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

August 31—January 13, 2017
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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 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
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October 11

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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)

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
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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
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
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October 11—October 13, October 25, November 16, November 22—November 25, December 15

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

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
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November 24

Wilder Hall, 102

"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
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
 

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

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

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
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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
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November 11

Herter Art Gallery

Donate a new stuffed bear to help the Student Alumni Association (SAA) Teddy Bear Drive.  SAA will give bears to local children in need this holiday season.

November 1—November 30, 2016

Memorial Hall (Next to Old Chapel)
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

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

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

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

October 31—November 17, 2016

University Health Services (UHS), South Clinic

Residence Education believes that the Resident Assistant (RA) position is one of the most crucial student leadership positions within the university.

November 1—November 29, 2016 12:00 am-12:00 pm

Online

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

November 1, 2016
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

Professor Becky Wai-Ling Packard will talk about her new book “Successful STEM Mentoring for Underrepresented Students: A Research-Based Guide.”

November 1, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Ginetta Candelario reads from a first of its kind collection of primary documents related to the birth and development of feminism in the Dominican Republic.

November 1, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent.

November 1, 2016
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Awaken your inner creativity.  Join us and lean how to create Native art using beads.

November 1—December 13, 2016, Tuesdays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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November 22

Chadbourne House

Film screening of Carla (Karla, GDR, 1965/90, 129 min., b&w) followed by Q&A with the director.

November 1, 2016
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 240

Come join our International Group Series for this conversation with other faculty, post-docs and graduate TAs. Together we will engage with the “5 Whys” technique to collaboratively problem-solve your teaching challenges, and identify teaching strategies that are appropriate for your classroom.

November 2, 2016
12:00 pm-1:30 am

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

Andrew Laird of Brown University will give the annual Classical Legacy Lecture at the Renaissance Center. 

November 2, 2016
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

FREE screening of Half of Life (Hälfte des Lebens, GDR, 1984, 93 min., color, 35mm), followed by a Q&A with the Director.

November 2, 2016
7:00 pm

Amherst Cinema
Historian Peter Gottschalk traces the arc of American religious discrimination and shows that religious groups from Quakers and Pagans to Catholics, Jews and Muslims have been subjected to similar patterns of persecution.

November 2, 2016
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, 174

 Rajeshwari Deshpande, professor of politics at Savitribai Phule Pune University in India, speaks on "Inequalities, Hierarchies and Texts of Power: Life and Politics of Caste in the Post 'Mandal' Moment."

November 3, 2016
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program presents The Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence, designed to promote interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and students interested in the topics of conflict, violence, and peace, from a wide range of departments across campus. 

November 3, 2016
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Michael Penn, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College, will give a lecture titled "Something Old and Something New: Computer Assisted Paleography and the Analysis of Ancient Manuscripts." 

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Professor Charles Mills of the CUNY Graduate Center will deliver a lecture entitled “Race and Justice.”  This will be the Inaugural Gary Matthews Memorial Lecture, and is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Lisa Bowleg gives an overview of intersectionality, its black feminist activist and theoretical roots and its recent odysseys into social science and behavioral research with understudied populations such as black heterosexual and gay and bisexual men

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

The College of Information and Computer Sciences invites New England area alumni to its annual alumni meet-up.

November 3, 2016
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

TripAdvisor
Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, ragamalas (sets of paintings related to musical modes) were produced in great abundance at the major and minor courts of South Asia.

November 3, 2016
6:30 pm

Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with writer Sabina Murray.

November 3, 2016
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

The Department of Sociology is hosting the first interdisciplinary graduate student conference on ethnographic methodologies.

November 4—November 5, 2016

Campus Center

Graduate Film Certificate and PhD degree recipients present talks.

November 4, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S350

The College of Information and Computer Sciences presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring  Avi Wigderson.

November 4, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151

UMass graduate and Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Politics at Brown University, Claire Brault, presents “Beyond Utopia: Capitalist Futurism v. Eco-Temporalities“ as part of the UMass Political Theory Graduate Alumni Lecture Series - Fall 2016.

November 4, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Teams, consisting of three members, strive to arrive first at “pit stops” at the end of each leg of the race.

November 4, 2016
6:30 pm-11:00 pm

All Campus

A free workshop to hear percussionist Nitin Mitta, as he explores the exciting rhythmic intricacies of time cycles.

November 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA
Come support your Minutemen as they take on the Huskies from Connecticut at the Mullins Center.

