Month of October 2016
The work of photojournalist Diana Mara Henry spans four decades of political, social, and cultural change in America. 

August 31—January 13, 2017
This event does NOT occur on:
November 24, December 24—January 2, January 8

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level & Floor 25

The Faculty Senate is a representative body that is responsible for faculty participation in university planning and governance.

September 8, 2016 3:30 pm
October 6, 2016 3:30 pm
November 10, 2016 3:30 pm
December 15, 2016 3:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

“The Weight of Air” is a cross-disciplinary, multi-media exhibition by photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist James Gehrt.

September 13—October 6, 2016, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
September 11—October 2, 2016, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

The UMass Amherst Libraries host a series of interactive climate change events in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. 

September 12—October 31, 2016, Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm
September 21, 2016 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
September 29, 2016 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 20, 2016 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 4, 2016 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638 & 2601

Richard II and King John: Class will examine conflicting loyalties in emerging nationhood. 

September 13—November 8, 2016, Tuesdays 7:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 11

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Both artist/photographers were tasked with the challenge of choosing  twenty-five portraits from each others oeuvre.

September 14—October 14, 2016, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 18—October 9, 2016, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 10

Herter Art Gallery

This semester-long film series points us in fresh cinematic directions with a diverse array of contemporary films directed by women of Arab and Asian heritage.

September 14—November 9, 2016, Wednesdays 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

You may be eligible for a research study on Epstein-Barr virus, the virus that causes mono.

September 20—October 11, 2016, Tuesdays 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
September 21—October 12, 2016, Wednesdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm
September 15—October 13, 2016, Thursdays 5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University Health Services
This exhibition presents the history of Cobra through paintings, sculpture, prints and primary documents by artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. 

September 15—November 20, 2016, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 15—November 20, 2016, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11

University Museum of Contemporary Art, 35

The UMass Student Farmers' Market is a weekly event featuring locally grown produce, medicinal herb, handmade crafts, student art and an opportunity to get to know the amazing agricultural community on the UMass Campus.

September 16—November 18, 2016, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Lawn
UMass Amherst is participating in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Game Day Challenge, a national collegiate competition where colleges and universities implement recycling and compost programs to reduce waste at football games and tailgates.

September 17, 2016 3:00 pm
October 1, 2016 3:00 pm
October 29, 2016 12:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Marriott Meals is a core course within the HTM program in which students have the opportunity to manage the restaurant with a team of student employees. All meals are attentively managed, prepared and served by students.

September 20—December 14, 2016, Tue/Wed/Thu
This event does NOT occur on:
October 11—October 13, October 25, November 16, November 22—November 25, December 15

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

This exhibition showcases projects from the Department of Architecture’s Spring 2016 Graduate Design IV studio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The focus of the studio was to develop students’ skills in designing innovative, wood-constructed, mixed-use sustainable buildings.

September 22—October 21, 2016 10:00 am-6:00 pm

UMass NYPOP
A drop-in group for students of color facilitated by Michelle Youngblood of CMASS and Linda Scott, CCPH

September 22—December 15, 2016, Thursdays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 24

Wilder Hall, 102

Get your maroon and white on and join the Homecoming celebrations.

September 29—October 1, 2016

All Campus

Come to Walk-in clinics around campus and at UHS to get a flu vaccination.

September 29—October 27, 2016, Thursdays
October 7—October 28, 2016, Fridays

"Science and the Renaissance (Rocking the Boat) will explore science, providing some background before moving directly into the Renaissance, concentrating on the factors that seriously interfered with scientific development throughout its history in Europe and elsewhere. 

September 29—November 3, 2016, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Want to be part of the next generation of leaders in science and technology? Join fellow science majors in a program that tackles real-world problems through interdisciplinary team work: The Integrated Concentration in Science Program!

September 30—October 11, 2016

Online

 The event is an initiative of the Plant Biology Graduate Program that is designed to highlight an exciting area of plant biology by featuring a daylong program of speakers, along with a poster session for attendees from any institution to share their research. 

