Month of September 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 Pioneer Valley Alumni Network invites you to kick-back, relax and meet new people at the Shakago Martini and Piano Bar.

September 1, 2016
7:30 pm

Shakago Martini & Piano Bar
UMass field hockey vs. Columbia (Home-Opener)

September 2, 2016
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Student services offices are open extended hours during opening weekend.

September 3—September 5, 2016

All Campus

Women's Soccer vs. Maine

September 3, 2016
12:30 pm

Rudd Field

Men's Soccer vs. Saint Peter's

September 3, 2016
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join the Orlando Alumni Network in The Swamp for the first game of the Minutemen's 2016 football season at the University of Florida.

September 3, 2016
3:00 pm

Reitz Union North Lawn
Join the Bay Area Alumni Network to see Big Papi play during his final trip to the Bay Area as the Red Sox take on the Athletics at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.

September 3, 2016
3:00 pm

Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Do you need a futon, lamp, or even a TV? What about school supplies or a cool outfit? Well, the New2U tag sale has got you covered.

September 4, 2016
9:00 am-6:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A campus festival featuring student performances and Best of NSO open mic, interactive displays, games, carnival activities, library tours, sidewalk chalk contest and UMass Dining food tents.

September 4, 2016
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Goodell Lawn
A week of activities to welcome students to Academic Year 2016-2017.

September 4—September 10, 2016 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

All Campus

Laughs provided by Toast, Sketch 22, Mission: IMPROVable, and Folks with Jokes. 

September 4, 2016
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Haigis Mall
If you are interested in running for your cluster's House Council, complete the Intent to Run form online (tinyurl.com/umassexecboard) and submit your Nomination Packet with 25 signatures from residents of your community.

September 5—September 11, 2016 8:00 am-11:59 pm

All Campus

Join friends, old and new, at the Haigis Mall for food and fun. 

September 5, 2016
3:30 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall
Classes start for the fall semester.

September 6, 2016

All Campus

Men's Soccer vs. New Hampshire

September 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

The trans and gender-nonconforming support group is a free, weekly drop-in meeting facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist.

September 6, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

This relaxing evening at the Haigis Mall offers yoga and much more.

September 6, 2016
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Haigis Mall
Join this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of Campus Sustainability Month to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability leaders.

September 7, 2016
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

This Expo is an opportunity to meet leaders from Registered Student Organizations and to learn how to get involved.

September 7, 2016
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Haigis Mall

This reception is an opportunity to meet new people and learn about the weekly support and discussion group.

September 7, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Wilder Hall, 102

Join us at the UAW/UMass Health and Welfare Trust Fund's Annual Graduate Employee Benefits Fair to enroll in free dental and vision plans, plus more.

September 8, 2016
11:00 am-4:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

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

Come to the campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) and ally center to meet new and returning students and to find out about the various campus LGBTQIA+ groups and events.

September 8, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Stonewall Center

Students and faculty are invited to UMass Hillel for our annual Welcome Back BBQ. 

September 8, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

UMass Hillel
The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success hosts this annual celebration of our campus' cultural plurality.

September 8, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and the Institute for Social Science Research present “Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century”  - an Author Meets Critics event, followed by a reception.

September 9, 2016
11:00 am-1:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Fans will be treated to appearances by Chancellor Subbaswamy, Coach Mark Whipple, Sam the Minuteman and more.

September 9, 2016
12:30 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda
UMass field hockey vs. Connecticut

September 9, 2016
4:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Women's Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

September 9, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

This event is an opportunity to meet the Undergraduate Advisory Council, learn about auditions, get news about the department, and much more.

September 9, 2016
4:30 pm

Rand Theater

The first UMass Night Out is an opportunity to decorate your room with artwork you paint while guided by a professional.

September 9, 2016
6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The Student Activities and Involvement (SAI) office invites all students to ice skate for free at the Mullins practice rink.

