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Chapel Band Remixes Beatles Classics

Thursday, April 21, 2016

As many musicians would attest, the UMass Chapel Jazz Ensemble took on a challenging task this year at their annual spring concert. Under the direction of Tom Giampietro, they covered an...
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John Bracey addresses the Feminist Poetics: The Legacies of June Jordan Symposium

June Jordan Symposium Commemorates the Past, Looks to the Future: Panels 1 & 3

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On March 25, 2016, attendees gathered in the Student Union Ballroom for the Feminist Poetics: The Legacies of June Jordan Symposium, celebrating the life and legacy of poet June Jordan....
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An actor stands alone on a stage covered with projected words

Collidescope 2.0 Brings Issues of Racism to Center Stage

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On March 14th, the UMass Theater Department began its run of Collidescope 2.0: Adventures in Pre- Post-Racial America, created and directed by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks. The pair kicked off their...
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President Obama delivers a speech.

Michael Eric Dyson Discusses a Refiguration of Racism Under the Obama Presidency

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Michael Eric Dyson entered the stage of Bowker Auditorium in front of an audience packed with students, community members and various faculty residents on April 13th. He opened by expressing his...
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An Ancient Etruscan scuplture

PRI Speaks to Professor Anthony Tuck about Origins of Ancient Etruscan Civilization

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A recent story in PRI's The World discussed the contended origins of "a powerful clan with an alien tongue and strange customs" who emerged in Italy sometime around the 6th century BC: the...
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Visits UMass, Discusses Language Hierarchy in Annual Troy Lecture

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 4 marked the annual Troy Lecture, titled “James Joyce and the English Metaphysical Empire,” with renowned Kenyan writer and activist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. The long standing lecture...
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