David Gruender of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Monteverdi and the Birth of Opera.”

October 5, 2016
4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
The History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series presents a lecture by longtime civil rights attorney Flint Taylor.

October 5, 2016
4:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Rebecca Spencer, associate professor Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of the graduate program in neuroscience, explains what sleep does for you, what happens when you don’t get enough and how to overcome sleep challenges.

October 5, 2016
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Campus Center, 804-805

Jay Lund, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, presents “Drought and Global Change-Lessons from California.”

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

What evidence determines a medical consensus? What methods generate good evidence? Does it matter who conducts the experiments? How are patients impacted? Miriam Soloman explores these questions and how evidence-based medicine has superseded other accounts of objectivity in medicine resulting in responses from the areas of translational medicine, personalized medicine, and precision medicine.

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S140

Harvard University paleoanthropologist Dan Lieberman will use the lens of evolution to consider the kinds of physical activity and inactivity for which humans are adapted, and then consider their implications for health.

October 6, 2016
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, Events Hall

Gladys Tzul Tzul, and Irma Alicia Valásquez Nimatuj present their scholarship and activism on Indigenous Women of the Americas.

October 6, 2016
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Herter Hall, 301

Have you given thought about what your power as a voter can be? Have you thought about how the candidates may affect Latinx communities?

October 6, 2016
7:00 pm

Latin American Cultural Center, 203

Scholar Alex Dika Seggerman introduces the art and architecture of the Ottoman Empire.

October 6, 2016
7:30 pm

Smith College Graham Hall
Enjoy an intimate discussion with the Apple co-founder, innovator and philanthropist Steve Wozniak.

October 7, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

UMass Club, Boston MA