Arts & Culture

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Garden Design in the time of Shakespeare: Labyinths, Mazes and Grottos with Ellen Kosmer.

Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. April 2, 9, 16 and 30. Held at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. Informal classes for the community. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email at renaissance@english.umass.edu.

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Gender in Adaptation: A Discussion with Professor Harley Erdman and Playwright Constance Congdon

Gender in Adaptation: A Discussion with Professor Harley Erdman and Playwright Constance Congdon 7:00pm Friday, April 26th, 2013 in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Join Professor Harley Erdman and Playwright Constance Congdon as they discuss the politics and possibilities of gender in adaptation through an in-depth look at their plays Suitors and Casanova, both featured in the UMass Department of Theater's 40th Anniversary Season.

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Heritage Assessment and Community Development, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Center for Heritage & Society has initiated a partnership with a community development organization on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas (oneeleuthera.org). We have conducted a pilot research project (Historic Building Survey) in Governor's Harbor, and we have developed a community engagement web portal for use by our partners. Finally, we are now in the development phase of an archaeological survey and excavation project in Millars on the site of a former plantation in collaboration with the descendent community.

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Hip Hop Nation Language and Literacy Practices

This service learning class, EDUC 218, explores the relationship between hip hop culture and the language and literacy practices of global youth cultures, while introducing students to the theory and practice of social justice hip hop pedagogy (SJHHP). Students, with a 1-credit field site placement, help Student Bridges (a student-initiated outreach program) to plan “Hip Hop (R)evolution.” This event—held at Peck Middle School in Holyoke—promotes college awareness, and celebrates talented youth, through an evening of performances, food, workshops, and a College Resource Fair.

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India Association of Greater Springfield

India Association of Greater Springfield (IAGS) serves the cultural and social needs of the Greater Springfield Indian Community. IAGS is a non-profit, non-political and non-secretariat organization formed to promote unity, friendship and goodwill within the community. Events by the organization have hosted Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan at UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts center. He is world’s greatest master of the 25-stringed sarod and a world ambassador of Indian classical music.

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Italian Literature with Nina Cannizzaro

Renaissance Forbidden Texts. Wednesdays 5-7pm, Cheney Room at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. 6 sessions: March 13th and 27th. April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. No familiarity with the Italian language or literature expected or needed. Informal classes for the community. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email at renaissance@english.umass.edu. Some of the topics to be broached include: Medieval condemnation of books and individuals vs.

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jubilat / Jones Reading Series

The jubilat / Jones Reading Series brings to Amherst a variety of new and established poets to read in tandem with poets who live closer to Amherst and Western Massachusetts. Every jubilat / Jones poet travels to Amherst with the help of a $200 honorarium, which the series is able to offer through the generosity of the Friends of the Jones Library and Amherst Cultural Council. Dara Wier (UMass-Amherst MFA Program for poets and writers) is co-founder and co-director of the series.

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Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival

In the spring of 2013, the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary season. Designed as an annual semester-long series of film offerings for students, faculty, and the interested public, the MMFF presents the best of new fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking by international filmmakers.

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