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Graduate Student Curates Exhibition at Local Museum

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Nicholas Anderson, a graduate student in the Department of History, is guest curator of “Attention! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service” at Wistariahurst Museum.

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Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Sharrow Examines the Legacy of Title IX in 'Washington Post' Article

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Elizabeth Sharrow, associate professor in the Department of History, has written a perspective for the Washington Post on how interpretations of Title IX have reshaped athletics in positive and negative ways in the 50 years since it was enacted. “Since 1972, women’s intercollegiate athletic participation has expanded roughly 12-fold, with the formation of thousands of teams for girls and women,” she writes. “Research shows that girls and women of color and those from lower-income families are much less apt to enjoy either access to sports or to their spillover benefits.”

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A view of the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst

Gonzales Interviewed about Original Play that Explores the Latinx Experience

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Elisa Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, was interviewed recently on the local public television magazine program “Connecting Point” about her play Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido. Based on true-life events, the musical explores the historical and untold stories of the effect that Repatriation had on Mexicans in the United States during the Great Depression era.

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South College on the UMass Amherst campus

Dean Krauthamer Surveyed for Juneteenth Book Recommendation

Monday, June 20, 2022

Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and professor of history, is among a group of historians, publishers, and others surveyed for their Juneteenth book reading recommendations. Krauthamer suggests “Festivals of Freedom” by Mitch Kachun.

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Mapping Terroir

UMass Renaissance Center Features an Exhibit by Andrea Caluori

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

From June 18 through September 30, 2022, the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies showcases Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth, an artist exhibit that explores connections across the Center’s rare book collection of early modern agricultural and husbandry manuals and contemporary cultures of farming today. The exhibit explores how myth and historical memory shape relationships between humans, animals, and plants, and thereby foster ideas of earthly terroir.

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