April 27, 2015 - 9:15am to April 30, 2015 - 9:15am

Spring 2015 LARP final studio presentations:

Monday April 27 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Green Infrastructure for Framingham, Massachusetts:
Greenway Planning and Cultural Landscape Design
LandArch 494LI: Senior Capstone Studio
Co-instructors:  Robert L. Ryan, Peter Flinker
Teaching Assistant: Alyssa Black

Wednesday April 29 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Play[ground]: Design Ideas for Pulaski Park
LandArch 297D Sophomore Studio & LandArch 506 First Year MLA
Co-instructors: Carolina Aragón, Emily Wright

April 27, 2015 - 1:15pm

Film Screening: Absence of Malice

The 1980s drama is about an investigative reporter who violates many of the tenets of journalism in pursuit of a big story, a cautionary tale about libel and media responsibility. While the film depicts production methods of a bygone era, its lessons about journalism are timeless. Everyone is welcome. 

April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Public Lecture: Jonathan Bloom, "Forsaken Food"

Please join us for a public lecture by Jonathan Bloom titled "Forsaken Food: Why We Waste Nearly Half of our Food (and What We Can Do About It)."

April 28, 2015 - 4:00pm

Political Economy Workshop: Yahya Mete Madra

Discipline of Economics after the Neoliberal Turn: A Differential Impact Analysis

The Political Economy Workshop is being organized in Spring 2015 by Deepankar Basu, 1012 Thompson Hall. For more details contact him at 5-6359 or

Organized jointly with the History & Development Workshop

April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Mass. Multicultural Film Festival screening: "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

Kiss of the Spider Woman (dir Hector Babenco, USA, 1985, 120 min)

30th Anniversary Celebration

This groundbreaking independent film follows the complex, developing relationship between two unlikely cell mates, with radically different views of life, in a Latin American prison. It is a captivating and fantastic yarn of intrigue, sex, politics, and obsessive love of movies—under oppressive, inhumane conditions.

Introduction by Alexandra Keller, Smith College.

April 29, 2015 - 8:00pm

Washington Post Columnist to Present "Consequences of American Retreat"

Washington Post Columnist and best-selling author Charles Krauthammer, will present "Consequences of American Retreat"

Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize winner, a syndicated columnist featured in over 400 newspapers around the world, a New York Times best selling author, and a frequent guest on Fox News Channel, where he is a regular panelist on the nightly news show Special Report.

April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Comm Graduating Senior Gathering

Comm Graduating Seniors are invited to mingle with faculty and staff on Thursday, April 30, at 4:00-5:30 in the Comm Hub, ILC 3rd Floor. Desserts and beverages will be served!

May 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Comm Senior Drop-in Event

Graduating Communication seniors and their families are welcome to join Communication faculty for an informal get-together prior to the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences' annual SBS Senior Celebration. The get-together will take place at 10:30-11:30 am on Saturday, May 9, in the Communication Hub in the ILC, and coffee and pastries will be provided. FYI, participants in the SBS Senior Celebration event are asked to assemble by the Mullins Center around noon on May 9 in anticipation of a 1 pm starting time.

May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

SBS Senior Celebration

Seniors are individually recognized and awarded a commemorative UMass medal. John A. Hird, interim dean of SBS, will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from the chair and a student speaker from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced, by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.

May 13, 2015 (All day) to May 15, 2015 (All day)

Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Values Conference

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) and the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS) have co-organized a two-and-a- half day conference to bring together a broad range of interdisciplinary scholars and heritage professionals to explore key issues in cultural landscapes and heritage values.