The linguistics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks second worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were released Feb 28. The department rose from No. 3 last year, surpassing Harvard University for the second spot behind MIT.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Poet Ocean Vuong of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the winner of the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for his debut collection “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,” which addresses themes of migration, America and Vietnam, his country of birth.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
This year’s Troy Lecturer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, recently received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
On December 1 through 2, the University Dancers presented Cadáver Exquisito, an evening of surrealist dance theater directed by faculty members Thomas Vacanti and Leslie Frye Maietta. Staged in the round at the Totman Performance Lab, the production was inspired by the lives and historically experimental writing of Federico García Lorca and Pablo Neruda.
Junior Year Writing Students Collaborate with University Museum to Present Virtual Exhibition: Dis/playing Dis/ability
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Through January 1, 2018 the University Museum of Contemporary Art is displaying a virtual exhibition, created in collaboration with students from English 300: “Dis/ability and Literature.”