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Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.

Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.

Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.

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Karuna Center

Title: Wham! Bam! Islam!: Movie Screening and Dialogue

Extremist groups within the Muslim world have increasingly turned to popular media to spread their gospel of radicalism. Coverage of these groups' campaigns to recruit young minds through flashy Internet campaigns and YouTube videos has dominated the airwaves at the expense of more moderate individuals whose devotion to pluralism and democracy goes largely unnoticed by the mainstream media. In this event - the fifth in our Bridging Muslim/non-Muslim Divides series, join Karuna Center and Critical Connections for a showing of the film Wham! Bam! Islam! to learn about one Kuwaiti-Muslim's innovative efforts to best the radicals at their own game using the most unlikely of social mediums - comic books. The movie screening will be followed by a dialogue on key themes raised by the documentary. Delicious, hot buttery popcorn and a range of drinks options will be provided free of charge to all who attend.

In this PBS Indies/Independent Lens production, Kuwaiti psychologist and comic-book aficionado Dr. Naif al-Mutawa partners with the best graphic artists in the business to design a children’s comic book series based on the 99 virtues of Allah. Director Issac Solotaroff follows Dr. al-Mutawa and his animation team as they endeavor to design and market a product that the Muslim world’s most conservative opinion leaders can get behind. Wham! Bam! Islam! provides viewers with a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of thought, opinion and popular culture in the Muslim world as viewed through the eyes of a devout Arab-Muslim struggling to reclaim Islamic values as a force for peace and pluralism in a troubled region.

You can watch the trailer here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b19h6q_EpE
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Oct 21, 2014 7 PM to Oct 21, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19 )
Latin American Dance Performance

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to Oct 4, 2014 1 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10 )
Amherst Ballet

Tentative date for library dance tour hold all day until time confirmed
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Oct 18, 2014 10 AM to Oct 18, 2014 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10 )
UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Annual Lecture: "Sex and the Founding Fathers"
Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing the commentaries on George Washington, in this talk Thomas A. Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal Washington's true character illustrates how each generation uses the Founders to reshape and reinforce American civic and national identity. The stories we tell about the Founders say more about us than about our first celebrities.

When: Sep 29, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00 )
Arts Council Grants Deadline
Single Project/Event grants may be submitted until NOON today.  RSO's and departments may apply for up to $2,000 towards on-campus arts based programming.  Grant guidelines and applications are available online and in the main lobby of Curry Hicks.

When: Oct 8, 2014 12 AM to Oct 8, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00 )
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is renowned for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, and a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. A true powerhouse of brilliance, Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance Q&A with Eddie Palmieri at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

When: Feb 18, 2015 12 AM to Feb 18, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $40, $35, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00 )
Diana MacKenzie: Recent Works
Diana MacKenzie
Recent Works

Incubator Project Space
October 5 – 31, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 - 4 pm

Artist Statement

My recent works are influenced by the balanced, understated harmony with which Japanese artists and designers organize space on every scale, ranging from carefully raked rock gardens, through micro-sized Tokyo apartments, down to lacquered bento boxes containing colorful sushi lunches. I have always embraced the Japanese aesthetic wabi sabi, meaning “beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” My solo trip to Japan this summer furthered my fascination with Japanese design and the organization of space as a characteristic of life and culture. Using a hand-drawn grid to represent ambiguous ephemeral space, my current series brings attention to the often-ignored spaces between objects, or micro-spaces, that exist around us.
 
This series of grid-based work begins as flat drypoint etchings, printed on large sheets of paper or fabric, which are then cut and folded or sewn into sculptures or three-dimensional wall art. The printed work begins with a linear grid hand-etched into the printing plate. By wiping and overlapping the printed plates, depth and tone emerge on the otherwise flat surfaces. Within the grid, variations in line position cause intersections, where micro-spaces appear. After printing, I introduces a third physical dimension by folding the paper into peaks and valleys, or by sewing the fabric into cubes and spheres.
 
Diana MacKenzie is the Public Art Program Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. She designs on-site and off-site programs and workshops which help children and adults develop their instinctive artistic abilities.    

