Month of October 2018
Drupal is the open-source content management system widely used to build websites around UMass. This meeting is open to newcomers and not limited to members of the UMass community

September 6, 2018 2:00 pm
October 4, 2018 2:00 pm
November 1, 2018 2:00 pm
December 6, 2018 2:00 pm
January 3, 2019 2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145, behind the first floor elevators

Thirteen artists and architects have created outdoor installations on the UMass Amherst campus and in the town of Amherst, connecting “town and gown” in innovative ways.

July 1—November 1, 2018

All Campus

Mindfulness for All is a drop in, eight-week series of one-hour sessions for all members of the UMass Amherst campus community.

October 2—November 27, 2018, Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
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November 20

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

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
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November 22

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

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
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November 21, December 19—January 16, March 13

Wilder Hall, 102

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

September 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 19, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 1, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 18, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 6, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall, Light Court Room

Professional yoga instruction for the UMass Amherst campus community and beyond.

September 10—December 14, 2018, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am
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October 8, November 12, November 19—November 21, December 31, January 21, February 18, April 15

Fine Arts Center, 204

This is a weekly drop-in group for UMass students who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

September 11—April 30, 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
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November 20, December 25—January 15, March 12

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Graduate Film Certificate Program applications are due February 1, 2019.

September 12—February 1, 2019

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
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Awaken your inner creativity and learn to create  pieces of jewelry and Native  art using beads.  Materials and tools provided.

September 13—November 29, 2018, Thursdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 5, 2018, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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November 22

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

14th annual film festival, New Asia Cinema, presents Global Indigenous Visions.

September 12—December 12, 2018, Wednesdays 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
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November 14, November 21

Isenberg School of Management, 137 (Flavin Family Auditorium)

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
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Concinnitas Portfolio comprises the contributions of ten mathematicians and physicists in response to the prompt to transcribe their "most beautiful mathematical expression." 

September 13—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
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November 18—November 25

University Museum of Contemporary Art

All students, families, and community members can come in to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor for advice and FAFSA help. 

September 13—December 6, 2018, Thursdays 2:30 pm
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November 22

Wilder Hall, 005

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts presents SNAP App Hours at UMass Amherst! Stop by to learn about the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), eligility, and the enrollment process.

September 14—October 19, 2018, Fridays 11:00 am-1:00 pm
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September 21, October 12

Come hang out on the Goodell lawn every Friday afternoon for some live music, fresh organic food, chef demos, craft sales, and good company.

September 14—November 16, 2018, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
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September 28

Goodell Hall, Lawn

Throughout Murray’s career, her art process has traversed the terrain between the studio and interactive public collaboration. The content of her art is concerned with cultural and social issues.

September 16—October 7, 2018, Sundays 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
September 18—October 11, 2018, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-8:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists.

September 24—December 27, 2018
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November 17—November 18, November 22, November 24, December 22—December 23, December 25

Science and Engineering Library

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar backgrounds.  

September 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 22, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 3, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center, Chadbourne Hall B-3

Would you like to win up to $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2019 tuition and fees?

September 25—November 5, 2018

Online

In 2007, the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management opened for its first active semester.

September 25—December 5, 2018, Tue/Wed
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October 9, November 14, November 20—November 21

Campus Center - Marriott Center, 1101

Enrich your knowledge of Latin American Countries! Each session, trivia questions will focus on the history, customs and traditions of a specific Latin American country.

September 25, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 9, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 23, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 6, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 4, 2018 8:00 pm-9:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

Open your eyes to the abundance around you. Open your eyes to the abundance around you. Join us for a foray around campus as we learn to identify, gather, and eat wild edible foods.

September 26, 2018 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 10, 2018 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Franklin Dining Commons, Permaculture Garden

The Student Scholar Series offers a space where students present their class research project and/or perform a talent or a skill.

September 26, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
October 29, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 13, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

Make art to share cultural knowledge, heritage, traditions and develop friendships.

September 26, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 10, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 24, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
November 7, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 5, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

Come in any day during the month of October, and UMass students can receive a free smoke detector. 

October 1—October 31, 2018

Student Union, 314

James Manwell, professor of engineering and director of the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center, speaks on "Offshore Wind and the World Transition to Renewable Energy."

October 1, 2018
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Want to go to D.C.? Learn about internship opportunities with great housing in Washington, D.C.

