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 This event does NOT occur on: November 21, December 19—January 16, March 13
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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: March 13—March 15
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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?
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
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.
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.