Hampden Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 1pm - 6pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm and closed all university holidays



When: Oct 5, 2014 12 AM to Oct 31, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00 )
Enid Blechman: A ‘Pataphysical Conversation
Enid Blechman
A ‘Pataphysical Conversation

Main Gallery
October 5 – 31, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 - 4 pm

Enid Blechman was born in New York City and currently divides her time between coastal Florida and Easthampton, MA. She received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and appeared in New American Painting. She was most recently a honors scholarship recipient at Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received a second Masters Degree of Fine arts in painting.  Her recent move to Florida raised environmental concerns and was the impetus for a new body of work. As founder and C.E.O. of the fictional corporation Adipose Industries, she explores the repurposing of human fat and has recently turned the ocean upside down to become the first astronaut of the sea. 

Hampden Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 1pm - 6pm and Sunday 2pm - 5pm and is closed all university holidays

 



When: Oct 5, 2014 12 AM to Oct 31, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00 )
"The Oven"
A performance piece, written by author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theater, about Stavans’ life-changing experience using hallucinogenics during a shamanic religious ritual in Colombia, which he says “pushed him to confront his own rational limits and reconsider his spiritual standing”

When: Oct 12, 2014 2 PM to Oct 12, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: General admission: $10 Member: $8 Student: $6 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14 )
Visiting Writers Series host Kent Wascom
A native of the Gulf south, Kent Wascom's debut novel, The Blood of Heaven, was cited as a Notable Book of 2013 by the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle as well as listed among the best books of the year by Esquire, NPR, and Publisher's Weekly. His second novel will be published in the summer of 2015.

When: Oct 9, 2014 12 AM to Oct 9, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00 )
Student Composers' Concert
Student Composers' Concert

Salvatore Macchia, coordinator



When: Dec 5, 2014 12 AM to Dec 5, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00 )
Talk: “We Don't See Women Like You Much”
Piper Kerman was an anomaly. Her path through Danbury prison illuminated all sorts of differences between herself and her fellow inmates, and serves as a powerful tool for understanding how survival, reflection, and awakening inform our experiences. Our talk will trace issues of oppression, power, privilege and connection by tying her story to the larger realities of race, class, and gender in the U.S. in a way that will help us understand our own, very different, lives on the UMass campus.

**Orange is the New Black, p.112



When: Sep 29, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00 )
UMass Extension Centennial Celebration
Please join us for a celebration of 100 years of community outreach and education to honor the work of retired Cooperative Extension Service agents and current UMass Extension faculty and staff. Enjoy a program with music, food and a Time Capsule.

When: Sep 26, 2014 12 AM to Sep 26, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00 )
Talk by Lois Ahrens
The UMass Amherst Libraries will host a talk by Lois Ahrens, founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project.  The event, followed by a reception, is free and open to the public.

Ahrens' talk ties in with Common Read 2014 and illuminates the current exhibit, Deep in the Hole: Experiences of Imprisonment, on display now through January 21, 2015.

Lois Ahrens has been an activist and organizer for social justice for nearly 50 years. She is the founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project (RCPP), a national organization based in Northampton, Mass. (http://www.realcostofprisons.org/)

In 2000, Ahrens began the Real Cost of Prisons Project, which brings together activists, artists, justice policy researchers and people directly experiencing the impact of mass incarceration for the purpose of organizing to end mass criminalization.

Among the accomplishments of RCCP are three comic books:  Prison Town: Paying the Price; Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women & Their Children; and Prisoners of the War on Drugs. More than 135,000 free comic books have been sent to people who are incarcerated, their families, organizers, teachers and many others. The comic books are anthologized in The Real Cost of Prisons Comix, published by PM Press. In 2008, the book won the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Ahrens has built an extensive network of people who are incarcerated, which has grown into working relationships informing and transforming her work.  Her correspondence and visits with prisoners has led to focusing her work on extremely long sentences and the punitive and damaging conditions of confinement faced by all people who are incarcerated in the U.S. In Massachusetts, Ahrens’ work includes increasing parole, stopping new jail building and organizing to end bail. 

Deep in the Hole focuses on experiences of imprisonment and the prison-industrial complex, using documents from prison rights and activism collections held in Special Collections & University Archives.



