Week of  April 14—20, 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

New choreography by UMass Amherst senior dance majors.

April 18—April 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

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

According to Davies:  “The focus of the work is mortality -- birth, death, the passage of time, and the annual events (such as birthdays, New Year's, Christmas, etc.,) that mark the passage of time.  

April 7—May 12, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

The UMass Amherst Black Alumni Network is hosting a reunion weekend packed with social, cultural and educational events. We welcome you back to campus to reconnect with your alma mater and fellow alumni! Family and friends are welcome. 

April 12—April 14, 2013

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Bonaventure.

April 14, 2013
12:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

UMass Tennis will take on Sacred Heart at the Mullins Center Tennis Courts

April 14, 2013
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

The University Programming Council at UMass Amherst proudly presents Spring Concert 2013 featuring Big Sean, Cobra Starship, Tyga, Reel Big Fish, and B. Smyth.

April 14, 2013
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

No university classes are held and most university offices are closed.

April 15, 2013

Thesis Exhibition by MFA candidate Ariel Lavery is open to the public.

April 15—April 19, 2013 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Join us at Esselon on Monday, April 15th at 6:00 PM for Speed: Life in the Fast Lane with Sheila Patek of the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Patek will explore some of the world’s fastest animals – but maybe not the ones you’re thinking of! We hope to see you then!

April 15, 2013
6:00 pm

Esselon Cafe
The Student Union Art Gallery presents "Images and Messages From The Past: Massachusetts Agricultural College to University of Massachusetts."

April 16—April 19, 2013

Student Union Art Gallery

Joining our Stand Against Racism campaign through Pinterest.  

April 16—April 25, 2013 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Please join the peer health educators of the UMass Center for Health Promotion for a week of fun and exciting activities. We will be all around campus April 16-19 hosting events.

April 16—April 19, 2013 9:00 am-5:00 pm

All Campus

No blood is drawn for an HIV test (only cotton swab of the mouth). Results are available in 20 minutes.

April 16, 2013
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 101

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Central Connecticut.

April 16, 2013
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Coach Sortino and the Minutewomen meet rival Connecticut at the UMass Softball Complex.

April 16, 2013
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Faculty Voice and Piano Recital with Professors Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano and Nadine Shank, piano.

April 16, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Monday class schedule is followed.

April 17, 2013

Professor Ellis Goldberg, a leading scholar of law and politics in Egypt and the Middle East, will discuss recent events in Egypt and the challenges placed on on the Egyptian people.

April 17, 2013
12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 133

Join us for the 2013 UMass Innovation Challenge Final Business Plan Competition. Watch up to five teams pitch their business ideas and compete for a portion of the $50,000+ in prize money to be awarded that evening by the judging panel.

April 17, 2013
3:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor Amherst Room

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Participatory Visual and Digital Methods, by Associate Professor Krista Harper (anthropology and public policy) and Assistant Professor Aline Gubrium (public health).

April 17, 2013
5:00 pm

Gordon Hall, Atrium

The University Programming Council will be hosting Johnny Cupcakes, a well-known brand and entrepreneur from Hull, MA.

April 17, 2013
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp, and his wife Martha, who left Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted by the Nazis in Eastern Europe during World War II.

April 17, 2013
7:30 pm

Kligerman-Greenspun Performance Hall, Yiddish Book Center at Hampshire College
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 17, 2013
8:00 pm

Cance Hall, Main Lounge

Euridice Ensembles, Robert Eisenstein, director, perform baroque chamber and orchestral music. 

April 17, 2013
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Olivia Geiger, doctoral candidate in Economics, and Justin Helepololei, MA/PhD student in Anthropology, discuss what is involved in doing fieldwork on activist culture, or fieldwork that involves participation in activist projects.

April 18, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

Join the Northeast Climate Science Center in welcoming the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to Amherst.  Early career scientists will present recent interdisciplinary climate and energy research.  

April 18, 2013
1:20 pm-3:25 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium/Room 221

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater is fortunate to count renowned playwright Constance Congdon among its alumnae.

April 18—April 20, 2013 8:00 pm
April 25—April 27, 2013 8:00 pm
April 20, 2013 2:00 pm
April 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

“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.

April 18, 2013
2:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Coach Sortino and the Minutewomen face the University of Hartford.

