Five College Consortium

BRIDGE2Impacts Luncheon

Tue, Apr 24 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Honors College Building Room: 160 West

Rios-Berrios received her B.S. in theoretical physics from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez in 2012 and her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University at Albany in 2017. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her work centers on the physical processes that govern the evolution of high-impact weather, especially tropical cyclones.

Buffet lunch will be served. RSVPs are encouraged: https://tinyurl.com/BRIDGE2Impacts

BRIDGE is supported by a Campus Climate Improvement Grant.

For more information: https://blogs.umass.edu/bridge/

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged
Contact email: 
bridge@umass.edu

2018 Neurodiversity Symposium

Sat, Apr 21 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center Room: N151 ILC

The 2018 Neurodiversity Symposium, focusing on the theme of "Intersectionality and Spectrum Identities," will feature a keynote talk by John Elder Robison, a Neurodiversity town hall and multiple workshop opportunities for educators, students, parents and members of the community.

Schedule:

Keynote talk and Q&A: John Elder Robison, 10-11:30 in N151 ILC-- Robison is a New York Times best-selling author, advocate and Aspergian.

Breakout sessions (on spectrum identities, student success, oral histories, service animals and expressive arts therapies), 12:30-1:30 in ILC (rooms TBD)

Town Hall Forum (facilitated open mic session; opportunity to share local resources, experiences, and post-symposium reflections), 2-3 p.m. in N151 ILC

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
ciecko@comm.umass.edu

Lecture: Uncovering Insight from Patent Data using Text Mining

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center Room: 131

In 1790 President George Washington signed a bill launching a framework which over decades evolved into the modern patent system in the United States. Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) receives more than half a million patent applications every year. Significant amount of patent data are available to researchers and can be obtained from various sources such as the official website of the USPTO, Google Patents, Clarivate Analytics, and Orbit Intelligence, to name a few. To a quantitative professional that translates into big data, which can be mined using statistical and machine learning tools. My work relates to mining of patent data to uncover insights that can be valuable to entrepreneurs, inventors, and patent examiners. In this talk, I will provide a background on patenting, and discuss one of my ongoing projects that involves text mining of patents related to cybersecurity. I will discuss how topic modeling and in particular Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) can be used to define a measure for assessing the alignment between the claims of a patent and its specification.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-378-0365
Contact email: 
adeliali@umass.edu

Exhibit: 'Impressions on Paper: 20th Century American Printmakers'

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Honors College Building Room: Louis and Hilda Greenbaum Gallery

Opening of Impressions on Paper: 20th Century American Printmakers. This exhibition, curated by art history undergraduates, explores the variety and depth of printed works of art by American artists. 

Stop by to enjoy classic American snack foods and lively conversation.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.

Lecture: Research in Music Series - Michael Buchler, Florida State

Fri, Apr 20 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Room 365

The Department of Music and Dance presents a talk titled 'The Other Obligatory Register and further Music-Theatrical Lessons on Closure' by Michael Buchler, Associate Professor of Music Theory, Florida State University.

Part of the Research in Music Series.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Guest Artist Concert: Alan Kay, clarinet

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert featuring Alan Kay, principal clarinetist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and faculty member at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music.

Including music by Denisov, Schoenfield, Mendelssohn and Ponchielli.

Mr. Kay will be joined by Jeewon Park, piano, and Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Trans Art Showcase and Open Mic

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Room: FAC Arts Bridge

A one night showcase dedicated to the work of trans individuals by trans individuals. We are looking for 2D/3D artists, singers, dancers, poets, and all manner of performing artists. This event is open to all but submissions will only be accepted from transgender and nonbinary individuals. 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.

Film Screening: When We Were the Future

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Amherst Cinema 28 Amity St Amherst, MA 01002

In this autobiographical compilation film, seven directors from the East German DEFA film studios remember their childhood in the 1950s and 1960s East Germany.

In funny, poignant, and deeply moving stories, each director finds a unique form of storytelling. Using animation, archival material, stylized reenactments, and family photo collections, the filmmakers tell hauntingly intimate stories that at the same time reveal much about growing up in postwar Germany, life in the young, idealist, socialist state, and the perils of memory.

With director Andreas Voigt and producer Barbara Etz in person.

Campus: 
Other
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-3656
Contact email: 
video@german.umass.edu

Exhibit: Closing Celebration for 5 Takes on African Art/42 Flags by Fred Wilson

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
University Museum of Contemporary Art

5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags by Fred Wilson winds down on April 19 with a celebration of this innovative year-long exhibition.

Visitors will move through the Fine Art Center and the UMCA galleries to experience a series of distinct performances inspired by the exhibition: music from renowned local percussionist Tony Vacca, a performance by actor Kymberly Newberry, an original dance, "Alyma", choreographed by Molly Christie Gonzalez and performed by students from the UMass Dance Department, and a performance by the master storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss.

Featuring performances by Tony Vacca, Onawumi Jean Moss, Kymberly Newberry, and UMass Dancers

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-3672
Contact email: 
bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu

Zube Lecture: 'The Agile and Entrepreneurial Planner' by Katie Stebbins

Thu, Apr 19 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Olver Design Building Room: 170

Katie Stebbins, vice president of economic development for the UMass system, speaks on "The Agile and Entrepreneurial Planner."

City planners today are faced with the demands of bridging traditional tools and techniques like zoning and land use planning, with new demands of creating "entrepreneurial ecosystems" and smart cities. The evolution of the profession is creating a new cadre of civic innovators who find themselves on the front lines of innovation and change. Stebbins will describe her own journey from Springfield city planner to secretary of innovation and entrepreneurship and share her perspective on what skills future professionals need to ensure their own success.

Stebbins was previously assistant secretary for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she co-chaired Gov. Baker’s Digital Health Council and led state investment efforts in health-tech, robotics, advanced manufacturing and cyber security. Stebbins played a leadership role in establishing and managing M2I2 (Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative),  Baker’s nearly $100 million commitment to five Manufacturing USA Institutes. A 20-year veteran of public service and economic development, Stebbins has launched three of her own companies. She is also a shameless champion for mid-size cities, roller derby and women in leadership. Stebbins earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s in regional planning from UMass Amherst.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-545-2255

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