November 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Swing by the Student Union Ballroom for an exciting UMass Night Out featuring the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, opened by UMass' very own Toast.

November 4, 2016
8:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

The annual symposium brings together peer-to-peer student sustainability educators/leaders, sometimes called ‘Eco-Reps,’ from many different colleges and universities in the Northeast to learn and be inspired by each other for a half-day conference.

November 5, 2016
11:00 am-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Retired Professor E. Wayne Abercrombie returns as guest conductor.

November 5, 2016
7:30 pm

Grace Church
Alam Khan, son of the legendary Sarode Maestro Ali Akbar Khan continues the purity of his father’s musical style while adding his own individual touch as a 21st century musician.

November 5, 2016
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Join the Triangle Area Alumni Network to volunteer at the City of Oaks Marathon benefiting the Rex Healthcare Foundation and YMCA. Help us keep dedicated runners hydrated by passing out water as they run by during the fourth mile.

November 6, 2016
6:00 am-9:00 am

City of Oaks Marathon
Learn about new technical resources for solving the challenges of artistic playing.

November 6, 2016
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Harper and The Minstrel will perform a program titled “When I See Wynter Coming.” 

November 6, 2016
2:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

UHS offers flu vaccination for UMass Amherst students, and for faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at the health center.

November 10, 2016 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
November 17, 2016 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
November 18, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Walk in and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV today.

November 7, 2016
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 165

David Jensen's talk “The  Larger Role of Computational Thinking in Public Policy Issues” will draw from his experience in Information and Computer Sciences.

November 7, 2016
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Kevin A. Young, Department of History, presents “Revolutionary Coalition Building in EL Salvador: Urban and Rural Radicals in the 1970s.”

November 7, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

Dinner On Us program is free and includes dinner and supervised care for accompanying children on Monday evenings during the academic year. 

November 7, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Come to this interactive workshop with local civil rights attorney Luke Ryan and learn about how to assert and protect your rights if you are stopped, questioned, arrested or have any other encounter with law enforcement.

November 7, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center, 904

Opus One Chamber Orchestra performs music by Schubert, Bartók and Dvořák.

November 7, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join your colleagues for the next in this series of informal TEFD Diversity Lunch Talks through which we want to explore issues related to diversity, inclustion and equity in teaching.

November 8, 2016
11:45 am-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 162-75

Join Associate Dean for Professional Programs John Wells to learn more about the Isenberg Business Leadership Development Program.

November 8, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

The iCons (Integrative Concentration in Science) Program welcomes Professor Dan Nocera, a leading energy scientist from Harvard University, who will lead an interactive workshop in the format of an iCons case study on energy capture and storage.

November 8, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N-151

Join us for election night results. Watch in real time. All are welcome. 

November 8, 2016
7:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Apart from the Manns, no one family has influenced modern German culture more than the Cassierers.  Sigrid Bauschinger tells the story of this uniquely gifted family.

November 9, 2016
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Humphrey Tonkin, University of Hartford, will offer a lecture and a new Special Collection of the UMass Library will be introduced: the Allan C. Boschen Esperanto Collection.

November 9, 2016
4:00 pm

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

The UMass Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) gets you ready for winter driving with car care basics and tips on the best safety equipment to keep in your car.

November 9, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 201

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the University Without Walls with alumni and friends.

November 9, 2016
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
The Isenberg School of Management, in partnership with the UMass Graduate School, has developed the first degree of its kind designed especially for non-business majors to make them more competitive in every kind of organization.

November 9, 2016
5:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

"After The Fire," a special fire safety program with guest speakers Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, survivors of the 2000 fire at Seton Hall University. that claimed the lives of three students and injured 58 others.

November 9, 2016
7:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

"Does God Exist?," a faculty debate hosted by the University Union.

November 9, 2016
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Mahar Auditorium

Showcasing their brand new show, Shanghai Nights, the Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China make a dramatic appearance on the UMass Concert Hall stage with an acrobatic plethora of physical energy and colorful pageantry.

November 9, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join UMass Amherst Air Force and Army ROTC in honoring our nation's veterans and the veterans in the campus community at a Veterans Day vigil.. Watch the first beginning of the Veterans Day Vigil Opening Ceremony on Facebook Live beginning at 4 p.m.

November 10—November 11, 2016 4:00 pm-4:00 am

Memorial Hall, East side outside, facing the Campus Pond

The College of Information and Computer Sciences presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring Daniel Jackson.

