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A panel during the Arts Policy on the Ground symposium discussing the NEA's support for jazz. Moderator: Wayne Brown. Director of Music and Opera, NEA and panelists: Dr. Willie Hill, Director, UMass Fine Arts Center; Bob Blumenthal, Author and Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Critic, Boston Globe; and Tia Fuller, Saxophonist, Composer, and Educator. Includes a short, improvised performance by Tia Fuller.
2013 Oct. 24
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gary Bernhardt, former Director of University Without Walls and instructor of a Bachelors Degree with Independent Concentration course.
2013 Dec. 12
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Dori McCracken, Assistant Registrar for Academic Requirements at UMass Amherst in the Undergraduate Registrar's Office, an alumna, and resident at UMass since 1973. Discussing changes in campus, impact of automation and computers, curriculum and work as registrar.
2013 Dec. 23
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with April Tidlund, Secretary for the Undergraduate Program at UMass Amherst and the scheduling officer for the Department of Communications; started at UMass in 1965 and has been in Communications for all those years.
2013 Dec. 23
Hadley (Mass.) - Interview with Allen Davis, former masters and doctoral student at UMass starting 1966; drawn here by Sid Kaplan, Jules Chametzky, and Morris Golden UMass during the late 1960s and early 1970s; became active politically and in educational reform focused on living/learning and integration of education and living in dorms like Orchard Hill; challenges of imposing the Oxfo... more
Dreher, Melanie Creagan
Jamaica - The keynote of the Special Collections and University Archives' Drug Policy Archive Symposium. Dreher describes her work in Jamaica studying the cultural use and medical effects of marijuana in Rastafarian communities as well as Dreher's difficulties conducting academic research on marijuana and marijuana usage.
Jaffe, BernardKlate, Jonathan
Edgewater (N.J.) - Interview with Bernard Klate, former attorney for W.E.B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois, discussion his memories of Du Bois during the McCarthy era and governmental persecution; the Peace Information Center; friendship with Du Bois; Marx, inequality, and class. Also in attendance are Jay Schafer (Director of Libraries, UMass Amherst) and William Strickland (Afro American ... more
Kaplan, Linda B.
Accompanying the "Du Bois In Our Time" exhibit at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst, the file explores the work of ten artists as they engage the work and legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois.
2014 Jan. 17
Amherst (Mass.) - Skype video interview with UMass alumni Julian Parker-Burns in Kathmandu, Nepal. Parker-Burns discusses: his decision to attend UMass in the fall of 1988 as a theater major; the early history of the Butterfield dormitory; Butterfield artists-in-residence Donna Estabrooks, Terry Jenoure and Terry's husband Kamal; his decision to move into Butterfield in the fall of 1989; the rol... more
2014 Feb. 6
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with faculty member in the Wind Energy Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Using mathematics degree after undergraduate study; Peace Corps; doctorate in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford on climate change economics policy; arrival at UMass; status of women in engineering; industrial engineering; work in climate change policy and relation to wi... more