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HOME BASKETBALL - Hampshire College vs Paul Smith's College, Sat. 2/10, 1:00pm

Sat, Feb 10 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Robert Crown Center Gym

WOMEN'S & MEN'S HOME BASKETBALL GAMES - Saturday, February 10th @ 1:00 p.m. 

Hamphsire College vs Paul Smith's College

Men's Teams begin immediately after Women finish (approx. 2:30 p.m.)

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Free and open to the public.

Social Science Matters: Dorothy Roberts

Thu, Feb 22 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Student Union Room: Cape Cod Lounge

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the departments of Africana studies and sociology and the law school where she holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander chair. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.
 
Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. 

This talk is presented as part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) speaker series, Social Science Matters. Every year, SBS departments invite expert speakers to campus that showcase the contributions of the various social science disciplines to important issues and demonstrate the cross-disciplinary connections within and beyond SBS. 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-1703
Contact email: 
eaferreira@sbs.umass.edu

Zube Lecture:"Reflections and Projections" with Professor Mark Lindhult

Thu, Feb 22 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Design Building Room: 170

LARP Professor Mark Lindhult will speak on"Reflections and Projections".

Mark Lindhult, FASLA is a Professor of landscape architecture. He is a principal emeritus with The Berkshire Design Group, Inc. a landscape architecture, civil engineering and land surveying firm in Northampton, MA.  He teaches courses in site planning, site engineering and digital technology.

His two major areas of research are the integration of digital technology into the design and planning process and greenway planning. He wrote Digital Land: Integrating Technology into the Land Planning Process (Wiley, 2007) with Jim Sipes. He was the first computer editor for Landscape Architecture magazine and wrote some of the first technical software for the profession. Professor Lindhult is the co-chair with Professor Robert Ryan of the Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning which is held every three years and attracts an international audience from five continents. Professor Lindhult has given keynote addresses at conferences in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and China and has published articles in leading journals and professional magazines. He has won numerous regional and national professional awards for campus planning, greenway planning and digital technology. He is the Chair of the Western Massachusetts Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and a Fellow of ASLA (1998).

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

Artist Oliver Herring Talk and Interactive TASK Party

Thu, Feb 22 2018 - 4:00pm to Fri, Feb 23 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Design Building Room: Atrium
The Department of Art hosts an artist talk and TASK party by internationally renowned artist Oliver Herring. TASK is an art party like no other in which participants of all ages dream up instructions for one another and carry them out with the materials provided. Among his many accolades, Oliver’s work was featured in Season 3 of PBS's "Art21: Art in the 21st Century." This is a unique chance to interface with a fascinating and highly regarded contemporary artist.
 
Both events are free and open to the public. The TASK Party is kid-friendly and fun for the whole family (of five). All are welcome for both exciting events, happening across two days in the Atrium of the new UMass Amherst Design Building. Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/163412060959641
 

Event schedule:

Artist talk: Thursday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m., Olver Design Building Atrium

TASK Party: Friday, Feb. 23, 4-7 p.m, Olver Design Building Atrium

 
Oliver Herring (b. 1964, Heidelberg, Germany) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2002 he created the improvisatory art event TASK, used in classrooms and communities to access contemporary art in a way that is experimental, open-ended, and accessible to anyone. Among Herring’s early works were his woven sculptures and performance pieces in which he knitted Mylar, a transparent and reflective material, into human figures, clothing, and furniture. These ethereal sculptures, which evoke introspection, mortality, and memory, are Herring’s homage to Ethyl Eichelberger, a drag performance artist who committed suicide in 1991. Since 1998, Herring has created stop-motion videos and participatory performances with “off the street” strangers. He makes sets for his videos and performances with minimal means and materials, recycling elements from one artwork to the next. 
 
Herring's work has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, NY; the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Camden Art Center, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan; and Telescope project space, Beijing, China. Me Us Them, a fifteen year survey of Herring's work, was organized in 2009 at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY. TASK has taken place all over the United States and beyond including in classrooms, museums, libraries and even a cornfield. Herring was featured on Season 3 of PBS’s program Art21: Art in the 21st Century. http://oliverherringstudio.com
Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
shaneumass@gmail.com

24th Annual Du Bois Lecture: Reiland Rabaka

Wed, Feb 21 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Old Chapel

Reiland Rabaka is the featured speaker at the 24th annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, titled "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement."

