After eight days of painting with the help of University of Massachusetts faculty and students, Congressman Richard Neal unveiled the 18-by-20 feet mural that Irish muralists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine finished on Saturday.
Once enemies during the Irish War of Independence, artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine, sat together on March 30 in the Cape Code Lounge at the University of Massachusetts. In front of a crowded room, the two discussed how they began collaborating with mural painting and the peace process in Ireland about four years ago.
Commonwealth Honors College awarded $100,000 to undergraduate students this academic year, funding research and better preparing students for graduate school and the real world. Due to budget restrictions, they will not be able to continue next year.
UMass students nearing graduation face a perplexing proposition: attempt to find a job in a down market, seek a graduate degree, or something else altogether. Students sought answers to this dilemma at Career Services’ career fairs this week.
To ease the blows the economy has had on struggling artists, the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service is using an $8,000 grant awarded to them by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to run the Artist Business Training Project in Springfield, Northampton and Orange, Mass.
A recent study by Public Agenda, a nonprofit group, cites the rising cost of higher education as the number one reason as to why more college students are dropping out of school.