In the fall of 2016, the week of the presidential election, graduate student Jen Onopa proposed Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge to the UMass Theater Department mainstage season. “I had been wanting to work on a production for my thesis that would address several goals or dreams that I was wanting to fulfill through a theater project,” Onopa shared.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among clitics, in different positions, and to test whether differences are the same cross-linguistically.
Monday, August 14, 2017
The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Linguistics Professor Alice Harris has been awarded a new three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation for her project titled, “Perception and Production of Clitics”.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Earlier this month, Assistant Professor of Music History Erinn E. Knyt's new book Ferruccio Busoni and His Legacy, was published earlier this month by the University of Indiana Press.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
History alumnus Robert S. LaRussa ’76 has decades of experience as a journalist, attorney, and policy wonk. He shares that experience with History majors through a one-of-a-kind research internship that explores public policy through a historic lens.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
On April 21, fifteen senior English majors, along with professors Janis Greve and David Fleming, traveled to New York City for the English department’s first-ever Career Roundtable through the College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP). The group took advantage of the many UMass Amherst English alumni in the New York City area and NYPOP’s classroom space on 23rd St. in Manhattan.