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Galasso Named Director of Translation Center

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Regina Galasso, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been named director of the Translation Center....
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Peter Gizzi

English Faculty Peter Gizzi Honored by University at Convocation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Professor Peter Gizzi of the English Department's MFA Program for Poets and Writers will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity at the University’s Faculty Convocation.

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Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong Wins the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for "Night Sky with Exit Wounds"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

English Department MFA Program faculty member Ocean Vuong has won Britain's most important prize for new poets.

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Hervé Koubi dances against a black backdrop.

Acclaimed Compagnie Hervé Koubi Residency Project Comes to UMass Amherst

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In early October, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music & Dance and the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts & Culture Program will co-host a presentation and three...
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Jessica Toupin, Amanda Lauricella, and Caroline Lee

The Scarlet Professor: Cast Member Interviews

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera based on the book by Barry Werth, opens this weekend at Smith College’s Theater 14 (visit for info). Two of the five productions (9/23...
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Eric Berlin

New CD Featuring Professor Eric Berlin Released by Leading Classical Music Label

Monday, September 11, 2017

In 2012, the Albany Symphony Orchestra commissioned renowned composer George Tsontakis to create a new work for Eric Berlin, UMass trumpet professor and the ASO’s Principal Trumpet. True Colors, a...
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