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UMass Linguistics Ranks Third in the World, According to QS World University Rankings

Monday, March 27, 2017

The department of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks third worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2017, which were released March 8....
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Kara Walker Exhibit Continues with "Redrawing Identity" Panel

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The ongoing exhibit "Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power" at The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) weaves slavery’s history into the present. In its handling...
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 Talia Mae Bettcher, seen through the viewfinder of a video recorder.

Talia Mae Bettcher Brings Philosophical Lens to Transitioning

Thursday, March 9, 2017

At 4:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, the sun was setting on a full room in in the Campus Center. Karen Lederer, WGSS undergraduate advisor, approached the podium giddily, extending her hand to the...
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History Department Welcomes 2017 Writer-in-Residence

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of History's Writer-in-Residency program invites to campus a variety of "widely-read" authors; this year's Writer-in-Residence, Stanford University's Allyson Hobbs,...
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Feinberg Series Hosts Traveling "States of Incarceration" Exhibit

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

UMass is proud to welcome "States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories". Created by over 500 people in 17 states, this interactive, nationally traveling exhibit by the...
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2017 International Women's Day on the UMass Campus

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th marks 2017’s International Women’s Day. Each year this day includes global events striving for political, economical, and societal equality beyond gender, in addition to...
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