Week of  April 21—27, 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

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

Joining our Stand Against Racism campaign through Pinterest.  

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

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

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

The Minutewomen close out the regular season at home against Duquesne in a Sunday game at 12 noon.

April 21, 2013
12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The UMass Minutewomen take on conference rival in a doubleheader at the UMass Softball Complex.

April 21, 2013
12:00 pm

Sortino Field Softball Complex

The Concert Band will be conducted by Professor Timothy Anderson, director of the Minuteman Marching Band.  Fun for the whole family!

April 21, 2013
2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The "Story of Stuff" has been viewed online over 10 million times around the world.  This short animated documentary will change your life forever.

April 21, 2013
7:30 pm

Campus Center, 101

Barnes Gallery at the Leverett Crafts & Arts Center is pleased to present two BFA Thesis exhibitions by the artists Lauren Costa and Chelsea Neveu.

April 22—May 1, 2013

Barnes Gallery : Leverett Crafts & Arts Center
Student Union Art Gallery presents the BFA Thesis Exhibitions of BFA Candidates: Casey Gariepy, Bryan Meegan, Christina O'Brien and Grace Romanello.

April 22—April 26, 2013

Student Union Art Gallery

The Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is kicking off a disability awareness week to raise funds and awareness for Push America.

April 22—April 26, 2013 6:00 am-6:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Join UMass Amherst student, faculty, and staff as we demonstrate our commitment to a healthy, sustainable, campus on April 22, Earth Day.

April 22, 2013
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Join the Student Farming Enterprise to watch this pre-release screening of the powerful and thought provoking documentary "A Place at the Table" starring Oscar®- winning actor Jeff Bridges.

April 22, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, Reading Room

Will Eisner was one of the creators of the comic book medium in the 1930s and 1940s, creating The Spirit and many other heroes in the Golden Age of Comics, and pioneering the modern graphic novel with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978.

April 22, 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 child's and their own well-being.

April 22, 2013
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Earthfoods Cafe/Cape Cod Lounge

Finish off the semester with a lesson in the hot and spicy salsa! Bring your friends to learn this fun dance on Monday night.

April 22, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

The UMass Amherst Campus Sustainability Initiative and UMass Amherst Libraries are excited to announce the Earth Day 2013 Keynote Address, film screening, and book signing with Annie Leonard, an international expert in sustainability and environmental health issues.

April 22, 2013
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

HerbFest 2013 is an annual celebration of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants.

April 23, 2013
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A few years back, Mohawk Trail Regional Middle School created a course entitled, Project Based Learning or PBL.  It became one of five academic classes for middle school students

April 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Professors Max Page and Marla Miller, members of the architecture and history faculty, present their research and sign copies of their new book, Beauty, Cravings, Virtue: A Celebration of the Architectural Legacy of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in a special Sesquicentennial lecture. 

April 23, 2013
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

"Enxaneta" is the Catalan word for the child that "crowns" the top of a human tower. The documentary film demonstrates the values that have made human towers an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO; the spirit of surmounting, teamwork and the integration of people of all ages and all nationalities.

April 23, 2013
6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

In recognition of the outstanding contributions of our students to the greater UMass Amherst community, the Center for Student Development will be hosting the 7th annual Student Life Awards Ceremony - "The Sammies".

April 23, 2013
7:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

A ready by Ross Gay, a Cave Canem Fellow and the author of Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down, the title poem of which enacts this poet’s excruciating extremes of terror and tenderness, and his profound understanding of what it means to be human.

April 23, 2013
7:30 pm

Amherst Books
Five College Collegium, Robert Eisenstein, director, performs "Fancy and Not So fancy Music" ca. 1500 by Ockeghem, Busnois, Josquin for voices and instruments.

April 23, 2013
8:00 pm

Mt Holyoke College, Abbey Chapel
Come to the Cape Cod Lounge and attend the first ever Campus Safety Fair.

April 24, 2013
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute is delighted to present a panel discussion of great importance to the campus. The panel, featuring members of this year’s ISI seminar on ‘Engagement,’ will highlight some of the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship. The aim is to provide a thought-provoking discussion in which all who attend will be able to join.

April 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Anthony van den Pol of Yale School of Medicine will be lecturing on the “Establishment and stability of neural circuits”.

