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Joye Bowman Receives Graduate School's Commitment to Diversity Award

Friday, May 7, 2021

Joye Bowman, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and professor of history, is the 2021 faculty recipient of the Graduate School's Commitment to Diversity Award. The Commitment to Diversity Award annually recognizes one student and one faculty member for their outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion within the UMass Amherst graduate student body.

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Anne Broadbridge Among Five Honored with Manning Teaching Awards

Friday, May 7, 2021

Anne F. Broadbridge, professor in the Department of History and director of the Middle Eastern Studies program, is one of five University of Massachusetts faculty awarded the 2020 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the university. The faculty members—one from each UMass campus—will receive $10,000 awards in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence.

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Ellsberg Seminar and Related Programming Profiled in MassLive

Friday, May 7, 2021

An article published by MassLive on May 6, 2021 profiles the year-long seminar course "Truth, Dissent, and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg," organized by Christian Appy, professor in the Department...
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Gilbert McCauley to Direct “‘Master Harold’… and the Boys” for Syracuse Stage

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Gilbert McCauley, professor in the Department of Theater, will direct a production of Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold'... and the Boys for Syracuse Stage.

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TreaAndrea Russworm Discusses Black Innovators in Gaming Industry

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

TreaAndrea Russworm, associate professor in the Department of English, is quoted in a Guardian article about Black innovators in the early days of the video gaming industry. Russworm says the contributions of many Black people in the early years of the industry have gone uncredited.

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Juilliard Awards Full Scholarship to UMass Voice Student Natalie Lewis '21

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Natalie Lewis ’21, a voice student in the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance, has recently been awarded a Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School in New York City.  Lewis studied under Professor William Hite in the UMass Voice Studio; she graduates from UMass with a Bachelor’s in Voice Performance later this month, and will utilize the award to pursue her Master of Music in Vocal Arts.

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