When: Oct 21, 2014 12 AM to Oct 21, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00 )
Fueling the Fires: Resource Competition and Inequity
The Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence is designed to promote interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and students interested in the topics of conflict, violence, and peace, from a wide range of departments across campus. Each meeting includes a 30-35 minute presentation followed by a half-hour discussion.

Open to all

Refreshments will be served

Most modern conflicts have multiple roots, usually involving some combination of ethnic, national, or religious antagonisms along with a history of grievances and provocations. But underlying all this, more often than not, is competition for vital resources - land, water, food, energy, minerals, etc. - coupled with inequities in their allocation (or in the allocation of the revenues, or "rents," produced by their exploitation). These issues must be addressed in any successful efforts at international peacemaking.

Michael Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also the Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies.

Professor Klare has written widely on world security affairs, resource geopolitics, and energy issues. His most recent books include Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2005), Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet (2008), and The Race for What’s Left (2012). Klare is the defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and written for many other publications, including Current History, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and Scientific American.

In addition to his academic and writing pursuits, Dr. Klare has worked with many non-governmental organizations on issues of peace, disarmament, human rights, and the environment. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association.



When: Sep 25, 2014 12 AM to Sep 25, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00 )
STEM ED Institute Tuesday Seminar: Tom Jordan, Physics
UMass STEM Ed Institute Presents: Fall 2014 STEM Tuesday Seminars

“QuarkNet: Teaching and Learning 21st Century Physics*”

Tom Jordan

UMass, Astronomy Department

Nearly 600 physics teachers from across the US attend one-week, locally-organized professional development workshops hosted by physicists at their universities. Some teachers have been attending these meetings since 1999. QuarkNet provides opportunities for teachers to learn new physics and coach each other in pedagogical practices. Some of the teachers spend weeks at Fermilab or CERN actively contributing to research. All the teachers become members of a local professional community; they increase their understanding of new physics and they collaborate on ways to introduce 20th and 21st century physics in their classrooms. Their students analyze particle physics data, attend master classes and construct classroom cosmic ray detectors. I will provide an overview of the program's 16-year history, what we have learned and describe the Data Portfolio. This latter is a learning framework that helps students to develop an understanding of analyzing "big data."

*Supported by the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

STEM seminars are held at 4PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.



When: Oct 7, 2014 12 AM to Oct 7, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00 )
UMass Men's Soccer Reunion
Reunite with former teammates and meet the current team at the Men’s Soccer Games on September 26 & 28. Throughout the weekend be sure to take advantage of all Homecoming events and opportunities to cheer on the the team as they compete against Harvard and UNH!

When: Sep 26, 2014 12 AM to Sep 28, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Packages range from $15-25 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00 )
Exhibit ~ Deep in the Hole: Experiences of Imprisionment
Deep in the Hole examines a wide range of experiences of imprisonment including political prisoners, conscientious objectors in WWII, the war on drugs and marijuana decriminalization, psychiatric confinement, and the role of controversial activism and publications. The documents on display are from prison rights and activism collections held in the UMass Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives and range from historic to contemporary, from the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois to the trenchant comics of prisoners.  

 

On October 21 at 4:00 p.m. there will be a free and open to the public tie-in talk presented by Lois Ahrens, founder and director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project; details of which will be posted in a separate announcement.



When: Sep 17, 2014 12 AM to Jan 21, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00 )
Panel: 'Orange is the New Black' in a Broader Political Contex
Come join UMass faculty as well as local community educators and activists as they discuss the book Orange is the New Black and the hit Netflix series within a broader context of media representations of communities of color and prison pipelines.

 

SPEAKERS:
Community activist Vira Douangmany Cage (Springfield organizer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts)

Professor Laura Briggs (chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass)

Community activist Sheldon Alexander (Springfield organizer for Arise for Social Justice)

Professor Demetria Shabazz (faculty member in the Department of Communication)

 

MODERATOR:
Professor Mari Castaneda (faculty member in the Department of Communication)



When: Oct 8, 2014 12 AM to Oct 8, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00 )
Workshop: The Art of Inventing Things
Workshop talk by Technology Transfer Office Director, Bob MacWright.

Lunch included - Pre-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Thursday, Sept.18, 2014 at 4 PM. Limit 35 Attendees. For more information Phone 413-545-3606. 

