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May 01, 2019
It’s been a busy month for Fumi Tomita, assistant professor of jazz and string bass in the department of music and dance. Tomita’s newest CD, “The Elephant Vanishes: Jazz Interpretations of the Short Stories of Haruki Murakami,” has just been released on OA2 Records. Murakami is known as the author of “IQ84,” a massive three-volume work of dystopian fantasy.
May 01, 2019
Distinguished Professor of Afro-American studies, Steven C. Tracy, will provide a keynote address for a poetry forum in Wuhan, China on May 30 as part of his work as a Distinguished Overseas Professor at the Central China Normal University. Tracy’s talk, “The Genesis and Nature of ‘Tremble’: Anatomy of a Blues Performance,” will involve a recording of the song “Tremble” by his band, Steve Tracy and the Crawling Kingsnakes, as well as live singing and harmonica playing.


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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 program, our students — undergraduate and graduate — have the opportunity to study with the best scholars, thinkers, and artists.

Faculty Profile

Joseph Krupczynski

Working alongside other experts—both in his field as well as in the community—Joseph Krupczynski serves as an Associate Professor of Architecture but extends his practice far beyond the university walls. He walks us through his community partnerships, commitment to language and culture, and their relevance to his new position as Director of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL).

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