October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture: Paleo-urbanism - Designing With Human Nature

The Department of Landscape Architecture welcomes Tim Tielman, Executive Director, The Campaign for Greater Buffalo, & Principal, The Neighborhood Workshop, LLC.

October 13, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:45pm

Reclaim Our Schools/ Reclamar Nuestras Escuelas

Reclaim our Schools Holyoke is a community movement to fight back against high-stakes testing, school privatization, and other attacks on public education -- and to ensure that the direction of Holyoke's public schools remains in the community where it belongs.

Reclaim Our Schools is an initiative led by the Holyoke Teachers Association in collaboration with Jobs with Justice, Holyoke Para Professionals Association, Mass Teachers Association, Taking it Back, teachers, students, parents, and the larger community.

October 13, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Road Ahead: A Tibet Without the Dalai Lama?

A Five College Panel Discussion on the Future of Tibet

Hi Holiness, with China and Tibet's current contentious relationship, has said he may be the last Dalai Lama. Come and learn about the Dalai Lama, Tibet, and its future from the Tibetan and Chinese perspectives. Free Admission. Refreshments provided.

Featured panelists include:

October 15, 2015 (All day)

Fall Deadline for SBS Faculty Research Grants

In order to support the development and growth of the diverse and excellent faculty research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Dean’s Research Council offers two categories of grants to support research each year. SBS has a strong commitment to a range of social science research approaches, including, but not limited to, basic, applied, and community-engaged research.

October 15, 2015 (All day)

Dean's Faculty Research Excellence Award Deadline


October 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Uprisings: A Multimedia Lecture (Social Science Matters Series on Resistance)

One of the crucial political questions of our time is how we understand—and respond to—the repeated and unruly expressions of popular outrage from Tunis and Cairo to Ferguson and Baltimore. This presentation combines lecture with dramatic scenes captured in activist video footage to explore the recent wave of uprisings that began in the once-thriving industrial city of Maribor and spread to bring down the government of Slovenia. What sparks these angry confrontations? How are they experienced by participants? How should social scientists committed to fundamental change respond?

October 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Building Cultural Power (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)

Rashad Robinson is the executive director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. ColorOfChange has been at the forefront of the most critical civil rights issues of this century, including countering attempts to suppress the black vote, and under Robinson’s leadership, ColorOfChange has fought for justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and Bree Newsome.

October 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Portraits of a Search: Film by Alice Calderon

Portraits of a Search: a film by Alicia Calderon. With the presence of special guests:
Guadalupe Aguilar & Margarita López
two of the leading figures in the documentary

In the Mexican narco-war, thousands of mothers
search for their missing sons and daughters. The stories
of Natividad, Guadalupe and Margarita intertwine to
convey the different forms of confronting
the search and uncertainty

October 22, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Comm Alumni Career Event

The Department of Communication's annual alumni career event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union.  At least a half dozen Communication alums at various stages of their careers will be returning to campus that day to meet with current Comm students and offer career advice and support.

October 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

From Associate to Full: Thriving at UMass MidCareer

The SBS Dean's Office will host a lunch conversation with the Provost's office around the promotion to full process for associate professors. This meeting will provide associate faculty with a clearer vision of the promotion to full process and criteria at the University of Massachusetts. We will then follow this with an "on the ground" discussion led by full professors who have gone through the promotion process recently. Department Chairs and Personnel Committee Chairs are also encouraged to attend the first half of the luncheon.