Week of  March 31—April 6, 2013 feed
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
This event does NOT occur on:
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

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
This event does NOT occur on:
March 16—March 17, March 23—March 24

Science and Engineering Library

Since first emerging onto the art scene in the early 1960s, the paintings of Larry Poons have been the subject of consistent serious interest to critics and curators.

March 6—April 6, 2013, Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Herter Art Gallery

MFA Candidates of University of Massachusetts Amherst and George Washington University present a pair of collaborative exhibitions. In this exchange, each program hosts the other for an exhibition that features the graduate students in the respective Studio Art Departments. This exhibition series aims to provide a partnership between the regional art hubs of Amherst, MA and Washington D.C.

March 25—April 12, 2013 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

In the Obie Award-winning Venus, Suzan-Lori Parks remembers and re-imagines the historical figure of Sarah Baartman, known to the world as "the Hottentot Venus." I

March 28—March 29, 2013 8:00 pm
April 2—April 6, 2013 8:00 pm
March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
April 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Curtain Theater

Registration for the Fall 2013 semester begins.

April 1, 2013

Lisa Saunders will speak about her research in a talk titled “Women, Men and Work in Detroit After the Exodus.”

April 1, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Author, Artist and Publisher Denis Kitchen to Speak on His New Biography of Al Capp, creator of the Li’l Abner Comic Strip as part of the History of the Jewish Graphic Novel Lecture Series.

April 1, 2013
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

This spring’s 2013 Dinner On Us program focuses on the myriad of challenges parents of young children face as they create a physically and emotionally healthy family environment that will positively contribute to their childs’ and their own well-being. 

April 1, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Earthfoods Cafe/Cape Cod Lounge

Put on your polka face, it's time for the biannual POLKA lesson! Come learn this fun, lively dance with UMass Ballroom Dance Team! We will teach a beginner lesson in the first hour. The second hour will feature more advanced moves.

April 1, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents its Annual Research Day.

April 2, 2013
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Teams of aspiring entrepreneurs will be given 60 seconds to pitch their business ideas without the use of slides or prototypes to an audience and panel of judges.

April 2, 2013
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Reading Room

With all of the MBA options out there, choosing the program that best fits your needs and career goals can be overwhelming. Let us help!

April 2, 2013
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College
Craig Nicolson presents "Silent Spring and the Gift of Good Land." The talk places two authors in conversation, he says, comparing the far-reaching impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book "Silent Spring" with the essays of author-farmer-novelist Wendell Berry, whose "influence is very significant, but not nearly as widely known."

April 2, 2013
6:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Steve DeAngelo will come and discuss his thoughts on cannabis policy reform.

April 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

Newman is the award-winning author of 60 books for adults, young adults, and children, including A Letter to Harvey Milk, Nobody's Mother, Hachiko Waits, Write from the Heart, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, The Best Cat in the World, and Heather Has Two Mommies.

April 2, 2013
7:00 pm

Food for Thought Books
Low Brass Fest, originally scheduled for April 10, features music from the Horn, Trombone, and Tuba/Euphonium studios, with original and transcribed works from the classical and popular repertoire.  Professors Laura Klock, Greg Spiridopoulos and John Bottomley, direct.

April 2, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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

April 3, 2013
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 305

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association on alumni, faculty and friends.

April 3, 2013
11:30 am

Massachusetts State House
The Workshop in the Study of Knowledge Commons will host a brown bag discussion titled “WHOA! How the White House Open Access Directive Will Affect You.”

April 3, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Teaching Commons, 26th floor

UMass will take on Albany at the Mullins Center Tennis Courts.

April 3, 2013
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Economics and the Undergraduate Economics Club (U.E.C.) present the ninth annual Undergraduate Debate.

April 3, 2013
3:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor

Eric Nestler to give talk on "New Insight into the Neurobiology of Depression"

April 3, 2013
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222 Morrill 2

Shaping the View, a new exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, investigates how modern and contemporary artists use a variety of media to capture and re-imagine both interior and exterior scenes.

