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28th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: ‘Alliances’ Spring 2021 Underway

Friday, February 19, 2021

The 28th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival (MMFF) explores the power and promise of “Alliances,” presenting an international program of documentary, narrative and experimental films from the United States, Puerto Rico, Iran, France, Egypt, Brazil and South Korea, that offer compelling visions of connection with people, ecologies and ideas. With an eye to the shadow side of alliances—flawed or failed alliances, or misguided or malign confederacies—the films this season address themes of community, solidarity, and partnerships for social justice, environmental advocacy, and other endeavors to achieve a common good or confront a prevailing ill. Join us this spring in a celebration of films that spark empathy, bridge difference, and inspire dedication to dreams held in common.

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Ricciardi Receives Honorable Mention from Renaissance Society of America

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Tasso in Music Project, directed by department of music and dance professor Emiliano Ricciardi, has received Honorable Mention in the Renaissance Society of America's Digital Innovation Award Competition.

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Daniel Gordon Named Co-editor of Social Science Journal

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Daniel Gordon, professor and honors program director in the Department of History, was recently named co-editor in chief of the journal Society

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Laura McGough to Curate NEA-Supported Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Laura McGough, lecturer in Department of Art and director of the Herter Art Gallery, will curate "Survivance: Arnait Video Productions," a career survey exhibition and series of screening of work by Arnait Video Productions at the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY. Hallwalls was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant to support the exhibition. "Survivance: Arnait Video Productions" will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Igloolik, Nunavut-based Inuit women’s media collective, Arnait Video Productions.

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Sara Jackson's New Book Examines Roles of German Actresses

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sara Jackson, assistant professor of German in the languages, literatures, and cultures department, recently published The Problem of the Actress in Modern German Theater and Thought (Camden House, 2021). The book provides new insights into how the impact of German and Austrian actresses at the turn of the century resonated far beyond the theater.

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Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance Receives NEA Award

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Directed by Assistant Professor Aston K. McCullough, the UMass-based National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab is the first in the nation to focus on health benefits of dance in adults.

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