Week of  February 24—March 2, 2013 feed
The UMCA has been fortunate to receive several important gifts over the last year, which will be on view here for the first time.

January 23—March 15, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
January 26—March 10, 2013, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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February 18

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The UMass Amherst Libraries host an exhibit, “Pioneers of Mass Aggie: Founders, Builders, and Innovators.”  “Pioneers” is the first of three exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts.

January 22—May 11, 2013

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

The UMCA is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artist James Welling. This exhibition will focus on the photographer’s work in New England from 1970 to 2010.

January 31—May 3, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 2—May 5, 2013, Sun/Mon/Sat 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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February 18, March 16—March 24, April 15

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Students in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the UMass Isenberg School of Management offer free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at the Isenberg School of Management.

February 5—April 11, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
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March 19—March 21

Isenberg School of Management, 35

UVC TV- 19 and University Programming Council present UMass Amherst's 8th Annual Film Festival.

February 6—March 8, 2013

The Peer Health Educators at the Center for Health Promotion know that tanning is out and "Your Skin is In."

February 14—March 5, 2013

Online

The exhibit features fifteen 22”x24” images selected from VISUAL’s collection, each one captured during research at UMass Amherst.  Accompanying each image will be a description, in non-technical terms, that explains the science behind the picture. 

February 20—April 7, 2013
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March 16—March 17, March 23—March 24

Science and Engineering Library

Join the University Programming Council for a Late Night Movie, Skyfall.

February 22, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
February 24, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Dr. Stephen Austin, nationally-recognized vocal pedagogue and faculty member, University of North Texas, and the UMass Amherst Voice faculty will present a masterclass and sessions on vocal pedagogy, caring for the voice, preparing for college auditions, and more.

February 23—February 24, 2013

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

No Impact Week is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life.

February 24—March 3, 2013

All Campus

Catch the excitement of major league baseball as the Boston Red Sox take on the Saint Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.

February 24, 2013
11:00 am

Cassidy Cool Zone Party Deck, Roger Dean Stadium
This event has been canceled.

February 24, 2013
1:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Coach Dawley leads the UMass Minutewomen against Duquesne at home in the Mullins Center.

February 24, 2013
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

Claudia Sperry has developed an aesthetic that combines the conscious and unconscious qualities of painterly expression, giving each painting a memory of its own, and a dynamic borrowed from her precursors, the alchemists.

February 25—March 15, 2013, weekdays
March 3, 2013, Sundays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery

Professor Zoeller’s research laboratory has pioneered the study of the role of thyroid hormone in brain development of the fetus, leading to a better understanding of the importance of thyroid function in pregnant women and  concern about the industrial chemicals to which all of us are exposed.

February 25, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being.

February 25, 2013
6:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

The UMass Ballroom Dance Team will be hosting a lesson on Foxtrot. 

February 25, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

It’s not just the view… It’s not just the value…It’s the best meal on campus!

February 26—February 28, 2013

Campus Center

ISSR's Research in Process Qualitative Discussion Series presents "Research Collaborations with Native Communities: New Directions in Social Science Ethics" with Sonya Atalay, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Lisa Wexler, Assistant Professor of Public Health.

February 26, 2013
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Bill Wilson, FAIA, is a principal at Wilson Architects, which designed the Life Science Laboratories 1&2.

February 26, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Reading Room

If you missed our Intro to Grantwriting session in the fall, we are offering it this semester as a two-part series.

February 26, 2013
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-169

Afiya S. Zia is a feminist researcher and activist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She has published in scholarly journals and recently written in the Guardian on the topic of her lecture. She is now working on a book titled Faith and Feminism.

February 26, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI) is a student organization dedicated to exploring issues of political prisoners and promotes awareness on the controversial structure of the United States prison system.

February 26, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

As a lecturer of Catalan Studies at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UMass and responsible for the 5th Catalan Film Festival together with professor Barbara Zecchi, I am glad to invite you to participate in this event running this spring semester.

February 26, 2013
6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 231 Auditorium

The Muslim Students' Association (MSA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst cordially invites you to discover Islam.

February 26, 2013 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
February 28, 2013 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Campus Center, 165 and 174

Traces combines awe-inspiring acrobatics with infectious urban energy.

February 26, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Isenberg Graduate Programs Office invites you to attend our upcoming Full-time MBA Campus Visit Day.

February 27, 2013
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 305

Jerry Kearns, UMass Professor of Art and Director of the New York Professional Outreach Program, Sculpture, Painting, and Digital Arts, will illuminate the extraordinary workings of Exit Art, its influential role in the New York art world, and accession of the Exit Art portfolios to the UMCA permanent collection.

February 27, 2013
5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This lecture will explore the relationship between oral and written literature from a different point of view and the seemingly endless production of printed hearsay, rumor, and gossip in late-Ming and early-Qing novels, short-stories, and opera. 

