Week of  September 22—28, 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

Would you like to win up to $2,000 towards your (or your student's) spring 2020 tuition and fees? Purchase tuition raffle tickets for your chance to win.

July 1—October 21, 2019 8:00 am-9:00 am

Online

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
This event does NOT occur on:
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

Science and Engineering Library

Have a question for law enforcement? Ask Amherst Police Officer Bill Laramee and UMass Police Officer Mark Whelihan at Coffee with a Cop.

September 5—October 10, 2019, Thursdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103: Off-campus Student Center

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
This event does NOT occur on:
November 29

Bartlett Hall, 103

Dianne McMillan Brannen, a self-taught artist of Caribbean descent, explores primitive art in everyday life. Tracey Physioc Brockett exhibits abstractions and  mixed-media works that she describes as confabulations: chancy and quirky, just like life.

September 9—September 24, 2019, Mon/Tue 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
September 11—September 27, 2019, Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

A collaboration between UMass Permaculture and the UMass Student Farm, the UMass Student Farmers' Market is a weekly event featuring live music, fresh local veggies, medicinal herbs, handmade crafts, student art, and an opportunity to get to know the amazing sustainability and DIY community on the UMass campus.  

September 13—November 15, 2019, Fridays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Pond, East Pond Lawn (near the ILC).

Join us for an informative look behind the design process for the John W. Olver Design Building. The exhibit will focus on the integration of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Mass Timber Structure from concept thru construction.

September 10—October 12, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Olver Design Building, Gallery (Rm. 180)

Join us for Zumba on Tuesdays and Yoga on Thursdays under the large tent behind the library!  Sign up on IMLeagues!

September 10—October 24, 2019, Tue/Thu 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Library Lawn, tent

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
This event does NOT occur on:
November 13, November 27

Isenberg School of Management, 137

Fielding, curated by Emily Tareila (MFA, Studio Arts, 2019) uses the plant Goldenrod (L. solidago) as a lens through which to engage the Natural History Collections and the UMass community.

September 11—October 9, 2019, Wednesdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 144

How well do you know the Learning Commons? Join us for a crash course in learning the ins, outs, workarounds, and secrets of one of the most popular places on campus.

September 18—October 9, 2019, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

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
This event does NOT occur on:
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
This event does NOT occur on:
November 23—November 30

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Come support UMass Women's Soccer as they take on Richmond!

September 22, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Rudd Field

Join Paperbark Literary Magazine as we celebrate the fall release of Issue 2: Resilience with selected readings from the magazine's contributors, followed by a Q&A.

September 22, 2019
1:00 pm

Old Chapel

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philip Glass Ensemble, the legendary composer Philip Glass will join the Philip Glass Ensemble to perform a live film concert of his original score of Godfrey Reggio’s cinematic masterpiece, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.

September 22, 2019
3:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

An exhibit documenting the antiwar dissent of active duty military personnel and veterans during the Vietnam War features photographs, underground newspapers, and other documents from this bold and little-known movement. 

September 23—October 11, 2019

Integrative Learning Center, Main lobby

Observe sunrise and sunset associated with the day of the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Monday, Sept.

September 23, 2019

Sunwheel

Join us to explore how to manage group work online and hands on experience using the tools in the Google Suite (APPS at UMass).

September 23, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 New Americans, immigrants, or the children of immigrants, to pursue full-time graduate degrees in the United States.

September 23, 2019
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. 

September 23, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 221

A reading and book signing celebrates the recent publication of Making Love While Farming: Field Guide to a Life of Passion & Purpose. Percussionist Bob Weiner, saxophonist Jason Robinson and dancer Lani Nahele (aka Lisa Schmidt) perform improvisation inspired by the Chinese 5 Elements. 

September 23, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

In the 1960s, Masao Adachi was a well-known avant-garde film director and scriptwriter in Japan. In the 1970s, after he and his friend Koji Wakamatsu worked on a documentary about the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Adachi joined the Japanese Red Army and went underground.

September 23, 2019
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-331

Explore the features of Zoom for teaching. In this introductory workshops, we’ll cover the basics of scheduling and running meetings, as well as creating engaging discussions with tools like screen sharing, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and polling.

September 24, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

Want to learn how 3D modeling? The DML is offering a chance to learn Fusion 360, a free-to-use 3D modeling software that is accessible for beginners yet has professional features.

September 24, 2019
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Digital Media Lab, Floor 3

This presentation explores the history and music of the viola d'amore, a 14-stringed instrument invented in the Baroque Era, in a lecture/performance format.

