Community Clips – Week of Tuesday Feb. 23

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Campus Visit Day: Full-Time MBA Program

Learn more about our highly ranked MBA Program at the Isenberg School of Management.

Tue Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 305


The Institute of Black Invention and Technology, Inc.

Come view over 100 exhibits and learn about African American inventors who contributed to science and technology.

Tue Feb. 23, 10:00 a.m. Campus Center Auditorium


Lecture: “Comparing Media Systems: Beyond the Western World”

Daniel Hallin, chair and professor of Communication at University of California, San Diego, will discuss his cross-national research on media systems.

Tue Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m. Campus Center 803


Opening Reception for “Home”

The Student Union Art Gallery is hosting a reception for the open-call show “Home.”

Tue Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m. Student Union Art Gallery


Lecture by Jane D’Arista: “The Monetary Threat to the Global Economy”

Jane D’Arista, one of the country’s foremost thinkers about economics and finance, presents “The Monetary Threat to the Global Economy.”

Tue Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m. Gordon Hall Third Floor Conference Room


Intro to Grant Writing for Grad Students I: The Basics

The A-to-Z about external funding for your research.

Tue Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m. Campus Center 101


UMass Amherst Alumni Event: Network Your Way to Success

Learn how to search the web to learn what the career landscape looks like, how to maximize internet searches to find actual jobs and internships, and more.

Tue Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. Memorial Hall


Lecture: David Horowitz

David Horowitz is a nationally known author and lifelong civil rights activist.

Tue Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge


Renting 101: Your First Apartment

An interactive, information packed, workshop for students intending to leave the residence halls to rent off campus for the fall 2010.

Tue Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m. Franklin Dining Commons Campus Side Dining room


Lecture: George Saunders

Commonwealth Honors College presents the Honors Seminar Series Author George Saunders.

Tue Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom


L.A. Theatre Works & Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg Present “The RFK Project”

“The RFK Project” chronicles Robert Kennedy’s dramatic transformation from discomfort with and indifference towards the Civil Rights movement to a champion and crusader. It offers a compelling and dramatic illumination of a crucial decade, enabling a new generation to hear the words, feel the tension, and explore the issues that still resonate today.

Tue Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


29th Annual Jazz Showcase

Led by producer/director Jeffrey W. Holmes, this jazz showcase entitled “Spotlight on the Sax” features tributes to Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and more.

Tue Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m. Bowker Auditorium


Lecture: Health and the Public Sphere: The Politicization of Health Reporting, 1960s-2000s

Daniel Hallin, chair and professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego, discusses his current research on the politics of health reporting.

Wed Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m. Campus Center 803


Arts Council Grant Deadline

Single project/event grant applications are due at 12 p.m. today.

Wed Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m. Curry Hicks 10


Weekly UMass Sports Luncheon

This week’s buffet luncheon features men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg, women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko, and football coach Kevin Morris with film of our new football recruits.

Wed Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m. Campus Center Room 1009 (Amherst Room)


UMass Alumni Art Stars Speaker Series

The new UMass Alumni Art Stars Speaker Series presented by the Arts Extension Service in partnership with the UMass Art Department, kicks off with a lecture by Larry Bamburg and continues with a lecture by Joomi Chung.

Wed Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. Studio Arts Building


SPHHS Boston Area Alumni Reception

Reception for School of Public Health and Health Sciences Boston area Public Health alumni. Come meet our Dean, C. Marjorie Aelion and Associate Dean, Dan Gerber.

Wed Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. The Boston Foundation


Where’s Love 101: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

The Women of Color Leadership Network, Everywoman’s Center, the Stonewall Center, Student Legal Services Office and the Graduate Women’s Network present the 4th annual “Where’s Love 101?”

Wed Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m. Campus Center 917


A Tribute to Dr. Horace C. Boyer

Join us as we remember a UMass treasure with guest speaker Professor John Bracey of the Afro-American Studies Department.

Wed Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge


Mass. Multicultural Film Festival: Lights From Afar/Lichter aus dem Hintergrund

A film screening as part of the 17th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: “Cinematic Cities.”

Wed Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management 137


University Without Walls Information Session

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls is a bachelor’s degree completion program in which students design their own degree using background and interests that reflect their creative and interdisciplinary connections.

