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Berkovitz elected to American Academy for Jewish Research

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jay R. Berkovitz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR). Established in 1919, the...
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Alumna featured in New York Times for Urban Death Project

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Katrina Spade (M.Arch., 2013) was featured in a recent article in the Science section of the New York Times. The story profiles Katria's passion project and nonprofit Urban Death Project, a gentle...
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Theater Professor Megan Lewis receives UMass Distinguished Teaching Award

Monday, March 30, 2015

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Department of Theater are proud to announce that Professor Megan Lewis has received the UMass Distinguished Teaching Award, a university-wide honor...
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Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Come meet Dennis McNally at a private book signing in San Francisco on February 17. Register today!...
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Say Something! Be Heard! Win Cash!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Each year, UMass Amherst undergraduates compete to have their voices heard. With interests ranging from Theater to Literature to Law to Politics, these students demonstrate their oratorical skills,...
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Spotlight Scholar: Afro-American Studies Chair John Bracey

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Few scholars can boast the academic pedigree of Afro-American Studies professor and chair John Bracey. His family comprises four generations of teachers. Bracey’s grandparents were teachers and his...
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