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Artist Oliver Herring to Speak and Lead TASK Party at UMass Amherst

Friday, February 9, 2018

Internationally renowned artist Oliver Herring will present a talk at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Olver Design Building atrium.

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UMass Amherst Vocal Jazz Ensemble

UMass Amherst Jazz Ensembles Combine For a “Spotlight on the Trumpet”

Friday, February 9, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present their 37th Annual Jazz Showcase, featuring performances by their top instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles.The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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Ocean Vuong

UMass Amherst Faculty Member Ocean Vuong Wins T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Poet Ocean Vuong of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the winner of the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for his debut collection “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,” which addresses themes of migration, America and Vietnam, his country of birth.

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Rosa Clemente on the Golden Globes red carpet with Susan Sarandon, Michelle Williams, and Tarana Burke.

UMass Doctoral Candidate Rosa Clemente attends Golden Globes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

On January 9, 2018, activist Rosa Clemente appeared on Democracy Now! with fellow activist Saru Jayaraman to discuss their experiences at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony and the issues of gender and racial justice.

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three shelves full of old hardcover books

5 Takes Offers Inside Look at the Life of an Art Collector

Friday, December 8, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15th, Charlie Derby, a prolific collector of African artwork from nearby Northampton, Mass., visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst to discuss his beloved artwork...
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Viet Thanh Nguyen during a February 2017 appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Viet Thanh Nguyen Explores ‘War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory’ in the 2017 Troy Lecture

Thursday, December 7, 2017

This year’s Troy Lecturer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, recently received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. 

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