The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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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MSR Classics Releases First CD by Horn Professor Joshua Michal

Monday, August 24, 2020

Assistant Professor of Horn Joshua Michal has just released his first solo CD, titled Ekphrasis, on MSR Classics. The CD’s title is taken from a work of the same name composed by Music and Dance...
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Karen Kurczynski presenting "Human Animals: The Art of Cobra and its Legacy," an exhibition she curated for the University Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016

Kurcynski's New Book Examines How European Artists Redefined Expression after Trauma of WWII

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art (Routledge) takes a fresh look at the European Cobra movement, a group of artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, and other global cities who set out to redefine artistic experiment and expression after the trauma of the Second World War.

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UMass ADVANCE Announces 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

Friday, August 21, 2020

UMass ADVANCE has announced the 2020-2021 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows. The 39 selected faculty, each representing different departments, will be partnering with the UMass ADVANCE leadership team to promote gender equity for faculty at UMass. Through a combination of research, programming, and interventions UMass ADVANCE seeks to understand and address systemic and intersectional inequalities to lay the groundwork for a fairer, more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus. The cohort includes three faculty from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts: Paul Dennis, associate professor of dance; Debbie Felton, professor of classics; and Pari Riahi, assistant professor of architecture.

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UMass Trumpets Perform 'Herald Emeritus Fanfare' To Celebrate Start of Fall 2020 Semester

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Over the summer, Professor Eric Berlin of the Department of Music and Dance, brought together current students and alumni contribute to a video recording project of Herald Emeritus Fanfare, a piece...
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Lisa Green

Lisa Green Awarded Distinction by Board of Trustees

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lisa Green, professor of linguistics and preeminent expert on African American English (AAE), was among three UMass Amherst faculty members named Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Monday, July 20 meeting. The title Distinguished Professor is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty who have already achieved the rank of professor and who meet a demanding set of qualifications.

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