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Hervé Koubi dances against a black backdrop.

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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Jessica Toupin, Amanda Lauricella, and Caroline Lee

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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Eric Berlin

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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Kamila Shamsie shown with the cover of her book 'Home Fire'

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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Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music and Film

NEH Grant Awarded to the DEFA Film Library and German Studies at UMass Amherst

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington DC has announced the winners of its most recent cycle of grants, in which it awarded $39.3 million to 245 Humanities Projects nationwide. One...
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three shelves full of old hardcover books

Alice Harris Awarded $231,649 by NSF for Linguistics Study

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.

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