Five College Consortium

Asian Night: 'Our Golden Story'

Sat, Apr 28 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Asian Night is an annual cultural student talent show and our biggest event of the year. The event is open to the public with the student performers coming from UMass, the Five Colleges and as far away as from Boston and Lowell.

Performances include, but are not limited to, singing, dancing, martial arts, cultural fashion show, slam poetry, magic and cultural skits. Along with the student performances, we invite guest performers who are influential amongst the Asian and Asian American community to inspire as well as motivate our attendees. Our event is free of charge and the space is quickly filled up with a line forming before the doors are open to get the best seats in the Fine Arts Center. The event is followed up with free food outside the Fine Arts Center as well as a free meet-and-greet with the guest artists to take pictures and personally socialize with them.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free admission
Event contact: 
Jenifer Bui
Contact phone: 
508-873-9935
Contact email: 
jbui@umass.edu

14th Annual Historical Swordsmanship Symposium

Sat, Apr 28 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst

14th Annual Historical Swordsmanship Symposium.

Various speakers will present lectures and demonstrations on the topic of historical swordsmanship. Lunch is provided.

Pre-registration required via email: renaissance@english.umass.edu or phone 413-577-3600 by April 25th

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UMass Amherst
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Utsav: A Journey Through Indian Classical Arts

Fri, Apr 27 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Old Chapel, Great Hall

The Indian Classical Arts Society of UMass Amherst presents its first event featuring student artists.

"Utsav" seeks to explore the intricate world of Indian classical arts by showcasing the ancient music and dance forms of Odissi, Kathak and Bharata Natyam. Utsav derives its meaning from the Sanskrit word for celebration. Come and celebrate the colors of spring with student artists from the Five College area.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free admission
Event contact: 
Ilina Shah
Contact phone: 
603-320-8031
Contact email: 
ishah@umass.edu

Struggle for Economic Democracy, Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS

Fri, Apr 27 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Mahar Auditorium

Author and activist Kali Akuno speaks on "Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi."

Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of cooperatives and grassroots institutions that aim to build a "solidarity economy."

Sponsored by Department of Anthropology and the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network; Center for Education Policy & Advocacy; Civic Engagement and Service Learning; New Economy Coalition; Neighbor to Neighbor; Resistance Center for Peace and Justice; School of Public Policy; Social Thought and Political Economy; Sustainable Community Development; UMass Alliance for Community Transformation, Labor Center; UMass Amherst Libraries Sustainability Fund.

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UMass Amherst
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How to Be Happy in Shakespeare and Hobbes

Thu, Apr 26 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst

Dan S. Collins Memorial Lecture featuring Katherine Eggert, from the University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: 'How to Be Happy in Shakespeare and Hobbes' organized by the English Literary Renaissance Journal.

Free and open to all. Reception to follow.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Research Issues Around Preparing Computing Educators

Thu, Apr 26 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Furcolo Hall, Room 102

Mark Guzdial, professor and computing education researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks on "Research Issues Around Preparing Computing Educators."

Abstract: "Preparing teachers to teach computing is more than a matter of re-purposing existing courses for computer science majors. The tasks, knowledge, and skills of a CS teacher are dramatically different than that of a software developer. To meet the worldwide need for computing teachers, we must design new kinds of learning opportunities that address the needs of teachers. In this talk, I review research questions being asked about public policy, strategies for teaching and learning, and how to develop sustainable infrastructure for computing education, like teacher professional development."

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Color in Containment

Repeats every day 39 times.
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Location: 
University Museum of Contemporary Art

Color in Containment

11th Annual Curatorial Fellowship / March 22 – April 29, 2018

Opening reception: March 22 from 5-7 p.m.

Color in Containment examines the use of color within a group of works to ask a difficult question: can color be controlled? Should it be? The exhibition, including pieces by Patrick Hughes, Andy Warhol, and Pipilotti Rist, among others, imagines vibrant works of art from the UMCA permanent collection as specimens under glass, inviting viewers to make their own discoveries about the necessity or futility of containing color. 

Whether blossoming across a white page or glinting from within a dark ground, color is a powerful visual force, which a work of art makes a necessary effort to contain. However, in the context of an exhibition, no work of art is an entity unto itself. In a room full of works color bounces. It spills forth and shrinks back. Delicate colors can be washed out and garish color can bully its neighbors in the exhibition space. Beyond the literal frame that contains a print, painting, or photograph there is the frame of the exhibition, which must be equally prepared to point color in the right direction or deal with the resulting chaos. Co-curated by M.F.A. Studio Arts, 2019, candidate Margaret Wilsonand
M.A. Art History, 2019, candidate Alison Ritacco, Color in Containment invites its audience to interpret these images and exhibition space with a phenomenological curiosity. The exhibition abandons the question of what color means, and instead explores the question of what color does.

The University Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Curatorial Fellowship exhibition — now in its eleventh year — is the culmination of a year-long independent project. It is a collaboration between the art history and studio arts graduate programs. The Fellowship is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curation in a museum setting. Over the years it has provided students with hands on experience and highly valuable skills in the job market.

 

Open: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 2-5pm until 8pm 1st Thu each Month.
Closed: Mondays, Academic Breaks, State Holidays

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
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Free and open to the public.
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Of Our Spiritual Strivings: Du Bois at 150

Repeats every day 62 times except Sun Mar 04 2018, Sun Mar 11 2018, Sun Mar 18 2018, Sun Mar 25 2018, Sun Apr 01 2018, Sun Apr 08 2018, Fri Apr 13 2018, Sun Apr 15 2018, Sun Apr 22 2018, Sun Apr 29 2018, Sun May 06 2018. Also includes Mon Aug 20 2018, Tue Aug 21 2018, Wed Aug 22 2018.
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Location: 
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Room: Lower Level and Floor 25

The UMass Amherst Libraries host  “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W. E. B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The exhibit, celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois, examines Du Bois and his influences. Drawing its title from the first chapter of Du Bois’s 'The Souls of Black Folk', the exhibit includes materials from his papers as well as the papers of other figures in the Libraries’ social change collections.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Alicia Hunsicker - 'Shift'

Repeats every day 25 times.
Tue, Apr 3 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Location: 
Hampden Gallery

Deeply connected to nature and interested in human consciousness, visual artist, Alicia Hunsicker is inspired by both science and spirituality.  Shift  showcases her recent paintings, sculpture, and installation that explore the territory between the organic and the artificial. Hunsicker says “My paintings and new sculptural work straddle the pursuit of beauty, serenity, and spontaneity found in the organic world and the uncertainty and instability of  the artificial.”

On view in the main gallery space are a forest of tree sculptures, a painting of a sparkling waterfall, alcohol-ink paintings on tiles, and paper flower sculptures in a variety of sizes.

Hunsicker’s ethereal, open ended paintings made their first appearance in a solo show at Hampden Gallery 10 years ago. In this new body of work, aptly titled Shift, the artist’s signature orbs and floral motifs have have shifted from two to three dimensional.

This body of work is comprised of 80% or more of recycled materials. Hunsicker  repurposes these materials in unexpected ways -- all while keeping notions of a lush edenic garden somewhere in the mix.

Of the shift that has occurred in this new body of work, Hunsicker writes, “By keeping my studio practice in line with my spiritual practice I trust that the resulting work will express my view of the world.”

Alicia Hunsicker Bio:

Alicia Blaze Hunsicker (UMass BFA ‘93) has shown her work both nationally and internationally. She has received numerous grants and awards, and has recently been a resident artist at the D. Fleiss & East West International Artists Residency, Mallnitz, Austria, as well as a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

www.aliciahunsicker.com

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
laprade@umass.edu
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Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Poland and Israel: The Challenge From Right–Wing Regimes

Fri, Apr 27 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
IHGMS, 758 N Pleasant St, Amherst

Friday, April 27 at 4:30pm, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory
Studies at UMass Amherst presents “Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Poland
and Israel: The Challenge From Right-Wing Regimes,” a panel discussion with
Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa), Elżbieta Janicka (Polish Academy of
Sciences), and Raz Segal (Stockton University), and moderated by Alon
Confino, Director of IHGMS and Professor of History and Jewish Studies and
Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies at UMass Amherst. Reception will
follow.

The recent rise of right-wing populist movements and regimes in Europe,
Israel, and the United States has changed the memory of the Holocaust in ways
we could not have imagined only ten years ago. This event sets out to map how
Holocaust memory has been recently reframed in Poland and Israel, and how it
has been used politically and to what ends.

The panel will include:

Jan Grabowski
"The Origins and the Meaning of the Polish 'Holocaust Law'"
Jan Grabowski is Professor of History of the Holocaust at the University of
Ottawa, and founding member of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research in
the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Elżbieta Janicka
"Identity Panic: Counter-narratives of the Holocaust and their
Institutionalization Beyond Political Cleavages (the Case of Poland)"
Elżbieta Janicka is historian of literature at the Institute of Slavic
Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Raz Segal
"Self-Devouring Memory: The Holocaust in Israeli Society and Politics"
Raz Segal is Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Sara
and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University, where
he also serves as Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide
Studies.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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