September 9, 2016 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
September 10, 2016 7:00 pm-9:50 pm

Mullins Center, Practice Rink

A panel discussion with local scholars and activists about mass incarceration.

September 9, 2016
7:30 pm

UMass Center at Springfield
Join us on the Metawampe Lawn for a free showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 

September 9, 2016
8:30 pm-10:45 pm

Metawampe Lawn

Have you ever been to an outdoor arcade? If not, now is your opportunity for an evening of fun and games. 

September 9, 2016
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Haigis Mall

Take a break from playing games at the Arcade Night and grab something to eat from the various food trucks parked along the Haigis Mall.

September 9, 2016
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Haigis Mall

Before your UMass Minutemen take on the Boston College Eagles fill-up on a football feast and take part in various free activities and giveaways.

September 10, 2016
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Gillette Stadium
UMass football vs. Boston College (Battle of the Baystate)

September 10, 2016
12:00 pm

Anyone planning to audition for UMass Theater shows this year is encouraged to attend.

September 10, 2016
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Come bust a move at our outdoor Silent Disco.

September 10, 2016
9:00 pm-1:00 am

Haigis Mall

Follow in the footsteps of 9/11 hero firefighter Stephen Siller to ensure that we never forget and honor the sacrifices of our first responders and military heroes.

September 11, 2016
9:55 am

All Campus

Women's Soccer vs. Central Michigan

September 11, 2016
12:00 pm

Rudd Field

“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

Gary Evans of Cornell University will briefly summarize some of the developmental correlates of poverty; describe environmental exposures, physical and social, associated with poverty; and then put the first and third together.

September 12, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 917

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

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.

September 12, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The audition is open to theater majors, all Pioneer Valley community members and to anyone who is passionate to take the stage.

September 12—September 13, 2016 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Curtain Theater

The audition is open to theater majors and community members of all ages, race, ethnic origin, ability, sexual orientation or gender identification.

September 12—September 13, 2016 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

House Council executive board candidates are encouraged to use this time to get to know residents of your cluster and tell them why they should vote for you.

September 13—September 18, 2016 1:00 am-11:59 pm

All Campus

Men's Soccer vs. Albany

September 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

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

September 13, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

The MXCC staff welcomes new and returning students to learn about our programs and ways to connect to the African Diaspora communities on campus. 

September 13, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons, Malcolm X Cultural Center

Idea Jams offer students the opportunity to get good ideas out in the open and recruit the help they need to bring these ideas to life.

September 13—September 15, 2016 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S311

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

Performers: Cobus du Toit, flute;  Fredric T. Cohen, oboe;  Joshua Michal, horn;  Stephen Walt, bassoon;  Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone;  Elizabeth Chang, violin;  Kathryn Lockwood, viola;  Edward Arron, cello;  Salvatore Macchia, double bass &  Nadine Shank, piano

September 13, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

If you’re an HFA student, or are interested in becoming one, join us for this free event. 

September 14, 2016
2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Members of the campus community are invited to attend this event to learn more about the Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program and the accomplishments of the student participants.

September 14, 2016
4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

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)

The Center for Popular Economics "Reel Econonomics" film series presents a a screening of Ana Duvernay's 2012 award winning film "Middle of Nowhere."

September 14, 2016
7:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Community of Amherst
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

Professor Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, will speak on "Rights as Trumps: A Reappraisal" when he presents the annual Dean Alfange, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on American Constitutionalism.

September 15, 2016
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Five panelists from across the Five Colleges and the Pioneer Valley will discuss photography's relationship with the book.  

September 15, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

“Women in Science: The Stories Are All Around Us,” a year-long exhibit opens at the ISB Atrium.

September 15, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

The Block Party is Amherst's signature event that brings students, residents and visitors to downtown for an incredible evening with music, dancing, food and more.

September 15, 2016
5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Downtown Amherst
The staff of the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) welcomes new and returning students to learn about our programs and ways to connect with the Latin diaspora on campus.

