Month of October 2014
Deep in the Hole examines a wide range of experiences of imprisonment including political prisoners, conscientious objectors in WWII, the war on drugs and marijuana decriminalization, psychiatric confinement, and the role of controversial activism and publications.

September 17—January 21, 2015
This event does NOT occur on:
November 26—November 28, November 27, December 25, December 30—January 1

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

The Amazing Race is an event where teams “race” and "compete" around the UMass campus. The team that arrives back at Wilder Hall first will be awarded the grand prize. It is an event based off the hit show "The Amazing Race."

October 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Wilder Hall

Come see our exciting new distance learning and health assessment classrooms, telehealth center, home health simulation lab, and more!

October 4, 2014
9:00 am-11:00 am

UMass Center at Springfield
Come see our exciting new distance learning and health assessment classrooms, telehealth center, home health simulation lab, and more!

October 6, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
To celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month, the Latin American Cultural Center and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success are sponsoring "An Evening with Raquel Cepeda". 

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom, Ballroom

Join the lecture series to hear from faculty and guest visitors in Architecture! with studios in Los Angeles and Beijing, architect Michele Saee believes that architecture is a part of everyday life.

October 7, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

Renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the Ginkgo, perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence.

October 7, 2014
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present “Points of View”, a mullti-media exhibition featuring a diverse range of works by students currently enrolled in the MFA Studio Arts Program  of the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History at the University of  Massachusetts Amherst.

October 8—November 6, 2014, Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 12—November 2, 2014, Sun/Tue 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

Come join faculty and local community educators and activists as they discuss Orange is the New Black and the Netflix series within a broader context of media representations of communities of color and prison pipelines.

October 8, 2014
5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Greg Spiridopoulos, director

October 8, 2014
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Take steps now to stay healthy, with a free flu vaccination.

October 9—November 21, 2014, Thu/Fri
October 27, 2014
October 14, 2014
November 14, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 30—October 31

Do you babysit? Do you need a babysitter? Come to the Off Campus Student Center to meet potential babysitters and families.

October 9, 2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, 314

The  Graduate Women's Network cordially invites all woman-identified graduate students to participate in this free workshop.

October 9, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Student Union Craft Center, Student Union
The most comprehensive documentation of events surrounding the 1989 Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, East Germany, including interviews with demonstrators, members of the citizens’ rights movement, officials and bystanders.

October 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Show the world the beauty of UMass Amherst in fall.

October 10—October 17, 2014

Online

This workshop brings together scholars who study movements and contentious politics in diverse world regions to explore the contested meanings of the current global surge of protest and to theorize patterns/resemblances and local specificities.  

October 10, 2014
10:00 am-5:45 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Men's Ice Hockey vs. Boston University

October 10, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Ms. Pacht will work with UMass Symphony Orchestra violin students Kevin Stone, Elliot Lee, Zachary Surapine, and Amanda Stenroos, performing works by Bach, Brahms, Bruch, and Paganini, with accompanist Lemuel Gurtowsky.

October 12, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Brandon Keith Brown conducts Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 8, Sibelius: Violin Concerto, with violin soloist Nurit Pacht.

October 12, 2014
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Columbus Day is a legal holiday in the United States.

October 13, 2014

Open Science is the movement to make the outputs of scientific research available to all members of society, so that anyone can use and re-use scientific knowledge. It incorporates principles from open access, citizen science, reproducibility initiatives, and more.

October 14, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 6-7:30, Calipari Room. 7:30-9, Room #1320

Come to "Keeping it Consensual: Hooking Up in College"€ to discuss what consent looks like and the many ways to prevent sexual violence. 

October 14, 2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Webster Hall

There is going to be a screening on the unstable art known as "glitch".

October 15, 2014
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Studio Arts Building, 240

There are only a few schools in Israel that intentionally bring together Arabs and Jews and teach a curriculum that reflects their joint presence in class. David Matz will discuss some of the issues raised by this arrangement, and some of the ways which the schools use to deal with them.

October 16, 2014
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

As part of the campus’ ongoing strategic planning process, the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee is convening a Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

October 16, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A critical look at how university globalization is related to tuition hikes, massive student debt burden, mission drift, and the formation of a new class of college students.

October 16, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Join fellow alumni interested in the legal field to hear our expert panel of alumni justices share insights, challenges and advice. They will also share how UMass helped jump start their careers in the law.

October 16, 2014
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club
How should the individual rights of citizens be balanced with the national security needs of government? Do citizens have a right to know if their names are on a security database? Come hear national experts discuss these critical constitutional issues.

