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University of Massachusetts Amherst



Dean's Welcome

As we begin another academic year, I'm delighted to welcome both new and returning students, faculty and staff and to share with you the College's plans for the coming year. More...

Creative Economy

Research project that measured the economic impact of HFA and our alumni on the Pioneer Valley. More...

Academic Freedom

The College's official policy on academic and artistic freedom and community response.


Center for the Study of African American Language

Visit the CSAAL website.


The purpose of the CSAAL is to foster and integrate basic research on language in the African American community and applications of that research in educational, social, and cultural realms. The CSAAL, which is housed in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will serve as a center of research on various dimensions of African American Language and as a resource for communities across the country with a commitment to providing information about this linguistic variety.


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