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2021 Faculty Success Fellows Announced

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Amel Ahmed, associate provost for equity and inclusion, recently announced the 2021 Faculty Success Fellows. Fourteen faculty have been selected to participate in the program for the 2021-22 academic year, including Anne Kerth, assistant professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, and Jimmy Worthy II, assistant professor in the Department of English. 

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HFA Recognizes Two Faculty Members for Excellence in Teaching with the College Outstanding Teacher Award

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is proud to announce its 2021 College Outstanding Teaching Award recipients, Milan Dragicevich and Pari Riahi. Dragicevich, professor in the Department of Theater, and Riahi, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, are celebrated for exceptional teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development efforts, and for their impact on students' lives.

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Samuel Redman Quoted in Two Recent Articles about How Museums Handle African-American Remains

Monday, April 26, 2021

Last week, Samuel Redman, associate professor in the UMass Amherst history department, was quoted in two articles related to the ethics of how human remains are handled by museums, educational institutions, and educators.

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Donald Junkins, poet who led the English Department's MFA Program, Dies at 89

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Donald Junkins ‘53, alumnus and professor emeritus in the Department of English, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the age of 89. He taught creative writing at UMass Amherst for 30 years, serving as director of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers from 1970-1979 and from 1989-1990. He retired in 1995.

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Yao Chen Costume Designer for Two Virtual Productions this Spring

Monday, April 19, 2021

Yao Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, is the lead costume designer for two productions that can be streamed online in May: Until the Flood, presented by the Merrimack Reperatory Theater, and The House that Jack Built, presented by the Indiana Reperatory Theater.

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An "Invocation" and a celebration of "Earth!" to open UMass Theater's Rights of Spring Festival

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Successfully opening a festival that spans online and in-person events, not to mention different performance genres from installations to devised theater, needs to be marked with some sort of rite....
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