October 1, 2016
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Alumni, current students and friends are invited to campus to share their #StockbridgeStories.

October 1, 2016
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Paige Laboratory

Diana Henderson of MIT will give the keynote address at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies fourteenth annual graduate student conference. 

October 1, 2016
10:00 am

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Take part in this Homecoming tradition as you run our USATF-certified course with electronic timers.

October 1, 2016
10:00 am-11:00 am

Goodell Lawn
The College of Natural Sciences invites alumni, friends and families back to campus for interactive fun while learning about research projects led by current students.

October 1, 2016
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 2nd floor

Join us in connecting with the beauty of Western Massachusetts nature at one of the most popular Robert Frost trails in Amherst – the Amethyst Brook Conservation Area! It’s an easy-to-moderate hike by the river brook.We will provide water and energy bars; you bring extra water, snacks and bug spray as needed!

October 1, 2016
10:00 am

New Africa House, 127

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus.

October 1, 2016
10:30 am-11:30 am

McGuirk Stadium through downtown Amherst to Haigis Mall
Come meet Donna Sabella, the Seedworks Endowed Professor, and hear her vision for the Seedworks Social Justice mission for the College of Nursing.

October 1, 2016
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Share memories old and new, connect with alumni and find out what's happening in the department and on campus. 

October 1, 2016
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

PBS Tent on MinuteFan Way
International Students are invited to attend the UMass Men's Soccer match vs. Dayton, including a pre-game reception. 

October 1, 2016
12:00 pm

Rudd Field

The Football Tailgate Tent tradition is back at McGuirk Stadium. Swing by for a tailgate barbeque, entertainment and giveaways with plenty of activities for MinuteKids.

October 1, 2016
12:30 pm

MinuteFan Way at McGuirk Stadium, UMass Amherst
Men's Soccer vs. Dayton

October 1, 2016
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Put on your maroon and white and cheer for your Minutemen as they face Tulane in this year’s Homecoming football game.

October 1, 2016
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join the Black Alumni Network during Homecoming for a day full of fun activities.

October 1, 2016 6:30 pm-1:00 am

Malcolm X Cultural Center, Courtyard

The UMass hockey team takes on Dalhousie in an exhibition game

October 1, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass field hockey vs. Saint Francis

October 2, 2016
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Date change! Audition for the UMass Theater's spring production of Iben's Hedda Gabler.

October 2—October 3, 2016 6:00 pm-10:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 204

Michael Knodler's talk “The Intersection of Transportation and Public Policy” will draw from his experience in Civil and Environmental Engineering. This talk will focus on specific applications of public policy within the transportation domain.

October 3, 2016
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Zero Bey, former hip-hop rapper, U.S. Army veteran of two foreign wars, and peace and justice educator, presents a body of explosive paintings that deconstruct American racial narratives.

October 3—October 18, 2016, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:10 pm
October 5—October 20, 2016, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:10 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
October 10

Augusta Savage Gallery

This primer will prepare international students to participate in upcoming on-campus workshops where specific issues will be debated.

October 3, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Class with Marie Roche: Shakespear's Timon of Athens and King Lear.  

October 3—November 21, 2016, Mondays 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Dinner On Us program is free and includes dinner and supervised care for accompanying children on Monday evenings during the academic year.

October 3, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Jai Sen speaks on "Explorations into the Dynamics of Resistance and Dwelling Rights."

October 3, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

A conversation with artist/dancer Takao Kawaguchi about the LGBTQ scene in Japan.

October 3, 2016
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Barbara Abdeni Massaad, author, photographer and food writer talks about her efforts to alleviate the daily human suffering in the refugee camps located just a 45-minute drive from her Beirut home.

October 3, 2016
7:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC would like to invite you to our first Social Hour of this fall! This is a time for networking and making connections.