February 27, 2013
7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Two restored high-definition digital transfers screen in his memory:  La Jetée, a tale of time travel in still images (France, 1963, 27 min, b/w), and Sans Soleil (France, 1983, 103 min), his classic essay film on the passage of time.

February 27, 2013
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Come see the show everyone’s talking about! The Not Ready for Bedtime Players, UMass Amherst’s award-winning peer sexuality education theater troupe is performing near you!By students, about students, for students, the Players' shows are smart, sexy, funny and always different.All shows are Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

February 27, 2013
8:00 pm

Patterson Hall, Main Lounge

Win free Ray-Ban sunglasses or a jumbo gift basket with fun-in-the-sun essentials, just in time for spring break! Sponsored by the UHS Pharmacy and Eye Care Services.

February 28—March 3, 2013

Online

Stop by our table to write a thank you note to donors, alumni, or anyone on campus who has positively affected your UMass experience.

February 28, 2013
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center

The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program is proud to present the Spring 2013 Interdisciplinary Seminar Series: Easier Said Than Done: a practical reflection on peace, justice and reconciliation in the wake of violent conflict…and how we know if we are succeeding.

February 28, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

In early 17th-century Spain, women playwrights turned out reams of scripts that were by turns imaginative, magical, funny and raunchy. Professor Harley Erdman is on a mission to help the world rediscover these talented women.

February 28—March 2, 2013 8:00 pm
March 7—March 9, 2013 8:00 pm
March 2, 2013 2:00 pm
March 9, 2013 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

Celebrate life at every size with two free events for the campus community. 

February 28, 2013
3:00 pm

All Campus

“The Bible Across Cultures: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment,” a series of four lectures sponsored by Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at UMass Amherst, explores the Bible as a meeting ground for intercultural exchange. 

February 28, 2013
4:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 123

Stephanie Elsky, Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College, will present "Sidney's Aporia: Common Law and the Poetics of Doubt in the old Arcadia." 

February 28, 2013
4:30 pm

Renaissance Center

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture with Martha Biondi, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University.

February 28, 2013
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

This is the 4th annual student dance competition in which student groups compete in an elimination round-style show. Instant Noodles from MTV's original America's Best Dance Crew will be there to preform between rounds.

February 28, 2013
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

Come to a performance by The New Africa House Ensemble.

February 28, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The 32nd Annual Jazz Showcase Spotlights the Music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. 

February 28, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Home Drone is a multifaceted exhibition that combines on-site installation, a public intervention act across the state of Massachusetts, a history of the U.S. Drone Program, and a time-line for the series of events that brought two artists from their home in Rochester, NY, to a onference in Pakistan and back. 

March 1—March 26, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
March 3—March 10, 2013, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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March 17—March 24

Hampden Gallery

This symposium will explore the challenges of preserving cultural and historic resources in an era of climate change and the additional challenge of bringing sustainability to these sites. 

March 1, 2013
12:45 pm-4:45 pm

Campus Center, 165-169

A talk by John Lee, “Sustaining Massachusetts Agriculture through the Years: A Brief History of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture and Allandale Farm,” and a reception for the exhibit: "Pioneers of Mass Aggie: Founders, Builders, and Innovators." 

March 1, 2013
4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level

A night of activities at UMass Amherst.

March 1, 2013
7:00 pm-12:00 am

All Campus

Come see the show everyone’s talking about! The Not Ready for Bedtime Players, UMass Amherst’s award-winning peer sexuality education theater troupe is performing near you!

March 1, 2013
8:00 pm

All Campus

Come and see the best UMass has to offer! Music, poetry and lots more.

March 1, 2013
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Campus Center, Reading Room

Join the University Programming Council for a Late Night Movie, This is 40.

March 1, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
March 3, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Join us  in the Student Union Ballroom for a Night of Magic featuring magicians Michael Kent and Jim Karol.

March 1, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

UMass Amherst will play three games in the USA Baseball Irish Classic from March 1-3.

March 2, 2013
12:00 pm-2:30 pm

USA Baseball Complex, Field 2
Head coach Angela McMahon and the Minutewomen take on Iona at home at McGuirk Stadium.

March 2, 2013
12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The UMass Tennis Team will take on Fordham at the Bay Road Tennis Center.

March 2, 2013
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

The Minutemen battle Brown University in a Saturday afternoon game at Garber Field.

March 2, 2013
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Coach Dawley leads the UMass Minutewomen against Xavier at home in the Mullins Center.

March 2, 2013
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Wind Ensemble, under the baton of James Patrick Miller, performs music by Guest Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Bellor, Schwantner, Husa, Milhaud and Marquez. Thomas Giampietro is drum set soloist.

March 2, 2013
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall