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

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

September 12—February 1, 2019

Online

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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March 13—March 15

Goodell Hall, 511

This program 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.

November 21—January 31, 2019

Online

What are your thoughts as a graduating senior? Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends? If so, you are invited to submit a speech proposal for consideration as the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Commencement Speaker.

November 23—February 1, 2019

Online

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of 2019 graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. 

November 23—February 1, 2019

Online

Help students experiencing food and financial insecurity by donating non-perishable foods, toiletries and other household items.

November 26—December 7, 2018
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December 1—December 2

Whitmore 2nd Floor AND Bartlett 317C
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, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
December 2, 2018, Sun/Mon 2:00 pm-5:00 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

Come stomp your feet and clap your hands to our very own, very talented UMass Minuteman Marching Band, and then get a special hands-on, up close and personal experience with the instruments!

December 1, 2018
10:00 am-11:30 am

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

This event is sold out.

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
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is raising money for two local organizations, Foster Dignity and the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, by holding a raffle for several holiday gift baskets. 

December 3—December 13, 2018

Tobin Hall, 440

Come join Team Positive Presence (TPP) for some tasty hot cocoa and the opportunity to paint your winter wonderland on a mini canvas. 

December 3, 2018
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Student Union, 314

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

Film screening and Q&A with the director of "Pavlensky. Life Naked", documentary about Russian radical performance artist and political activist. 

December 3, 2018
5:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S140

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

December 4, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Campus Center, 163

The College of Nursing presents the final talk in its 2018 Fall Seminar Series: "Compared to What? Study Design Considerations for Human Subjects Research" by Brian Whitcomb, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

December 4, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Skinner Hall, 101

This event is cancelled.

December 4, 2018
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 109

Rich Benjamin, a writer for The New Yorker on African-American issues and author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, will be visiting the MFA for Poets and Writers. 

December 4, 2018
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 227

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 a performance by Jazz Ensemble I, the University's top jazz ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes.

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)

In Anatomy of a Genocide Omer Bartov explains that ethnic cleansing doesn’t occur as is so often portrayed in popular history. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. 

December 5, 2018
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Join the Women of Color Leadership Network for a relaxing time before the finals.

December 5, 2018
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

New Africa House, 127

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on.

December 5, 2018
6:00 pm

Roots Café

At the second meeting of Connections in Color we will work on  collaboratively building a safe space for healing and wellness. Our goal is to hear student voices and offer opportunities to come together in a group space that supports healing for students who are looking for group engagement.

December 5, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center

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

In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg launched the internet.org initiative aimed at connecting “the next 5 billion”. While initially presented as a techno-humanitarian and development initiative, several commentators denounced the project as a commercial strategy seeking to expand Facebook’s reach in emerging markets.

December 7, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Comm Hub

Skip the mall this year and find a present that's really worth giving.

December 7, 2018
12:00 pm-3:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge

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

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 Teddy Bear Toss returns to the Mullins Center where donations will be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Springfield.

December 8, 2018
7:30 pm

Mullins Center

Join the UMass Hillel social justice team for an interactive bystander intervention course on sexual assault both on and off campus.

December 9, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Hillel House

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 exhibit will be a display of 500-1,000 ceramic vessels ranging from one inch to sixteen inches in height to form clusters.

December 10, 2018 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
December 11—December 14, 2018 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

The study lounge that provides student parents with some dedicated time to focus on their work while the kids are engaged in their activities in the playroom. 

December 10, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union, Commonwealth Room and Cape Cod Lounge

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

Let’s uplift our energies and celebrate resilience, diversity and inclusivity.  Enjoy the performances, music, food and giveaways as we are approaching the conclusion of this semester.

December 11, 2018
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

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
Join us in celebrating this occasion with food, drinks, music, games, community dialogues and resource sharing.

December 12, 2018
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Malcolm X Cultural Center

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

Take a study break and explore natural, healthy ways to reduce stress and balance body and mind at De-Stress Fest 2018.

December 13, 2018
12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Feeling like you need a gift after semester stress? Stuck on ideas for gifts to get loved ones for the holidays? Needing a creative outlet centered around self-care? We got you covered!

December 13, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Blue Wall Atrium

End of semester party held by the UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS.

December 13, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 112

Sell back your books for cash.

December 14—December 20, 2018

Campus Center, and Hampden Dining Commons

Final exams for the Fall 2018 semester. 

December 14—December 20, 2018
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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)

Learn how to get out of the lab and into the market! I-Corps @ UMass is the NSF's Innovation Corps Site at UMass Amherst. Our mission is to prepare UMass scientists and engineers to transition their discoveries from the lab to the marketplace.Pizza and snacks will be served!

December 17, 2018
4:00 pm

Conte National Center For Polymer Research, A110/111

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset among the tall standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on the day of the winter solstice, Friday, Dec.

December 21, 2018

Sunwheel

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

Christmas is a legal holiday in Massachusetts.

December 25, 2018

All Campus

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 26—January 19, 2019
This event does NOT occur on:
December 31—January 1

Online

UMass Amherst is closed  except for essential campus services.

December 28, 2018
December 31, 2018

All Campus