The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers 10-day residential, silent meditation courses twice monthly to the public without charge on an unsolicited, voluntary, pay-it-forward, donation basis.

December 26—January 6, 2019
March 13—March 24, 2019

Vipassana Meditation Center
Faculty are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, TEFD, and IPO.  

January 30—January 31, 2019 11:00 am

Campus Center, Amherst Room

This event is full with a waiting list. Email to join the waiting list.

February 2, 2019
10:00 am

Holyoke Public Library
This daylong symposium will help participants understand the history and dynamics of political and social polarization as well as offer opportunities to build skills to overcome it.  

February 5, 2019
9:30 am

Campus Center, Auditorium

All are invited to attend a special symposium in honor of James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Judaic Studies and founder of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

February 5, 2019
10:00 am-6:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Diversity Lunch Talk: Small Changes – Big Impact: Interventions for Cultivating Diversity-Positive Classes That Any Instructor Can Do.

February 6, 2019
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

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

What do students learn in university classes that professors apparently don't teach in an explicit form? What do professors teach without being aware of? In this seminar, we will explore some of the most common assumptions about STEM education with the goal of improving teaching and learning for an inclusive environment. 

February 14, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Campus Center, 165-69

Damon J. Vidrine, DrPH, MS serves as a Program Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center and the Director of Intervention Research for the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center.

February 14, 2019
4:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College, 160E

Learn how to properly prune your fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, etc.). 

February 23, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Park Hill Orchard
Do you teach a large or online class and would like to get help with adapting or scaling-up inclusive teaching practices that work effectively with smaller groups of students or in face-to-face settings? Indeed, large and online classes provide particular challenges for cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

February 25, 2019
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Campus Center, 903