Rabaka is professor of African, African American, and Caribbean studies in the department of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of "Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology," "Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization," "Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory" and "The Negritude Movement."

Each year, the UMass Amherst Libraries mark the Feb. 23, 1868 birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois with a lecture on a topic relating to his life and legacy. The Library was named for Du Bois in 1994 and is home to the extensive W.E.B. Du Bois Papers.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free admission
Contact phone: 
413-577-0932
Contact email: 
wbbaptiste@anthro.umass.edu

Faculty Concert: Joshua Michal, horn

Tue, Feb 20 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert by Joshua Michal, horn, with Ludmila Krasin, piano and Allyson Michal, violin.

The program will include the world premiere of Peter Van Zandt Lane's Persistent Tracings, plus Brahms' Trio in E-flat, Tyler Ogilvie's Zero Point and Tim Martin's Lament.

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

STEM Seminar: 'Engaging Curious Minds: Reflections from My Outreach'

Tue, Feb 20 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Hasbrouck Hall Room: 138

D. Venkataraman, professor, Advanced Laboratory for Iontronic, Electronic and Nanomaterials (ALIEN) Department of Chemistry, speaks on "Engaging Curious Minds: Reflections from My Outreach."

Venkataraman says, "Chemical demonstrations that feature spectacular explosions and color changes are commonly featured items in science outreach programs. I started my science outreach efforts using demos.  These demos served as good entertainment for the audience. In this talk, I will discuss my outreach efforts over the past 15 years and what I have learned from their effectiveness. I have tried to engage K-12 students, teachers, and the general public using traditional methods such as demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and lectures. Two years ago, I became a co-organizer for Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Science Club along with Ms. Jennifer Welborn, ARMS science teacher. We decided to structure the activities thematically similar to Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program at UMass Amherst. This club also provided a valuable opportunity to translate educational innovations at UMass Amherst to the Amherst school system. I will share the details of what we did in the science club and lessons learned from this experience."

Most STEM seminars are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the nearby Campus Center Garage. Refreshments will be available ten minutes before the lecture begins.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free admission
Contact phone: 
413-575-0030
Contact email: 
holly@hollyhargraves.com

Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference

Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 12:30pm to Sat, Mar 3 2018 - 5:45pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall

The Queer Conference is student-led, and aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to further explore a wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context.

The Queer Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community with a wide range of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures by student leaders, Five College faculty and staff, off-campus educators, and nationally-known performers and speakers.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Contact email: 
queerconf@hampshire.edu

Early Music Workshop with Palma Choralis Ensemble of Brescia, Italy

Fri, Mar 2 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Pratt Hall

Directed by Marcello Mazzetti and Livia Ticli

The Palma Choralis Early Music Workshop will consider several aspects of improvisation and ornamentation in order to understand why they are so essential to Renaissance-Baroque repertoire, and to get a sense of performance practice and processes typical of unwritten traditions.

We will have a great time singing/playing from choir-books, original prints and manuscripts. Join us and experience firsthand what may seem like complex issues in a very simple and fun way! Open to all voice ranges and modern or historical instruments, and all levels are welcome. We will work at A=440.

Admission to the workshop is free and open to students, faculty and staff and community members Please register by February 28th by visiting this site and clicking on ‘register’: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/events/69117/explore-renaissance-performance-stylistic-experts-italianensemble-palma-choralis-free

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Please register by February 28th by visiting this site and clicking on ‘register’
Contact email: 
reisenst@mtholyoke.edu

A Concert of Italian Music c. 1600

Sun, Mar 4 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Bezanson Recital Hall

Music of Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi and others for voices, viols, lute and harpsichord.

Special guests Livio Ticli (harpsichord and voice) and Marcello Mazzetti (lute, viol and voice) of Palma Choralis, Brescia, Italy with Robert Eisenstein (viol, violin), Laurie Rabut (violin, viol) and Alicia DePaolo (voice)

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free and open to the public.

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