reading Room | The Renaissance Center
The Renaissance Center hosts Rick Lopez, Associate Professor of History and Dean of New Students at Amherst College, for the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series, with a lecture entitled "Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World"
This is a free event.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
Student Union Ballroom
An Evening with Michael Kimmel.
Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity today. He is Distinguished professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinity.
The Merchant of Venice | UMass Theater
Fine Arts Center | The Rand Theater
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
Asian Languages and Literatures Career Night
Bartlett Hall | Room 61
Topics include JET, TaLK, teaching English in China, working at a China/Japan related company, and applying for graduate schools. Free pizza!
Flashpoint: Ferguson | Police Brutality, Community Organizing, and Strategic Resistance in the Age of the New Jim Crow
Malcom X Cultural Center | Southwest Residential Area
A Panel Discussion and Q&A Session Featuring John H. Bracey, Jr., Manisha Sinha, and William Strickland of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.
Sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.
Feinberg Family Lecture Series | "Nations of Immigrants: The US in Global Perspective"
Student Union Ballroom
Donna Gabaccia (Professor of History, University of Toronto) gives a keynote address entitled "Nations of Immigrants: The U.S. in Global Perspective"
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.
Visiting Writers Series: Charles Wright
Bernie Dallas Room | Goodell Hall
The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers presents an evening of poetry with U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright on October 23rd at 8pm in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall. Mr. Wright will be introduced by Robert Casper (MFA, class of 2004), Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.
In June 2014, Mr. Wright was named Poet Laureate of the United States.Mr. Wright is the author of 24 poetry collections, two books of essays, and three books of translation. His honors include the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Bollingen Prize, Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the International Griffin Poetry Prize, as well as the 2008 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize in Poetry from the Library of Congress. Most recently, Mr. Wright published the collection Caribou (2014), which Publishers Weekly describes as "a dexterous balance of lightness in dark . . . rife with nihilism, humor, and beauty."
Fridays at Four | Director of Education and Outreach at Actors’ Equity Association
Fine Arts Center | Green Room, Department of Theater
Tom Miller, Director of Education and Outreach at Actors' Equity Association, will discuss the benefits of AEA membership and the various ways to join, including how to get EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) credit while still in school. This session is indispensable to aspiring professional actors and stage managers; however, students interested in any aspect of professional theater will benefit from understanding Equity and its rules and regulations.
Free and open to all.