September 15, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Hampden Dining Commons

Music includes works written for Tala Rasa and featuring James Beauton, Brendan Betyn and Steven Wulff. 

September 15, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

“The Legacy of Cobra” is a one-day symposium presenting new perspectives on the history and legacy of postwar European art, the Cobra movement (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, 1948–51), and its impact on later art from the Situationist International (1957–72) to today.

September 16, 2016
9:00 am

Integrative Learning Center, S140

Featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College and author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race."

September 16, 2016
10:00 am-11:30 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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 field hockey vs. Saint Louis (Atlantic 10 Opener)

September 16, 2016
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Day one of the New Music Conference sponsored by the Department of Music and Dance.

September 17, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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

Put on your best UMass game face and join the festivities at the Football Tailgate Tent at McGuirk Stadium.

September 17, 2016
1:30 pm-6:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Join the Greater Providence Alumni Network for a lively afternoon of polo as the Moroccan Polo Team make’s their debut against team USA.

September 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Newport Polo
UMass football vs. Florida International University (FIU)

September 17, 2016
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Brown

September 17, 2016
4:00 pm

Rudd Field

Music by Eric Sawyer, Jazer Giles, Salvatore Macchia and Kati Agocs.

September 17, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Day 2 of the New Music Conference.

September 18, 2016
9:30 am-1:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Field hockey hosts Harvard at Garber Field.

September 18, 2016
2:00 pm

Garber Field

Last day for undergraduate, graduate, Stockbridge and CPE students to add or drop a course with no record.

September 19, 2016

The symposium features panels of writers, journalists and former student colleagues and teachers of James Foley, who will pay special tribute to him.

September 20, 2016 10:30 am-5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Baker’s talk, “Finding Common Ground When Experts Disagree: An Application to Publically Funded Energy Technology R&D Portfolios,” will discuss a new approach to support decision making, especially public decision making, when there is significant disagreement among scientists or other experts.

September 19, 2016
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The Instructional Services Fair will offer a one-stop opportunity to meet with instructional experts from the UMass Amherst Libraries, the Writing Center, the Learning Resource Center and many others.

September 19, 2016
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 25

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

September 19, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

The JWECC  staff welcomes new and returning students to learn about our programs and ways to connect to the Indigenous Diaspora communities on campus.

September 19, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Chadbourne House, JWECC (lower level)

We will be screening the movie on the life and work of journalist James W. Foley, MFA '03, followed by a discussion.

September 19, 2016
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

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

Vote for your House Council executive board on Campus Pulse.

September 20—September 22, 2016

All Campus

Revenue-generating student groups are invited to participate in the Case Study Competition.  Three-person teams analyze and identify issues, and propose their best possible solution to a social justice case study.

September 20, 2016
9:00 am

Wilder Hall, 102

UMass Amherst is hosting a sitting of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

September 20, 2016
9:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

USafe 2016 is an interactive event highlighting a range of safety issues for the on and off campus UMass Amherst community.

September 20, 2016
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union Steps

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to a Patent Basics program presented by Mindy B. Bickel from the United State Patent and Trademark Office.  

September 20, 2016
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

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

Brian Adams, author of Love in the Time of Climate Change and KABOOM will discuss his books and efforts to engage students on environmental issues.

September 20, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

While the vast majority of incarcerated people in the US are men, the rate of growth for women's imprisonment has outpaced men by more than 50 percent between 1980 and 2014 and trans women have one of the highest rates of incarceration of any group.

September 20, 2016
5:30 pm

Campus Center, Cape Cod Lounge

Industry experts will walk you through steps to develop an irresistible session proposal that will make your presentation stand out above the rest.

September 20, 2016
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

The 2016 Mark Roskill Graduate Symposium will foreground the theoretical and practical challenges facing the historic house museum today.

September 21, 2016 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 23, 2016 4:00 pm-8:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Thomas Bonnot of the University of Missouri will speak about "Integrating dynamic landscape population modeling and structured decision making to guide regional conservation under climate change." Bonnot's talk is part of "Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation," a webinar series presented by The Northeast Climate Science Center.

