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UMass Reopening: Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has released the university’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, which details how the fall semester will proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to read the comprehensive report, FAQs and other materials, go to

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AASCU Names Incoming HFA Dean to Its 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Friday, June 26, 2020

Barbara Krauthamer, incoming dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins a new class of 31 senior-level higher education professionals in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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Sabina Murray

History and Fiction: Creative writing professor investigates the interplay of the political and the personal

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

For Sabina Murray, professor of English, histories—both public and private—are a constant source of inspiration. She is currently completing her latest novel, The Human Zoo, which is set in the Philippines during the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.

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Detail of painting by artists Yasin Aribuga.

Summer On-screen Series Launches at Hampden Gallery, Digital Exhibition Curated by Sally Curcio

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces "SOS (Summer On-screen Series)," curated by Sally Curcio '95, will be on view and in circulation from June through August 1. 

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A Statement from Dean Julie C. Hayes

Friday, June 5, 2020

I write to you today as I reckon with the sorrow and outrage brought on by recent unconscionable acts of racial violence and institutional racism. The deep anxiety already experienced by Black communities during the ongoing pandemic has been compounded by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—only the latest in a centuries-long line of brutal acts of racial violence. As Chancellor Subbaswamy issued a statement to the larger campus community, I wanted our HFA community to know that we hear you and support you during this troubling time. Silence is not the answer.

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