October 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Double Revolution: Women, the Middle East and Global Feminism (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)

Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. She is based in Cairo and New York City.

She is the author of "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution," released April 2015, and is a contributor to the New York Times opinion pages. Her commentaries have appeared in several other publications and she is a regular guest analyst on various television and radio shows.

October 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual Majors Fair

Each year in late October, Undergraduate Advising sponsors a Majors Fair, bringing together representatives from nearly all departments on campus.

The Majors Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students to discuss an assortment of majors, minors and certificates. Students (undeclared or declared) can learn about more than 100 different academic programs offered at the University in one evening!

October 30, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Brown Bag Research Updates: Works in Progress

Brown Bag Research Updates: Works in Progress

Please join us for a series of 10-minute research presentations by Communication faculty and grad students. The presentations will be followed by discussions/Q&A.

Presenters and Topics:

Danbi Yoo, "Anticipating Social Consequences of Emerging Technologies: A Case Study of Robot-Mediated Rehabilitation"

Leda Cooks, "Naming and Framing Waste and Taste in Food Excess and Recovery Efforts"

November 2, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

CPPA Faculty Colloquium: David Mednicoff

Assistant Professor David Mednicoff (public policy) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "The Rule of Law in the Arab Gulf and What it Means for Middle Eastern Politics."

In addition to his appointment at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, Mednicoff directs the Middle Eastern Studies program at UMass Amherst. His research focuses on interdisciplinary connections between legal and political ideas and institutions at the national and transnational levels, particularly as these relate to current policy issues in the Middle East.

November 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

I'll Make a Man Out of You: Redefining Strong Female Characters (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)

Anita Sarkeesian is a pop culture media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces. Over the past few decades there has been a significant increase in the number of television shows and movies that showcase female action heroes.

November 9, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:45pm

Michaelann Bewsee: ARISE for Social Justice

In 1985 a group of women on welfare organized Arise for Social Justice to support the rights of low-income people in Springfield, MA. Twenty-seven years later, Arise continues to work to provide direct services to people in need and to organize Springfield residents—especially poor, homeless, at-risk, unemployed, and otherwise marginalized people—to tackle the deep-rooted causes of poverty in their city.

November 12, 2015 - 4:30pm

Professor Stoler to Speak on Novel "Duress: Concept Work for our Time"

Professor Stoler is the Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History at the New School in New York City and Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI).

November 17, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Four @ Four

Brief snippets of faculty research over hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

This event will also welcome new faculty and staff and celebrate recent faculty promotions.  

Childcare available upon request.



November 19, 2015 - 5:00pm

Rethinking Occupy: 99 Percent Politics and 1 Percent Power (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky is the author of the new book, The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement (Oxford 2015). A PhD Fellow in Sociology at New York University, Gould-Wartofsky was one of the first social scientists on the ground at Occupy Wall Street on September 17, 2011, beginning his inquiry then and continuing uninterrupted ever since.

November 23, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:45pm

Out Now

Since 1995, Out Now has been the only youth organization in Springfield, MA dedicated to supporting the agency of our queer families.

Out Now provides a safe space for queer youth & allies to learn about themselves, create performance art, develop leadership skills, explore the history of the LGBTQ movement, and much more.