November 10, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151

Giovanna Dell'Orto will present as part of the Social Science Matters speaker series on Migration.

November 10, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communication Hub, 3rd Floor

A panel discussion with scholars, activists and lawyers on the history and current realities of the migrant detention regime.

November 10, 2016
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Adam Zucker of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Five College Renaissance Seminar titled “Antihonorificabilitudinitatibus: Love's Labour's Lost and the Pedantic Text.”

November 10, 2016
4:30 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Veterans Day is observed as a state and federal holiday.

November 11, 2016

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

November 11, 2016
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Competition is for the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra.  Winner(s) to perform at the May 1, 2017 Orchestra concert.

November 12, 2016
9:00 am

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

November 12, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join fellow Cape Cod alumni for an afternoon of entertainment and fun. Begin the day at Chillingsworth's to enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch.

November 13, 2016
11:00 am

Chillingsworth's Restaurant
From the battlefields of the US Civil War, to the trenches of the Somme and forts of Verdun, large-scale black and white photographs reveal our collective historical memory as it inhabits our landscape today. 

November 13—December 14, 2016 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
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November 14—December 14, Mon/Sat, November 24

Hampden Gallery

Pianist Anthony Davis and saxophonist Jason Robinson use telepathic interplay, inspired improvisation, and dynamic original compositions to carry listeners to a brilliant and evocative soundscape marked by emotional subtlety, a vast array of sounds and poignant melodicism. 

November 13, 2016
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Masterclasses with the Dover String Quartet: Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello.

November 14, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall, & FAC Rm. 152

The Department of Development and Alumni Relations will be in the Campus Center to hand out over 103,000 M&Ms to students passing through, which represents the 103,000 donors to the UMass Rising Campaign.

November 14, 2016 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 15, 2016 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center

"A Point of View" is a collection of miniatures, full size paintings, objects and writings inspired by everyday people.

November 14—November 29, 2016 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
November 16—December 2, 2016, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 21—November 25

Augusta Savage Gallery

Rafael Rodríguez Beltrán speaks on "The French Revolution and the Caribbean in Alejo Carpentier’s 'Explosion in a Cathedral'" (El siglo de las luces). 

November 14, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 519

Attorney Dan Berger, Curran and Berger LLP Immigration Law, presents his talk titled "Immigration Hot Topics and Future Visa Strategies for Employment and Beyond."

November 14, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

Join us on Goodell Lawn behind the Old Chapel. Enjoy some warm seasonal beverages, listen to some cool jazz, decorate and light a bag in honor of disability access.  Sponsored by Disability Services.

November 14, 2016
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Old Chapel, Lawn

The Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and CMASS present Gyasi Ross as the guest speaker to celebrate Native Heritage Month.

November 14, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Campus Center, 10th Floor, Rm. 1009

Dinner On Us program is free and includes dinner and supervised care for accompanying children on Monday evenings during the academic year.

November 14, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

A panel discussion examining the ways in which racism and unhealthy masculine norms impact the well-being of men of color and contribute to reinforcing the stigma associated with seeking support for mental health, alcohol and drug abuse and bias-related violence.

November 14, 2016
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Hampden Dining Commons, Latin American Cultural Center (LACC – 2nd Floor, Southwest Residential Area, above Southwest Café)

Moderators Max Page and Marla Miller engage panelists and the audience in an open discussion of the future of historic preservation. 

November 14, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Jones Library
Do you need funding to progress your venture idea to the next stage of development? The UMass Innovation Challenge Seed Pitch Competition is awarding equity-free funding to the most promising ventures on campus.

November 14, 2016
11:55 pm

Rodney Petersen, director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, speaks on “Pathways for a Career in Cybersecurity: Insights for Educators, Employers, and Job Seekers.”

November 15, 2016
1:30 pm

All Campus

Jewish comedian Jesse Appell builds the bridge between China and the West with his jokes, stories of censorship, and tales of what it's like to be Jewish in a country weirdly obsessed with Jews. 

November 15, 2016
4:00 pm

Geology Professor Mark Leckie presents a lecture on the STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) Project. 

November 15, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

The penitentiary system in early America exploited racist ideologies, gender norms, sexual desire, and antipathy towards the poor to justify its existence and expansion.

November 15, 2016
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Undergraduate mentoring dinner hosted by Graduate Women in STEM with information on the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

November 15, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Marcus Hall, Gunness Student Center

Joan M. Sorrano gives her talk titled “Here and the Hereafter.” 