October 4, 2016
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Brokk Toggerson, UMass Amherst Physics Department, will present his talk reflecting on the effort to transition Physics 131 - Algebra-Based Introductory Physics I to a fully flipped model in the TBL space with integrated lab.

October 4, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Men's Soccer vs. Central Connecticut State

October 4, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Kawaguchi guides participants through his creative process with movement and line drawing. 

October 4, 2016
4:15 pm-5:45 pm

Totman Gym, Dance Studio

This event has been CANCELED.

October 4, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

An archival film screening of Admiring La Argentina featuring butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno with commentary by Bruce Baird, UMass Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures.

October 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 26th Floor

The Philadelphia 76ers team host the Boston Celtics in a preseason game at the Mullins Center.

October 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Pamela Olson discusses her award-winning memoir Fast Times in Palestine. Her talk combines photographs, stories, statistics, and readings to offer a penetrating glimpse into Palestinian life, culture, and politics. Q&A and book signing will follow.

October 4, 2016
8:00 pm

Sleepless at UMass? Find out how changing your sleep can change your life.

October 5, 2016
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Rob DeConto of UMass Amherst will speak about “The future fate of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and implications for New England.” DeConto's talk is part of “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by The Northeast Climate Science Center. 

October 5, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Michael Greenberg will give the Fall Sinauer Associates Distinguished Scientist Lecture on "Signaling networks that control synapse development and cognitive function.”

October 5, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 151

David Gruender of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Monteverdi and the Birth of Opera.”

October 5, 2016
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Paper presentation by Belinda Archibong of Barnard College.

October 5, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 9th Floor Conference Room

The History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presents a lecture by longtime civil rights attorney Flint Taylor.

October 5, 2016
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, Annex 231

Lauren Berger, the founder and CEO of internqueen.com, explains how to unlock the secrets to landing the internship that can start your career.

October 5, 2016
5:00 pm

Rebecca Spencer, associate professor Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of the graduate program in neuroscience, explains what sleep does for you, what happens when you don’t get enough and how to overcome sleep challenges.

October 5, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-805

Japanese artist/dancer Takao Kawaguchi re-creates the person of the legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno through his personal interpretation of Ohno's masterworks.

October 5, 2016
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Noa Even and Phil Pierick, saxophones, perform music by Kate Soper, David Coll, Felipe Lara and others.

October 5, 2016
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

What evidence determines a medical consensus? What methods generate good evidence? Does it matter who conducts the experiments? How are patients impacted? Miriam Soloman explores these questions and how evidence-based medicine has superseded other accounts of objectivity in medicine resulting in responses from the areas of translational medicine, personalized medicine, and precision medicine.

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S140

Jay Lund, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, presents “Drought and Global Change-Lessons from California.”

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Harvard University paleoanthropologist Dan Lieberman will use the lens of evolution to consider the kinds of physical activity and inactivity for which humans are adapted, and then consider their implications for health.

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Women's Soccer vs. George Mason

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Gladys Tzul Tzul, and Irma Alicia Valásquez Nimatuj present their scholarship and activism on Indigenous Women of the Americas.

October 6, 2016
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) would like to invite you to our annual Undergraduate & Graduate Student Mixer.

October 6, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

Have you given thought about what your power as a voter can be? Have you thought about how the candidates may affect Latinx communities?

October 6, 2016
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center, 203

The newest work from this bold, multilingual Los Angeles based dance company challenges audiences to confront the harsh realities of race in our country.

October 6, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating

Scholar Alex Dika Seggerman introduces the art and architecture of the Ottoman Empire.

October 6, 2016
7:30 pm

Smith College Graham Hall
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, performs music by Brahms, Etezady and a new work by Salvatore Macchia.

October 6, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

HackUMass is the largest hardware and software invention competition in the Pioneer Valley with over 600 developers, designers, and hackers from all over the country.

October 7—October 9, 2016 6:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, All 3 floors

Conference sessions are led by scholars, researchers, students and practitioners that demonstrate and investigate how contemplative practices are being used in higher education to build more just and humane relationships and institutions and will include: research presentations, experiential workshops, contemplative practice sessions, performances, roundtable conversations and panel discussions.

