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Viet Thanh Nguyen during a February 2017 appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Pulitzer Prize Winner and MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen Visits UMass Amherst for 2017 Troy Lecture

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On November 15, acclaimed author, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver a talk titled “War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 4:30 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The Department of English at UMass Amherst is delighted to bring Professor Nguyen to campus for its annual Troy Lecture on the Humanities and Public Life.

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Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher

Student-run Production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Promises Innovative Performances

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Running November 2 through November 4, the UMass Theatre Guild presents Peter and the Starcatcher in Bowker Auditorium.

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three shelves full of old hardcover books

Jessica Ouellette '09, PhD '16 wins prestigious dissertation award

Friday, October 27, 2017

Jessica Ouellette...
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a group of students sit on a ledge, manipulated to seem transparent

The UMass Theater Department Presents: "Runaways: The Musical"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Running November 1 through November 11, the UMass Amherst Department of Theater presents Runaways: The Musical. Directed by Lou Moreno, artistic director of New York City’s INTAR Theatre, the ensemble-based show features various styles of music, such as pop, hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, while following the stories of children and young adults living on the streets after running away from home.

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Close up of seats in the Rand Theater on the UMass Amherst Campus.

Erdman Honored for Book on Early Spanish Women Playwrights

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Professor Harley Erdman...
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Detail from George Wardlaw's "Joined In Space", 2016, acrylic on canvas, 62”x58

Former Faculty Member Presents New Exhibition at UMass NYPOP

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP) is pleased to announce the exhibition George Wardlaw: Then and Now.

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