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UMass Jazz Program Claims Three Student Music Awards from ‘DownBeat Magazine’

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Two ensembles and one solo musician from the jazz and African-American music studies program (JAAMS) at the UMass Amherst department of music and dance have been selected to receive Student Music Awards (SMAs) from DownBeat magazine, widely recognized as the top publication devoted to “Jazz, Blues, and Beyond.” DownBeat announces the Student Music Award winners each year in its June issue, which was published last week.

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Five Outstanding Graduating Seniors in HFA to be Honored as 21st Century Leaders at UMass Amherst Commencement Ceremonies

Monday, May 10, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate...
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Joye Bowman Receives Graduate School's Commitment to Diversity Award

Friday, May 7, 2021

Joye Bowman, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and professor of history, is the 2021 faculty recipient of the Graduate School's Commitment to Diversity Award. The Commitment to Diversity Award annually recognizes one student and one faculty member for their outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion within the UMass Amherst graduate student body.

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Anne Broadbridge Among Five Honored with Manning Teaching Awards

Friday, May 7, 2021

Anne F. Broadbridge, professor in the Department of History and director of the Middle Eastern Studies program, is one of five University of Massachusetts faculty awarded the 2020 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the university. The faculty members—one from each UMass campus—will receive $10,000 awards in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence.

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Ellsberg Seminar and Related Programming Profiled in MassLive

Friday, May 7, 2021

An article published by MassLive on May 6, 2021 profiles the year-long seminar course "Truth, Dissent, and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg," organized by Christian Appy, professor in the Department...
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Gilbert McCauley to Direct “‘Master Harold’… and the Boys” for Syracuse Stage

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Gilbert McCauley, professor in the Department of Theater, will direct a production of Athol Fugard's 'Master Harold'... and the Boys for Syracuse Stage.

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