Spring 2013 Highlights
Friday, May 31, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Campus Guide: University of Massachusetts Amherst (April 2013)
Marla Miller and Max Page have written the University of Massachusetts installment in Princeton Architectural Press's “The Campus Guide” series. Marla and Max will also deliver part of their research in a special lecture titled “Beauty, Cravings, Virtue: A Celebration of the Architectural Legacy of the University of Massachusetts Amherst” (4PM on April 23, Goodell Hall’s Bernie Dallas Room). The University of Massachusetts Campus Guide is available at the University Store, area booksellers, and major online booksellers. For more on the book and other resources, visit 150 Years of UMass Amherst Building & Architecture.
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Newsletter Out (April 2013)
Interested in this semester's WGSS activities and news? Find out more about their Spring events, progress towards building a Ph.D. program, graduate and faculty news, and more in their newsletterhere. An interview with Joyce Berkman on her 2013 retirement can be read on page 9.
Audrey L. Altstadt in The Massachusetts Review (April 2013)
In response to the recent news reports and public discussion following the Boston Marathon bombing, Audrey Altstadt offers readers a balanced introduction to Chechnya in the current issue of The Massachusetts Review. The article is titled "Chechnya to Boston: What Do We Really Know?"
Congratulations to Tom Army (April 2013)
Tom Army has won a Residential First Year Experience (RFYE) Student Choice Award. The student choice award recognizes faculty who have made a significant impact on the lives of students during their first year of college. The criteria for the award includes "inspiring students to learn, going above and beyond to support first year students, and challenging students to reach their full potential."
Robin Kelley at UMass (March 2013)
We'd like to thank Robin Kelley for a fantastic Writer-in-Residency this year. Robin is an American historian whose research and teaching interests range widely, covering the history of labor and radical movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; intellectual and cultural history (particularly music and visual culture); urban studies, and transnational movements. You can view his week's full schedule here, or enjoy his public lecture "The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy" on the department's YouTube channel.
GHA Conference Preparations (February 2013)
This semester's Graduate History Association Book Sale brought in over $400 for the upcoming Annual Conference. Thank you to everyone who baked, staffed the table, or purchased books or baked goods. You can see the program (including panels and keynote speaker information) for next month's conference here.
Steve Platt on Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom (January 2013)
Following Steve Platt's Cundill Prize in History, he delivered a lecture in Cape Cod Lounge titled "Into the Storm: Some Windows into a Chinese Civil War." Watch the whole talk here!