October 1, 2018
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Goodell Hall, 419

All members of UMass community are invited to attend an informal reception to celebrate UMass faculty and staff of color.

October 1, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room

An exploration of efforts to create intentional communities based on visions of more just and harmonious social relationships.

October 1, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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. 

October 1, 2018
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

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.” 

October 1, 2018
6:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert by Michael Walker, horn.

October 1, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

In her exhibition, The Colored Bone China, Juana Valdes previews her new series of bone china works and current pieces that investigate the history of porcelain as a commodity.

October 2—October 30, 2018, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 7—October 28, 2018, Sundays 1:00 am-4:00 pm
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October 8

Herter Art Gallery

Stephen Fan is a cofounder of InterAPD, a research/design collaborative working at the intersections of architecture, planning, and design.

October 2—October 26, 2018 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 180

USafe 2018 is an interactive event highlighting a range of safety issues on and off campus, organized by the UMass Police Department (UMPD) and collaborating partners.  

October 2, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Lawn

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.

October 2—October 24, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 3—October 24, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

As we grapple with recent incidents of racism and racial profiling on our campus, a panel of Afro-American Studies faculty and students will engage in a thoughtful, intellectually grounded discussion of how and why we got here. They will offer brief reflections from various disciplines, focused on race and racism in the United States.

October 2, 2018
5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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.

October 2, 2018
5:30 pm

Rand Theater

Stephen Fan is a cofounder of InterAPD, a research/design collaborative working at the intersections of architecture, planning, and design.

October 2, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

This event has reached capacity. 

October 2, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel

In an era of divided communities and racial conflict, Kochiyama offers an oustanding example of humanitarian and compassionate multicultural vision.

October 2, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 16, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
October 30, 2018 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Worcester Dining Commons, Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

Join us, and sample a variety of refreshing grapes and savory recipes on California Grape Day.

October 3, 2018
7:00 am-9:00 pm

All Dining Commons

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

October 3, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), ground floor

The Brown Bag conversation series convenes the general public to a series of conversations led by African scholars from a range of disciplines.

October 3, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-808

Join Mike Famighette, director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s two-year residential Full-time MBA program.

October 3, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

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.

October 3, 2018
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

This talk will focus on the articulation of the Shoah in the Palestinian and Lebanese novel since the 1960s. 

October 3, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Alumnus Dr. Tom Stanley speaks on “Water Treatment Technologies for Recovery and Reuse in an Increasingly Water Scare World” when he presents the 19th annual Shirley & Ting-wei Tang Endowment Lecture.

October 3, 2018
4:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Come have some free coffee and chat with an officer from the Amherst Police Department. Come with any questions or topics of conversation, and learn more about your Amherst community

October 4—October 11, 2018, Thursdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union, 314

Landcsape Services is offering Chrysanthemums for sale.

October 4—October 5, 2018 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Grounds Maintenance Facility
Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic at Commonwealth Honors College.

October 4, 2018
3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College

In this seminar, open to all students and faculty, we shall read two poems, by Muhammad Ali Taha and Yehuda Amichai, and discuss their significance within Palestinian and Hebrew literature.

October 4, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Yvonne Daley is author of Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont (2018).

October 4, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections Seminar Room, Floor 25

VIDA is a Latinx Queer series that highlights underrepresented perspectives in a Latinx community based in Los Angeles, CA.

October 4—November 8, 2018, Thursdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

A series of exciting events will mark 100 years of Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

October 5—October 6, 2018

All Campus

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in UHS room 302.

October 5, 2018
9:00 am-12:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), 302

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, 

October 5, 2018
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

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.

October 5, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, conducted by Matthew Westgate.

October 5, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Men's Soccer hosts George Mason at Rudd Field.

October 6, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Come out and support the football team as it hosts USF.

October 6, 2018
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, MA while supporting UMass Softball.

October 7, 2018
12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of UMass Women's Soccer making the Final Four as the Minutewomen host George Mason at Rudd Field.

October 7, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Columbus Day is a legal holiday in Massachusetts.

October 8, 2018

All Campus

A Monday class schedule will be followed today.

October 9, 2018

All Campus

A three-member panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear approximately six cases during a sitting at UMass Amherst.

October 9, 2018
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 163C

We invite you to join us for the first annual symposium showcasing UMass Amherst Department of Architecture faculty research.

October 9, 2018
4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Join Linda Enghagen, associate dean for Isenberg Professional Programs, and other admissions staff for an in-person information session.

