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Spring 2021 Reopening Plan: Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has released the UMass Amherst Spring 2021 Reopening Plan, which details how the spring semester will proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to read the comprehensive report, FAQs and other materials, go to umass.edu/reopening.

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Library of Congress Announces Winners of 2019 Literacy Awards

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project at UMass Amherst (WMWP) is one of 15 organizations being honored by the Library of Congress for their implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. WMWP is among the organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading in the United States and worldwide that will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival gala, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today.

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Mariana Ritchey

Book by Marianna Ritchey Published by University of Chicago Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

The first book by Marianna Ritchey, assistant professor of music history, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era...
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Lisa Lehmberg

Lisa Lehmberg Honored as Distinguished Arts Education Advocate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Lisa J. Lehmberg, associate professor of music education, has been selected as the Distinguished Arts Education Advocate in Music by Arts|Learning, a prominent arts advocacy group....
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Team Including UMass Amherst’s Sharrow Receives $1 Million NSF ADVANCE Award for Project Addressing Sexual Harassment in Political Science

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A team of researchers including Elizabeth Sharrow, assistant professor of political science and history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a three-year ADVANCE Partnership Award totaling more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to implement a project to address sexual harassment in the field of political science.

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Kurczynski and UMCA bring “Making Art Yours” to diverse groups of students

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This fall, Karen Kurczynski, associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, will launch “Making Art Yours,” a new program in collaboration with the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Funded in part by a Campus Climate Grant, the project will gather small groups of students (about ten each), including students of color, first-generation college students, and others who may not feel like the art museum is “their” space, into the UMCA for a personal conversation about art.

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2019 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar students.

Kiara Hill Reflects on Seminar on Curatorial Leadership

Friday, August 9, 2019

Kiara Hill says attending this year’s Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation seminar in New York City revealed something very important for her. “The program showed me there is a path,”...
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