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David Wyman, professor emeritus, passes away at 89

Friday, March 23, 2018

David S. Wyman, Josiah E. DuBois, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst died on March 14, 2018 at age 89.

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Noy Holland Named Recipient of American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced this week the names of 15 writers who will receive its 2018 awards in literature. Among them was Noy Holland, professor of creative writing in the...
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Cast of Heathers: the musical

Student-Run Production of "Heathers: the Musical" Brings Popular Movie to the Stage

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 7, 8, and 9, the UMass Theatre Guild presented Heathers: the Musical in Bowker Auditorium. Based off the 1989 cult-classic film Heathers starring Winona Ryder, Heathers: the Musical follows...
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UMass Amherst Linguistics Department Moves to No. 2 in QS World University Rankings by Subject

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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.

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Lip-Sync Spectacular Showcases Empowering Narratives

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Last semester, the Queer and Now Lip-Sync Spectacular launched its premiere in French Hall. Brought back by popular demand, theater and linguistics major Garrett Sager ‘19 brings his innovative...
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Oliver Herring Interactive TASK party at UMass Amherst

Oliver Herring Brings Interactive and Experimental TASK Party to UMass Amherst

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22 and 23, world renowned artist Oliver Herring visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus. On February 22, Herring spoke about his life and career in the new Olver Design...
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