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HFA Student Showcase: Call for Submissions

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Now accepting submissions of work in visual art, film, poetry, prose, performance, and more. The Showcase will take place on April 15th, 2020 in the Fine Arts Center Atrium!.

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Fetta Earns MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies

Friday, December 6, 2019

Stephanie Fetta, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has earned the annual MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano...
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Women helping women: UMass Theater secures a grant from Women for UMass Amherst to host notable women designers

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Theater design and technical fields are dominated by men — one recent study shows, for example, that in Off-Broadway theaters, more than two-thirds of set, lighting, projection, and sound design...
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A Philosophy Alum Invests in the Future of Humanities Studies

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

After graduating from UMass Amherst with a BA in philosophy in 1978, John Kendzierski set to work applying his degree, growing a thriving business in an industry most would not associate with...
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Dance Professor to Direct NEA-funded Clinical Trial

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved funding for a clinical trial led by Dr. Aston K. McCullough, Assistant Professor of Dance Science in the Department of Music and Dance at the...
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Library of Congress Announces Winners of 2019 Literacy Awards

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project at UMass Amherst (WMWP) is one of 15 organizations being honored by the Library of Congress for their implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. WMWP is among the organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading in the United States and worldwide that will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival gala, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today.

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