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Ryan Nash '21 Wins First Place in Vocal Competition Division

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Last month, Ryan Nash, a senior vocal performance major in the Dpartment of Music and Dance, took part in the Student Auditions Competition held by the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Nash won First Place in his division (Upper College/Classical), earning a cash prize, professional studio recording time with Boston-based Futura Productions, and a one-year listing in the Boston Singer’s Resource.

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A view of the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst

Creative Women Leading Climate Action Virtual Symposium, Call for Art and Participation

Friday, March 12, 2021

The Creative Women Leading Climate Action Virtual Symposium (CWLCA) at UMass Amherst continues with conversations, workshops, installations, a virtual exhibition and an invitation for public participation in an installation at the Augusta Savage Gallery.

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David Rodríguez-Solás to Interview Director of Spain's National Classical Theater Company

Friday, March 5, 2021

David Rodríguez-Solás, associate professor and graduate program director in Spanish ands Portuguese Studies, and Esther Fernández, associate professor at Rice University, will interview in Spanish the director of the National Classical Theater Company in Spain and the artistic team of the acclaimed online piece «En otro reino extraño» (In Another Strange Realm), a play about the ever-changing concept of love. 

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Herter Hall at UMass Amherst

Ela Gezen Coordinates K-12 Outreach in Collaboration with Students in German and Scandinavian Studies

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The German and Scandinavian studies (GSS) program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures was selected as a SPARK lab for the academic year 2020-21. SPARK (Strukturiertes Programm zum Aufbau von Ressourcen und Kompetenzen für den DaF-Unterricht in den USA/Structured Program for the Acquisition of German in the U.S.) is a joint project of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut, which among various interconnected goals, aims to strengthen existing German programs, build new ones, and to foster collaborations across K-12.

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The John Olver Design Building

Caryn Brause Elevated to American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Caryn Brause, associate professor in the Department of Architecture, was recently elevated to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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A well-preserved chariot discovered in Pompeii has been described as an "extraordinary find" and has iron wheels, bronze and tin decorations and mineralized wood.

Eric Poehler Discusses Unearthed ‘Lamborghini’ of Chariots on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

During the February 27, 2021 episode of NPR’s All Things Considered, Eric Poehler, associate professor in the classics department at UMass Amherst, discussed an ornate, ceremonial chariot, newly unearthed at the excavation site of the ancient Roman city Pompeii. It is the first of its kind to be discovered. Poehler, who is an expert in the traffic systems and vehicles of Pompeii, says he was “astounded” by the discovery.

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