April 3, 2013
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

These musicians are the embodiment of a new generation of Arab and Arab-American artists that creates a new brand of uniquely hip and innovative music.

April 3, 2013
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

We welcome back to campus Academy Award-winning UMass alumna Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis to discuss their documentary exploration, Disrupton: Can 20 million women upend a continent? 

April 3, 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.

April 3, 2013
8:00 pm

Brett Hall, Basement Lounge

UMass faculty will describe their experiences using MTurk in their own work, and discuss its strengths and weaknesses relative to other methods of recruiting research subjects.

April 4, 2013
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Shaping the View, a new exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, investigates how modern and contemporary artists use a variety of media to capture and re-imagine both interior and exterior scenes.

April 4—May 5, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
April 4—May 5, 2013, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program presents the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence Series co-sponsored by the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace.

April 4, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

A Lecture by Dr. Kenneth W. Warren, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department English at the University of Chicago.

April 4, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-08

Christy Anderson's talk is titled "Live Words and Experience: The Hand of the Architect from Alberti to Zumthor"  and should appeal to preservation students as well as students of architectural design, art history, heritage and public history.

April 4, 2013
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 463

Sebastiaan Faber is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of Latin American Studies at Oberlin College, Director of the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures, and Chair of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.  He is a leading expert on representations of the Spanish Civil War and intellectual debates concerning historical memory in Spain.

April 4, 2013
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Directed by Micah Maurio & Jeff Schneider, will feature Big Band repertoire with new and historical works.

April 4, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

An audiovisual experience featuring Delicate Steve, the WMUA Alternative Spring Concert and TEDxUMassAmherst Kickoff event.

April 4, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Minutewomen, under the leadership of Coach Sortino, return home for a three game homestand. 

April 5, 2013
3:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The defending Atlantic-10 Conference champion Minutewomen open the home conference season against the Richmond Spiders.

April 5, 2013
4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

In conjunction with the Department of Theater's production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus, "Sampling and Remixing Venus" is a free special event that aims to create a dialogue between music, culture, and theory with Parks' piece at the center.

April 5, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium lobby

UMass Night Out is an accumulation of FREE campus-wide student activities hosted by various student organizations!

April 5, 2013
7:00 pm-11:55 pm

All Campus

Join the University Programming Council for a Late Night Movie: Lincoln.

April 5, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
April 8, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

UMass Night Out presents the return of Laser Tag. Join us Friday, April 5th, at 8PM in the Student Union Ballroom for Laser Tag and Build Your Own Bear.

April 5, 2013
8:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

A biennial show presented by Hand Across the Valley Quilt Guild.Open to the public with an admission fee.

April 6—April 7, 2013 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center

The Minutewomen face Fordham in a Saturday afternoon game at the UMass Softball Complex.

April 6, 2013
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

UMass Tennis will take on Temple at the Bay Road Tennis Center.

April 6, 2013
12:30 pm

Bay Road Tennis Club

Once again, UMPK welcomes parkour/freerunning/obstacle-based movement groups from all over to perform in the Parkour Day Showcase.

April 6, 2013
2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Dining Commons

The Eleventh Annual “Dinner with Friends” is a benefit for the UMass Amherst Libraries featuring guest speaker mystery writer Archer Mayor, a champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception, and a gourmet dinner. 

April 6, 2013
6:30 pm

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

Conceived by Dave Samuels, the Grammy Award winning Caribbean Jazz Project is a vibrant and unique mixture of jazz, Afro-Cuban and South American music.

April 6, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The UMass Amherst Cape Verdean Student Alliance presents "Djunto", a Cape Verdean Culture Night displaying the entrepreneurial spirit of our youth. 

April 6, 2013
8:00 pm-2:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

New England High School Big Bands, Combos and Vocal Jazz Ensembles with adjudications/clinics by guests including vibraphonist Dave Samuels, resident Jazz Faculty; and music exhibitors.

April 6, 2013
8:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall