Week of  December 1—7, 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

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

No classes are held during Thanksgiving recess. Residence halls re-open at noon on Saturday, Nov. 30.

November 24—December 1, 2019

All Campus

Interested in the intersections of art and activism? Want to learn new skills and discuss identity in an accepting, community atmosphere? Just want to destress from school in a low-stakes way? Nostras Voces (Our Voices) is hosting open, drop-in sessions, All identities, levels of experiences, and interest in creation welcome!  

November 24—December 15, 2019, Sundays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
November 25—January 13, 2020, Mondays 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Stonewall Center

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) is raising money for two local organizations:  DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services, and Heroes, Horses and Hounds,  by holding a raffle for several holiday gift baskets and gift certificates.

December 2—December 9, 2019 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Tobin Hall

This event has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather resulting in the UMass Amherst campus being closed on 12/2.

December 2, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Communications Hub, 3rd floor

Enjoy great converstation over Free Coffee, tea and tasty snacks.

December 2, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Old Chapel, Great Room 2nd Floor

This event has been canceled.

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

In the last two decades Israeli cinema and television turned to the world of the ultra-Orthodox Jews. This talk will examine this trend, analyzing how and why it developed in Israel, and what it means in Israeli media and politics.

December 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall East

Please come by to see Mediterranea, a gripping drama that tells the story of two African migrants' journey to Italy and their life and work there.

December 3, 2019
5:00 pm

Old Chapel, 2nd Floor

Seph Rodney is interested in the function of art criticism — aside from the obvious work of promoting certain artists or styles, or placing artists, styles, or movements in the historical record.

December 3, 2019
5:30 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

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 Women of Color Leadership Network is hosting a workshop for talented musicians, poets, and spoken word artists of color to develop their original pieces and crafts.

December 3, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

New Africa House, 203

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

Stressed? Come hang out with some therapy dogs before finals! Dogs will be in the W.E.B DuBois Library and Campus Center Auditorium.

December 4, 2019
10:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, and Du Bois Library

The final conversation of the semester in a series of group conversations for students, faculty, and staff to build skills to overcome division while talking about real issues affecting our campus and society at large.

December 4, 2019
11:15 am-1:15 pm

Campus Center, 165

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

An information session for students interested in applying to take part in the UMass Amherst beta test of the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. The focus of the competition is sustainable cities and transportation policy.

December 4, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, 174

Mandy Carter is a Resistance Studies Fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, and a southern black lesbian activist with a 52-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967.

December 4, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 145

Eric Blanc is the author of the book "Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics" (Verso, 2019).

December 4, 2019
5:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas

All are welcome to join WOCLN in a facilitated conversation around reproductive rights and justice within communities of color, centering women, trans, and non-binary experiences.

December 4, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
The UMass Theatre Department is looking for actors for this year’s Playlab.

December 4—December 5, 2019 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 204

UMass battles South Carolina at the Mullins Center.

December 4, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

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

Home: A curated showcase of 5 College student films.

December 4, 2019
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137 Flavin Family Auditorium

Join us for some last laughs and quality sex education before finals take up all of your time! You don't want to miss this crossover episode between the sexiest troupes on campus!

December 4, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

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

Myth and reality in current efforts to address maternal mortality in the U.S.

December 5, 2019
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330

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

Join us in the All Campus Makerspace to learn how to sew with conductive thread and make a light-up felt pin! Impress your friends (and enemies) with your new knowledge of soft circuits and wearable electronics, or make a custom holiday gift for the person who has everything.

December 5, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

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

UMass takes on New Hampshire.

December 5, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

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

Check out a wide selection of student-made crafts, arts, medicine, and food at our special Holiday Market brought to you by UMass Permaculture Initiative and the UMass Student Farm. 

December 6, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Campus Center, Atrium Room

This workshop will begin by teaching the basics of embroidery, such as using an embroidery hoop, needle threading, and basic stitches.

December 6, 2019
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Agricultural Engineering Building, 120

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

December 6, 2019
7:00 pm

Mullins Center

Showcasing original works of poetry, music, and spoken word by women/nonbinary students of color.

December 6, 2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

New Africa House, 203

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

A workshop with Valerie Young, a UMass alumna and international expert on the “imposter syndrome" 

December 7, 2019
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

South College, W245

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