Sponsored by Technology Transfer Office UMass Amherst 



When: Sep 23, 2014 12 AM to Sep 23, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00 )
University of Massachusetts and Baden-Württemberg Colloquium
A colloquium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the University of Massachusetts and the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

In 1964 the University of Freiburg, the Amerikahaus, and the University of Massachusetts agreed to establish an Atlantic Studies Institute in Freiburg. In 1969 that name was changed to the Freiburg Program of the University of Massachusetts. In 1973 a new agreement for the reciprocal exchange of faculty and students was signed which in 1981 came to include the campuses of the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Worcester Medical School. Since 1988 the exchange has included all 9 universities in Baden-Württemberg, and since 1991 the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Lowell have been partners in the exchange.

The exchange has mainly attracted UMass undergraduate students during their junior year. The Baden-Württemberg students attending UMass are almost exclusively enrolled as exchange graduate students, though UMass Boston has recently been accepting BW students as undergraduates as well.

Since 1988 UMass Amherst has received approximately 980 students, UMass Boston approximately 300, and UMass Dartmouth, since it joined in 1992, about 170. UMass Amherst has sent about 750 students, UMass Dartmouth 4, and UMass Boston more than 60. The Worcester Medical School has received one BW student per year and has sent one to Tübingen for a semester and another one to Heidelberg for a year.

In 2005 the UMass President`s Office and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts supported Phase I of the BW/UMass Science  & Technology Faculty Exchange with 14 UMass faculty members visiting the Baden-Württemberg universities. The following year a reciprocal visit of BW faculty to Massachusetts helped build and maintain research cooperation between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Baden-Württemberg.

In recent years, the exchange program has continued to attract scores of graduate and undergraduate students from all partners.  Beyond this, there are exciting research partnerships developing between leading programs on both sides, some of which are highlighted during the colloquium.  We are confident that such bi- and multi-lateral research collaborations will continue to grow in the future, sustained by a strong core of student mobility.

 

 



When: Sep 30, 2014 12 AM to Sep 30, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00 )
The Arts of the Geisha
Yuko Eguchi is a scholar and performer who will perform Japanese traditional music and dance, called kouta (small songs) and koutaburi (dance of small songs), a genre uniquely created by women and primarily preserved in the geisha artistic culture. The kouta songs describe beautiful scenes of nature, but the true message a geisha's affection, love and despair are often hidden behind its cleverly composed words.

Yuko studied kouta singing and shamisen (three-stringed lute) and koutaburi dance under two former geishas, Toyoseiyoshi Kasuga and Yoshie Asaji. The performance will include Mizu no Debana (As the Water Flows, Harusame (Spring Rain), and Uchimizu (Sprinkling the Garden).   
 
Presented in collaboration with the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.

Monday, September 29- Japanese tea Ceremony
D’Amour Library, Clark Reading Room at Western New England University, Springfield
In conjunction with The Arts of the Geisha presentation at UMass Amherst, Ms. Eguchi will present a short talk on the philosophy and symbols of the Japanese Tea followed by the Tea ceremony.



When: Sep 30, 2014 12 AM to Sep 30, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: General Admission: $15; $10 (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00 )
Talk: "Gangsters Only Care About Themselves"
A turning point in Orange Is The New Black is when Piper Kerman realizes that her own actions are closely linked to the drug addiction that is destroying the lives of some of the women she meets in prison. She states that she came into prison with a “gangster mentality”, caring only about herself. While she believes this new awareness helps her empathize with her fellow inmates in a completely different way, she still has a long way to go. Frequently, when we come to college, we come to see how our actions have a much greater impact on people than we previously thought they did. By exploring our own social identities in this workshop, we can better understand other people and our relationships with them.  We will also explore the author’s inherent bias in her use of the phrases like “gangster mentality” and stereotypes embedded in this kind of language.   

