The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Alumni Events

September30
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm

What Does Earth Ask of Us?: Keynote Lecture by Robin Wall Kimmerer

We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity. How might we use the gifts and the responsibilities of human people in support of mutual thriving in a time of ecological crisis?

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer and Distinguished Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York and the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a student of the plant nations. Her writings include Gathering Moss which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and the bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. As a writer and a scientist, her interests include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land

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September30
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to Monday, March 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

2020-2021 Feinberg Series | A Planet on a Precipice: Histories and Futures of the Environmental Emergency

The 2020-2021 Feinberg Series explores the climate and environmental emergency in historical perspective.

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September30
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Envisioning Your Future & Goal Setting

People use the word “goal” to describe things they would like to accomplish, yet less than 40% of all goals that are set ever get achieved. Why is this? One reason is that setting a goal without establishing a vision and purpose is like building a house without pouring the foundation. Join us to engage in an uplifting and inspiring dialogue with alumni experts who are eager to share actionable strategies to help you achieve success. 

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