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  • Collidescope 2.0

    Adventures in pre and post racial America

    Growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Anderson Lara ’17 didn’t give much thought to issues of identity. As a Dominican-American in a city where three-quarters of the city’s population identify as... More

  • The Human Side of War

    Social historian explores the Vietnam War’s effects on American culture and identity

    Historian Christian Appy had been taking a break from academic life when he arrived on the UMass Amherst campus in 2004. Having just completed a monumental oral history of the Vietnam War called... More

  • Deeply Du Bois

    UMass Amherst’s W. E. B. Du Bois Center builds on its namesake’s legacy

    In the world of African American scholarship, one figure easily casts the longest and broadest shadow. “The work of W. E. B. Du Bois is the backdrop of everything we do,” says John H. Bracey Jr.,... More

  • Community Harvest

    Partnership helps low income and immigrant populations connect with healthy food

    In a new collaboration, UMass Amherst is helping to improve the health of low-income residents, including immigrant groups, in Worcester, Mass., by offering ethnic vegetables, recipes, and cooking... More