November 15, 2016
5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 227

Join us for our next TechTalk, “Pathways for a Career in Cybersecurity: Insights for Educators, Employers, and Job Seekers.” 

November 15, 2016
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Online

Join the Communication Club for a screening and discussion of “Sugar Coated,” a powerful documentary distributed by the Media Education Foundation, on the sugar industry.

November 15, 2016
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Hub, 3rd floor

For this special event, renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez accompanies the film, Birdman, live, recreating his explosive, Golden Globe-nominated and Grammy-winning score that forms the heartbeat of the film. 

November 15, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

A Friday class schedule will be followed.

November 16, 2016

Viola masterclass with guest Rictor Noren.

November 16, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Meet employers from a variety of industries in the non-profits and social services.

November 16, 2016
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Shay Hazkani, assistant professor of Jewish Studies at University of Maryland College Park, presents his talk on the soldiers who fought in the 1948 war, based upon sources including troves of letters sent home by soldiers.

November 16, 2016
12:15 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Ambarish Karmalkar of UMass Amherst will speak about a “Framework for selecting climate models for impacts studies in the Northeast.” Karmalkar's talk is part of  “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by The Northeast Climate Science Center.

November 16, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Robert Calderbank will speak on his work with data storage.

November 16, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151

Lelia Kawar speaks on "Legal activism and deportation resistance: Comparative and historical perspectives" as part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series.

November 16, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

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

November 16, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

James E. Distinguished Professor emeritus in English and Judaic and Near Eastern Studies  and founding director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, will reflect on the expectations that countries bring to their painful memorial debates and discuss other topics.

November 16, 2016
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Join us for “Feminist Pedagogies in Difficult National Moments,” a timely discussion between graduate students, staff, and faculty seeking creative, strategic, and sustainable ways to address difficult conversations currently taking place in our classrooms.

November 16, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2220

The Walk for Light is an opportunity for students and staff to work together to identify safety-related issues on campus and document those concerns for repair or other appropriate follow-up. 

November 16, 2016
5:30 pm

Student Union, lobby

The All-University Orchestra performs Schubert: Overture in C; Grieg: In Autumn; Bizet: Symphony in C.

November 16, 2016
6:30 pm

Grace Church
Thinking about life after UMass? If you want “real world” answers and advice on next steps in your academic or professional career, just ask someone who has been there.

November 16, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Marriott Center (Campus Center, 11th Floor)
Provost Katherine Newman will moderate a panel discussion involving some of the campus' most distinguished faculty:Paul Collins on the courts and judicial behavior.

November 16, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Toussaint Liberator and The Naya Rockers perform a benefit reggae concert for the children of Haiti. 

November 16, 2016
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Have fun and get motivated to quit tobacco with events marking the Great American Smokeout.

November 17, 2016
10:00 am-8:30 pm

All Campus

Postdoctoral researcher Özden Melis Uluğ speaks on “Solidarity is the kindness between peoples," an exploration of solidarity experiences among activists and academics for peace in Turkey.

November 17, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Faculty are invited to come talk with colleagues about teaching, and stay after for dinner with family and friends. Creative teaching salons are informal conversations on creative teaching and active learning.

November 17, 2016
3:45 pm-5:00 pm

University Club

William Blomquist, professor of political science and adjunct professor of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, speaks on "Notes from the Underground On the Role of Governance in Natural Resource Management."

November 17, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S231

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of sociology at Duke University, prior to his public lecture.

November 17, 2016
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th floor

Please join us for a Trans Day of Remembrance Service to be a part of our community and remember with us the people we have lost and the legacy that our community has. Join us to remember the violence with which people were taken from our community, and the love we still have.

November 17, 2016
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

UMass Hillel
Duke University sociology professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will provide some ideas for how to reframe the agenda and the struggle for racial justice in historically white colleges and universities (HWCUs).   

November 17, 2016
6:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The Humanities and Fine Arts Student Leadership Board is open to all students with an interest in the humanities or arts.

November 17—December 8, 2016, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Dickinson, 10

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

November 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the Du Bois Library, from the Lower Level to Floor 26. Participants must register in advance by November 10.

November 17, 2016
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level to Floor 26

Euridice Ensembles Baroque Band, directed by Robert Eisenstein, performs Italian music for strings.

November 17, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The 2016 Western Mass. Health Equity Summit brings a wide range of practitioners, professionals, young adults, and community leaders together to take steps to advance health equity in the region by working, learning, and taking action together.

