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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

Film: Precious

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

When the Walls of Segregation Toppled: Fifty Years Since the Civil Rights Sit-ins

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


Morning Mixer

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

RefWorks Workshop

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

Concert: Furthur

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