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the UMass Department of Dance performs on campus outdoors

UMass Dance Department Debuts Semester's Work

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The UMass Dance Department’s Informal Dance Concert was rooted in the spring season, beginning on the lawn outside Totman Gymnasium. The close-eyed duet, performed by Valerie Gilman and UMass...
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HFA Student A Capella Group 'The Hexachords' Rises Fast

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Four years ago, Vocal Performance major Craig Simonetti held auditions to form an unnamed a capella group at UMass Amherst. The group would consist of six members and would ideally perform at gigs...
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'Women in Design' Speaker Discusses Importance of the Public Interest

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“Let’s be clear—I’m not an architect,” began Lisa Abendroth, the fourth guest in the Spring 2016 Women in Design Lecture Series. However, having traveled the 2,000 miles from the Metropolitan State...
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Detail from a poster advertising "Documenting Punk"

2016 Social Change Colloquim Goes Punk

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On April 8, the UMass Amherst Libraries hosted their 11th annual Social Change Colloquium entitled “Documenting Punk.” The first session, “At the Library: Collecting Punk” placed in conversation...
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Annual Freeman Lecture Reveals Distinctly American Linguistic Patterns

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It’s not often that one hears “standing room only” in a classroom, but in Room 211 in the Integrative Learning Center on the afternoon of April 1, every seat was filled while more than 20 people...
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Students perform at the HFA Student Showcase

Students Host Successful Annual Art Showcase

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The time was 3:48 p.m., and the acapella group UMass Rang was preparing for their 4 p.m. performance at the HFA Student Showcase, but first, Head Organizer Eric Watterson extended the invitation...
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