Exhibit: Maggie Nowinski’s “Swallowed”
Easthampton-based artist Maggie Nowinski turned her obsession with plastic bottles into a two-year investigation and project that culminates in the exhibition “Swallowed,” featuring an installation comprised of thousands of plastic bottles, drawings, and video.
Thu Jan. 21 to Tue Feb. 23. Hampden Gallery
Registration for Faculty and Staff Support Groups
Registration is underway for new support groups offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at University Health Services.
Registration until Fri Feb. 19. Campus Center
Exhibit: “Writing the Landscape: Books from the Library of American Landscape History”
The exhibit features several books developed by the Library of American Landscape History (LALH) and photographs by noted landscape photographer Carol Betsch.
Feb 1. to Thu May 20. Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Lower Level, Learning Commons
Submissions for UPC’s Battle of the Bands
UPC is taking submissions for their Battle of the Bands event. The winner will be the opening act for the UMass Spring Concert.
Mon Feb. 8 to Fri Feb. 26. Student Union Resource Room
Open Call for Artwork: “Home”
The Student Union Art Gallery is accepting work on the theme of “Home.” This call is open to all UMass and Five College students.
Mon Feb. 8 to Sat Feb. 20. Student Union Art Gallery
Open Call for Installation Work
The Student Union Art Gallery is hosting a juried exhibition of installation works. All artists are welcome to apply.
Mon Feb. 8 to Mon Feb. 15. Student Union Art Gallery
UMass for Haiti Auction
The UMass Athletic Department is auctioning off memorabilia including game-worn jerseys of Haitian Native and future NFL Draft Pick Vladimir Ducasse to benefit Haiti relief. The proceeds raised by the auction will go to benefit the efforts.
Mon Feb. 8 to Tue Feb. 23. All-Campus
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers will be available by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at the Isenberg School of Management.
Tue Feb. 9 to Tue Apr. 13. Isenberg School of Management 27
Exhibit: “Sailing the Barbarous Coast”
In this two person exhibition, Curator Jesse Connor pairs Anthony Smith Jr.’s gestural sequential painting with Colin Matthes’ flat, brusque, obsessive drawing-based work to form an exhibition that reflects a sense of uncertainty in the midst of economic calamity, social unrest, and global disruption.
Thu Feb. 11 to Thu Mar. 11. Central Gallery
Greening the Valley: Sustainable Architecture in the Pioneer Valley
A landmark exhibition on sustainable, contemporary architecture and environmentally-sensitive building practices in the Pioneer Valley.
Thu Feb. 11 to Sun May 9. Fine Arts Center – University Gallery
A Conversation with Congressman Barney Frank and Author Stuart Weisberg
Join us for a conversation with Congressman Barney Frank and author Stuart Weisberg as they discuss Congressman Frank’s life and achievements.
Tue Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m. Student Union Ballroom
STEM Education Institute Tuesday Seminar
Allan Collins, Professor Emeritus, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, presents a lecture entitled “Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.”
Tue Feb. 16, 4:00 p.m. Hasbrouck 138
UMass Dining Celebrates the Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in all of the dining commons.
Tue Feb. 16, 5:00 p.m. All Dining Commons
Lecture: “Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America”
Professor Mindy Fullilove, Columbia University, speaks as part of the Heritage Center Colloquium Series.
Tue Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m. Thompson 102
Come see the blockbuster film Precious, about a young African American mother who discovers an alternative path in life and gets something most teens don’t get – a chance to start over.
Tue Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom
Fifty years ago, students led a sit-in movement that grew into the largest civil rights movement in the 20th century. Join a discussion of that movement and its relevance today.
Tue Feb 16, 7:30 p.m. Campus Center 904
UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the Morning Mixer and start your day off with a complimentary breakfast of bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and assorted juices.
Wed Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. Memorial Hall
Learn to use RefWorks, a program that manages citations and creates quick bibliographies.
Wed Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m. Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Calipari Room
The Environmental Lecture Series: “A River, A Place”
The Environmental Institute Lecture Series kicks off with the lecture “A River, A Place” by noted writer Stanley Crawford, Visiting Writer of the Master of Fine Arts Program in the English Department.
Wed Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge
Phi Sigma Pi Information Session
Come learn about the best co-ed honor fraternity on campus.
Wed Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m. Campus Center 917
A Circle of Hope: Embracing the Precious Among Us
An open discussion and healing session with Dr. Aminata Njeri, President/CEO of the Leadership Group, about the various issues reflected in the award winning film Precious.
Wed Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge
Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: Of Time and the City/Listen to Britain
A film screening as part of the 17th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: “Cinematic Cities.”
Wed Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management 137
Piano Masterclass and Performance
A masterclass featuring works by Chopin and led by visiting pianist Roberto Plano.
Thu Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall
Documentary Presentation: Black in America parts 1 and 2
CNN investigates the most challenging issues facing African-Americans.
Thu Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. Malcolm X Cultural Center Lower Level Berkshire DC
Net Impact Movie Night
A screening of Food Inc., with special guest Kerry Manire from Brookfield Farm.
Thu Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. Isenberg School of Management Room 137
Visiting Writers Series Presents Donald Antrim
A fiction reading by author Donald Antrim.
Thu Feb. 18, 8:00 p.m. Memorial Hall
Lecture: “Research Capacity Building – Perspectives from the National Research Foundation”
Isenberg Management Professor Mzamo Mangaliso ‘88 Ph.D. delivers this lecture as part of the Spring 2010 Operations Research/Management Science Seminar series.
Fri Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 112
The Life and Political Theory of Amilcar Cabral and the Liberation Movements in Africa
Come learn about one of the foremost political theorists for the liberation movement during the “colonial wars” in Africa.
Fri Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. Malcolm X Cultural Center Lower Level Berkshire DC
Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh hit the road with their brand new jam-rock outfit “Furthur.”
Fri Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Mullins Center
UPC Presents: The Men Who Stare At Goats
Join UPC for two showings for The Men Who Stare At Goats, complete with free popcorn and beverages.
Fri Feb. 19, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Again on Sun Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge
Five College Choral Festival
Enjoy individual and group performances as Smith College hosts the Five College Choral Festival.
Sat Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. John M. Greene Hall
From Good Times to Girlfriends and The Rebirth of the 90s
Re-live great 90s sitcoms reenacted by members of the Black Student Union.
Sat Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m. Student Union Ballroom
Adult Learn to Skate Sessions
“Hockey style” skating sessions which include learning to stand up (falling down will come natural), make forward strides, turn and cross-over, and more.
Sun Feb. 21, 1:00 p.m. Mullins Center Practice Rink
Faculty Recital: Lynn Klock
Saxophonist Lynn Klock performs alongside Nadine Shank (piano), Ayano Kataoka (percussion), and Laura Klock (horn).
Sun Feb. 21, 4:00 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall