SPHHS Symposium on Suicide Prevention

Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Old Chapel
Dr. Eric Caine

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean's Symposia Series: "A Conversation in the Community: A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention." 

Join us as we welcome suicide prevention specialist Dr. Eric Caine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, for his keynote lecture "Rethinking Suicide Prevention."

Featured speakers will include Kelley Cunningham, Director of the Suicide Prevention Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Lisa Wexler.

A panel discussion moderated by Health Promotion and Policy senior lecturer Gloria DiFulvio will follow the presentations.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival - 'An Act of Defiance'

Wed, Apr 3 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Isenberg School of Management Room: 137
An Act of Defiance

 

An Act of Defiance (2017, Jean van de Velde, Netherlands/South Africa, 123 min, in English & Afrikaans w/English subtitles)
 
A courtroom political thriller and historical drama that follows the case of ten political activists, including Nelson Mandela, who face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after arrest in Rivonia in apartheid South Africa of 1963.  Bram Fischer risks his career as a lawyer and his very freedom to defend these men in court—all while attempting to hide that he is one of them.  Based on actual events.
 
In conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
 
Introduction by and discussion with Stephen Clingman (UMass), author of the award-winning Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary
 
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UMass Amherst
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Talk: Matt Yglesias

Wed, Apr 3 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center Room: N301
Matt Yglesias

Join Matt Yglesias for a talk about the changing politics of housing policy, along with a Q&A about the broader policy and political landscape he covers as a senior correspondent for Vox. This event is sponsored by the Journalism Department and the School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst.

Matt Yglesias is a co-founder of Vox.com, where he works as a senior correspondent focused on politics and economic policy and co-hosts “The Weeds” podcast. Yglesias is the author of "The Rent Is Too Damn High" about the policy origins of the middle class housing affordability crisis in America. 

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UMass Amherst
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Performance: 'Art + Math = Music'

Tue, Apr 2 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall
Ayano Kataoka

The Department of Music in Dance, in collaboration with the Women in Art + Math - Symposium at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, presents Art + Math = Music.

The performance, by UMass percussion professor Ayano Kataoka and electronic artist Jazer Giles, will feature works by Applebaum, Feldman, Nancarrow, Reich and Xenakis.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Music & Dance Dept.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu
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Performance: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Tue, Apr 2 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
The Trocks

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or "The Trocks," have taken a playful approach to classical ballet since 1974. One part parody and one part loving homage, The Trocks simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also poking fun at the conventions that define ballet. An all-male company, The Trocks revel in playing with gender roles and identity. As a 40-year old company, the Trocks illustrate how decades of exploring and challenging a genre can still be fun and celebratory at the same time.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Admission: $45, $35, $20; Five College Students and Youth 17 and Under: $10
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Fine Arts Center Box Office
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413-545-2511
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facbox@umass.edu
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23rd Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture: Imani Perry, Princeton University

Tue, Apr 2 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Goodell Hall Room: Bernie Dallas Room
Imani Perry Kaplan

The English Department is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture.

Professor Imani Perry, Princeton University

Black Letters and the Law: Jurisprudence in the African American Literary Imagination.

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University where she also holds affiliations with the programs in Law and Public Affairs, Jazz Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Perry, a scholar of cultural studies, critical theory, legal history, and African American studies is the author of five single-authored books and numerous academic articles and literary essays. Her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, published in 2018 was named one of the notable books of 2018 by the New York Times. Professor Perry holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center in the history of Southern Property and Contract Law.

This year’s Kaplan Lecture has been generously supported by the UMass Amherst Graduate School, the Commonwealth Honors College, the UMass Amherst W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, the UMass Amherst Department of History, the UMass Amherst Social Thought and Political Economy Program, and the Smith College Africana Studies Department.

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UMass Amherst
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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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Event contact: 
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.

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Mount Holyoke College
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