October 9, 2018
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 210

As the second of "Chinese Melodies" series, Chinese music association (CMA) will present a delightful concert featuring a traditional Chinese four-stringed musical insturment Pipa.

October 9, 2018
7:00 pm

Old Chapel

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Ayano Kataoka, percussion.

October 9, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Instrumental Texture as Function in Popular Music.Nicholas Shea, PhD candidate in music theory, member of the Cognitive Systematic Musicology Lab at Ohio State University.

October 10, 2018
12:20 pm

Old Chapel, 1st Flr Conference Room

The Zube Lecture Series is named for Erv Zube, head of the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) from 1974-80.

October 10, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

P.R.O.P.S is a program/platform which offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories & innovative discoveries.

October 10, 2018
5:00 pm

New Africa House, 127

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.

October 10, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

University of Massachusetts Club - Boston Room
Join us for the start of the spooky season with an open dialogue about Halloween costumes, while taking part in fun Halloween crafts! In preparation for Halloween, this conversation will touch upon culturally inappropriate costumes. 

October 10, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

Admirers of Max Richter's music use words like "exquisite," "ravishing," and "bewitching" to describe his compositional voice.

October 10, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Meet internship providers from arts organizations, museums, creative businesses, performing arts centers, cultural councils, and independent artists

October 11, 2018
11:30 am-2:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, lobby

This presentation will explore the role that critical quantitative analyses played in defending the ethnic studies program in Tucson, Arizona.

October 11, 2018
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Furcolo Hall, 101

Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship — awarding up to $30,000 to juniors or third year students with a senior standing who are pursuing graduate studies in public service-related fields 

October 11, 2018
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 301, 3rd floor

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic at North Apartments, Building D.

October 11, 2018
3:30 pm-6:30 pm

North Residential Area, Building D

The late twelfth-century story of brother Joseph portrays a youth whose monastic brothers read him as male while he lived but assigned him female at death.

October 11, 2018
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Screening of the new documentary “Capturing the Flag” about voter suppression and the power of citizen action and post-film panel with UMass Faculty and student leaders on campus.

October 11, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd floor

Eric Gottesman photographs, writes, makes videos, teaches, and uses art as a vehicle to engage people in critical conversations about the social structures that surround them and him.

October 11, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Olver Design Building, Lecture Hall

Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and startup platform for social good, and it's coming to UMass Amherst! Learn more at our Hult Prize Launch.

October 11, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room, 10th floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents a jazz concert by Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz.

October 11, 2018
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Students in need of a new passport (not a renewal) who are U.S. citizens abd current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors enrolled at UMass Amherst are eligible for a free passport. 

October 12, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Olver Design Building, Atrium

We would like to invite you to a conversation with University of Arizona Higher Education scholar Nolan Cabrera on his upcoming book titled White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of "Post-Racial" Higher Education. 

October 12, 2018
10:00 am-11:15 am

Furcolo Hall, N113

Bring your lunch, laptop and your Drupal questions to our Drupal Brown Bag.

October 12, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor, large conference room)

Come show your school spirit and support your UMass Field Hockey Team as they take on Saint Francis.

October 12, 2018
3:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic at North Village Apartments.

October 12, 2018
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

North Residential Area

The For Freedoms Town Hall at UMass will focus on the social justice challenges our community faces. 

October 12, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Olver Design Building, Atrium

Come to the Hadley Chase Regatta Fundraising Dinner to support the efforts of the UMass Women’s Rowing Team.

October 12, 2018
6:00 pm

UMass Boathouse
UMass Hockey's home opener at the Mullins Center.

October 12, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

"The Amazing Race" is back, but with a twist. Put your sneakers on, get ready, get set - to go across campus for this semester's competition.

October 12, 2018
7:00 pm

Wilder Hall

Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant, women and people of color-led grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against displacement in East Harlem, NYC.

October 13, 2018
12:00 pm-6:30 pm

South Congregational Church
Nrityagram, one of the premier classical dance ensembles from India showcase their new and critically-acclaimed collaborative work SAMHARA.

October 13, 2018
8:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come celebrate the seniors and get an official flagship supporter scarf as UMass Women's Soccer hosts Virginia Commonwealth University at Rudd Field.

October 14, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join Ruach, the Jewish Reform group on campus, to hang out and make caramel apples at Hillel.

