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150 Years of UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1863 following the passage of the federal Morrill Act. The yearlong anniversary celebration continues during Homecoming with programs and activities highlighting important historical milestones, events and people.

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Gagaku and Bugaku Classical Music & Dance

Gagaku and Bugaku Classical Music & Dance

The Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble presents a classical Japanese art form with a rich, thousand-year history on October 16.

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Old Chapel Tours

Old Chapel Tours

Tour one of the most iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus: the Old Chapel. Tours run October 16–19.

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School of Computer Science 50th Anniversary

The School of Computer Science invites you to the Computer Science Community Celebration taking place on October 17-19.

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Japanese Tea Talk and Ceremony

Enter the exotic world of Japan’s high tea culture and learn about the history of Matcha production, the oldest and most premium variety of powdered green tea, on October 17.

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Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

Join the tradition of the Homecoming Parade as it winds its way through downtown Amherst and the UMass campus on October 17.

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Cole Lecture In Contemporary Issues

Sociology Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey will speak on rising income inequalities in his talk: “How Wall Street is Distorting Main Street” on October 17.

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The Legacy of William Smith Clark

Celebrate 150 years of International Education at UMass Amherst  on October 18.

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Tour the Life Science Laboratories

Learn about the state-of-the-art research laboratories from Biochemistry and Microbiology students, who will give presentations and tours of the Life Science Laboratories building on Friday, October 18.

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Climate Science Convocation

In celebration of their seminal contributions to the field of climate science, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is awarding honorary doctoral degrees to three of the world’s leading climate scientists on October 18.

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