Events Archive

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Beverly D. Tatum

June 8th, 2019 at 7:00pm, Hooker Auditorium Mount Holyoke College

Beverly D. Tatum - In Conversation with Ximena Zúñiga, Professor of Social Justice Education, UMass Amherst

Free and Open to the Public. Book Signing to Follow

Presented as part of the 3rd Biennial Conference on Intergroup Dialogue: Pedagogy of Possibilities. Registration for the full conference is closed, but this event is free and still open to the public.

Graduation Shabbat at Hillel

Hillel House

388 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Hillel is pleased to offer Shabbat services and meals during Graduation Weekend for students and their families. Religious services are open to all, Shabbat meals require registration at


7:30 PM - Shabbat services

8:30 PM - Shabbat dinner

May 22, 2019
1:00 pm

Collaborative Research Seed Grant Information Workshop

The UMass ADVANCE Program is pleased to announce a seed grant program to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among UMass Amherst faculty. Funded seed grants at UMass will contribute to the mission of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, which is advancing women faculty, including women faculty of color, in science and engineering. Please visit our website for more information on the grant.



IPO "Let's Chat"

International Programs: Room 310, Conference Room

When something’s bothering you, talking about it is often the first step toward a solution. Now, there’s an informal, convenient, confidential way to get insight and information – “Let’s Chat.”

The program offers free, friendly drop-in sessions with a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH). “Let’s Chat” isn’t formal counseling or mental health treatment. It’s a chance to briefly share what’s on your mind, find support, and get recommendations. No topic’s off-limits!

May 4—May 5, 2019 8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Peace Talks: A New Play

”You are an American, yes?”
”How did you know?”
”You’re smoking a cigarette in a hookah bar”.

Come see "Peace Talks," a new play by Ryan Michael Dunn and Izzy Salant, in association with the David Project. One of the best plays you would ever watch about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, inspiring an open dialogue.

Shows will be followed by a talk back with Israelis and members of the David Project to discuss the conflict.


Lea DeLaria

May 1, 2019
7:30 pm

Orange is the New Black's Big Boo: Lea DeLaria in Concert

Orange is the New Black’s ‘Big Boo’ is coming to the FAC for one show only! The much loved and outspoken actress, comedian, musician and gay icon brings her very honest, comedic best to the stage, mixes it up with some jazz tunes and delivers a show packed with funny, enlightening and inspiring moments. Besides countless TV appearances, Lea DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Royal Albert Hall to name a few.

May 1, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Queer and Trans People of Color Monthly Dinner

Are you a queer/trans person of color who wants to make connections and build community with fellow QTPOC on campus? Join us for dinner. This dinner is an end-of-the-year celebration.

April 25, 2019
7:30 pm

Performance: Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion

Zakir Hussain, a tabla maestro of formidable knowledge and practice returns with a new project exploring world music with some of world’s greatest percussionists working within the genre.

TEFD International Scholars Series

April 23, 2019
9:45 am-11:15 am

Becoming More Culturally Aware in Your Teaching Style

International Scholars Series: Becoming More Culturally Aware in Your Teaching Style

Are you concerned with making your classroom welcoming to students from a variety of cultures, but are not sure what that means in a practical sense? This interactive workshop will introduce a tool to help you analyze your teaching style. You will have time to redesign a lesson for a class you are teaching now (or one you might teach in the future) so that you can leave the session with some new teaching strategies to put into action!

April 23, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

ADVANCE Workshop: Understanding the Challenges Facing Queer and Trans Faculty

Queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates. These experiences may lead lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) faculty to leave their institutions. This workshop discusses how region, climate, and other factors impact queer/trans spectrum faculty, and how institutions can help develop more supportive environments. 

Facilitator: Jason Garvey, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont