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Reid Barbour and Jessica Wolfe, widely known researchers and teachers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will join the Renaissance Center as residential scholars from March 10-14. During their stay, they will be holding special seminars and having individual meetings with Renaissance...
A household name to more than a billion people, Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan will share the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage with his sons Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. As a virtuoso of the 25-stringed sarod, the 68-year-old Amjad Ali Khan is a...
Ten graduate students have received Eugene M. Isenberg Awards for the spring semester. Eugene M. Isenberg, a 1950 alumnus and retired CEO of Nabors Industries, Inc, and his wife Ronnie, established the gift. The scholarships are awarded to graduate students who demonstrate academic merit and a...
The late social theorist and political activist Stuart Hall, who received an honorary degree from UMass Amherst in 1989, is being remembered at a memorial tribute posted by Lisa Henderson, professor of communication, at the blogsite of The Massachusetts Review. Hall, who died Feb. 10 at age 82,...

Winter weather has prompted the rescheduling of a campus presentation by Laurie Kramer, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, until Monday, Feb. 24 at 3:15 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center. Kramer is associate dean for academic programs in the college of agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences and professor of applied family studies in the department of human and community development at the University of Illinois.

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A team from Arizona State University’s (ASU) Office of Environmental Health and Safety visited campus Feb. 11 to learn about the university’s Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS), reports Don Robinson, executive director of Environmental Health and Safety. According to...
A national search for a new senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost began reviewing applications last month and anticipates that on-campus interviews with finalists will take place in early April, according to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. In a Feb. 12 broadcast e-mail, the...
History professor Daniel Gordon has been named a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, where he has served as interim dean since last fall. He will give a presentation to the campus community on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2:45 p.m. in 163C Campus Center, and will be available for questions...
Perhaps the most influential show you’ve never heard of, “Street Scene” is an artistic hybrid, the result of an unlikely collaboration among playwright Elmer Rice, poet Langston Hughes and composer Kurt Weill, that left a huge mark on musical theater, with everyone from Cole...
A second finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, Keith Garbutt, will give a presentation to the campus community on Monday, Feb. 10 at 3:15 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center. He will be available for questions until 4:45 p.m. Professor of biology at West Virginia University, Garbutt was named...

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