Month of December 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

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

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

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

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

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
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November 21—November 23, December 13—January 21

Goodell Hall, 511

In this exhibition Dellert will present new work in an ongoing series of collages that use found rusted metal sheets, oil drum lids and other man-made objects as surfaces for his art while showing how Nature has acted on them over time.

November 27—December 11, 2018 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Hampden Gallery

This production is a cycle of four linked short plays by Maria Irene Fornes, one of our greatest and most influential living playwrights. 

November 29—December 1, 2018 7:30 pm
December 5—December 8, 2018 7:30 pm
December 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Curtain Theater

Hosted by Cobus du Toit, professor of flute, this all-day event features classes, performances and flute exhibitors.

December 1, 2018
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join alumni and friends for a private wine tasting at Black Birch Vineyard in North Hatfield, owned by fellow alumni and winemakers Dr. Ian Modestow '94 and Michelle Kersbergen '95.

December 1, 2018
1:00 pm

Black Birch Vineyard
The UMass Amherst Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Women's Choir present holiday and seasonal favorites, plus an audience sing-along.

December 1, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join Cape Cod alumni and friends for a day of entertainment and fun. Meet our group at The Beacon for a delicious brunch. Then venture to the Cape Rep Theatre for a performance of the classic, Shakespeare in Love.

December 2, 2018
11:00 am-2:00 pm

The Beacon
Professor Chrystal George Mwangi of the UMass Amherst College of Education speaks on "Power & Mutuality: The Dynamics of International Higher Education Partnerships."

December 3, 2018
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, THE REST I MAKE UP, followed by a Q+A and reception with the filmmaker, Michelle Memran. Playwright and former student of Fornés, Migdalia Cruz will also be joining us for the event to share the influence Fornés has had on her life and work.

December 3, 2018
4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 231

'Without A Trace: Breaking Borders is a BFA Thesis Exhibition' by Melanie A. Griffith that focuses on how her struggles with anxiety, self-depreciation, depression, and a blurred line between fantasy and reality eventually led her to a future she did not expect. 

December 3, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

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

December 4, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163

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

December 4, 2018
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 112

Come down to the Mullins Center and support Men's Basketball as they take on Holy Cross! 

December 4, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology.

December 4, 2018
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub

The Department of Music and Dance presents Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes, in a holiday concert.

December 4, 2018
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents a lecture by Emiliano Ricciardi as part of the Research in Music Series.

December 5, 2018
12:20 pm-1:20 pm

Old Chapel, Conference Room (1st floor)

Storm Large comes to the Fine Arts Center for a night of music, laughter and her wicked charm.

December 5, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Five College Early Music Collegium, under the direction of Professor Robert Eisenstein.

December 5, 2018
7:30 pm

Grace Church
Mark your calendar for the annual University Women's Network (UWN) Holiday Luncheon!  A time to dine, play, and visit with your fellow university women. 

December 6, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley, 10th Floor

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

December 6, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), 302

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.

December 6, 2018
2:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

QUEER & NOW is a devised physical theater project that fuses drag, lip syncing, choreography, and gender play to create an evening of celebration and protest.

December 6—December 7, 2018 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
December 7—December 8, 2018 10:00 pm-11:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 434

Gina Apostol is the author of four novels.

December 6, 2018
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Nicholas Rinehart, PhD candidate in English at Harvard University, will deliver the lecture: "The Plays and Dramatic Criticism of W. E. B. Du Bois; or, Theatrical Failure in the Life of a Prophet", as part of the W. E. B. Du Bois Center Fall visiting scholar series.

December 7, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

Please join us for presentations by a panel of Graduate Film Certificate recipients. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.

December 7, 2018
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd floor Hub (Communication Department)

ConcorDance is an examination of the possibilities that arise when multiple forms of artistic media are connected.

December 7, 2018
5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center, University Museum of Contemporary Art

Come out to the Mullins Center and support Women's Basketball.

December 7, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Westgate, and the Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Anderson; featuring David Waybright, guest conductor.

December 7, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Teddy Bear Toss/Saturday Night Skate: The Teddy Bear Toss returns to the Mullins Center where donations will be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Springfield.

December 8, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents Marimba Bands and Ensembles, under the direction of Professor Thomas Hannum.

December 8, 2018
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Catherine Jensen-Hole.

December 9, 2018
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, featuring Elizabeth Chang, violin, and Kathryn Lockwood, viola.

December 10, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

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

December 11, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

Hockey Holidays/Faculty Staff Appreciation: Celebrate the holiday season with us on Faculty/Staff appreciation night.

December 11, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Chapel Jazz and Jazz Lab ensembles under the direction of David Sporny, Brian Martin and Haneef Nelson.

December 11, 2018
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Today is the last day of classes for the Fall 2018 semester at UMass Amherst.

December 12, 2018

All Campus

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

December 12, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm

University Health Services (UHS), ground floor

Head out after work to eat, drink, and share holiday cheer with the Greater Boston Alumni Network!

December 12, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Point
Come watch women's basketball take on BU.

December 12, 2018
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc that is also celebrated by some Southern New England tribes.

December 12, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center, Chadbourne Hall B-3

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries! Events happening in both the Du Bois Library and the Science and Engineering Library unless otherwise specified.

December 13—December 20, 2018

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

Final exams for the Fall 2018 semester. 

December 14—December 20, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
December 15—December 16

All Campus

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

December 14, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

Come out to the Mullins Center and support women's basketball as they take on UMass Lowell.

December 21, 2018
1:00 pm

Mullins Center

Come down to the Mullins Center and support Men's Basketball as they take on Fairleigh Dickinson!

December 21, 2018
3:30 pm

Mullins Center

The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers 10-day residential, silent meditation courses twice monthly to the public without charge on an unsolicited, voluntary, pay-it-forward, donation basis.

December 26—January 6, 2019
March 13—March 24, 2019

Vipassana Meditation Center
Fit in an extra class, complete a requirement, and earn a few more credits.

December 28, 2018

Online

UMass Amherst is closed today except for essential campus services.

December 28, 2018
December 31, 2018

All Campus