October 17, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

The 15th Annual Mark Roskill Symposium presented by the Graduate Students of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia

October 17, 2014
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S331

Brian Burrell of the UMass Amherst Math Department, and Dr. Allan Ropper of Harvard Medical School, discuss their new book about life and death on the neurology and neuro-ICU wards at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

October 17, 2014
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Amherst Books
UPC's Late Night Movie presents The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

October 17—October 19, 2014, Sun/Fri 8:00 pm

The Minuteman play Eastern Michigan at Gillette Stadium on Band Day.

October 18, 2014
3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium

Co-hosts Pat (Donaldson) Riordan '79 and Steve Shray '79 welcome you to a fun evening with special guest, Emeritus Professor Dick Giglio and his wife, Sally.

October 18, 2014
6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Boxk 109 American Prime
Field Hockey vs. Boston University

October 19, 2014
2:00 pm

Garber Field

This workshop is aimed at teaching librarians and instructors how to create and edit Wikipedia entires, and how to support instructors incorporating Wikipedia into their courses.

October 20, 2014
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1320

This event will give graduate students an overview of open access and the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations.

October 20, 2014
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Racializing Language, Regimenting Latinidad: Latin@s and Imagined American Ethnolinguistic Futures 

October 20, 2014
4:00 pm

Thomspon Hall Room 519
Come join us at YKCC for a pizza and ice cream social!! We will be making new friends, sharing good laughs, and enjoying some good food.

October 20, 2014
6:30 pm

Worcester Dining Commons, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The Second Life of Friedrich W. G. Platow (1973) follows Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, who embarks on a new life after refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated.

October 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Join faculty members in a moderated discussion about planning for and using online education materials as alternatives to high-cost textbooks in a variety of disciplines.

October 21, 2014
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601

Tech Foundry has set out on a mission to turn Western Massachusetts into a major technology hub. We plan on achieving this goal by building a dynamic and fluid training program that will allow our curriculum to respond to market demand in close to real time. 

October 21, 2014
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Undercurrents Radio broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM.  Tune in and join students and faculty for a round table discussion!

October 21, 2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

WMUA 91.1FM
Susanne and Wolfgang who have a harmonious relationship. But when Susanne meets Christian, she is attracted by his restlessness and they fall for each other. Although they decide to end their affair after spending an intense week together, the experience has left deep marks on both of them. 

October 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus.

October 22, 2014
12:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center

Representatives from Wikipedia, the UMass Knowledge Commons Workshop, Pioneer Valley Open Science, the UMass Amherst Libraries, and many others will be on hand to share openly accessible resources, and help you get involved in opening access for all.

October 22, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

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

Three artists,  Lyell Castonguay (Big Ink), Liz Chalfin (ZeaMays), and Mikael Petraccia (UMass) discuss contemporary approaches to printmaking.

October 22, 2014
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Center for Women and Community and Sigma Psi Zeta invite participants to discuss the qualities of a healthy relationship.

October 22, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 911

Peter Suber, the author of Open Access, is the director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard, director of the Harvard Open Access Project, faculty fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and senior researcher at Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

October 23, 2014
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Event Hall West

A Panel Discussion and Q & A Session Featuring John H. Bracey, Jr., Manisha Sinha, and William Strickland of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.

October 23, 2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

The candlelight vigil honors all those who are affected by domestic violence and provides an opportunity for the community to unite.

October 23, 2014
7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Sex Pictionary: The Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 23, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

George Parks Marching Band Building
amily Weekend will bring an exciting array of events for you and your students including some fall foliage.

October 24—October 26, 2014

All Campus

A number of apartment complexes will be tabling at the Campus Center Concourse! This is great for students who want to move off campus.

October 24, 2014
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Two Student Ambassadors from the University of Sussex International Summer School host an information session to talk about the program.

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 122

Director of Education and Outreach at Actors’ Equity Association, Tom Miller, will discuss the benefits of AEA membership and the various ways to join, including how to get EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) credit while still in school.

October 24, 2014
4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Green Room

UPC presents a Late Night double feature: Frozen sing-a-long and Magnificent, Family Weekend as well!

October 24—October 26, 2014, Sun/Fri 8:00 pm-12:00 am

Ohio and Michigan alumni are invited to attend the UMass vs. University of Toledo football game and tailgate in Toledo, OH.

October 25, 2014
12:00 pm

Glass Bowl Stadium (Lot 20)
Students and parents, please come to the Off Campus Student Center to learn how to transition and acclimate to off campus life.

October 25, 2014
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Tuba Masterclass with guest artist John Stevens, internationally recognized tubist, teacher and composer. Free and open to the public.

October 25, 2014
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join fellow Greater Boston alumni for an afternoon of entertainment featuring the Blue Man Group.  Their performance combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages.

October 26, 2014
12:00 pm

Abby Lane Food & Spirits
Please join HBO College in celebrating the finale of Boardwalk Empire Season 5! This event is 21+.

October 26, 2014
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center (11th floor)

Four social science panelists will discuss their recent fellowship leaves and the "staybattical." Topics include the planning process, tips and advice for getting the most out of the experience, and re-entry. 

