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Taylor Mickens '21 Finishes in Top 3 in National Vocal Competition

Monday, January 25, 2021

Taylor Mickens ‘21, a double major in music and theater, recently placed in the top three finishers in BroadwayWorld’s national “Next On Stage” competition.

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Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Ela Gezen Edits Special Issue of Long-Running German Studies Journal

Friday, January 22, 2021

Ela Gezen, associate professor of German in the languages, literatures, and cultures department, recently edited a special issue of Monatshefte, the oldest continuing journal of German studies in the U.S. The issue focused on and highlighted the continued significance of the creative work and cultural-political contributions of Aras Ören, one of the earliest and most significant contributors to the emergence of Turkish-German literature.

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The John Olver Design Building

Ajla Aksamija Elected as the Vice President of the Facade Tectonics Institute

Friday, January 22, 2021

Ajla Aksamija, associate professor in the department of architecture, has been elected as the vice president of the Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI). FTI is a non-profit member organization for the architectural, engineering and construction industry. Its mission is to accelerate transformative change in the built environment toward common goals of resilience and sustainability, specifically focusing on buildings’ facades. FTI’s members include professionals from an array of building industry sectors—owners, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, manufacturers, as well as academic and other institutions.

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South College on the UMass Amherst campus

Martín Espada Examines Love, Justice, and the Contemporary American Experience in New Collection of Poetry

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Martín Espada, professor in the UMass Amherst Department of English and winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, published a new collection of poetry on January 19, 2021. Titled Floaters (Norton), Espada’s book “offers exuberant odes and defiant elegies, songs of protest and songs of love from one of the essential voices in American poetry.”

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UMass Arts Extension Service and College of Humanities and Fine Arts to Host Virtual Internship Fair

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center is hosting the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative's Spring 2021 Arts and Humanities Virtual Internship Fair. The event will take place online via the Career Fair Plus app on Feb. 11, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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South College on the UMass Amherst campus

Juniper Initiative Receives Grant from Mass Cultural Council

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action has been awarded an $8,300 grant from the Mass Cultural Council through its Cultural Investment Portfolio program. The Juniper Initiative for Arts and Action is part of the English department and housed in the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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