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Awards and New Publication for UMass Amherst English MFA Alumna

Monday, February 14, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Amherst's Joy Ladin (MFA ‘95) is having a good winter. In January 2022, the Jewish Book Council announced the 2021 National Book Award winners and Ladin’s The Book of Anna (EOAGH Books) won the Berru Poet­ry Award. Inau­gu­rat­ed in 1950, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards is the longest-run­ning and most pres­ti­gious North Amer­i­can awards pro­gram of its kind. The Awards are intend­ed to rec­og­nize authors, and encour­age read­ing, of out­stand­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage books of Jew­ish interest.

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Composite image featuring a photograph of Ruth E. Carter and a still from the film "Black Panther."

Ruth E. Carter to Offer Keynote at Commonwealth Honors College Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Costume design visionary Ruth E. Carter will be giving the keynote lecture for the Commonwealth Honors College Annual Black Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in Bowker...
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A view of the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst

'Witch' to Open UMass Theater's Spring Season

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tickets are currently available for the Department of Theater's spring season opener. Witch, written by Jen Silverman and directed by MFA candidate Rudy Ramirez, runs in the Rand Theater from Friday, February 25 through Saturday March 5. 

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Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Garrett Washington Publishes New Book, ‘Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan’

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan, a new book by Garrett Washington, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been published.

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Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst

UMass Music & Dance to Present Musical Celebration of Frederick Tillis

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Performance in Tillis Hall to feature faculty, student ensembles, and numerous guest artists...
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Group portrait of W. E. B. Du Bois and other defendants in Washington, D.C. during trial in 1951.

Origins of Black History Month

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

College of Humanities and Fine Arts Dean Barbara Krauthamer shares the origins of Black History Month in Massachusetts and the United States.

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