Guy Blaylock, associate professor of physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will demonstrate a website he has developed to help teachers and parents teach science.

December 1, 2015
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Join Scott Jackson, John O'Leary, and Michelle Staudinger as they discuss the Massachusetts Wildlife Climate Action Tool, designed to inform and inspire local action to protect the Commonwealth’s natural resources in a changing climate.

December 2, 2015
3:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

This panel discussion includes Omar Dahi, Hampshire College professor of economics and Steven Heydemann, Smith College professor of Middle Eastern studies. Moderated by David Mednicoff, UMass Amherst director of Middle Eastern studies.

December 3, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

A MEDtalk is similar to that of a TEDtalk, but specifically focused on topics in Medicine, Education, and Development.

December 3, 2015
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Roots Cafe’

Born in 1984 in Nevada, Claire Vaye Watkins was a Presidential Fellow at the Ohio State University where she received her MFA, and now teaches at the University of Michigan.

December 3, 2015
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

David Schneider, speakerProfessor of Music, Amherst College

December 4, 2015
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fine Arts Center, 154

Assistant Professor Seth Goldman (communication and Commonwealth Honors College) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "The Victim Paradox: How Portrayals of Suffering Affect Outgroup Stigma and Support for Minority Rights."

December 7, 2015
12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes addiction expert Steven Kassels, M.D., for a talk titled “The Heroin Epidemic in America - Why Now?”

December 7, 2015
7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, N151

Paul Amar, associate professor in the global and international studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks on “Resisting Police: Police Forces as Social Movements in Contentious Fields of Authoritarian-Populism, Militarized Masculinity, and Racial Brutality.”

March 24, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge