Barbara Zecchi Named Director of Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

Monday, October 16, 2017

Barbara Zecchi, professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been named director of the interdepartmental program in film studies....
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Ocean Vuong Wins the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for "Night Sky with Exit Wounds"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

English Department MFA Program faculty member Ocean Vuong has won Britain's most important prize for new poets.

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Acclaimed Compagnie Hervé Koubi Residency Project Comes to UMass Amherst

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In early October, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music & Dance and the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts & Culture Program will co-host a presentation and three...
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The Scarlet Professor: Cast Member Interviews

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera based on the book by Barry Werth, opens this weekend at Smith College’s Theater 14 (visit for info). Two of the five productions (9/23...
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New CD Featuring Professor Eric Berlin Released by Leading Classical Music Label

Monday, September 11, 2017

In 2012, the Albany Symphony Orchestra commissioned renowned composer George Tsontakis to create a new work for Eric Berlin, UMass trumpet professor and the ASO’s Principal Trumpet. True Colors, a...
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Novelist Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA Receives Praise for 'Home Fire'

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".

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