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Salles to Give Spring Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 28

Friday, April 9, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., Felipe Salles, department of music and dance, will present a talk in the spring 2021 Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. His talk, “The New Immigrant Experience: The Creation of a Multi-Media Jazz Work,” will be delivered via Zoom webinar.

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South College on the UMass Amherst campus

Ximena Gómez Awarded Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently announced 10 recipients of the 2021 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art. Among the recipients is Ximena A. Gómez, assistant professor in the UMass Amherst department of history of art and architecture.

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UMass to Host Fourth Bach Festival & Symposium April 20-25

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The 2021 Bach Festival and Symposium, hosted by the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, will take place April 20 -25 in an entirely virtual format. UMass students and faculty will once again be joined by top performers and researchers in celebrating the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.  The is the fourth time that the department has hosted this multi- faceted event, which was organized this year by faculty members Elizabeth Chang, William Hite, Erinn Knyt, and Tony Thornton, along with co-founders Amanda Stenroos MM ‘15 and Professor Emeritus Ernest May.

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UMass Amherst to Host Online Conference on “Truth, Dissent, and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg” to Commemorate 50th Anniversary Release of Pentagon Papers

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with The GroundTruth Project, will host a free online public conference titled, “Truth, Dissent, and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg,” on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers. This high-profile event brings together distinguished historians, journalists, activists and former policymakers, and it will feature an historic conversation between Ellsberg and whistleblower Edward Snowden, moderated by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

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UMass Saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen Releases Debut Solo CD

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Assistant Professor of Saxophone Jonathan Hulting-Cohen has released his first solo recording, titled Second Flight, on innova Recordings. The new CD features original works by a wide range of composers including Department of Music and Dance chair Salvatore Macchia and fellow saxophone professor Felipe Salles. Backing Hulting-Cohen on the release are Nicholas Shaneyfelt ’11 MM (piano), Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone) and Dennis Sullivan (drums).

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Transforming Crisis: Virtual Artist-in-Residence Events with Miwa Matreyek at UMass Amherst

Thursday, April 1, 2021

In April, the “Transforming Crisis” series will host three public virtual events, featuring Fine Arts Center artist-in-residence, Miwa Matreyek. The series a semester-long series hosted in collaboration with UMass Fine Arts Center (FAC), the Master of Fine Arts for Poets and Writers (MFA) and the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES). It is devoted to illuminating ecological crises and addressing climate injustice. With support from the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee, the series includes performances, readings and discussions with prominent scholars, scientists and artists, along with students and community members about pressing environmental issues, promising solutions and the power of creative arts to inspire collective action. 

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