October 14, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hillel House
The Department of Music & Dance presents a faculty concert by Cobus du Toit, flute, and Nadine Shank and guest Doreen Lee, pianists.

October 14, 2018
4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Come celebrate two years of Party Smart registration with some pizza, party smart tips from campus partners, and even register your parties for the upcoming weekends.

October 15, 2018
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Student Union, 314

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.  

October 15, 2018
3:00 pm

Old Chapel

Presented by the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst

October 15, 2018
4:30 pm

South College, E470

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month at UMass Amherst. To celebrate this event, the Latinx American Cultural Center invites you to the Latinx Heritage Month Dinner.

October 15, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room, 10th Floor

Local poet Nicole Young will perform selections from her debut spoken word album, In/Put: Live from the Valley. And vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Pan Morigan is joined by bassist Rudi Weeks in an evening of hopeful, soulful sounds.

October 15, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Join MaryBeth Kimball, Director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

October 16, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

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

October 16, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

SES is proud to host its annual Career Networking Event in partnership with the 34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy and the AEHS Foundation.

October 16, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

In light of the recent Kavanaugh confirmation, come to Hillel for a free dinner and open floor discussion on sexual assault, ways to get help, and women’s empowerment. 

October 16, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hillel House
See what the College of Education has to offer! Join us at the recruitment fair to learn about the College of Education's undergraduate and graduate programs.

October 16, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Paul Richmond, Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts, hosts an evening of local storytellers weaving truth with untruths.  And Do It Now, featuring Richmond and musicians John Sheldon and Tony Vacca fusing spoken word and improvised designed to encourage action.

October 16, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov.

October 17, 2018

UMass now gives students the ability to indicate their pronouns in SPIRE, which appear on class rosters. Why is this important? How should instructors use this information?

October 17, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 903

Through Domestic Exchange, UMass students can study at another college or university, allowing them to live in another geographic area, access courses and facilities not offered at their home campus, and broaden their undergraduate experience. 

October 17—May 1, 2019, Wednesdays 4:45 pm
October 18—April 26, 2019, Thu/Fri 2:30 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 21—November 23, December 13—January 21

Goodell Hall, 511

UMass Men's Soccer hosts Davidson at Rudd Field.

October 17, 2018
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

This documentary series is geared towards learning about differences, seeing the humanity in everyone, and fostering opportunities for respectful dialogue.

October 17, 2018
6:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

A conversation with Atenea Jiménez Lemón and George Ciccariello-Maher.

October 17, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Let's dialogue on interesting values of culture and leadership across the African Disapora.

October 17—November 7, 2018, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

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.

October 17, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online

A film viewing by Haitian-American artist, educator and anthropologist Régine Romain followed by a conversation with UMass professor Judyie Al-Bilali. And Jo Sallins performs. Jo Sallins– spellbinding  performance by unmatched multi-instrumentalist and his 2M3 duo project 

October 17, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

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.

October 18, 2018
10:00 am-11:15 am

Goodell Hall, 301

The Krudas Cubensi  concert and conference will discuss the contributions and challenges of queer movements, Afroveganism and Black Feminism in the lives of Black communities in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America. The conference will be followed by a facilitated conversation between the audience and the members of the panel in which a nurtured debate is expected on themes of systemic oppression and strategies of resistance.

October 18, 2018
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Get decked out in pink and get some pink accessories as UMass Women's Soccer hosts Saint Louis at Rudd Field.

October 18, 2018
3:00 pm

Rudd Field

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).

October 18, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in Berkshire Dining Commons.

October 18, 2018
4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons

Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and current Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, will present The Aftermath of Financial Crises: What Happens and Why?

October 18, 2018
6:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

From branding and pay-per-click advertising, to search engine optimization, there are several behind the scenes operations to consider when growing your business.

October 18, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston

The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley.

October 18, 2018
6:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, Lobby

Translator and professor emeritus Roberto Marquez shares gems from his literary works and saxophonist Mtali Banda brings his energetic ensemble ready to perform music from their latest album Rites of Passage.  Mtali Banda– excitement through sound with saxophonist & his ensemble The Oneness Project

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Engage your love for the Earth with a variety of practices. Work that Reconnects builds community and connectivity, reminding us of our core mission.

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 2601, Floor 26

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.

October 18, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Poet Hoa Nguyen was born in Mekong Delta and raised in Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2018
8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

Family Weekend is an exciting schedule of events for students and their families to enjoy together.

