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May 18, 2022
The UMass Vocal Jazz Group, directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole, was among the winners in the annual Student Music Awards sponsored by DownBeat Magazine, widely recognized as the top publication devoted to “Jazz, Blues, and Beyond.” Each year, DownBeat announces the Student Music Award winners in their June issue based on recordings submitted by jazz programs from across the country. Ensembles and individual students from the UMass Jazz and African American Music Studies program have been awarded SMA’s in virtually every category over the past thirty-five years.
May 17, 2022
Angelika Kratzer, professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics, has been chosen to deliver the 2022 John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford. She is delivering a series of weekly lectures based on the topic “Reports of what we say, know, or believe” through June 1.

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The College of Humanities & Fine Arts is the creative and cultural heart of UMass Amherst. With 14 academic departments and 12 world-class research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary programs, our students — undergraduate and graduate — have the opportunity to study with the best scholars, thinkers, and artists.

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Chamber Choir Performs "Prayer for Ukraine"

Led by Prof. Tony Thornton, the choir gave three performances in public spaces on campus.

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