**Orange is the New Black, p.180



When: Sep 29, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00 )
Andrea James: Movement of Formerly Incarcerated Women to End Mass Incarceration
STPEC is proud to sponsor Andrea James's visit to UMass as part of our effort to support UMass programming on prison reform and prison abolition. Ms. James will also be visiting STPEC's First-Year Faculty Seminar "The Prison-Industrial Complex and Prison Abolitionism," co-taught by STPEC director Sigrid Schmalzer and STPEC student Emily Shepard, and organized in conjunction with the 2014 UMass Common Read, Orange Is the New Black

Andrea James has worked within the criminal justice system for more than 25 years, including as a criminal defense attorney, when she provided zealous representation for families within her community of Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 2009, she was sentenced to a 24-month federal prison sentence, part of which she served at the federal prison camp for women in Danbury, Connecticut. Even after a lifetime of work seeking justice on behalf of disenfranchised people, she was stunned by what she encountered upon entering the prison system as an incarcerated person. Since her release, Andrea James has mobilized to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children through the organization Families for Justice as Healing, a criminal justice reform organization advocating for community wellness initiatives to replace the war on drugs and incarceration. Through this work, she is fulfilling the promise she made to the women who remain in prison-to speak their truth, advocate for an end to the war on drugs, and support a shift toward community wellness.



When: Nov 3, 2014 12 AM to Nov 3, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00 )
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 11122

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Oct 19, 2014 2 PM to Oct 19, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14 )
Gamble Lecture: Thomas Piketty
French economist Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century (2013) and perhaps the first to document the 20th-century fall and rise and rise of The One Percent, will deliver the Gamble Lecture.  

Piketty is the director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and professor at the Paris School of Economics. His best-selling book emphasizes the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. The book argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. To address this problem, he proposes redistribution through a global tax on wealth

Here are some reviews of Piketty's book:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2014/03/31/140331crbo_books_cassidy

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2014/03/piketty-looks-at-inequality-in-six-charts.html

http://prospect.org/article/piketty%E2%80%99s-triumph

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/opinion/krugman-wealth-over-work.html

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674430006

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-71 and chair of the department from 1942-65. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist.

This lecture is  part of the SBS yearlong series, Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality.



When: Oct 2, 2014 12 AM to Oct 2, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00 )
6th Annual History of the Book Conference
Speakers are Sonja Drimmer (Art History, UMass), Lisa Fagin Davis (Simmons GSLIS), and Alexandra Halasz (English, Dartmouth College). The conference takes place in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center. Free and open to the public. Register by October 10th at 413-577-3600. Lunch is provided. This event is co-sponsored by the DuBois Library and The Amherst Woman's Club, with the Renaissance Center.

When: Oct 18, 2014 12 AM to Oct 18, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00 )
Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: David Katz
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series. David Katz: Rare Book Show and Tell. Lecture takes place in the Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Nov 12, 2014 12 AM to Nov 12, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00 )
Family Renaissance Games Night
Join us for an evening of Renaissance-era board games, door prizes, refreshments, and more! Families and kids are encouraged to attend! The event will take place in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. This event is co-sponsored by the Renaissance Center Reading Group.

When: Nov 14, 2014 12 AM to Nov 14, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00 )
Classical Legacy Lecture: James Hankins
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Classical Legacy Lecture. James Hankins: The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists. The lecture will take place in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments are co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Nov 19, 2014 12 AM to Nov 19, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00 )
Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series. Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker: Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare. Lecture takes place in the Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Oct 29, 2014 12 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00 )
Welcome Jonathan!
Welcome Jonathan!

New Faculty Recital: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone

with Elizabeth Chang, violin; Nadine Shank, piano & Dana Schnitzer, soprano

Biedenbender: Dreams in the Dusk, Clearfield: Unremembered Wings, Bolcom: Lilith, Tanada: Mysterious Morning III, Derr: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Chambers: Come Down Heavy

When: Nov 16, 2014 12 AM to Nov 16, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00 )
Double Reed Day
Double Reed Day
For high school/college double reed players, teachers, adult amateurs & semi-professionals

Presentations/Performances/Masterclasses
Hosts: UMass Amherst Professors Fredric T. Cohen, oboe & Stephen Walt, bassoon
Guest Artists: Pedro Diaz, English Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Richard Svoboda - Principal Bassoon, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Reed Clinics by Stuart Dunkel & William Hestand
Classes by Nora Post (oboe) & Richard Svoboda (bassoon)

Bring your instruments for a Double Reed Band blowout & your reeds for workshops.
Visit vendors & try instruments

Registration available in early September; Students: $20 ($15 by 11/5); Others: $30 ($25 by 11/5)
Please mail check made out to "Department of Music & Dance" to Double Reed Day, Music & Dance Dept., Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst MA 01003
Or you may pay on the day (Nov. 9) - those who have registered by Nov. 5 will pay the pre-registration price.