October 27, 2014
1:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 107

Analysis of the Ethics-Aesthetics-Politics Production of LGBT Characters Exhibited in the Brazilian LGBT Film Festival from 1990-2010

October 27, 2014
4:00 pm

Thomspon Hall Room 519
Martin Hackleman, hornist, has had a long and distinguished career in music. He recently joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance as Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn.

October 27, 2014
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The New Black examines how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over LGBT rights.Yoruba Richen, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will be facilitating. 

October 27, 2014
6:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Room

Maria Regla Barbón Díaz will be presenting her lecture: “Transforming Afro-Cuban Neighborhoods in Havana: A Movement for Social and Gender Equity in Community Development."

October 27, 2014
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Childhood (1986): At the end of WWII, Alfons lives with his grandparents on a farm in a Silesian village. He adores his grandmother (Carmen-Maja Antoni), who runs everything after her husband dies. But everything changes after a traveling showman arrives in the xenophobic village.

October 27, 2014
7:30 pm

Amhest Cinema
Sex Pictionary... the Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 27, 2014
8:00 pm-9:00 pm

John Adams Hall, 19th Floor

Can We Design for Social Change? Gail Sullivan came to architecture after more than a decade of work in feminist, environmental and international organizations, which she began as a UMass Amherst undergraduate in the 1970’s.

October 28, 2014
5:30 pm

Gordon Hall, 303

A panel discussion about Ebola: What you need to know to prevent further spread, what preparations UMass Amherst and Massachusetts have taken, and the future of Ebola. 

October 28, 2014
6:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the ENVIRON Seminar & Panel Discussion on "The Complexity of Alcohol Use: The Role of Science, Government, and the Community." 

October 29, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 240

The NorEaST web portal was developed to serve as a coordinated, multi-agency regional framework to map and store continuous stream temperature locations and data for New England, Mid Atlantic, and Great Lakes States.

October 29, 2014
3:30 pm

Online

Sex Pictionary: The Pictionary we know and love...with a sexy twist!

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pierpont Hall, 1st floor lounge

Elective Affinities (1974): Eduard and Charlotte live an isolated and idyllic life together. Soon Eduard feels that something is missing and he invites his friend Otto to come stay. Charlotte, meanwhile, decides that her foster daughter Ottilie should come live with them. Complex and passionate relationships are ignited between the four people. 

October 29, 2014
7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

A conversation following the UMass Theater's performance of The Merchant of Venice.

October 29, 2014
10:00 pm

Rand Theater

Graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker.

October 30—February 3, 2015

In the wake of multiple recent shootings of unarmed ethnic minority teens, substantial media attention has been directed toward discussions of how parents of color should prepare children for the realities of racism and discrimination.

October 30, 2014
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 174

Come meet writer/director Yuval Hameiri and see his Sundance Film Festival award-winning film: I think this is the closest to how the footage lookedHebrew with English subtitles, 2012, 9 minutes, color, Israel.2014 Sundance Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction.

October 30, 2014
1:00 pm

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Research SeminarAlicia R. Timmee-Laragy, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Environmental Health"Introduction to the National Institute on Aging"

October 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

David R.

October 30, 2014
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Celebrated author and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk, will be visiting UMass for the 2014 Troy Lecture. 

October 30, 2014
4:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Northeast Area Government and Northeast House Councils invite children and families in the campus community to participate in an indoor Trick-or-Treating event taking place through the Northeast Residential Area.

October 30, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area

UMass men's basketball team hosts American International College in the lone exhibition contest prior to the start of the much-anticipated 2014-15 season.

October 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Maria (Corinna Harfouch), a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark (André Hennicke), a Jewish actor. She accepts her dream job at a theater in Munich, but Mark is banned from performing—except at the Jewish Kulturbund Theatre in Berlin. Maria discovers she is unable to live without Mark, but the Nazi Nuremberg Laws strictly forbid their relationship. 

October 30, 2014
7:00 pm

National Yiddish Book Center
A conversation with Ellen Kaplan (Smith Theatre) and Priscilla Page (UMass Theater) following the 7:30pm performance.

October 30, 2014
10:00 pm

Rand Theater

The theme of the CMASS Community Building Day is "Masks of Oppression and Liberation."  Participants in this event will engage in artistic expression and dialogue around combating racism and cultural appropriation.

October 31, 2014
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics, assumes no previous experience using SPSS.

October 31, 2014
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Lederle Graduate Research Center, A210

Join UMass Dining as we celebrate Halloween in style with Fresh Maine Lobsters and 100% grass-fed beef steaks along with many additional wonderful treats.    Come dressed in your favorite costume and have a chance to win a prize! This is the biggest Halloween Party on campus, don't miss out on this great event.

October 31, 2014
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons