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UMass Amherst LatinX Theatre and Performance Welcomes Elaine del Valle

Monday, September 21, 2020

Stephanie Fetta, associate professor in languages, literatures and cultures, is hosting a series of online workshops conducted by several award-winning Latin@/x playwrights, directors and performers.

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Creative Women Leading Creative Action - A Virtual Symposium

Creative Women Leading Climate Action

Friday, September 18, 2020

The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service and partners host the Creative Women Leading Climate Action (CWLCA), a virtual symposium and event series highlighting artists and arts professionals creatively responding to climate change.

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Jeff Holmes, Tom Giampietro, Felipe Salles, and Fumi Tomita.

UMass Jazz Faculty Quartet ‘HGTS’ Releases New CD

Friday, September 4, 2020

Instrumental jazz faculty members Jeff Holmes (piano/trumpet), Tom Giampietro (drums), Fumi Tomita (bass) and Felipe Salles (saxophones) have released a new CD of their original music on Summit...
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Karen Kurczynski presenting "Human Animals: The Art of Cobra and its Legacy," an exhibition she curated for the University Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016

Kurcynski Examines How European Artists Redefined Expression after Trauma of WWII

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art (Routledge) takes a fresh look at the European Cobra movement, a group of artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, and other global cities who set out to redefine artistic experiment and expression after the trauma of the Second World War.

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UMass ADVANCE Announces 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

Friday, August 21, 2020

UMass ADVANCE has announced the 2020-2021 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows. The 39 selected faculty, each representing different departments, will be partnering with the UMass ADVANCE leadership team to promote gender equity for faculty at UMass. Through a combination of research, programming, and interventions UMass ADVANCE seeks to understand and address systemic and intersectional inequalities to lay the groundwork for a fairer, more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus. The cohort includes three faculty from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts: Paul Dennis, associate professor of dance; Debbie Felton, professor of classics; and Pari Riahi, assistant professor of architecture.

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UMass Trumpets Perform 'Herald Emeritus Fanfare' To Celebrate Start of Fall 2020 Semester

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Over the summer, Professor Eric Berlin of the Department of Music and Dance, brought together current students and alumni contribute to a video recording project of Herald Emeritus Fanfare, a piece...
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