Pa'Lante is Latin American Students' Organization's (formerly Nosotr@s) annual celebration of Latinx culture. This event focuses more on the political aspects of Latinidad and Latinx identity. Please join us for food, performances, and a great learning opportunity.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join CMASS and the Malcolm X Cultural Center for a community dinner that celebrates identities and inspires conversation over a shared meal.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 21, 2018
Stephen Shore shares his autobiographical journey from the nonverbal days as he relates his life to the many challenges facing people on the autism spectrum.
Some of the areas discussed include classroom accommodation, inclusion in musical activities, as well as issues faced by adults such as relationships, self-advocacy, higher education, and employment. Additional material will focus on strategies for including individuals with autism in music. The session ends with a short audience activity demonstrating what it feels like have autism and to struggle through some of the challenges surrounding communication and socialization.
Our largest campus-wide career fair for all majors. Students can speak with 130 employers from a variety of for-profit industries, non-profits and educational organizations about their full-time and internship opportunities.
Professional attire is strongly recommended and bring resumes and UCards.
Visual images of the Cerro Rico, Potosí’s silver-bearing mountain, circulated widely in European histories and travel narratives from the mid-16th century onwards. In addition to these published illustrations an array of cartographic images, ranging from basic sketches to formal maps, were created between the early 17th and late 18th centuries. Made by miners, mining officials, and military engineers, these images, which remained unpublished throughout the colonial era, are considerably less well-known and have received only limited scholarly attention. They offer, however, substantive insights into colonial map-making, into the use of maps in the context of mineral exploitation, and, along with the written texts that accompany them, into prevailing understandings of Potosí’s mountain and its geology.
The majority of extant maps of the Cerro Rico were made in the second half of the 18th century. In addition to reflecting a newly flourishing cartographic culture in the Viceroyalty of Buenos Aires, the repeated mapping of the silver mountain in this era was the product of ongoing efforts to reform Potosí’s mining operations and, prominent among these reform efforts, to drive new adits (socavones) into the side of the mountain. These, it was hoped, would restore the mining site to its former opulence by draining the lower mines and opening access to unworked silver deposits that were believed by many to exist at the base of the Cerro Rico.
Heidi Scott examines how the maps of the silver mountain were created and deployed in support of competing visions of how the mines could be rehabilitated. At the same time, Scott suggests that these Enlightenment-era cartographic images grew out of and perpetuated understandings and debates about the Cerro Rico that were already in evidence in the late 16th century. Just as the late Bourbon era brought new modes of thinking about geology and mineral formation, so too it witnessed the perpetuation and redeployment of much older traditions of knowledge.
Sponsored by the Department of History.
Science On The Screen presents the film, "Hidden Figures," followed by a talk by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Department of Anthropology.
The film tells the story the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Battle-Baptiste's talk will discuss race, class and gender, the biographies of the real-life women portrayed in "Hidden Figures", and the complexities of why so many of us know so little about their lives or their impact on the space program.
If you cannot make it to the theater, Prof. Battle-Baptiste's talk will be live-streamed on the UMass Amherst Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UMassAmherst/ beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.
The Message consists of former Jazz Messengers, the banner under which Art Blakey organized some of the most iconic bands in jazz history.
The band’s focus is arrangements of Jazz Messenger pieces composed by some of the most esteemed musical tunesmiths in the jazz canon, including Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard, with a sprinkling of band originals in the Messenger’s swingin’, hard-bop tradition.
Two of the oldest a cappella groups at UMass, The Doo Wop Shop and The Vocal Suspects, come together to spread love and joy to everyone they possibly can! With sets packed with romantic tunes - both classic and contemporary - this concert is sure to get anyone, single or taken, really feeling the love. So clear your schedule for Saturday night, 2/17, come to Mahar Auditorium, and let us be your valentine!
A musical program organized by violinist and Art and Community Engagement Intern, Relyn Myrthil ’19, with composer David W. Sanford, Elizabeth T. Kennan Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College.