April 24, 2013
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

In this new book, edited and published by Western Massachusetts-based Liz Castro, 35 experts explore Catalonia’s history, economics, politics, language, and culture.

April 24, 2013
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

The biggest night of the year in UMass a cappella, featuring all seven groups on campus.

April 24, 2013
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Set in East Germany in the early 1980s, Christian Petzold’s Cold War thriller exudes icy anxiety through the play of trust and doubt as a Berlin physician is torn between her desire to flee to the West and her love for a colleague.

April 24, 2013
7:30 pm

Amherst Cinema
Push America at UMass Amherst, a philanthropy committed to serving people with disabilities, is bringing the film Shooting Beauty to UMass Amherst.

April 24, 2013
8:30 pm-12:00 am

Mahar Auditorium

Filmmakers, scholars, and film festivals have recently focused on European film as a significant entity beyond the boundaries of its national cinemas.

April 25, 2013
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Five College Clothesline Project on display at UMass for a day! Outside of Machmer Hall will be a visual display of hundreds of t-shirts made by survivors of relationship, sexual, and gender-based violence as well as their friends and families. The Clothesline Project is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.

April 25, 2013
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Marston Hall, Outside

Join eight top-level executives from the retail fashion sector as they discuss industry trends, challenges and opportunities.

April 25, 2013
3:00 pm

Campus Center, Graduate Reading

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is pleased to welcome our guest speaker Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Policy and Planning, Tufts University.

April 25, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North, 105

BFA thesis exhibition Opening Reception, with artwork by BFA candidates Christina O'Brien, Casey Gariepy, Bryan Meegan, and Grace Romanello.

April 25, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union Art Gallery, 326

Dr. Paromita Sanyal investigates the social impacts of microcredit programs on poor, rural women in developing countries and primarily focuses on women in India.

April 25, 2013
4:00 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Interested in a career in the international fashion industry? Join our fashion alumni experts as they share their experiences climbing the ladder in various fashion sectors.

April 25, 2013
5:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

The Greater Boston Alumni Network invites you to come out for a great night of friends, food and best Boston sports has to offer! Join us as we gather to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Houston Astros starting at 6:30 p.m.

April 25, 2013
6:00 pm

The Point
Take Back the Night is a rally and march to end sexual violence. 

April 25, 2013
6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Student Union, on the steps

Join the Muslim Students Association and South Asian Students Association in their panel discussion to end Islamophobia.

April 25, 2013
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium, 162

Poetry readings from three MFA alumni.

April 25, 2013
8:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Alive With Dance II is a showcase that premiers new works by senior dance majors.

April 26—April 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Kendall Studio Theater, Mt. Holyoke College
The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, produced by WMUA-91.1FM and the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, concludes its 24th season with a performance by the Denman Maroney Quintet.

April 25, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

More than 800 students from campuses across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be giving poster and oral presentations from a wide range of academic disciplines throughout the day.

April 26, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center

Make the Alumni Weekend registration and hospitality area your first stop when you arrive on campus.

April 26—April 27, 2013 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

SPHHS celebrates 75 years of service to the community in 2013.

April 26, 2013
8:30 am-10:00 am

Campus Center, Marriott Center

The School of Education achieved recognition as the top school of education in the nation during an iconoclastic time in our country and on our campus.

April 26, 2013
9:30 am-11:00 am

Campus Center, 1001

Join the Department of Economics for a celebration of the life of scholar and founder Stephen Resnick.

April 26, 2013
10:00 am-11:00 am

Memorial Hall

Michelle Bell, professor of environmental health at Yale University, will present this in-person seminar and webinar, titled “The Impact of Airborne Particulate Matter on Human Health: Current Scientific Evidence and Remaining Challenges.”Particulate matter (PM) is estimated to cause more than 3.7 million deaths a year worldwide.

April 26, 2013
10:00 am

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , Auditorium 119

Join classmates and fellow UMass alumni at this signature luncheon for alumni from the Class of 1962 and earlier years.

April 26, 2013
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center

UMass Amherst hosts the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Championship at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

April 26, 2013 1:00 pm
April 28, 2013 1:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Stand Against Racism is a national day of action to educate and raise awareness.

April 26, 2013
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

A special presentation by Professor of Art History Walter Denny.

April 26, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Saint Joseph's.

April 26, 2013
3:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

Join this special presentation hosted by the Public Engagement Project.

