April 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

LARP Alumni Reunion & New Building Introduction


Join fellow Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning alumni as they gather to hear about plans for the new building and current developments in the department.

Light refreshments will be provided.

All are welcome.  No cost to attend.

April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Gender Matters: A Public Lecture on Women in Science

Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy & Physics at Yale University will host a lecture on women in science.

April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Faculty Scholar Luncheon with Richard G. Wilkinson

"Merging Multiple Sources of Secondary Data: Theory-Driven Analysis or Data Trawling Secondary Data Sources" with Richard G. Wilkinson

April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

Public Talk: Richard Wilkinson, "The Spirit Level"

SBS Perspectives in Inequality Lecture Series:

Richard Wilkinson, "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger"

April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Richard Wilkinson

"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. The book argues that the more equal a society, the better off it is — less crime, less obesity, less drug addiction and a healthy, happier populace in a more successful economy.

April 8, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Family and the Reproduction of Political Inequality

In conjunction with the Center for Research on Families, Professor Laura Stocker will be giving a talk which explores the role of political socialization within the family in sustaining the persistent upper-class bias in who participates in American politics.

April 8, 2015 - 5:00pm

4th Annual Comm Student Showcase and Awards

Comm Majors, submit your work for a chance to be recognized by peers and faculty and to be considered for an award. All submissions will be highlighted in an online showcase.
TOP PRIZE: $150 for 1st place in each category
*Audio-Visual Work
*Civic Engagement/Community-Based Work
*Speech/Rhetoric Performance

April 8, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

All Voices Matter: Real Talk About Diversity in Public Media

Amateur journalist, professor, and hip-hop artist Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika uses his experiences and others to explore provocative issues surrounding the essential role of public media in today’s social justice battles. Free admission!

April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dining with Alumni Stars

An evening with 12 alumni professionals--$10 per person--will include a formal dinner with young alumni who will speak with you about career choices, industry trends and expectations of new graduates entering the work force.

April 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Mass. Multicultural Film Festival screening: "Futureless Things"

The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival presents Futureless Things (dir Kim Kyung-mook, South Korea, 2014, 107 min, Korean w/English subtitles).

Introduction by Changwook Kim, doctoral candidate, Communication Dept., UMass Amherst.