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An Extraordinary Class on Truth & Dissent in America

Friday, June 25, 2021

A Boston Globe story published June 22 features the extraordinary UMass Amherst class titled “Truth, Dissent, and the Life of Daniel Ellsberg” taught by Christian Appy, professor in the Department...
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Amilcar Shabazz

Amilcar Shabazz's Advocacy Featured in Coverage of Massachusetts Recognizing the Juneteeth Holiday

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Amilcar Shabazz, professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, is featured in two articles about the celebration of Juneteenth, which is now an official holiday in Massachusetts and could soon be a federal holiday in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day a Union Army general rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that formerly enslaved people were now free.

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

'Immersive Van Gogh' Opens this Week with David Korins '99 as Creative Director

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Immersive Van Gogh, an immersive art installation created by digital artist Massimiliano Siccardi, opened in New York this this week and is slated to visit 20 other cities this year. Emmy Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated designer, and UMass Amherst alumnus David Korins '99, known for his set designs featured in numerous Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, serves as creative director for the New York installation. 

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Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

James Young Quoted in Article About Memorializing Lives Lost to Covid-19

Friday, June 4, 2021

James Young, distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of English and founding director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, comments in an article about what form memorials to those lost to COVID-19 might take. 

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