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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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Book by Marianna Ritchey Published by University of Chicago Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

The first book by Marianna Ritchey, assistant professor of music history, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era...
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Lisa Lehmberg Honored as Distinguished Arts Education Advocate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Lisa J. Lehmberg, associate professor of music education, has been selected as the Distinguished Arts Education Advocate in Music by Arts|Learning, a prominent arts advocacy group....
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Team Including UMass Amherst’s Sharrow Receives $1 Million NSF ADVANCE Award for Project Addressing Sexual Harassment in Political Science

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A team of researchers including Elizabeth Sharrow, assistant professor of political science and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a three-year ADVANCE Partnership Award totaling more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to implement a project to address sexual harassment in the field of political science.

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Kiara Hill Reflects on Seminar on Curatorial Leadership

Friday, August 9, 2019

Kiara Hill says attending this year’s Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation seminar in New York City revealed something very important for her. “The program showed me there is a path,”...
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Krauthamer Named to New Role in Interdisciplinary Programs and Innovation

Friday, June 14, 2019

Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the Graduate School and professor of history, has been appointed as Senior Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs and Innovation by Provost John McCarthy. As Senior...
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