April 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

Dr. Apostolidis’s scholarly research bridges political theory, cultural studies, and the analysis of social movements.

April 18, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Robert Gilbert, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Montclair State University, will present a lecture entitled "How to Do the Impossible."

April 18, 2013
4:15 pm-6:15 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Professor Robert Reid-Pharr of the City University of New York will deliver the 18th Annual Sidney Kaplan Lecture.

April 18, 2013
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 905-909

The topic of the lecture will be "Nutrition Innovations in Cancer Prevention: Epigenetics and the Microbiome."

April 18, 2013
4:30 pm-8:30 pm

Clarion Hotel in Northampton
UVC-TV 19 and the University Programming Council have teamed up to present the 8th Annual Film Festival.

April 18, 2013
5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

In the wake of the events that have unfolded in Boston, Chris Weyant, UMass student show their support for Boston and commitment to peace through a community run.

April 18, 2013
6:00 pm

Mullins Center

This event has been canceled.

April 18, 2013
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club, Amherst Room
A free introductory workshop on how to get started growing vegetables and herbs in your yard, patio, or windowsill, as a means of creating a more sustainable life.  Offered in partnership with Grow Food Amherst.

April 18, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Amherst Town Hall
Please join fellow UMass Amherst School of Nursing alumni at our beautifully located reception during the Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference. UMass Amherst faculty, students and alumni will be attending this event.

April 18, 2013
7:00 pm

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Wind Ensemble, James Patrick Miller, conductor, plays music by  David Lang, Ernst Toch, Mozart and Hindemith.

April 18, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has raised important and pressing questions.  What might a post-Chavez Venezuela look like?  Can there be a Chavismo without Chavez?  How could a post-Chavez Venezuela affect Latin American regional affairs and integration efforts? How might a post-Chavez era impact US-Venezuelan relations?

April 19, 2013
8:30 am-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room

Native American Studies symposium title ""Water and Social and Economic Justice."

April 19, 2013
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 1001

This event has been canceled.

April 19, 2013
1:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Phallacies knows ... and so should you! The men's health theatre troupe is sharing the messages, myths and misinformation about masculinity in two brand-new shows.

April 19—April 20, 2013 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The Student Union Craft Center will host their spring Open Mic Night featuring poetry, spoken word, acoustic music, a cappella and performance art.

April 19, 2013
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, 206

Martha Redbone, alongside her career as a recording artist and songwriter, has maintained a steady involvement with causes in Indian Country. 

April 19, 2013
8:00 pm

Campus Center, Reading Room

Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble, James Patrick Miller and Ayano Kataoka, conductors, plays music by Grafulla, Robert Russell Bennett, Jack Stamp and H. Owen Reed.

April 19, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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

April 19, 2013
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Campus Center, Reading Room

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

April 19, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
April 21, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Professor Lynn Klock, host and recitalist; featured artists: Timothy McAllister, Professor of Saxophone, Northwestern University; Lynn Klock, University of Massachusetts Amherst; College Saxophone Quartets.

April 20, 2013
9:30 am-6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The 2.6 mile Fourth Annual Walk and Roll for Aphasia will take place in Sweetser Park located in downtown Amherst

April 20, 2013
10:00 am

Sweetser Park
Powwows are social gatherings of Indigenous People in North America; it is where Native people come together to enjoy themselves through song, dance, and food while renewing kinship relationships, meeting new people and passing on the traditions to the next generation.

April 20, 2013
10:30 am-6:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

The UMass Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition is proud to announce the 22nd edition of Extravaganja! Join the CRC as well as thousands of people from all around the state and beyond for a 4/20 filled with incredible bands, speakers, artisans, food vendors, and friendly people.

April 20, 2013
12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Amherst Town Common
Current Minutemen take on an Alumni Team for the first half before moving to a traditional intra-squad scrimmage for the second half. Special 'Cross the Finish Line' event at halftime will honor Boston marathoners who were unable to finish Monday's race.

April 20, 2013
2:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Rusko with Special Guest Conspirator

April 20, 2013
7:00 pm-12:00 am

Mullins Center

The UMass Amherst Chamber Choir, under the direction of Professor Tony Thornton, performs at the Newman Center.

April 20, 2013
8:00 pm

Newman Center