November 18, 2016
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Landscape Management is offering a wide range of holiday and office plants including mixed herbs boxes, amaryllis, holiday cactus, paperwhites, mixed succulents, jade and ferns.

November 18, 2016
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Chaitra Gopalappa, assistant professor of industrial engineering, will discuss her work in developing decision-analyses models under evidence gaps generated by the complexity in disease dynamics.

November 18, 2016
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N111

Beverly Daniel Tatum presents “Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Conversations about Race in the 21st Century. 

November 18, 2016
11:00 am-12:30 pm

"Duterte, the New Drug War in the Philippines, and the Crisis in U.S.-Philippine Relations: A Conversation on the Past in the Present, and the Present in the Past," with Richard Chu, Five College associate professor of history at UMass Amherst, and Justin Jackson, assistant professor of global histories at New York University.

November 18, 2016
12:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Join us for the third installment of the Afro-Am Academic Workshop Series, given by Johanna Ortner, ABD, of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.

November 18, 2016
12:00 pm

New Africa House, 2nd Floor Reading Room

Faculty are invited to this seminar “Race Relations in the Diverse College Classroom: A Follow-UP Conversation” with Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College.  

November 18, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Nick Shea, UMass, presents his talk titled “Meter in French and Italian Opera, 1809-59.”

November 18, 2016
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 272

Thanksgiving recess

November 20—November 27, 2016

Join the Tampa Alumni Network to watch the New England Patriots compete against the San Francisco 49ers.

November 20, 2016
4:00 pm

Brick House Tavern + Tap
This solo exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany’s most distinguished photographers.

November 21—December 12, 2016

Herter Art Gallery

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 21, 2017.

November 21—February 21, 2017

Online

Applications are being accepted now through the priority deadline of January 29, 2017. View event details for more information.

November 21—January 29, 2017

New Africa House

The Los Angeles Alumni Network invites you to fight hunger by giving a little bit of your time.

November 22, 2016
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Thanksgiving is observed as a state and federal holiday.

November 24, 2016

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

November 26, 2016
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Classes resume after the Thanksgiving recess.

November 28, 2016

Dinner On Us program is free and includes dinner and supervised care for accompanying children on Monday evenings during the academic year. 

November 28, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

“Welcome Cobus,” a faculty recital featuring Cobus du Toit, flute, and Nadine Shank, piano, with Edward Arron, cello.

November 28, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join the Status of Women Council for a brown bag lunch and conversation about UMass Amherst and the Campus Climate Survey.

November 29, 2016
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 905-09

Suzanne Fenton’s current research is designed to understand mechanisms underlying the effects of early life exposures that lead to persistent changes in breast tissue and enhance disease susceptibility over one’s lifetime.

November 29, 2016
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

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

November 29, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

A panel discussion with Veronica McNair, Elaine Arsenault, Donald Perry and Jafet Robles.

November 29, 2016
6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

A performance by the Trombone and Brass Choirs, directed by Greg Spiridopoulos, featuring transcriptions and original music for brass and trombone choirs.

November 29, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This one-day workshop is designed for those interested in learning oral history skills, techniques and practices with other members of the community, museum professionals, and trained oral historians from the Oral History Lab and Public History Program.

November 30, 2016
10:00 am-5:00 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
“Zionism, Holocaust Survivors, and the Creation of Israel,” a lecture by Avinoam Patt.

November 30, 2016
12:20 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Two sisters gaze across an endless stretch of barren desert at the El Shatt refugee camp, while a war rages across Europe.

November 30, 2016 7:30 pm
December 2—December 3, 2016 7:30 pm
December 7—December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
December 10, 2016 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Radley Horton of Columbia University will speak about the “Projected Expansion of the Southern Pine Beetle into Northern Forests.” Horton's talk is part of "Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation," a webinar series presented by the Northeast Climate Science Center. 

November 30, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Emily Wang, assistant professor of Resource Economics, will present this year's annual Cole Lecture titled “What Economics Has to Say about Public Health Policies on Soda.”

November 30, 2016
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

This free, hands-on HFA Marketing Skills Workshop will feature HFA alumni and university staff who will provide helpful tips, strategies and resources for students as they begin to market themselves and their work to potential employers.

November 30, 2016
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Attorney Megan Kludt explains what rights immigrant students have and what steps can be taken to help protect immigrants during a Trump administration.

November 30, 2016
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

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

November 30, 2016
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Robert Eisenstein directs works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tallis.

November 30, 2016
7:30 pm

Grace Church