October 7—October 9, 2016 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center

Enjoy a full day of golf at Hickory Ridge Golf Club while supporting UMass Baseball.

October 7, 2016
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hickory Ridge Golf Club
Enjoy an intimate discussion with the Apple co-founder, innovator and philanthropist Steve Wozniak.

October 7, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club, Boston MA
Come be a part of this fall festival consisting of activities such as pumpkin painting, cider donuts and fresh apple cider, and groovy jukebox vibes all under the roof of Earthfoods cafe.

October 7, 2016
6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Earthfoods Cafe

The Minutemen take on Colorado College in the season opener.

October 7, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Minutemen take on Colorado College at the Mullins Center

October 8, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Women's Soccer vs. George Washington

October 9, 2016
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Nadine Shank, piano, performs with Hannah Berube, Angela Space, John Salvi, Estella Olevsky, Jonathan Swift and David Nielsen.

October 9, 2016
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Columbus Day is observed as a state holiday.

October 10, 2016

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, a Monday class schedule will be followed.

October 11, 2016

You've waited all year for this. Submit your best photos of UMass Amherst to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassFallPhoto — three winners will each receive Amazon gift cards.

October 11—October 31, 2016

Online

Carlos Santiago Arroyo will discuss the historical context of Santos de Palo in Puerto Rico, notable carvers, and their styles. 

October 11, 2016
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

In a blend of research and storytelling, WOMEN WHO ARE FREE draws from Priscilla Page's most recent interviews with contemporary Latina theater artists in Chicago. And, performing the traditional music of the Arab world, Layaali preserves the rich legacy of its cultur

October 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

 

October 12—November 9, 2016, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
October 16—November 6, 2016, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

Wesley M. Daniel of Michigan State University, Nick Sievert of University of Missouri, and Jana Steward of USGS/ Wisconsin Water Science Center will speak about “FishTail: a decision support tool for assessing the conservation status of fish habitats in the NE CSC region.”

October 12, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Ernie Gallo of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on the topic of Galileo.

October 12, 2016
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Richard Jackson, professor of peace studies and deputy director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, New Zealand, speaks on "Pacifism as a Discursive Resistance to Contemporary Studies."

October 12, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

A candlelight literary soireé and dramatic reading from Ifa Bayeza’s acclaimed novel Some Sing, Some Cry, co-authored with her sister Ntozake Shange.

October 12, 2016
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Berthiaume Center will be hosting a Pitch Camp for those interested in participating in the Innovation Challenge this academic year.

October 12, 2016
7:00 pm

The fair will feature local internship opportunities in the arts and arts management fields

October 13, 2016
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Yasemin Gülsüm Acar of Özyeğin University speaks on "The role of empowerment and identity politicization on collective action participation.

October 13, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Dennis Childs is associate professor of African American literature and an affiliate faculty member of the department of ethnic studies and critical gender studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

October 13, 2016
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Jennifer Higginbotham of Ohio State University will be presenting a Five College Renaissance Seminar titled "Mary Wroth's Blank Spaces." 

October 13, 2016
4:30 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The UMass Amherst Department of Music presents: "Intercultural Musical Explorations in a Coffeehouse Opera" featuring Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, composer, and Robert Labaree, music historian.

October 13, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Artist, author and educator Phyllis Kornfeld talks about her work with incarcerated men and women around the country and Chris Tinson of Hampshire College highlights the work of organizations dedicated to curbing society’s reliance on incarceration.

October 13, 2016
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Join the International Group Series for informal conversation to connect and think about easy mid-semester changes you can apply to your teaching to regain your joy of teaching.

October 14, 2016
10:00 am-11:30 am

Campus Center, 805-09

Leslie Chambers was appointed President and CEO of the American Parkinson Disease Association in August of 2012 and brings to the role a rich background in successful management and leadership experience from the non-profit voluntary health sector.

