Talk: Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Tue, Apr 2 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center Room: S131
Hecht

One of the greatest American screenwriters, Ben Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts—reporter, novelist, playwright, crusader for the imperiled Jews of Hitler’s Europe, and propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared “child of the century” came to embody much that defined America—and especially Jewish America—in his time.

“Adina Hoffman’s superb [book]… loads Hecht’s staggering contradictions into a compact but abounding two hundred twenty pages… She writes with enormous flair.”                                                                 David DenbyThe New Yorker

Adina Hoffman is an award-winning essayist, biographer, and critic. The author of four books, including Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, she lives in Jerusalem and New Haven.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and co-sponsored by the Program in German and Scandinavian Studies and the Film Studies Program.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Rachel Diana
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jne@judnea.umass.edu
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Concert: Brass of UMass

Mon, Apr 1 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall
Brass of UMass

Performances by brass chamber ensembles.

Faculty coordinators: Eric Berlin (trumpet), Josh Michal (horn), Greg Spiridopoulos (trombone) and John Bottomley (tuba/euphonium)

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Music & Dance Dept.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
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music@music.umass.edu
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Talk: "Addressing Opioid Use Disorders Among Criminally Involved Adults"

Mon, Apr 1 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Thompson Hall Room: 620
Liz Evans

Professor Elizabeth Evans of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences speaks on “Addressing Opioid Use Disorders among Criminally Involved Adults."

Part of the School of Public Policy 2018-19 Colloquia

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Thompson Hall is located at 620 Hicks Way on the UMass Amherst campus.
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Pioneer Valley Maker Faire

Sat, Apr 13 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Capen Annex at Smith College
Maker Faire

The first ever Maker Faire is coming to the Pioneer Valley. All makers are invited to participate. The event is hosted by Smith College and the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is a partner.

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to share hobbies, experiments, and projects. Apply to be a maker by March 4.

This event aims to increase the visibility of female, LGBTQ+, makers of color and other non-traditional groups of makers. Share your explorations, discoveries and creations.

Hosted by The Design Thinking Initiative at Smith College, in partnership with the Mount Holyoke Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab. Make: Magazine, Make-it Springfield and The Imaging Center.

Visit the Pioneer Valley Maker Faire website to learn more.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Inaugural Lecture on Religion and American Public Life

Thu, Apr 11 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center
Inaugural Lecture on Religion and American Public Life

The Religion Department invites you to a presentation by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., marking the inaugural lecture on Religion and American Public Life.

Professor Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton, where he is a member of the Religion Department and also Chair of African American Studies.

This annual lectureship is made possible by a gift from Jane F. Crosthwaite and given in honor of the service to the Religion Department by the Administrative Staff: Anna May Dion, Laurie Dion, and Sue Rusiecki.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Amherst Chorus and Glee Club Perform “Raise Your Voices”

Fri, Apr 5 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

The Amherst Chorus and Glee Club will present “Raise Your Voices.” The performance, conducted by Arianne Abela and Assistant Conductor Ellen Mutter ’18, includes music by Jeffrey Douma, Alice Parker and Stephen Paulus, and concludes with traditional Amherst songs. 

Tickets are available on the day of the concert, beginning at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Arms Music Center. For more information, please call 413-542-2195 or email concerts@amherst.edu. Tickets may be purchased only at the door. Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12; and free to Amherst and all Five College students with I.D.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Improvisation, with Wayne Smith

Fri, Apr 5 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Arms Music Center, 7
Wayne Smith

Do you think about music? Are you interested in music but haven’t played an instrument or taken a music course? Are you an experienced performer or composer? This is the music workshop series for you! Thinking about music takes many forms. It could mean performing and composing, or developing historical and cultural research into specific forms of music or using software to make or analyze music. Sponsored by the Department of Music, this series is open to all and offers the campus community different models for thinking about and doing music. Paired with the Music Department Tea Time (which takes place at 4:30 p.m. and immediately follows the workshop), the workshop series is an exciting, low-pressure way of expanding your understanding of music.

Improvisation: This installment of the workshop features cellist Wayne Smith and focuses on musical improvisation. A creative and expressive approach central to so many forms of cultural production, improvisation is a music making strategy that relies on real-time decision making and interactivities. All are welcome, and if you play an instrument (including voice), please consider bringing your instrument.

Cellist Wayne Smith gave his recital debut at the Kennedy Center in 1996, and has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Poland and China. He is the principal cellist of the Manhattan Symphonie and a frequent performer at BargeMusic in New York City. He also performs with the Harlem Chamber Players and the Portland Piano Trio. In the Pioneer Valley, he is a member of the Wistaria String Quartet and a founding member of 1200 Horsehairs, a band of cellos. He is also the co-creator of Arctic Moth, an improvising electronica duo. He has played with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, the National Chamber Orchestra, the Harlem Chamber Players, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Princeton Chamber Symphony and the Heidelberg Castle Festival Orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany, among other groups, and was a featured soloist on the PBS Series “Musical Encounters.” He has recorded and performed with such artists as Joe, Richard Smallwood, the Spin Doctors’ Anthony Krizan, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Moody Blues. He has also enjoyed an active teaching career and has taught lessons and master classes at Amherst College, Salisbury State University in Maryland and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He did his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music with Steven Doane and his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Astrid Schween.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Russian Film Screening: Day Watch (ДНЕВНОЙ ДОЗОР)

Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

The Department of Russian presents Day Watch (ДНЕВНОЙ ДОЗОР), a 2006 film directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

Synopsis: A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

This movie is in Russian with English subtitles and will be screened at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The runtime is 132 minutes.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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German Film Series: "Die Unsichtbaren (The Invisibles)"

Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum
Die Unsichtbaren

"Die Unsichtbaren (The Invisibles)" will be screened at both 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and will be shown in German with English subtitles. Please contact Megan Howes for more information. Afternoon screening shown in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

Synopsis:
In 1943, four young Jewish people go into hiding in Berlin. Mixing reenactments and interviews, this riveting film tells the story of their miraculous survival against seemingly impossible odds.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation

Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Science Center, E108
Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation

When do states like North Korea acquire nuclear weapons? What can counter proliferators such as the U.S. really do to stop them? Professor Nuno Monteiro’s latest book, with Professor Debs, leverages powerful theory and extensive historical research to analyze the impact of security concerns on the nuclear trajectory of 16 countries to gain insights on these timeless puzzles.

Nuno P. Monteiro is director of International Security Studies and associate professor of political science at Yale University. Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on International Relations theory and security studies. He is the author of “Theory of Unipolar Politics and Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation” (with Alexandre Debs), published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 and 2017, respectively. His work has been printed in the Annual Review of Political Science, Critical Review, International Organization, International Security, International Theory and Perspectives on Politics; and his commentary has appeared in numerous outlets including the Guardian, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest and Project Syndicate.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Stanton Foundation and the Department of Political Science at Amherst College.

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Amherst College
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