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Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music and Film

NEH Grant Awarded to the DEFA Film Library and German Studies at UMass Amherst

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington DC has announced the winners of its most recent cycle of grants, in which it awarded $39.3 million to 245 Humanities Projects nationwide. One...
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three shelves full of old hardcover books

Alice Harris Awarded $231,649 by NSF for Linguistics Study

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among clitics, in different positions, and to test whether differences are the same cross-linguistically.

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Students in Composition and Rhetoric class

UMass Department of English Announces Revival of Elbow Symposium

Monday, August 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow.

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