September 21, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

 Kathleen Brown-Perez presents her talk titled “Defined  Out of Existence: The U.S. Government's Continuing Attempt to Remove and Replace American Indians.”

September 21, 2016
4:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The YKCC staff welcomes new and returning students to learn about our programs and ways to connect with the Asian communities on campus.

September 21, 2016
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Worcester Dining Commons, YKCC (Lower Level)

Join the Life Science Alumni Network for networking and engaging conversation focused on the ever-changing biotechnology industry.

September 21, 2016
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

University of Massachusetts Club
Are you thinking about Graduate School?  Find out about applying for research fellowships that come with free Graduate School Application and free Early Recruiting Events.

September 21, 2016
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Marcus Hall, Gunness Student Center

George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change and managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project.

September 21, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tobin Hall, 423

Faculty Recital featuring John Bottomley, tuba and Nikki Stoia, piano.

September 21, 2016
8:15 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel.

September 22, 2016

Sunwheel

Guest Artists Sō Percussion present a masterclass and discussion session.

September 22, 2016
12:00 am-2:15 pm

Fine Arts Center, 36

UMass Clean Energy Extension is hosting the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Conference: Helping Communities with Renewables and Efficiency. We're bringing together municipalities, the private sector and experts from state agencies and academia to identify and explore opportunities for increased renewable energy and energy efficiency in our state's cities and towns.

September 22, 2016
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Beechwood Hotel
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

 Psychiatrist Dr. Paul Fleischman will discuss the sense of wonder from a number of scientific, religious, and literary perspectives.

September 22, 2016
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

The Visiting Writers Series presents acclaimed writer Selah Saterstrom reading at Memorial Hall. The Atticus Review said of her novel Slab, “Saterstrom’s narrators charm the reader with their mix of naïveté, natural curiosity, and keen, intelligent observation. The novel’s stark and varied form also mimics a careful sleight of hand.”

September 22, 2016
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Memorial Hall

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

September 23, 2016
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services, ground floor
Join your colleagues for this series of informal TEFD Diversity Lunch Talks through which we want to explore issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity in teaching.

September 23, 2016
11:45 am-1:15 pm

Goodell Hall, 301 Conference Room

John Asher Johnson leads a discussion centered around the definition of four seemingly simple words, with the goal of lending clarity to future discussion around lowering the barriers to racial equity and inclusion in the sciences.

September 23, 2016
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S131

Assistant Professor Christopher White speaks on "Clastic and Integrative Models of Tonality" as part of the Research in Music Lecture Series.

September 23, 2016
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 272

UMass field hockey vs. Stanford

September 23, 2016
4:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

The Pioneer Valley Alumni Network and the Student Alumni Association (SAA) invite you to help UMass make the world a better place.

September 24, 2016
9:30 am-2:00 pm

Look Memorial Park
Get on your maroon and white and join fellow alumni for an exciting afternoon of UMass pride at the Football Tailgate Tent at Gillette Stadium.

September 24, 2016
1:30 pm-6:30 pm

Gillette Stadium
UMass football vs. Mississippi State

September 24, 2016
3:30 pm

CANCELLED:  Mania Circus (formerly Fantazia) is a spectacle of electronic focused music, driven by incredibly choreographed performances, wrapped into a theatrically driven storyline.

September 24, 2016
8:30 pm

Mullins Center

This festival, located next to the campus pond, will host musical performances, artists, spoken word and more, all day, all free of charge.

September 25, 2016
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Campus Pond Lawn
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 18th Annual Fall Reception “Through the Photographer’s Eyes: Diana Mara Henry Twentieth Century Photographer Collection.” 

September 25, 2016
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

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

Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be in residency at the Renaissance Center.

September 26—September 30, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Join us for refreshments, entertainment and a charity fair to kick off UMACC, the UMass Amherst Community Campaign.