April 26, 2013
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

The Life Sciences Laboratories were developed to provide state-of-the-ar​t research laboratory space for interdisciplina​ry research clusters engaged in cutting edge research.

April 26, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Stop by the HFA Alumni Reception to connect with classmates and fellow alumni, chat with members of the faculty, and meet Dean Julie Hayes.

April 26, 2013
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Studio Arts Building

Between Friday 4/26 and Saturday 4/27, a series of events will be held, all of which are designed to honor and support our wounded service people and the victims and first responders of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

April 26—April 27, 2013 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Mullins Center, Practice Rink

Join us to celebrate some of our current students’ achievements as they receive scholarships and awards made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends of Commonwealth Honors College.

April 26, 2013
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Join classmates for a memorable dinner to celebrate your 60th Reunion.

April 26, 2013
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

University Club

Join your classmates for this banquet dinner to celebrate your 50th Reunion

April 26, 2013
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The Minutemen close out the regular season under the lights at home against the University of Delaware.

April 26, 2013
7:00 pm

Garber Field

Jeffrey W. Holmes, director and guest singer Sheila Jordan, 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Masters honoree and vocal jazz icon, will perform and record live with these ensembles featuring new/reworked orchestrations by Holmes and students.

April 26, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

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

April 26, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
April 28, 2013 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Come and the see best UMass has to offer! Music, poetry and lots more. We are now conveniently located in The Reading Room opposite to the UPUB.

April 26, 2013
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Campus Center, Reading Room

Join us for the eleventh annual Supercuts SoccerFest! It is the largest grassroots soccer tournament in Western Mass, conveniently located on the UMass Amherst campus.

April 27, 2013
8:00 am-4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

With a special address by Chancellor Subbaswamy and recognition for the Class of 1963. 

April 27, 2013
8:30 am-10:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

The campus community is cordially invited to celebrate the formal inauguration of Dr.

April 27, 2013
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Mullins Center

Men's track led by Head Coach Ken O'Brien participates in the pre-conference meet.

April 27, 2013
11:30 am

Amherst, MA
Women's Track led by Head Coach Julie LaFreniere participate in the pre-conference meet.

April 27, 2013
11:30 am

Amherst, MA
UMass Baseball led by Head Coach Mike Stone meets at home against Saint Joseph's.

April 27, 2013
1:00 pm

Earl Lorden Field

The College of Natural Sciences excels in world-class research, award-winning teaching, and distinguished outreach and service.

April 27, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, Atrium

UMass Amherst Nursing is a force for innovation, learning and discovery in preparing culturally proficient nurses for leadership in health for a global society.

April 27, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Skinner Hall

This fall 1500 students will move in to this state-of-the-ar​t facility that offers UMass honors students an innovative space in which to live and learn.

April 27, 2013
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Complex
"Color In The Cage" is an annual showcase event for UMass, local high school, and collegiate guards, dancers, cheerleaders, drum majors, and baton twirlers, in a positive non-competitive and supportive environment.

April 27, 2013
2:00 pm

Curry Hicks Cage

The Chemical Engineering Department invites alumni to a tour of its facilities.

April 27, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II , Atrium

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Student Alumni Association (SAA), formerly known as the Student Alumni Relations Society (STARS).

April 27, 2013
3:00 pm-4:00 am

Memorial Hall

The Isenberg School of Management (ISOM) has been developing global business leaders for more than 60 years.

April 27, 2013
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Celebrate the success of the class gift fundraising initiative with your friends and classmates and view plans for the completed project.

April 27, 2013
3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Meet our New Dean – Dr. Tim Anderson! The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst is ranked as the best public engineering school in New England.

April 27, 2013
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Engineering Lab (E-Lab) II

After a busy day of events and activities on campus, grab your friends and come to this festive buffet dinner for all alumni and their guests.

April 27, 2013
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Join friends and classmates for a festive buffet dinner at the top of campus.

April 27, 2013
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center

This event has been canceled.

April 27, 2013
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old.

April 27, 2013
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The UMass Marimba Bands & Ensembles led by Thomas Hannum, will perform.

April 27, 2013
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join us on for the Broadway Musical Hair followed by “Let Your Hair Down: The Mohegan Sun After Party”. We'll meet on the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Plaza.

April 27, 2013
10:00 pm

Fine Arts Center