Thu Feb. 25, 5:30 a.m. Mass Venture Center Room 229A


16th Annual Du Bois Lecture

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosts the 16th Annual Du Bois Lecture, by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Thu Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m. Student Union Cape Cod Lounge


The University Programming Council Presents Sister Souljah

A lecture by Sister Souljah, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.

Thu Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom


Panel Discussion: Sustainability in the Community

A discussion topic with important figures in the area: regional planning and grassroots efforts that are making a difference within the community.

Thu Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center – University Gallery


Magic Triangle Jazz Series: William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Conny Bauer

William Parker (bass) and Hamid Drake (drums) invite German trombone virtuoso Conny Bauer to perform this world-premiere.

Thu Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall


Lecture: “From Quabbin to Start-up: Q Microbe to Qteros

Dr. Susan B. Leschine of the UMass Department of Microbiology will be the guest speaker at the seminar on Organizations, Institutions and Change.

Fri Feb. 26, 11:00 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 112


Australia/New Zealand Study Abroad Information Session

Interested in studying abroad in Australia or New Zealand? Come to one of these mandatory sessions to find out more information about available programs.

Fri Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m. Hills (South) Education Abroad Advising Center (Room 455)


Celebrating Thirty Five Years of Women Studies at UMass Amherst

A panel of distinguished scholars and activists reflect on changes in the field and envision future directions.

Fri Feb. 26, 3:00 p.m. Campus Center Amherst room, 10th floor


Lecture: Alchemy and the Progressive Imagination

Fri Feb 26, 4:00 p.m. Renaissance Center Reading Room


I’am a dream Artists’ Reception

Local artists Ali Osborn, Raphy Griswold and Teddy O’Connor come together to talk about how they have integrated their own pieces with artwork from the University Gallery’s works-on-paper collection which includes over 2600 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs.

Fri Feb. 26, 5:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center – University Gallery


Soul Cafe: The Power of the Human Voice/Black History Month Jeopardy

Come enjoy a soulful meal while listening to the power of the human voice through song, poetry and spoken word.

Fri Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m. Malcolm X Cultural Center Lower Level Berkshire DC


2009-2010 Five College Film Festival

The annual Five College Student Film and Video Festival showcases the best work of undergraduates and graduates in the Five Colleges.

Fri Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m. Stirn Auditorium


The Real Carnaval

A celebration of the Brazilian culture with various performances including dancing, drumming, and a DJ.

Fri Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom


Concert: Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Featuring conductor James Patrick Miller and guest conductor Frank Battisti.

Fri Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


12th Annual High School Jazz Festival

Coordinated by Jeffrey W. Holmes, this jazz festival features jazz clinics and performances by high school jazz ensembles.

Sat Feb. 27, 9:00 a.m. Fine Arts Center


Spanish Golden Age Conference

Presentations by regional scholars culminating with a staged open dress rehearsal of Marta the Divine.

Sat Feb. 27, 9:00 a.m. Renaissance Center


Film: “Jana and Jan

Directed by Helmut Dziuba, this movie chronicles the lives of two teenagers in juvenile detention, where love is taboo.

Sat Feb. 27, 1:00 p.m. Herter 227


Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission

A devastating yet magical play that follows a group of school-children on their search for the truth about love, sex and the meaning of their lives.

Sat Feb. 27, 2:00 p.m. Curtain Theater



Ditch the workout and join the party. Come participate is UMass’s first ever Zumbathon.

Sat Feb. 27, 3:00 p.m. Recreation Center 112


Film: “The Wall

A poetic meditation on the Berlin Wall, directed by Jürgen Böttcher.

Sat Feb. 27, 3:15 p.m. Herter 227


Film: Joan Braderman’s The Heretics

Joan Braderman, Professor of Film/Video at Hampshire College will present her first feature film, The Heretics. A question and answer session with Braderman will follow the screening.

Sat Feb. 27, 3:30 p.m. Smith College, Seelye 201

Film: “The Mistake

An East-West love story — when such love was illegal. Directed by Heiner Carow.

Sat Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Herter 227


Dominican Independence Day

Celebrate Dominican Republic’s Independence Day while learning about Afro-Domincanism.

Sat Feb. 27, 2010, 8:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center


Shotokan Karate Club Shiai

A special day of training for the Shotokan Karate Club that’s open to the public.

Sun Feb 28, 12:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom


Faculty Recital: Estela Olevsky

Pianist Estela Olevsky performs a recital entitled “Celebrating Chopin on his 200th Birthday.”

Sun Feb 28, 2:00 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall