The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Spring 2020 Reopening Plan: Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has released the UMass Amherst Spring 2020 Reopening Plan, which details how the spring semester will proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to read the comprehensive report, FAQs and other materials, go to

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South College on the UMass Amherst campus

Ocean Vuong to Receive Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ocean Vuong, acclaimed poet, author, and associate professor of English at UMass Amherst, will be honored this month with the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award for his 2019 debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

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Nadine Shank teaching piano.

Music Professor Nadine Shank Passes Away at 65

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The College of Humanities & Fine Arts and the Department of Music and Dance remembers professor of piano Nadine Shank, who passed away last Thursday. Professor Shank was a dedicated teacher, mentor, and performer who taught at UMass Amherst for over 40 years.

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