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  • Calling All Black People

    Celebrated scholar honored for life-long contribution to black studies

    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... More

  • Cultured Conservation

    Researching the importance of indigenous people to sustaining and restoring biocultural diversity

    It was as a graduate student in the 1980s studying in Nepal, when University of Massachusetts Amherst human geographer Stan Stevens’ eyes were opened to the politics of land use, governance and... More

  • The Art Lab

    Museum prepares students for careers in the art world

    Tucked away on the North side of the campus’ Fine Arts Center is a concealed cultural gem—the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)—a teaching museum and multidisciplinary, international... More

  • Inclusive Design

    Paving a path for sustainable architecture

    From the classroom to the construction site, award-winning architect and designer Kathleen Lugosch (Art, Architecture and Art History) has been pushing the boundaries of architecture for more than 30... More