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Mari Castaneda Professor and Former Chair of Communication is the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College
Jan 17, 2020

Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will start Sept. 1.

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Jonathan Ong Comm Professor Talks about How to Spot Fake Facebook Profiles
Nov 21, 2019

Associate Professor Jonathan Ong is interviewed for a television news story about how to spot fake Facebook profiles and how people use them to gather information and manufacture support for political candidates. Read the story or watch it online.

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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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