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UMass Department of English Announces Revival of Elbow Symposium

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.

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Detail of Udi Latin alphabet table from a 1934 book.

New NSF grant awarded to Linguistics Professor Alice Harris

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”.

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Ferruccio Busoni

Music Professor Releases Book Exploring Life and Methods of Renowned Composer Ferruccio Busoni

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.

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Robert LaRussa

History Alumnus Mentors Students on Public Policy in Rare Internship

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.

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Students Connect with English Alumni in New York City

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.

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Professor Steven C. Tracy performs on the harmonica

Afro-American Studies Prof. Serves as Advisor for ‘American Epic’ Television Series

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Steven C. Tracy, Distinguished Professor of Afro-American studies and one of the leading authorities on the intersection of African-American literature and blues music, is an advisor on the...
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