Month of April 2020
In Anne Washburn’s darkly funny, grandly operatic Mr.

April 9—April 10, 2020 7:30 pm
April 16—April 18, 2020 7:30 pm
April 11—April 18, 2020, Saturdays 2:00 pm
April 15, 2020 10:00 am

Curtain Theater

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

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

View a showcase of information about the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS): research, services, artistic images, and materials generated by their work, featuring UMass Core Facilities, IALS centers—Bioactive Delivery, Personalized Health Monitoring, and Models to Medicine—as well as IALS innovation services, the core summer internship program, and a Building Bridges collaboration. New items will be added throughout the semester.

January 21—May 7, 2020 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library

FREE, friendly drop-in session wiht a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).

January 22, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 11, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 26, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 10, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 25, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 7, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 22, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 5, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

70 Butterfield Terrace, 310

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

January 30—May 6, 2020, Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 19

Bartlett Hall, 103

FREE, confidential one-on-one legal consultation with Attorney Bernadette Stark from the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO).

January 30, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 12, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 12, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 29, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
May 6, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

70 Butterfield Terrace, International Programs Office

For more than forty years, American artist Roni Horn has developed a richly diverse practice that spans drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, and books.

January 31—April 26, 2020, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 1—April 26, 2020, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
February 6, 2020, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
March 5, 2020, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
April 2, 2020, Thursdays 11:00 am-8:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
March 8—March 15

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Interested in practicing your Spanish? Join us for our Spanish conversation hour, Café Olé, and enjoy coffee, snacks, and conversation with other Spanish speakers.

February 4—April 28, 2020, Tuesdays 12:00 pm
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March 17

Herter Hall, 4th Floor Lounge

In this Dialogue with a Collection exhibition, Procheta Mukherjee Olson explores the multiple ways in which her work parallels the formal and conceptual concerns of Yun Fei Ji’s “Three Gorges Dam Migration” (2002).

February 7—April 26, 2020, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
This event does NOT occur on:
March 7—March 15

University Museum of Contemporary Art

CWC is now hiring for fall 2020Volunteer, Internship, Work-study, & More….Positions available for 5-college students, staff, & Hampshire County community members.Apply Online: www.umass.edu/cwcApplication priority deadline is March 25th 2020

February 13—April 29, 2020

New Africa House

Converstion hour in Portuguese

February 28, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
March 27, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
April 24, 2020 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Join MaryBeth Kimball, director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

April 1, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

All members of the UMass Amherst community are invited to submit edible book-inspired creations which will then be displayed, judged, and eaten.

April 1, 2020
12:00 pm

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

Learn about new features and enhancements available in the new version of PubMed, as well as some tips for more efficient & effective searching.

April 1, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

The SFJAZZ Collective concludes their national tour and 50th anniversary celebration of two albums from 1969: In A Silent Way, regarded as Miles Davis' most influential work, and Stand by Sly and The Family Stone, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

April 1, 2020
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

In the face of increased pressures; landscape architects, designers, clients, and land owners have the ability to influence our environment’s capacity for resiliency and provide ecosystem and social services by advocating for high-performance landscapes.

April 2, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

The Northeastern Regional meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, to be held at the Marine Biological Labs in Woods Hole, Mass.

April 3—April 5, 2020

Marine Biological Labs
“Designing and Giving Effective Presentations,” co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development

April 3, 2020
9:30 am-11:00 am

Goodell Hall, 301, CTL conference room

In the job market? Need to figure out which companies are best for you? Do you have some leads, but want to impress interviewers with your knowledge of the company? You can learn a lot about companies using Library resources.

April 3, 2020
10:00 am-11:15 am

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

Looking for off campus housing? Need help with your housing situation? General off campus housing questions?

April 3, 2020
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103

The Sensorial Regime of “Second Slavery”Landscape of Enslavement in the Paraíba Valley (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

April 3, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Help UMass Dining support food security on and off campus, as we host the Eleventh Annual 5k Dash & Dine.

April 4, 2020
11:00 am

All Campus

UMass Men's Lax takes on Hofstra at Garber Field

April 4, 2020
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Leyla McCalla's arrangements of traditional songs are earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty, vibrating with three centuries of history, yet strikingly fresh, distinctive, and new.

April 4, 2020
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

If you have legal questions about your research or study, from publishing contracts, to threats of defamation or "ag gag" laws, to privacy concerns, come on down. We won't give you legal advice, but we can try to help you sort out the issues and figure out whether you need a lawyer or whether you can relax.

April 8, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Are you looking for images, audio, video, or text to include in your projects? Do you wonder about the copyright and whether or not you can use that perfect image that you found? Come join us to learn about Creative Commons (CC).

April 8, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

Come hold history in your hands, and encounter W.  E. B. Du Bois through his voluminous archive housed in the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Special Collections. 

April 8, 2020
4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Special Collections and University Archives Seminar Room, Floor 25

This workshop will introduce you to VR programming using the Unity engine, a popular tool for creating VR products.

April 8, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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

Landscape and Infrastructure: reimagining the pastoral paradigm  Meg Vickery Lecturer, Department of Art History, UMass Amherst  “Landscape and Infrastructure: Re-Imagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century” is about landscape painting and design in the Netherlands, England, and North America and recent infrastructure projects around the globe.

