The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst now provides free COVID-19 tests for local community members. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Mullins Center. For more information, go to www.umass.edu/coronavirus/communitycovidtest.
UMass Amherst has announced its Spring 2021 operating plan, inviting additional students to return to campus to advance their studies. The plan prioritizes public health and safety, including expansion of the university’s successful COVID-19 testing program. For more information, go to www.umass.edu/spring.

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Amilcar Shabazz

Shabazz Leads Push to Make Juneteenth a State Holiday

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Growing up in Beaumont, TX, Amilcar Shabazz, professor of Afro-American studies, celebrated Independence Day on June 19—Juneteenth. ...
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Zhongwei Shen’s “A Phonological History of Chinese” introduces scholarship of Chinese researchers to the West

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A new book by Zhongwei Shen, professor in the East Asian Languages and Cultures program (part of the languages, literatures and cultures department), is the first to integrate Chinese linguistic scholarship into international linguistics at large.

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Herbs and flowers cut from the Renaissance Center’s kitchen garden.

Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies launches new workshop series that connects past, present, and future

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Grounded Knowledge explores connections between the Renaissance Center’s kitchen gardens, apple orchard, and rare book collection, which includes agricultural treatises, gardening manuals, early modern literature, and early earth science writing.

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