October 14, 2016
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330

The UMass Amherst Libraries host Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehab Facility in Conway, Mass. for an interactive presentation featuring live birds of prey. 

October 14, 2016
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

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

UMass field hockey vs. Davidson

October 14, 2016
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

UMass graduate and Assistant Professor of Political Science at UMass Boston, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro, presents “Material Transferences of Agency in Antigone: Afro-Pessimism Meets Subaltern Studies" as part of the UMass Political Theory Graduate Alumni Lecture Series - Fall 2016.

October 14, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Enjoy great conversation over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

October 14, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

Swimming & Diving vs. Army

October 14, 2016
5:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

The Latin American Cultural Center hosts a panel of Latino graduate students who will talk about their experiences growing up and navigating the educational system to get to where they want to be.

October 14, 2016
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Hampden Dining Commons, Rm. 203

Puerto Rican poet Lydia Cortes reads from work that is strongly influenced by her identity and guitarist and vocalist Art Steele brings excitement and lots of skill with his stellar ensemble.

October 14, 2016
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The UMass Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band open their 2016-2017 season with music that encourages you to travel. Symphony Band opens the concert with a journey across America and the Wind Ensemble takes you “away” to exotic Greece, Scotland, Bohemia, and South Carolina, with electronics.

October 14, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

"You have never heard anything like this before - because nothing like it has existed until now."

October 14, 2016
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for the 7th Annual SPHHS Fall Celebration.

October 15, 2016
10:00 am

Fine Arts Center, Atrium

Start your game-day with a hearty helping of delicious food and UMass pride at the Football Tailgate Tent at Gillette Stadium. 

October 15, 2016
1:30 pm-6:30 pm

Gillette Stadium
UMass football vs. Louisiana Tech

October 15, 2016
3:30 pm

Gillette Stadium

This 9, 18 or 36-mile bike ride and 5K fun run/walk around campus supports the community service and environmental programs of UMass Hillel. It also supports your student group or organization.

October 16, 2016
9:00 am-1:30 pm

All Campus

The Hamden Gallery celebrates the opening of  “Diasporan Portraits” by Eileen Claveloux. In Claveloux's series, each of her subjects is descended from a family with one or more ancestors among the 1.5 million who perished in the Armenian Genocide.  

October 16, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

UMass field hockey vs. Northeastern

October 16, 2016
2:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Last day fror graduate students to drop courses with a record of "DR."

October 17, 2016

UMass Poll and the Department of Political Science present a lecture by Tali Mendelberg of Princeton University titled "College Socialization and the Economic Views of Affluent Americans."

October 17, 2016
11:00 am

Campus Center, 903

Steven Feld, distinguished professor emeritus of anthropology and music (ethnology) at University of New Mexico, visits for a lecture, screening and discussion.

October 17, 2016
12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N345

Lory Janelle Dance presents "An Educator, An Activist, and A Sociologist Walk Into A Bar...  Comic Relief or Relief or Racial/Ethnic Ridicule?"

October 17, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

The 2016 UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Distinguished Annual Lecture presents a lecture by Talitha L. LeFlouria, University of Virginia.

October 17, 2016
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Dinner On Us parent-to-parent roundtable offers parents of young children the opportunity to learn more about themselves while acquiring new approaches to raising children.

October 17, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Read, explore, analyze and discuss a series of materials written on the life and legacy of Malcolm X, including two documentaries and a photography collection.

October 17, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons, Malcolm X Cultural Center

A screening of Steven Feld's film, "J.C. "J.C. Abbey: Ghana's Puppeteer."

October 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S350

The UMass Innovation Challenge competitive events are designed to help and reward UMass students and young alumni who want to pursue a novel business idea and develop it into a marketable product.

October 17, 2016
11:55 pm

You are encouraged to apply to be the 2017 Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker to share your thoughts as a graduating senior and have a lead role in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

October 18—February 7, 2017

Online

Senior portrait and professional portrait opportunities are available through Ultimate Exposures®.

