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Martín Espada Receives 2024 Governor's Awards in Humanities

Martín Espada has been named as one of the recipients of the 2024 Governor's Awards in Humanities. This award is given out by Mass Humanities in partnership with Governor Maura Healy to honor contributions to the humanities and improving public life in Massachusetts.

April 11, 2024
Peter Gizzi Gives Readings and is Interviewed

Peter Gizzi gave six readings earlier in the month from Santa Cruz to Vancouver. Additionally, Ariana Reines just conducted an interview with him around his new book Fierce Elegy.

April 4, 2024
John Hennessy Publishes Poems in Multiple Venues

John Hennessy’s poems have recently appeared in Hanging Loose, Massachusetts Review, Southern Poetry Review, Matter: a monthly journal of political poetry and commentary, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Tampa Review, and will be reprinted in The Best American Poetry 2024.

April 4, 2024
English Department to Launch New Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies Concentration for Fall 2024

The Department of English will continue the rollout of its new undergraduate curriculum in fall 2024, highlighted by a new concentration in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies (WRLS) for English majors and a revamped Letter of Specialization for non-majors.

April 2, 2024
Two English Faculty Receive Community, Democracy, and Dialogue Grants

Asha Nadkarni and Jeff Parker have each received a grant from the Office of Equity and Inclusion's Community, Democracy, and Dialogue (CDD) grants. These grants are intended to promote diverse discourse and open dialogue on critical global and domestic social issues.

April 1, 2024
Rebecca Dingo Awarded ADVANCE Faculty Peer Mentoring Award

Rebecca Dingo has been awarded our college's ADVANCE Faculty Peer Mentoring Award. Rebecca was honored on March 27 at the UMass ADVANCE annual distinguished lecture.

March 28, 2024
Ruth Jennison Receives College Outstanding Teaching Award

The College Outstanding Teaching Award (COTA) recognizes excellence in teaching and honors individual faculty members at each of the university’s colleges for their instructional accomplishments.

March 14, 2024
Profile: Jarrel De Matas, PhD Candidate

"I'm looking at how cultural science is informed by experience, storytelling, and narratives of both places and people. I look specifically at the Caribbean to do that."

March 14, 2024
David Toomey's Kingdom of Play Featured in The Atlantic

David Toomey's new book, Kingdom of Play: What Ball-Bouncing Octopuses, Belly-Flopping Monkeys, and Mud-Sliding Elephants Reveal About Life Itself, was recently featured in The Atlantic.

March 14, 2024


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