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September25
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Building Bridges — Showcasing UMass Amherst Worker Artists

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists. The Building Bridges Public Art and Engagement Initiative recognizes workers who may clean the restrooms, serve food in dining halls, tend the grounds, or engage in clerical and administrative tasks, and aims to celebrate their artistic talents in a way that enriches the university community. This exhibition brings together more than 20 artists from across campus.

Exhibition Dates: September 24 — December 13

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September27
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Dean Alfange Lecture: Free Speech on Campus

Surveys show declining student support for First Amendment protection for controversial speech and speakers whose ideas students find offensive or hateful, leading students to such measures as calling to disinvite provocative speakers, and asking professors to exclude such material from courses. While a staunch champion of the objective--to provide equal educational opportunities for all students--Strossen lays out the case that limiting even the most offensive, hateful, provocative speech will do more harm than good for the essential causes of equality and social justice.

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September27
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Zube Lecture: Biophilic Cities - Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement

What is a Biophilic City?

Biophilic cities are cities of abundant nature in close proximity to large numbers of urbanites. Biophilic cities value residents innate connection and access to nature through abundant opportunities to be outside and to enjoy the multisensory aspects of nature by protecting and promoting nature within the city.

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September27
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

My Life as a Spy, with Katherine Verdery

“There’s nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are.” So begins anthropologist Katherine Verdery’s new book, My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File.

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September28
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

What Did Marx Have to Say about Cooking Dinner? Marxism & Gender in the 21st Century

The PERI Program on Gender and Care Work and the Economics Department are co-sponsoring a special presentation by Professor Tithi Bhattacharya.

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