October 18—October 20, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

This interactive workshop is aimed at participants across all disciplines who seek effective and practical teaching strategies that foster motivation in their classrooms across diverse students. 

October 18, 2016, Tuesdays 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
October 25, 2016, Tuesdays 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center, 805-09

Professor Donald Fisher of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering will present his talk, “The Eyes Have It: A Window into the Mind.” 

October 18, 2016
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Charlana Y. Simmons of Student Success and Diversity in the College of Natural Sciences will discuss the state of diversity in STEM at UMass, providing details about the enrollment, persistence and success of students from diverse backgrounds in STEM.

October 18, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

Over 3.1 billion people rely on inefficient fuels to meet their daily cooking needs. The resulting scourge of household air pollution kills over four million people annually. 

October 18, 2016
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 231

The UMass Amherst Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) presents "Visioning a Vibrant and Safe Nightlife Locally: It's Your Turn to Speak Up!" 

October 18, 2016
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

AmherstWorks
Panelists discuss Question 2, which would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education per year.

October 18, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz Ensemble perform under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes and Felipe Salles.

October 18, 2016
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The artist says, '“...My woven abstractions, landscapes and portraits are emotional reactions to the absurdity of the human species, world politics, and our changing environment. "

October 19—November 16, 2016, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 23—November 13, 2016, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11

Herter Art Gallery

I was drawn to the elementary school photos. The kids spoke to me in ways that I cannot explain in its fullness.  

October 19—November 16, 2016, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 23—November 13, 2016, Saturdays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 11

Herter Art Gallery

“The Misanthrope” is written by Molière, adapted by Constance Congdon ‘82G and directed by Mary Corinne Miller.

October 19, 2016 7:30 pm
October 21—October 22, 2016 7:30 pm
October 27—October 29, 2016 7:30 pm
October 29, 2016 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

General information session with UMass Medical School director Debra Hines for students interested in learning how to apply and gain admission to medical school.

October 19, 2016
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 201

Brett Gamboa of Dartmouth College will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Shakespeare vs.

October 19, 2016
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Join Associate Dean for Professional Programs, John Wells, to learn more about the MSB&A program. 

October 19, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

We are in the era of instant information.

October 19, 2016
6:30 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Audrie and Daisy is a film about the power of of survivor networks, and more specifically, about the power teen peers to reverse the tragic effects of online and in-person bullying. 

October 19, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The topic for our second talk of the semester is: "Let's talk about it: Diversity and Teaching Inclusively in STEM Fields.”

October 20, 2016
11:45 am-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 911-15

Women's Soccer vs. Duquesne

October 20, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Amartya Sen's lecture, “What's the Use of Human Rights?,” asks whether human rights can close the gap between the concept of capabilities and their operationalization through policy and collective action.   

October 20, 2016
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Ryka Aoki, professor of English at Santa Monica College at speaks on "Writing as a Queer, Trans, Woman of Color."

October 20, 2016
5:00 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

The Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board plans events such as field trips, a student art showcase, and open mic nights.

October 20, 2016
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Dickinson, 10

Jazz Lab Ensemble, performing with the Graduate Jazz Composers Ensemble, is directed by Nate Gowem.

October 20, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Miranda Lambert will be bringing her #HighwayVagabondTour to the Mullins Center on Friday, Feb. 3 with special guests Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers.

October 21, 2016
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) for the opening of its new state-of-the-art research facilities.

October 21, 2016
10:00 am

Life Science Laboratories, S330 & S340

Research in Music Lecture Series presents Kirill Zikanov, Yale University.

October 21, 2016
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 272

Join the Student Alumni Association (SAA) to make a splash for philanthropy at the Multicolor Mile run or walk, a one-mile loop through campus.

