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Jenny Hersh

Jenny Hersh '17

Jenny Hersh, a third-year Studio Art major, discusses technique, art's significance, and the process of reinstating the UMass Figure Drawing: Open Sessions.
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Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack is an Associate Professor of English holding a joint appointment with the Commonwealth Honors College and is the author of 'After Live: Possibility, Potentiality, and the Future of Performance' (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and 'Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape' (Routledge, 2016). Discussing the evolution of his relationship with theater, Professor Sack addresses how his experiences have influenced his teaching, research, writing, and thinking.
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Jack Duff

Jack Duff '18

A double major in Linguistics and Classics, Jack Duff '18 is a recent recipient of the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Award. He combines his two majors in his research, most recently conducting linguistic analysis of Horace's poetry to find out how ancient Romans attributed text to different speakers without modern punctuation. He discovered that, "language always finds a way..."
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Sabrina Victor on the set of "Infants of the Spring."

Sabrina Victor '18

Sabrina’s pursuit of a dual degree in theater and journalism has shaped the way she thinks about the world, and the mark she hopes to leave on it. By focusing on multicultural theater, she has been exposed to the way race is often portrayed unfairly in theater and in the media. Already a national pageant queen, Sabrina hopes to grow in the spotlight and become a successful actress who will change people’s perceptions of race.
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Karen Kurczynski

Karen Kurczynski

Karen Kurczynski, assistant professor of modern and contemporary art in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, discusses "Human Animals: the Art of CoBrA," the exhibition she curated for the University Museum of Contemporary Art (September 15 – November 20, 2016), and the appeal of the CoBrA movement to students and scholars of all disciplines.
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Tenzin Thargay'18

Tenzin Thargay '18

Through his pursuit of a dual degree in Chinese and Political Science, Tenzin Dawa Thargay has been exposed to many thought-provoking issues that have changed his views on the world and international relations. Tenzin discusses his background as a first-generation Tibetan-American and shares his thoughts on the humanistic and political aspect of his education and what he plans to do after graduation.
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