Visiting scholar Peter Baehr will speak to the question. Then three UMass Amherst faculty members will respond.  The respondents are Bruce Laurie and Laura Lovett from the history department, and Toussaint Losier from Afro-American studies. 

October 4, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Inclusive classrooms require that faculty can effectively facilitate discussions about issues related to diversity and social justice. In this workshop, participants will learn the “Straight A’s Model” for facilitating conversations on diversity issues and will briefly practice each component of the model.  

October 11, 2017
11:15 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 803

Julie Posselt's research examines institutionalized inequalities in higher education and organizational efforts aimed at reducing inequities and encouraging diversity.

October 11, 2017
4:00 pm

(East) German filmmaker Peter Kahane will present his films at UMass and the Five College area during the week of Oct 16 – 20.

October 16—October 20, 2017

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a form of social security that has been gaining traction worldwide as a means of providing income to those unable to work and thereby reducing poverty, improving equality, increasing quality of life and providing economic security to citizens.

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160E/W

Gordon Lafer's talk, "The One Percent Solution" is part of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?

October 16, 2017
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Open to campus and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families with young children, Dinner On Us (DOU) is a parent education workshop series offered most Monday evenings during the academic year.

October 16, 2017
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Student Union

Carol Bailey ’07G is an associate professor at Westfield State University.

October 19, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

Chef, restaurant owner, author, philanthropist, and UMass alumnus Marc Forgione ’01 will share his experiences post-grad and his journey to becoming the youngest winner of “The Next Iron Chef” as our homecoming speaker.

October 19, 2017
8:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Claudia Goldin will present. In recent decades, many highly educated women have successfully navigated career roadblocks that hindered equally gifted women in the past. More recently, a greater fraction of college graduate women has achieved family as birthrates have risen. What happens when there are more kids and more careers? Is it a collision course or a successful confluence of desires?

October 23, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Room