October 21, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Goodell Building Lawn
Jeff Donovan ’91 (Burn Notice), and Rob Corddry ’93 (Ballers) are back in town to honor their mentor, professor emeritus Ed Golden, and will deliver a pre-show talk about the training they received by working on shows in the Department of Theater with Golden and other faculty members.

October 21, 2016
6:45 pm-7:15 pm

Rand Theater

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Army  at the Mullins Center.

October 21, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join the Charlotte and Triangle Area Alumni Networks in Columbia as the Minutemen take on the Gamecocks at the University of South Carolina.

October 22, 2016

Seawell's
Men's Soccer vs. Virginia Commonwealth University.

October 22, 2016
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

A fundraiser to help provide access to medical care, education, and to aid in the development of impoverished areas across the world. Show a flyer or tell your server and 15% of your check will be donated.

October 23, 2016
11:00 am-10:00 pm

Bertucci's Amherst
Women's Soccer vs. Virginia Commonwealth University.

October 23, 2016
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program and the Society of Women Engineers, this event is geared towards female high school students (grades 9-12) to introduce them to the field of engineering, but other students are welcome.

October 24, 2016
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Lower Level

Printmaker Erika Radich responds to the 2015 Nepal earthquake, witnessing the wounds within familiar people and places while also celebrating earth in its constant formation.

October 24—November 8, 2016, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 26—November 10, 2016, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Recipients of the CLACLS Summer Pre-Dissertation Research Award will present on their research. 

October 24, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

Enjoy great conversation with students and UMass community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

October 24, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

“The Viking Age Colonization of the North Atlantic and the Importance of Being First” is the subject to be addressed by Douglas Bolender, Research Assistant Professor at the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research and the Department of Anthropology at UMass Boston. 

October 24, 2016
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

CMASS, LSAMP and Kaplan are hosting a Free GRE Review Class and Graduate School Admission Session to help students gain a better understanding of the Graduate School Admission process and GRE Exam.

October 24, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Wilder Hall, Rm. 201

Dinner On Us parent-to-parent roundtable offers parents of young children the opportunity to learn more about themselves while acquiring new approaches to raising children.

October 24, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The Student Union will be open for early voting for anyone registered to vote in Amherst.

October 25—November 1, 2016, Tuesdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
October 27—November 3, 2016, Thursdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union

An overview for graduate students of open access and the benefits of choosing open access for electronic theses and dissertations.

October 25, 2016
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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

Claire Wardle, former communications director for UNHCR U.S., will give a lecture on "Advocacy and Communication Technology" as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Migration.

October 25, 2016
4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

This film documents the apocalyptic destruction being wrought today by illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon.

October 25, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

This free, hands-on Internship and Scholarship Opportunities Workshop will feature HFA Alums and University staff who will provide students with strategies to help them be more successful as they identify and apply to internships and scholarships.

October 25, 2016
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Club fair featuring RSOs, departments and other organizations involved in sustainable efforts on campus.

October 26, 2016
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, First Floor

Laura Quilter, copyright and information policy librarian, will provide an overview of Wikipedia’s principles, an introduction to the mechanics of editing pages and communicating with others, and an overview of how the Wikipedia Education program works.

October 26, 2016
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Zeynep Civcik, University of California Berkeley School of Law, presents her talk titled “Democracy, Nationalism, Secularism, Military and Society: Israel and Turkey in Comparative Perspective."

October 26, 2016
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Jeff Goodhind, librarian at the Renaissance Center, will be presenting a Rare Book Show and Tell from the Center’s collections.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The College of Information and Computer Sciences presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring Dieter Fox, University of Washington.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151

Through its richly textured account of the motorcycle as both icon and commodity, “The Devil’s Wheels” teases out the intricacies of gender and class in the Weimar years.

October 26, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 546

The challenge is for interdisciplinary teams to conceptualize a product with regard to its scientific and technological design, identify customers and create a business plan for the product’s commercialization. 

October 26, 2016
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

The event will provide a chance for students to explore potential areas of study; majors, minors, certificates, study abroad, domestic exchange, five college interchange and other options available at the University.

