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The parents of slain journalist and UMass Amherst alumnus James Foley attended a screening of the Emmy-award-winning HBO documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story” and afterward took questions from students as part of “The Task of Witnessing” symposium in his honor.
James Foley
The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently set up a temporary courtroom in the Campus Center at UMass Amherst, offering the opportunity for legal studies students and area residents to see the court in action outside of its usual home at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Three judges heard oral...
Appeals Court in session
The UMass Amherst department of anthropology and International Programs Office (IPO) and the Etxepare Institute are inaugurating the William A. Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies with a symposium and public lecture on Monday, Sept. 26 in the Hadley Room, Campus Center from noon-7:30 p.m....
William A. Douglass
Football, friendship, food and scores of activities mark the 2016 UMass Amherst Homecoming, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Make your plans to gather with friends and share your UMass pride with the help of the full schedule of Homecoming events posted online by the Alumni Association at UMassAlumni.com/...
Homecoming court
“The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition,” a new book by historian Manisha Sinha, has been nominated for the 2016 National Book Award in nonfiction. Sinha, a member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and history department faculties since 1994, recently...
Manisha Sinha
The Massachusetts Archaeology Month poster for 2016, which promotes the state’s annual October celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts, features a photo of the UMass Amherst archaeological field school working at the Emily Dickinson Museum. Begun in 1992 as Archaeology Week,...
Field school at Dickinson Homestead
The UMass Amherst Community Campaign will launch on Monday, Sept. 26 with a Charity Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student Union Ballroom. UMACC is an employee benefit that allows faculty, staff and retirees to donate to any nonprofit organization, and none of the funds stay on campus. Last...
UMACC logo
“Archeophonics,” a new book of poems by English professor Peter Gizzi, has been nominated for a National Book Award. Gizzi’s is one of 10 books nominated for the poetry award, for which five finalists will be named on Oct. 13. Winners will be announced on Nov. 16. Gizzi will...
Peter Gizzi
At a brief ceremony on Sept. 15 attended by campus and town officials, Five Colleges Inc. broke ground for its Library Annex on a site it owns in Hatfield. When complete, the 35,000-square-foot building will provide shelving for up to 2.5 million items from the libraries of the campuses of the...
Five Colleges logo
Yasu Morita, microbiology, has been awarded a renewable $40,000 biomedical research grant from the American Lung Association for a project, “Cell wall biogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: towards identifying druggable cell envelope proteins.” He explains, “Developing new TB...
Yasu Morita

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