Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On October 8, 2020, beloved Professor of Piano Nadine Shank passed away at age 65; she had just celebrated 40 years on the faculty.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Detailing the recent work of Felipe Salles, Ayano Kataoka, Cobus du Toit, Molly Christie González, Paul Dennis, Matthew Westgate and Elizabeth Chang, who are effecting social change on important issues.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
“I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before.” – Yusef Lateef (1920-2013)
Yusef Lateef, whose 100th birthday anniversary falls on October 9, lived those words to their fullest by engaging a myriad of intellectual, spiritual, and musical pursuits throughout his life. Lateef taught jazz and music education at UMass from 1987 until his retirement in 2002.