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UMass Choral Ensembles Announce Spring Concerts

Friday, March 25, 2022

In April, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present performances by its choral ensembles. These events are free and open to the public; attendees must agree...
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Kirsten Leng Named 2022-23 ISSR Scholar

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Institute for Social Science Research has announced the selection of the 2022-23 ISSR Scholars, who represent six departments across four Colleges at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the College of Nursing. Among the new cohort of scholars is Kirsten Leng, associate professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, who will work to support her project "Breaking the Silence: Feminism, Miscarriage, and Child Loss in the 20th and 21st Century."

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Brian Dillon Awarded NSF-BSF Research Grant

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Brian Dillon, associate professor in the linguistics department—along with Aya Meltzer-Asscherof Tel Aviv University and Maayan Keshev, a post-doctoral researcher at UMass Amherst—has been awarded a special research grant jointly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). Dillon's project, entitled “Bridging encoding and retrieval perspectives on sentence processing errors: Comparing Hebrew and English” investigates how and why memory can distort language comprehension by looking at how memory errors impact speakers of two very different languages, English and Hebrew. 

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Samuel Redman publishes new book ‘Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology’

Monday, March 14, 2022

Recently appearing on an episode of The Dirt Podcast “Studying Salvage Anthropology with Samuel Redman,” Redman discusses his latest book, Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology,...
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Tiarra Cooper Wins Three Minute Thesis Final

Monday, March 14, 2022

Tiarra Cooper, PhD candidate in German & Scandinavian Studies, has been named the winner of the 2022 Three Minute Thesis competition. Organized by the Graduate School, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to describe their research in an engaging manner, using non-technical language, all in three minutes or less. Cooper's presentation, "The Affective Experiences of Women Forcibly Sterilized Under the Nazi Regime, 1933-1945” was selected by the distinguished panel of judges as the winner in the live campus final, held March 4 in the Old Chapel.  

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UMass Amherst Chamber Choir Performs "Prayer for Ukraine" on Campus

Thursday, March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the UMass Amherst Chamber Choir, led by Professor Tony Thornton, gave three special performances in public spaces around campus. In a stairwell of the  Bromery Center for the Arts...
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