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News & Events

News and Events


Oct 20, 2020
Ocean Vuong, acclaimed poet, author, and associate professor of English at UMass Amherst, will be honored this month with the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award for his 2019 debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
Oct 14, 2020
The College of Humanities & Fine Arts and the Department of Music and Dance remembers professor of piano Nadine Shank, who passed away last Thursday. Professor Shank was a dedicated teacher, mentor, and performer who taught at UMass Amherst for over 40 years.