April 9, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi-award winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat, and now this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

April 9, 2020
7:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Historical data sources like maps and aerial photos can be treasure troves for GIS users, especially if they want to map how the world used to look before modern infrastructure was built, or before natural events altered the course of rivers or changed where people could live. This workshop focuses on two sources of historical GIS data: maps and photos.

April 10, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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.

April 10, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Slobody Building, 301 (3rd floor)

Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees.

April 11, 2020
9:30 am-3:00 pm

UMass Cold Spring Orchard
UMass Men's Lax takes on Towson at Garber Field

April 11, 2020
1:00 pm

Garber Field

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed.

April 14, 2020
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Neuroscience Distinguished Lecturer Series

April 15, 2020
4:00 pm

Morrill Science Center, 222

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a free, unique, persistent, and universal digital identifier.

April 16, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

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

The power of design thinking: cross-disciplinary applications in research, teaching, and practice. Yaser Abunnasr PhD, Fulbright Fellow, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

April 16, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Olver Design Building, 170

Caroline H. Yang is an assistant professor of English at UMass. She is the author of The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery: The Chinese Worker and the Minstrel Form, which examines the intersecting histories of blackface minstrelsy and representations of Chinese workers in U.S. literature during and after Reconstruction. 

April 16, 2020
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Looking for a visually compelling way to share that information? Jazz up those survey results? Get your point across? Well, look no further! In this workshop, you will learn to hone your point-making and data storytelling skills through creating your very own infographic using Canva.

April 17, 2020
9:30 am-11:00 am

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

The real power of GIS is that it allows us to interrogate spatial data in new and interesting ways. This workshop is geared toward intermediate users who already have a basic understanding of GIS but are looking to practice running spatial queries.

April 17, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Need to find a reputable publisher for your research? Receiving solicitation emails to publish your work in impressively titled journals? We’ll look at examples of shady solicitations and review and apply methodologies to detect deceptive and unethical publishing practices.

April 17, 2020
3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920

Native pollinators are an essential resource in our wild and managed landscapes.  Come to this workshop if you're interested in learning more about their biology and conservation.  We'll mainly be talking about different species of bees but other types of pollinators will also be mentioned (flies, birds, bats, etc.).  We'll learn about the different families of pollinating bees ranging from the tiny beautiful sweat bees to the big and endearing bumble bees.  We'll learn about what they need for nesting and foraging habitats and how to create these spaces in our landscapes.

April 18, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm

French Hall

Patriots' Day is a legal holiday in Massachusetts, commemorating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War in 1775.

April 20, 2020

All Campus

The Massachusetts Soccer School's Spring Break Camp is designed for boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade.

April 20—April 23, 2020 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Boyden Gymnasium

Explore the world of plant patents.

April 21, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

Monday class schedule is followed today.

April 22, 2020

All Campus

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) is hosting its annual celebratory event.

April 22, 2020
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Olver Design Building, Atrium

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the world around us. Part of a series of workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2020: Pioneer Valley.

April 22, 2020
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Classroom

Closing reception for IALS Showcase. View a showcase of information about the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS): research, services, artistic images, and materials generated by their work, featuring UMass Core Facilities, IALS centers—Bioactive Delivery, Personalized Health Monitoring, and Models to Medicine—as well as IALS innovation services, the core summer internship program, and a Building Bridges collaboration. New items will be added throughout the semester.

April 22, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library

In recognition of his pioneering work discovering prions, the underlying cause of neurodegenerative diseases including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or Mad Cow), Dr. Prusiner has also received the Wolf Prize, the Lasker Award, the Potamkin Prize, and the National Medal of Science.

April 22, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building, 135

Tony-Nominated lighting designer Jane Cox and Tony-Winning scenic esigner Mimi Lien.

April 22, 2020
4:30 pm

Rand Theater

This 1-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the life, work and legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois. It will also describe the work of the Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst.

April 23, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries in celebrating the winners of the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award (USRA)!

April 23, 2020
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Floor 3

Indigenous Mind, even though it is always present, still has to be discovered. We attempt to do that with music and art.

April 23, 2020
7:30 pm

Old Chapel

This workshop will take us into natural areas near campus to photograph and identify wildlife using the iNaturalist app.

April 24, 2020
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Drew Henderson has performed throughout Canada, the U.S., and Italy, bringing a program of both guitar favorites, as well as his own unique arrangements.

April 25, 2020
7:30 pm

Eric Carle Museum
Join Drew Henderson for a community master class with classical guitarists from around the region.

April 26, 2020
9:30 am

Eric Carle Museum
This workshop will familiarize you with the iNaturalist species identification process, and the resources available to you for species identification. Part of a series of workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2020: Pioneer Valley.

April 28, 2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

The iconic dance company returns to UMass Amherst for an unforgettable evening of movement, music, and culture.

April 28, 2020
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Looking for off campus housing? Need help with your housing situation? General off campus housing questions?

April 30, 2020
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Bartlett Hall, 103

Is there a robot-sized hole in your heart? Seeking cardboard companionship? Well, look no further! Join us to build your very own walking (ok, ok, technically 'rolling') robot to accompany you on those long strolls down the beach, contemplative jaunts through the park, or chin-scratching rambles through your local library.

April 30, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920