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Community Clips – March 2-8

Cows For Africa

UMass Dining partners with Land O’Lakes during “Cows For Africa.” Points earned by UMass Dining will provide a cow for an African family.

Tue Mar. 2, all day.  All Dining Commons

Guest Artists’ Festival: Masterclass

Attend masterclasses with internationally-known pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse.

Tue Mar. 2, 1:10 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall

STEM Education Institute Tuesday Seminar

K.C. Nat Turner of the School of Education presents on “Multimodal Media Production: Using Emergent Technologies to Improve Literacy Instruction.” K.C. Nat Turner School of Education, University of Massachusetts

Tue Mar. 2, 4:00 p.m. Hasbrouck 138

Will Eisner’s Ideals: A Panel Discussion on Comics and Society

Howard Cruse, Gary Hallgren, and Sophia Wiedeman – artists whose careers embody the ideals embraced by Will Eisner – are the featured panelists at “Will Eisner’s Ideals: A Panel Discussion on Comics and Society.”

Tue Mar. 2, 4:00 p.m. Herter 227

Opening Reception: Robert Mallary/Sculptural Practices Curated by Klaus Postler

Opening Reception for the exhibition Robert Mallary/Sculptural Practices. Curated by Klaus Postler.

Tue Mar. 2, 5:00 p.m. Hampden Gallery

Catalan Film Festvial

Catalan Cinema presents “The Orphanage.”

Tue Mar. 2, 6:30 p.m. Herter 212

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 Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m. Worcester Dining Commons Overflow Dining Room

Open Call: Acoustics and Reading

An open call for poets, writers, and musicians to share their work. Refreshments provided.

Tue Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m.

Student Union Art Gallery

Ballet Folkórico de México

Ballet Folklórico de México sets itself apart by combining their artists’ talents with the traditional music, elaborate dance, and ornate costumes of Mexican culture. The result is a stunning performance that disseminates the rich tradition and folklore of Mexico throughout the world.

Tue Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Lecture: “Music and Censorship in Afghanistan, 1973-2003”

A lecture that precedes the 17th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival screening of Afghan Star.

Wed Mar. 3, 4:00 p.m. South College 108

Renaissance Wednesday: Incunables

A discussion and examples of books from the infancy of printing.

Wed Mar. 3, 4:00 p.m. Renaissance Center Reading Room

Intro to Grant Writing for Grad Students II: Focus on Proposal Writing

A seminar on the elements of a competitive proposal essay for graduate students who will be applying for external (non-UMass) funding for their research.

Wed Mar. 3, 5:00 p.m. Campus Center 168C

Student Alumni Association Event: Covering Your Assets

Learn the steps you need to take to make sure the insurance you have is covering what it needs to. Find out more about auto, home and renters insurance.

Wed Mar. 3, 5:30 p.m. Memorial Hall

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: Afghan Star

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

Wed Mar. 3, 7:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management 137

Workshop: PASW Statistics (SPSS) Software

An introduction to PASW statistics software.

Thu Mar. 4, 1:30 p.m. Lederle A210

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.

Thu Mar. 4, 5:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management 119

UPC Presents: UMass’ Last Comic Standing

Come and enjoy a night of great entertainment and lots of laughs with comedy host Hasan Minhaj.

Thu Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m. Student Union Ballroom

Visiting Writers Series Presents Rae Armantrout

A poetry reading by Rae Armantrout, professor of writing in the literature department at the University of California at San Diego.

Thu Mar. 4, 8:00 p.m. Memorial Hall

Lecture: “Smart Grid Development”

Richard Brooks, Principal System Architect at ISO-New England, delivers this lecture as part of the Spring 2010 Operations Research/Management Science Seminar series.

Fri Mar 5, 11:00 a.m. Isenberg School of Management 112

RefWorks Workshops

Learn to use RefWorks, a program that manages citations and creates quick bibliographies.

Fri Mar. 5, 1:00 p.m. Integrated Sciences Building 3rd floor

Lecture: Civil and Environmental Engineering History and Heritage

This year’s History and Heritage Lecture, given by Michael J. McGuire, is titled “Conquering Waterborne Disease: How a Physician and an Engineer Revolutionized Public Health Protection.”

Fri Mar. 5, 2:00 p.m. Engineering Lab II Auditorium

Gamelan Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot in Concert

Experience Galak Tika, America’s most innovative Balinese gamelan, performing traditional and contemporary music and dance for Balinese gamelan, electric guitars, electronics, and more.

Fri Mar. 5, 8:00 p.m. Bowker Auditorium

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 Mar. 6, 2:00 p.m. Curtain Theater

Panel Discussion: Mondragón in the U.S.

UMass graduate and current organizer for the United Steelworkers discusses the USW’s recent monumental agreement with the Mondragón International, the largest network of worker-owned cooperatives in the world and a model for green economic initiatives.

Sat Mar. 6, 6:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College

First Sunday Concert Series: 16th Century Music for Turkish Oud and Italian Lute

Featuring Kevin Germian on oud and Christopher Stetson on lute.

Sun Mar 7, 2:00 p.m. Renaissance Center Reading Room

Alviani Masterclass in Voice

Featuring guest artist and tenor Raúl Melo of the Metropolitan Opera.

Sun Mar 7, 4:00 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall

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