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An art student works on a picture of a monkey.

HFA Student Showcase: Call for Submissions

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Now accepting submissions of work in visual art, film, poetry, prose, performance, and more. The Showcase will take place on April 17th, 2019 in the Fine Arts Center Atrium!.

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Britt Rusert

Britt Rusert receives honorable mention for MLA First Book Prize

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Modern Language Association of America recently announced it is awarding its twenty-fifth annual Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book. Listed among two honorable mentions for the...
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American Musicological Society Teaching Award Presented to Erinn Knyt

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Erinn E. Knyt, Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the American Musicological Society's Teaching Award for her article entitled "Teaching Music History to Graduate Students" (Journal of Music History Pedagogy 6, 2016). The award was announced last month at the Society's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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Submit to The Scribe!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"The Scribe" is a student-run literary & arts magazine put out by the HFA Student Leadership Board. ...
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Martín Espada

Martín Espada Awarded 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Poetry Foundation announced the winner of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living US poet for outstanding lifetime achievement. Martín Espada, professor in the Department of English, is awarded the prize in recognition of his contribution to poetry.

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Philosophy in Public Schools program introduces public school students to philosophy studies

Thursday, May 3, 2018

On Wednesday, May 2 in South College, Philosophy Professor Louise Antony stood in front of more than 50 second graders from Springfield ready to introduce philosophical thought in the form of Dr. Seuss’s literature. UMass Amherst Philosophy Professor Ned Markosian, and Mount Holyoke Philosophy Emeritus Professor, Thomas Wartenberg, stood nearby as the children settled into their seats.

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