Following on the heels of the Summer of Love, 1968 seemed like a world apart. It was a year of social experimentation and optimism, but also a year of rebellion, assassination, political agitation, and violence.
September 1—December 21, 2018 This event does NOT occur on: November 22
This is a weekly drop-in group for students who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, or asexual and for students who are already out and looking for a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+.
September 5—April 24, 2019, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
At the start of 2017, longstanding political and social rifts in the United States created a sense of fear and anxiety on many campuses across the US. Our sense of a collective public purpose and our desire for an engaged democracy — so important to the public mission of UMass Amherst — were challenged in many ways. The “Building Bridges” project grew out of this key moment.
September 12—December 7, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm This event does NOT occur on: November 18—November 25
What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? This exhibition offers glimpses into the work of Pau Atela, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Smith College, that show how bridges can indeed be built between these two worlds.
September 13—December 9, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm September 15—December 9, 2018, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm This event does NOT occur on: November 18—November 25
The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites you to join us for a screening of the documentary "Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower," followed by panel discussion with the film's director Dr. Roxana Walker-Canton.
Members from the famous Shoyeido Incense Company in Kyoto, Japan, will present an incense ceremony- a wondrous delight that holds the potential to both calm the mind as well as provide the opportunity to “communicate with the transcendent.”
Mexican printmaking gallery Estampa Galería is comprised of seven highly skilled artists dedicated to the promotion of contemporary graphic art of their capital city Oaxaca. On view are works on paper that display honor for animals, people and plants as well as symbolic tributes to spirituality.
Curious to understand how all of our productions make sense within the bigger arc of a season? Join us for the second annual UMass Theater Kick-Off Celebration, where we'll serve up an amuse-bouche of theatrical experiences to whet your appetite for what's to come.
Students, alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to hear Jackson Katz '82 provide insight on this timely topic and share ways men can be proactive in their efforts to support gender equality, as well as ways to rise up against sexism on the individual and institutional levels.
Sleepless at UMass? Find out how changing your sleep can change your life! Talk with experts from the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, tour the campus Sleep Lab, get sleep tips and sample proven natural therapies like massage, acupuncture, Reiki and meditation.
The Shoah is a theme which is present in the Arabic novel, spanning a broad geographical space from North Africa to the Middle East. This talk will focus on the articulation of the Shoah in the Palestinian and Lebanese novel since the 1960s.
This talk will argue that, unlike a Nakbah, an occupation can, theoretically speaking, be undone; that instead of a timeless, abstract notion of catastrophe that leaves the culprit outside the semantic field of the crime, as if it was an irreversible act of nature,
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.
Join the UMass Amherst Finance Alumni Network for a lively panel discussion featuring industry experts who will reveal current and future trends in wealth management and ways to ensure your financial stability later in life.
Since the publication of Randall Collins's Interaction Ritual Chains, much interaction has moved from face-to-face to online settings. IRC theory was based on the former, and Collins has expressed a combination of skepticism and ambivalence as to the theory’s applicability to online interaction.
In 21st century America, what does it mean to "resist" as an American Indian? Whether your resistance is private or public, big or small, you have to begin with understanding what you're up against. In the case of American Indians, we are up against a settler-colonial society
Do you struggle to find the time to balance work, family, and your personal wellness? During this informative webinar, hear from our panel of working adults and parents who are working to master the art of juggling it all effectively and are ready to help you do the same.
In this interactive session we want to explore what these questions mean for us as educators who sometimes struggle with teaching authentically as we find ourselves positioned at the margins of our own classrooms.
Author Talk featuring Sigrid Schmalzer, professor of history at UMass Amherst, author of the award-winning books Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (2016) andThe People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China (2008).
The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert titled "Chamber Masterworks," featuring Elizabeth Chang, violin; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Edward Arron, cello and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.
The “[containing] great space” exhibition originated with the notion of a container like image as a vehicle to enter a place of interiority, and the possibilities of distinctly personal results when artists embark on this path.
October 23—November 15, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm October 21—November 11, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Join President Marty Meehan, along with alumni, parents, and friends from the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Medical School campuses, for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Tortoise Supper Club.
This session provides faculty who are currently teaching a GenEd course with a DU/DG designation with a midterm check-in opportunity to share and discuss challenges and successes related to engaging their students with the new GenEd Diversity Learning Outcomes.
Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. Soul-power is at his foundation; forward-looking expression always at the core.
Co-sponsored by the College of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Smart and Connected Society, The Futures Series: Technological Shifts and Social Change explores how we can live and thrive in a world where social and technological transformation must be considered simultaneously and inseparably. It is also part of the ongoing SBS Social Science Matters speaker series.
Known for its cutting edge contemporary work, this Portland-based company led by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sarah Slipper brings its distinctly dark, theatrical, and vivid choreography to Amherst for its Fine Arts Center debut.
This session provides information that will assist faculty who need to go through the expedited review process for their existing GenEd course with a DU/DG designation to meet the new General Education Diversity Requirements, and faculty who want to propose a new course seeking a GenEd DU or DG designation.
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf, Assistant Professor of Regional Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning (LARP), UMass Amherst, speaks on "Accessory Dwelling Units as Low-Income Housing: California’s Faustian Bargain".