UMass Poet Honored
The current pianist, senior computer science major Nikolai Narma, was happy to find a public piano outside the University Store. “It’s my third time playing this. If I see a piano I have to play it,” says Narma.
Courtney Dewey, a senior sociology major, is another regular public piano player. “I play in the Student Union or Campus Center every day—usually a few times a day. I play in between classes and after doing homework as a reward,” says Dewey.
Kick it Up a Notch
UMass in the Rose Parade
Translators at Work
If you have ever listened to the Spanish translation on the Boston MBTA’s CharlieCard machine, for instance, the voice you are hearing is that of Manuela Borzone, a doctoral student in comparative literature who does voiceover work at the center. Borzone has also voiced Merriam-Webster’s “Spanish Word of the Day,” and translates articles, as well.