October 19—October 21, 2018

All Campus

Post your best photos of UMass Amherst in fall to Instagram with the hashtag #UMassFallPhoto18. Three winners will each receive Amazon gift cards.

October 19—November 9, 2018

All Campus

NPO’s optimal service design. We present an illustration of our analysis in a practical context, and suggest ways that NPOs can implement our findings in designing their services.

October 19, 2018
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

Howard A. Peelle was a faculty member inf the College of Education from 1971 to 2017. All are welcome.

October 19, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room - 10th Floor

Run or walk a one-mile loop through campus, while getting sprayed with colorful liquid paint along the way. Before the run, enjoy music, games, and a photo area.

October 19, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Starts on Goodell Lawn

The New York master percussionist Warren Smithin a rare performance with saxophonist and flutist Andrew Lamb. 

October 19, 2018
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

Each year, the non-stop musical extravaganza known as Multiband Pops attracts a sell-out audience from around the region.

October 19, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come see the Incredibles 2 for Movie Night at the Mullins Center before it's released on home video! Admission is FREE and concession stands will be open for food and beverages.

October 19, 2018
8:00 pm

Mullins Center

An information session for parents and students as part of Family Weekend to learn more about renting off campus. Information includes how to read your lease and rent correctly, budgeting for off campus living, and a student panel to talk about the transition outside the dorms.

October 20, 2018
9:15 am-10:30 am

Student Union, 314

Have you been kicking around an idea for a while and don't know where to start? ULaunch @ UMass, hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, is for you! 

October 20, 2018
10:00 am

Bartlett Hall, 301

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge.

October 20, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

Come celebrate our seniors as UMass Men's Soccer hosts Dayton at Rudd Field.

October 20, 2018
1:00 pm

Rudd Field

International Student Day with UMass Football vs. Coastal Carolina

October 20, 2018
1:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Come out and support the football team as it hosts Coastal Carolina.

October 20, 2018
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the MassACDA choirs along with UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale, conducted by Dr. Stephen Paparo.

October 20, 2018
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Enjoy a UMass talent showcase during Family Weekend featuring student acapella groups, dance teams, and solo acts.

October 20, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Union, Ballroom

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

Hampden Gallery

Exploring HBCU college football and athletics–sporting congregations–and their impact on black cultural and communal attraction.

October 22, 2018
5:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

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.

October 22, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tortoise Supper Club
Internationally-acclaimed sport management and marketing executive Bernie Mullin will present "The Future of Sport Spectatorship: Will anyone under 35 be watching?"

October 22, 2018
6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 151

Dr. Robert Williams, former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, discusses his work on the Hubble Space Telescope in a public talk.

October 22, 2018
8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

The College of Nursing is delighted to present this talk by Dr. Margaret Barton-Burke, Director of Nursing Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

October 23, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

The University Women's Network (UWN) is hosting a Red Mic lunch event open to all UMass women employees.

October 23, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley room, 10th Floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Jazz Lab Ensemble, with Brian Martin and Owen Ross, directors.

October 23, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Amherst residents, including UMass Amherst students, can vote early for the November election.

October 24—October 26, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Union, 420

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

October 24, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), ground floor

Join Mike Famighette, director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s two-year residential Full-time MBA program.

October 24, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

Frederick Steiner is Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. 

October 24, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

October 24, 2018
4:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

$2,500 in seed money awarded to the top three, as determined by the judges, and the audience choice winner.

October 24, 2018
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall

The Majors Fair is your opportunity to visit with representatives from almost all academic departments in one centralized location.

October 24, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Mullins Center Concourse
Everyone is invited to a free film screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. 

October 24, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, (CHC) Event Hall, room 160 E

Meet at-large and District 3 candidates (representing UMass) for Amherst's first ever town council election.

October 24, 2018
7:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 106

Please join us for the screening of the film, Kumu Hina, with a special guest Q&A session by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina) to follow.  

October 24, 2018
7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 Flavin Family Auditorium

.R.O.P.S. is a program/platform that offers students the opportunity to share inspiring stories and innovative discoveries. Selected students will present a 5-12 minute-talk in a live showcase which will be recorded and made available to larger audiences. 

October 25—November 5, 2018

Online

We start our season funny, with Dustin Chinn's pointed, futuristic comedy Snowflakes, or Rare White People.