September 26, 2016
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom, Ballroom

Professor emerita of multicultural education Sonia Nieto discusses her experience in public schooling, teaching and activism.

September 26, 2016
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

This event is also part of the the Basque Inaugural Symposium sponsored by the department of Anthropology. William Douglass founded the Basque studies program and has had a long career of both ethnographic and historical work tracing the demographic patterns, economic causes and lived experience of Basque migration across the world.

September 26, 2016
5:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley 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.

September 26, 2016
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Meet over 100 companies and learn about their full-time career opportunities, internships and co-ops.

September 27, 2016
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Join us for our fall reception at the University Club lounge. There will be a cash bar.

September 27, 2016
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

University Club, Lounge

Anthropologist Caroline Brettell, an internationally recognized immigration expert, discusses how the technology boom affects immigration, trends of new immigration gateway cities such as Dallas, Atlanta and Minneapolis and the challenges of women immigrants. 

September 27, 2016
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 805

Join us for An Evening with 2016 Common Read Author, Jennine Capó Crucet. Moderated by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Dean of Commonwealth Honors College.

September 27, 2016
5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Come to this exciting information session to learn more about big data at MGM and in the entertainment industry.

September 27, 2016
5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room - 5th Floor

Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith, one of the most influential musicians of our time, performs with pianist Vijay Iyer. The 2016 release of “A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke” is the first documentation of their duo work.

September 27, 2016
8:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass graduate and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Simmons College, Lena Zuckerwise, presents “The White Call for Black Leaders: From Reconstruction to #BlackLivesMatter” as part of the UMass Political Theory Graduate Alumni Lecture Series - Fall 2016.

September 28, 2016
4:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 919

Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Listening to Music in Early Baroque Italy.”

September 28, 2016
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presents Reginald Dwayne Betts speaking on “The Circumference of a Prison: Youth, Race, and the Failures of the American Justice System.” 

September 28, 2016
7:00 pm

Campus Center, Cape Cod Lounge

Please join us for a conversation with celebrated author and influential journalist Ari Shavit, as he brings his compelling take on Israeli politics and society to campuses across North America.

September 28, 2016
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

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

Wear your maroon and white as our campus community comes together to show UMass pride.

September 29, 2016
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, Concourse

Yoshua Bengio, professor, department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal, presents his talk titled “Improving the memory capability of recurrent networks.” 

September 29, 2016
2:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 150/151

Engage in a conversation with Jennine Capó Crucet, the author of this year’s Common Read book, “Make Your Home Among Strangers.”

September 29, 2016
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Campus Center, 804

All faculty and instructors are invited to a creative teaching salon addressing the question “Starting a new semester: how do you kick off a class?"

September 29, 2016
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

University Club

Guest speaker: Jeffrey Hescock, director of university emergency management and business continuity.

September 29, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall

The English Department presents the 21st Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Phillip Brian Harper of New York University: "Challenges of Literary Contemporariness: The Case of Rankine's Citizen"

September 29, 2016
4:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Harvard University labor economist George Borjas will discuss main arguments from his book “We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative” as part of a panel for the Social Science Matters speaker series on Migration.

September 29, 2016
5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

"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

Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Provost Katherine S. Newman for the 12th Annual Faculty Convocation.

September 30, 2016
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Celebrating its 6th year, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) is excited to welcome alumni back to campus during Homecoming.

September 30, 2016
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Wilder Hall
Kick-off the weekend with fellow engineering alumni at the College of Engineering (COE) Homecoming Reception.

September 30, 2016
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Marriott Center, Campus Center, 11th Floor
The George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletics Hall of Fame showcases the university's rich athletic history and proudly honors former student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have made a significant impact on the program through their commitment to excellence.

September 30, 2016
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The concert features a fast-paced showcase of more than ten Wind, Brass, Orchestral, Choral, Percussion and Dance Ensembles, plus the Minuteman Marching Band.

September 30, 2016
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

September 30, 2016
8:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium