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The Scarlet Professor: Cast Member Interviews

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera based on the book by Barry Werth, opens this weekend at Smith College’s Theater 14 (visit scarletprofessoropera.com for info). Two of the five productions (9/23...
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New CD Featuring Professor Eric Berlin Released by Leading Classical Music Label

Monday, September 11, 2017

In 2012, the Albany Symphony Orchestra commissioned renowned composer George Tsontakis to create a new work for Eric Berlin, UMass trumpet professor and the ASO’s Principal Trumpet. True Colors, a...
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Novelist Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA Receives Praise for 'Home Fire'

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".

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NEH Grant Awarded to the DEFA Film Library and German Studies at UMass Amherst

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington DC has announced the winners of its most recent cycle of grants, in which it awarded $39.3 million to 245 Humanities Projects nationwide. One...
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Alice Harris Awarded $231,649 by NSF for Linguistics Study

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among clitics, in different positions, and to test whether differences are the same cross-linguistically.

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UMass Department of English Announces Revival of Elbow Symposium

Monday, August 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow.

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