September 24, 2019
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

First Connections is a reception for First Generation college students, and the faculty and staff who support them.

September 24, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Old Chapel, 2nd floor

Explore the diverse learning activities at Science Pickle.

September 24, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 230

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of SelldorfArchitects, a 70-person architectural design practice.  Ms. Selldorf will present recent cultural, institutional, and commercial projects including the ongoing renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, David Zwirner 20th Street, and the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility.

September 24, 2019
5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Learn about microphones and audio recorders available for use in the Digital Media Lab.

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Digital Media Lab, Floor 3

 Priscilla Page (writer and performer), Djola Branner (interdisciplinary artist), and Shakeel Sohail Gibran Cullis (bassist) perform Tell That , a tribute to the late theater innovator Laurie Carlos whose voice has shaped the jazz aesthetic in performance. 

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

How could a highly talented sculptor like Arno Breker—who had met French avant-garde artists in Paris in the 1920s and whose work was first considered “degenerate art” by the Nazis—become Adolf Hitler’s preferred sculptor and protégé?

September 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-240

This event has been canceled.

September 24, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The study provides free training to undergraduate women in taking care of yourself while building the skills to have meaningful conversations about race, class, gender and other social justice issues that matter.

September 25—September 26, 2019

See listing below for locations
Please note: For this workshop we will expect participants to engage with provided content prior to the workshop (expected to take less than 30 minutes).

September 25, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Learn about the efforts of indigenous communities in the mitigation of climate change and the care of ecosystems

September 25, 2019
10:00 am-11:00 am

Holdsworth Hall, 312A

If you hate building a list of resources and put it off until the last minute, or if your list of resources is a stack of Post-it notes, photos, and scraps of papers, then perhaps a citation manager is for you.

September 25, 2019 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
October 22, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies presents a workshop, rough-cut film screening, and discussion with director James June Schneider: Film Revolt: They Called Themselves Newsreel (France/USA, 2020.

September 25, 2019
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S404 (Film Studies Screening Room)

Please join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Dean Tricia Serio for the opening celebration of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall. 

September 25, 2019
1:00 pm

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Hall

The Herter Art Gallery celebrates its 50th year on campus with 'Disruptions & Continuities: Recent Work by George Wardlaw'.

September 25, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

You are invited to participate in the fourth annual Isenberg Ethics Competition.

September 25, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, N301

Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, writer and community facilitator dedicated to expanding the power of music as a healing and transformative act. 

September 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

 View a sneak peek of documentary, “Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in an Era of Climate Change,” followed by facilitated discussion. 

September 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library

Learn how lecture capture with Echo360 can be used to deliver online lectures, reinforce classroom material, to “flip” the classroom, make the classroom a more accessible space for students, or for instructors to watch and improve their teaching styles. 

September 26, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Campus information technology (IT) professionals are invited to the launch of the new IT Community of Practice series for the 2019 -20 academic year. 

September 26, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center, Hadley room, 10th Floor

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

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

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

In her new book Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, cosmologist Janna Levin offers the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves—the soundtrack to astronomy’s silent movie.

September 26, 2019
5:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall

Patricia Spears Jones - Reading by NYC-based award-winning poet.Jason Kao Hwang/Critical Response - performance by electric violinist and his trio features Anders Nilsson (electric guitar) and Michael T. A. Thompson (drums).

September 26, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Fumi Tomita, jazz bass.

September 26, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Celebrating its fifty-sixth year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. 

September 26, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are resettled yearly from refugee camps to host countries. Local areas that host refugees are reluctant to open capacity, and most impose tight restrictions on the refugee family types they accept. 

September 27, 2019
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 106

This is the kick off event for all environmental and sustainability groups on campus where we get to come together and coordinate with each other and recruit new members.

September 27, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Pond, East pond lawn

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries and A Network for Grateful Living for a dynamic afternoon of conversation exploring the landscape of engaged spiritual practice and action for social change.

September 27, 2019
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Come support UMass Field Hockey as they take on Saint Joseph's!

September 27, 2019
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Gladchuk Field

Enjoy great converstation over FREE coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

September 27, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room 2nd Floor

Wayne Smith – solo cello concert ranging from a shakuhachi melody to a Bach suite.  Andrew Cyrille – world renowned drummer in a rare local appearance.

September 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House Theater

The George "Trigger" Burke UMass Athletics Hall of Fame showcases UMass Amherst'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.

September 28, 2019
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

Come support UMass Football as they take on Akron for Hall of Fame and Flagship Families Day!

September 28, 2019
3:30 pm

McGuirk Alumni Stadium