October 25—October 27, 2018 7:30 pm
November 1—November 3, 2018 7:30 pm
October 31, 2018 10:00 am
November 3, 2018 2:00 pm

Rand Theater

The 3rd Annual Life Sciences & Biotech Internship and Career Fair is growing.  This year, over 35 life science and healthcare employers will be on-campus to meet you and hear your professional introduction.  Dress professionally and bring printed copies of your resume.

October 25, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

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.

October 25, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Campus Center, 805-09

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in UHS room 302.

October 25, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), 302

Professor Williams will speak about Richard Durham and her own life’s work as a radio documentarian of African American life. 

October 25, 2018
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S414

“Siggi Dimanche,” gives new voice to cultural curiosity with an emphasis on the tremendous contributions of distinguished scholars, artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers representing Francophone Africa and its French speaking African Diaspora.

October 25, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

New Africa House

Chinese Warriors of Peking presents a historical slant to its new production.

October 25, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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. 

October 25, 2018
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

We are excited to announce the second BRIDGE Scholar of the year: Dr. Nyeema Harris in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

October 26, 2018
10:00 am-2:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Start or finish your meningitis B vaccination series, and get vaccinated against seasonal flu at today's walk-in clinic in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge.

October 26, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

The event that prepare students who will present in INFORMS Conference in 2018.

October 26, 2018
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

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. 

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm

Old Chapel

Considering graduate school? Why not in the U.K.? University of Warwick’s(England) Regional Officer Sarah Jamieson will share valuable info on identifying U.K.

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 301, 3rd floor

Interested students will learn about the steps to become an elementary teacher, English, history, science or mathematices teacher.  

October 26, 2018
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Furcolo Hall, 101

Join us for a Halloween themed game in the Mullins Center.

October 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Join Hillel and Chabad for a Free Shabbat Dinner on campus.

October 26, 2018
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The inaugural Women in Arts Leadership Symposium will launch an exploration of the barriers women face on their path towards arts leadership.

October 27, 2018
9:00 am-4:30 pm

South College, 2nd Floor

Come 'Sweat for Clean Water' on Saturday, October 27 at 10 AM.

October 27, 2018
10:00 am

Goodell Lawn
The Cape Verdean Student Alliance Annual Cultural night. 

October 27, 2018
7:00 pm-2:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Come support your UMass Field Hockey Team and their seniors as they take on Saint Louis in their annual Senior Game.

October 28, 2018
1:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Aptly titled in honor of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s iconic poem, We Wear The Mask displays Dorrance Hill’s creative depth and many years of experience in a long awaited exhibit.

October 29—November 13, 2018, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
October 31—November 16, 2018, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
November 12

Augusta Savage Gallery

What does it mean for the fields of art and math to intersect? Join us for a conversation about the relationship between mathematics and art.

October 29, 2018
5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Can a Blue Revolution provide a hungry world with food and energy?  Come work with a world expert to figure out what it will take to include Aquaculture in our sustainable future.

October 29, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-131

We seek a diverse cast of actors and singers with a facility with heightened language and full-body physical commitment. 

October 29—October 30, 2018 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

Guest artist Christopher Cayari, assistant professor of Music Education at Purdue University, empowers the LGBTQ+ community through the lens of his own life in this shared emotional & musical journey.

October 29, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.​

October 30, 2018
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Tech Foundry is an oranization that is working in Springfield to meet the IT employer needs in the Valley.perations.

October 30, 2018
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 109

Come down to the Mullins Center and show your support for the Men's Basketball as they take on Westfield State! 

October 30, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert by Loralee Swanson, trombone, U.S. Naval Fleet Band, and Ludmilla Krasin, piano.

October 30, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

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.

October 30, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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.

October 31, 2018
9:00 am-10:30 am

Campus Center, 804-08

Learn about applying for the Boren Scholarship — an opportunity for U.S. undergraduate students to receive funded study abroad ($10,000 per semester / $20,000 per year) to study less-commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Campus application deadline is December 3, 2018.

October 31, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am

Commonwealth Honors College, 301, 3rd floor

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".

October 31, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

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

October 31, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Northeast Residential Area

The UMass Comedy League presents a personalized comedy adventure this Halloween on the second floor of Herter Hall! Bring your friends and stop by anytime between 7 and 9 p.m.

October 31, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Herter Hall

Come down to the Mullins Center and support women's basketball in their home exhibition game.

October 31, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center