October 26, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center Auditorium, First Floor Concourse

The History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Resisting Police Violence in Springfield and Beyond: Mothers, Scholars, and Queer People of Color Speak Out,” an evening of conversation with local and national voices:

October 26, 2016
7:00 pm

Scibelli Hall Auditorium, Springfield Technical and Community College, Building 2
Information forum hosted by sustainable faculty members, as well as an allotted time for student questions. 

October 26, 2016
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S131

This workshop will provide an introduction to the current state of funder mandates and the library resources available to you to facilitate meeting compliance requirements.

October 27, 2016
10:00 am-11:30 am

Life Science Laboratories, S330

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) history professor Rhonda Y.

October 27, 2016
12:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS), the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Students (ALACS), and Graduate Colombian Students at UMASS invite the campus community to a debate with scholars and activists about the current political situation in South America.

October 27, 2016
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium, Rm. 168

Stop by the Humanities and Fine Arts Advising Center in Machmer E20 and get some cupcakes or donuts while you meet advisers and ask any questions that you have.

October 27, 2016
2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Machmer Hall, E20

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Joseph's

October 27, 2016
3:30 pm

Rudd Field

Marilyn Blaustein, assistant chancellor for Institutional Research, will be honored at a retirement reception on Thursday, Oct.

October 27, 2016
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Communication alumni at various stages of their careers return to campus to meet with current Communication students and offer career advice and support.

October 27, 2016
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, HUB

A celebration of the University of Massachusetts Press publication of Stephen Clingman's Birthmark,  a memoir of divided vision set in a divided South Africa. 

October 27, 2016
7:00 pm

Amherst Books
Over 70 children in the Senya fishing community in the central region of Ghana are trafficked, both domestic and international, to serve their masters in the fishing industry every year.

October 28, 2016
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

UMass field hockey vs. Lock Haven (Senior Day)

October 28, 2016
2:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

As a geologist and geomorphologist, David Montegomery, a MacArthur Fellow, will explore the journey of he and his wife Anne Bikle, an ecologist, in the relationship between soil microbes and health.

October 28, 2016
3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-211

Come support your Minutemen as they take on New Hampshire at the Mullins Center.

October 28, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Music includes Beethoven: “Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus;” Beethoven: “Violin Concerto in D Major Op.61” with soloist Elizabeth Chang, violin; and Hindemith: Symphony: “Mathis der Maler.”

October 28, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Invigorate your UMass pride before the Minutemen take on the Wagner Seahawks.

October 29, 2016
10:00 am-4:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

This open house is for high school singers and their teachers and parents.

October 29, 2016
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass football meets Wagner at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in the season home finale.

October 29, 2016
12:00 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. George Washington

October 29, 2016
12:00 pm

Rudd Field

Come support your Minutemen as they take on Boston College at the Mullins Center.

October 29, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Costume party, Pizza and screening of Eolomea (GDR, 1972, 79 min., color).

October 30, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

TBA
Gilles Vonsattel, piano, presents music by Schumann, Brahms, George Benjamin and Webern.

October 30, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join a research study and earn $25 compensation for each study visit.

October 31—November 17, 2016

University Health Services (UHS), South Clinic

Mock Interviews are a chance to network with top employers, practice interviewing skills, learn what employers look for and more.

October 31, 2016
November 1, 2016
November 2, 2016
November 3, 2016

Goodell Hall, Rm. 511

The Northeast Area Government and Northeast House Councils invite families and children to their annual fun, safe, and weather-friendly trick or treating event taking place through the Northeast Residential Area. 

October 31, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area
UMass Amherst alumni guest artists Andrew Stetson, trumpet and Becca Zeisler, piano perform music by American composers with a world premier commission by Mark Hagerty.

October 31, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center is hosting screenings of three movies for their Native Film Festival for 2016.  The first film presented is “What We do in the Shadow.”

October 31, 2016
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Chadbourne House