When: Nov 9, 2014 12 AM to Nov 9, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00 )
Burnett Gallery Committee

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Nov 19, 2014 1 PM to Nov 19, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13 )
Children's Program

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to Apr 11, 2015 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10 )
First Sunday Concert: AyreCraft
The Massachusetts Renaissance Center hosts their second First Sunday Concert of the semester. AyreCraft, featuring Donnie Cotter, Robert Castellano, and Meg Pash, will perform the music of John Dowland. Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club. Concert takes place in the Reading Room.

When: Nov 2, 2014 12 AM to Nov 2, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00 )
Graduate Conference
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies hosts its annual graduate conference. Keynote speaker: Coppelia Kahn of Brown University. Takes place in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center. $10 includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee. Advance registration is required. Visit the conference blog at renaissanceconference.wordpress.com.

When: Oct 11, 2014 12 AM to Oct 11, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00 )
Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: Roberto Ludovico
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series. Roberto Ludovico: Renaissance Italian Food. Lecture takes place in the Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Nov 5, 2014 12 AM to Nov 5, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00 )
Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: Jean Howard
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series. Jean Howard: "Interrupting the Lucrece Effect? Representing Rape on the Early Modern Stage." Lecture takes place in the Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Oct 15, 2014 12 AM to Oct 15, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00 )
Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: Rick Lopez
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents their Renaissance Wednesday Lecture series. Rick Lopez: Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World. Lecture takes place in the Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

When: Oct 22, 2014 12 AM to Oct 22, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00 )
Skating Club of Amherst

Private Meeting
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Sep 25, 2014 6 PM to Sep 25, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18 )
Almadan, Inc.

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to Oct 11, 2014 12 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09 )
The Emily Dickinson Museum

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Oct 28, 2014 7 PM to Oct 28, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19 )
American University

Information session for high school students and their families.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to Sep 27, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Wild On: UMass Featuring Lil Jon and Special Guest, Just Blaze
Wild On: UMass Featuring Lil Jon and Special Guest, Just Blaze, live at the Mullins Center. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or the Mullins Center box office. Ticket prices range from $30-$40. Must be 16+ with valid ID to attend. All tickets valid for the floor. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30.

When: Oct 12, 2014 12 AM to Oct 12, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $30-$40 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00 )
Tang Lecture
David R. Gaboury, B.S. '76, Civil Engineering, will present the 15th annual Tang Lecture, entitled "Prosperous Growth in Service to Employees, Clients, and Communities." Mr. Gaboury is the President and CEO of Terracon, consulting engineers and scientists.

When: Oct 30, 2014 12 AM to Oct 30, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00 )
Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture
Annual Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture

Dr. Jared L. Cohon

Carnegie Mellon University

President Emeritus, University Professor in the Departments of

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, and Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Title of lecture "Collaborative Effort, Current Issues and Research Priorities in Unconventional Gas Development"



When: Oct 9, 2014 12 AM to Oct 9, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00 )
Skrillex
Skrillex live at the Mullins Center. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or the Mullins Center box office. Ticket prices range from $32-$62. Must be 16+ with valid ID to attend. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

When: Oct 23, 2014 12 AM to Oct 23, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $32-$62 (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00 )
Grupo Corpo
The electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. The company is renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. The program will include one of the company’s most celebrated works, Sem Mim, inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours. Audience members are invited to stay for a post-performance talk with the company, moderated by Amherst College Spanish Professor Lucia Suarez, immediately following the performance.

When: Feb 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19 )
Warren Wolf & Wolfpack
Part of the 16th annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency. A multi-instrumental talent, Warren Wolf has an impressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano. He has performed with some of the best in the business, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. His CD Wolfgang, released on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, prompted a JazzTimes review that stated, "Warren Wolf appears to be on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson." Catch this rising young talent in the jazz genre.

When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $25, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )

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