Ania Dos Reis and other students in SBS in Cape Town program UMass Amherst Partnership with Cape Town community emerges from summer course and project in South Africa
Oct 1, 2019

The SBS in Cape Town program brought together students from UMass Amherst and the community organization Ikhaya le Langa, in a unique partnership to create community connections and participation in experiential intercultural dialogue in South Africa.

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Tibetan Film to premiere at 15th Annual New Asian Cinema Festival at UMass Amherst
Sep 26, 2019

The film A Place in the Sun – Stories from Tibet in Exile is set to premiere October 23 at the 15th annual New Asia Cinema: Across Borders Film Festival. The film, directed by Sonam Tseten, and produced by Tibet TV originated in India, is an account of Tibetan people’s identity, hope, resilience, nationalistic fervor and quest for homeland, all of which anchors the vision of the filmmaker and the characters in the film.

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Kimberlee Perez Comm Professor recognized for teaching strengths campus-wide and at the college level
Aug 27, 2019

Assistant Professor Kimberlee Pérez, Ph.D., has been recognized for her work from both colleagues and students with two big teaching awards from UMass in 2019. Pérez was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences last spring. This award celebrates exceptional teaching, mentoring and curriculum development efforts. She says she was honored to be recognized by both fellow faculty and her students.

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Burcu Baykurt Researcher brings expertise on social and cultural implications of digital technologies
Aug 19, 2019

Burcu Baykurt, Ph.D., assistant professor of urban futures and communication, joins the UMass Department Communication in fall 2019. Baykurt’s work focuses on infrastructures, governance and inequalities. Her current book project is an ethnographic account of test-bed urbanism, in which residents and public officials partner with technology companies to build the “smart city” in urban centers long plagued by divides.

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