Month of December 2019
Professional yoga instruction for the UMass Amherst campus community and beyond.

September 4—December 11, 2019, Mon/Wed 8:15 am-9:45 am

Fine Arts Center, 204

Join the W. E. B. Du Bois Center for a weekly light breakfast and discussion of a text by or about Du Bois. All are welcome.

September 2—May 25, 2020, Mondays 9:30 am-11:00 am
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December 23—December 30, January 20, May 25

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22, Room 2220

Matthew Mattingly ’02 is an artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. The exhibit includes new and recent oils, watercolors, and ink drawings, including landscapes, figures, sketches, and works from imagination.

September 3—December 13, 2019, weekdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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November 28

Science and Engineering Library

SNAP is a nutrition assistance program, providing eligible low-income students and families benefits they can use to purchase food. Come meet with our friendly SNAP rep to learn more!

September 6—December 6, 2019, Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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November 29

Bartlett Hall, 103

When something is bothering you, talking about it is often the first step toward a solution!

September 10, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 16, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 4, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
November 26, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
December 11, 2019 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

70 Butterfield Terrace, International Programs Office

The 15th annual installment of the semester-long film series, New Asia Cinema, explores diverse, transcendent, and transformative stories, identities, representations, and experiences of migrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, and outsiders.

September 11—December 4, 2019, Wednesdays 7:30 pm
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November 13, November 27

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Drawing from the burgeoning collections of visual materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), the exhibit follows the history of documentary photography from its century origins to its flowering in the post-World War II era.

September 20—January 30, 2020
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November 28, December 21—December 22, weekends, December 25, December 28—January 1

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

During the past 30 years, Leonardo Drew has become best known for his installations, both sweeping in scale and intimate in detail, which transform materials such as cotton, metal, animal hides, and wood — often oxidizing, burning, and decaying them — into something completely different from their original state.

September 20—December 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
September 21—December 8, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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November 23—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

In this weekly class, students will learn about Native American beadwork.

September 26—December 5, 2019, Thursdays 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
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November 14, November 28

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

This program validates cultural knowledge and identity by providing a space for faculty and staff who identify as Native/Indigenous to share their stories with undergraduate students of similar background.

November 4, 2019 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
December 6, 2019 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Avital Sagalyn: A Life of Exploration, researched and curated by a team of UMass Art History students, explores the range of Sagalyn’s work and rich cultural history.

October 4—December 6, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
October 5—December 8, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
October 3, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
November 7, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
December 5, 2019, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
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November 23—December 1

University Museum of Contemporary Art

This is a judgement free, safe space for survivors of sexual violence to drop in and share what's on their mind.  Facilitators will discuss coping skills and issues common to all survivors such as trust, boundaries and triggers.

October 10—December 13, 2019, Thursdays

This cultural engagement program seeks to cultivate, sustain and increase knowledge of own and/or other cultures through arts and crafts.

October 30, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 13, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
November 20, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
December 11, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center

The UMass Assistive Technology Center (ATC) will be having an open house every second Friday of the month.

November 8, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
December 13, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm
January 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
February 14, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
March 13, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April 10, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm
May 8, 2020 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Learning Commons, Lower Level, Room 43

No classes are held during Thanksgiving recess.

November 24—December 1, 2019

All Campus

Ethan Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media and associate professor of the practice at the MIT Media Lab, will talk about what it would mean to build social media expressly designed to strengthen democratic society. 

December 2, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communications Hub, 3rd floor

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Frederic Cohen, oboe and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.

December 2, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join host Elizabeth Hoffman, Program Information Specialist, and Mike Famighette, Director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s residential, on-campus Full-time MBA program.

December 3, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

We'll kick off with a brief history of the labyrinth and how to use this ancient tool for concentration, creativity, decision making and personal growth.

December 3, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

Join Program Information Specialist Jessica Moulton to learn more about our newest program, the Master of Finance in Alternative Investments.

December 3, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108 OR ONLINE

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Jeffery W. Holmes.

December 3, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Have some personal photos you'd like doctored? Need to create a good clean image for a presentation? Want to revive old family images or perhaps delete your ex from the last family photos? Photoshop is a powerful image manipulation tool that can do these tasks and many others.

December 4, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

The Department of Music and Dance presents a talk by guest artist Damian Blättler, assistant professor of music theory at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

December 4, 2019
12:10 pm

Old Chapel

This holiday season join award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy for an intimate and unique Christmas concert.

December 4, 2019
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass battles South Carolina at the Mullins Center.

December 4, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a String Chamber Music Concert, coordinated by Elizabeth Chang.

December 4, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Walk-In Flu Clinic for the Umass Amherst campus community. Bring your insurance card.

December 5, 2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm

University Health Services
Details forthcoming.

December 5, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1638

Spoken Language Interpreting In U.S. Schools: An Emerging FieldThe interpreting profession in the US has specialized without ever generalizing. Such trend is continuing with spoken language educational interpreting (and translation) now taking front and center stage.

December 5, 2019
3:00 pm

Online

Jane Yolen, often called the "Hans Christian Andersen of America," is the author of nearly 400 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

December 5, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Artist Avital Sagalyn, whose work is on view through December 8, will lead a walk-through of her exhibition, along with Nicholas Fernacz and Natalie Richards, two of the student curators. 

December 5, 2019
6:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Chapel Jazz and Lab Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Felipe Salles, Haneef Nelson & Chris Robinson.

December 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including Dunce (Wave Books, forthcoming 2019), My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016), Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.

December 5, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

UMass battles Maine in game one of two of a Hockey East matchup.

December 6, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Euridice Baroque Ensemble, coordinated by Robert Einstein and conducted by Laurie Rabut.

December 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The object of this workshop is to teach participants how to go about buying a used car and (hopefully) not get ripped off.

December 7, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 114

UMass takes on Maine in their second of two games in this Hockey East matchup.

December 7, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Holiday Card to Amherst, conducted by Tony Thornton and Steven Paparo.

December 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Add a little extra cheer to your year and join alumni and friends for a performance of Holiday on the Cape, presented by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

December 8, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Alberto's Ristorante
The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Catherine Jensen-Hole.

December 8, 2019
1:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

UMass battles Holy Cross.

December 8, 2019
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara and conducted by Kristo Kondakçi.

December 9, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Join Jessica Moulton, Program Information Specialist, for an in-person information session to learn more about the Isenberg School of Management MSB&A program. 

December 10, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 108

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Ayako Kataoka.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the Five College Early Music Collegium, conducted by Stephanie Council.

December 10, 2019
7:30 pm

Grace Church
UMass battles Saint Joseph's at the Mullins Center.

December 11, 2019
12:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass battles Yale at the Mullins Center.

December 11, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

The Department of Music and Dance presents a concert by the UMass Symphony Band and Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Westgate and Timothy Anderson, and conducted by Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull.

December 11, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Take a study break at the UMass Amherst Libraries! All events except knitting demo happening at both the W. E. B. Du Bois Library and the Science and Engineering Library.

December 12—December 19, 2019 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Faculty are invited to attend the annual Fulbright Workshop/Luncheon on Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

December 12, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Hadley Room

Bring your lunch, laptop and your Drupal questions to our Drupal Brown Bag.Brown-bag sessions are sponsored by University Communications for UMass Amherst Drupal website owners only.

December 13, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

UMass battles Siena at the Mullins Center.

December 15, 2019
2:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass battles Maine at the Mullins Center.

December 20, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass battles Southern Connecticut State at the Mullins Center,

December 30, 2019
5:00 pm

Mullins Center