Feature Stories

Phoenix Latta, Tara Blanca, and Ana Maria Figueroa take a jubilant self-portrait in the Dining Commons.
Upward Bound celebrates its 50th year
Anand Giridharadas (left), author of “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” and Raisuddin Bhuiyan (right), the book’s central character.
Author and protagonist of "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas" to visit campus
Andrew Marton and Samantha Lombard at work.
Intriguing internships at the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
A family group of African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) approaches a water hole in Botswana.
UMass ecologists help to save African elephants
Josh Odam ’17 is participating in the first year of a two-summer program with the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC.
Interning in the heart of government, politics, and policy making
Craftspeople teach Samantha Giffen how they make ceramic water filters from local earth at the Mukondeni Pottery Collective.
Waterkeeping in South Africa
Carrie Radigan ’16 is spending the summer immersed in the New York City theater scene.
Carrie Radigan behind the scenes at a New York theater.
Aaron Benton ’17 is spending his summer on campus working as a greenhouse assistant.
Greenhouse learning experience
The Minter lab is part of a new partnership between the Institute for Applied Life Sciences and Anika Therapeutics. Assistant Professor Lisa Minter is second from left above.
Life science faculty and Anika Therapeutics join in new rheumatoid arthritis treatment
More than 5,000 first-year and transfer students will join the Common Read dialogue
The Common Read Program helps new students grapple with profound social and moral issues
A healthy beehive frame: the end-capped cells contain the next generation of bees.
Students revive a 100-year legacy of beekeeping
See the top picks from our 2014-15 social media photo contests.
Top picks from our 2014-15 social media photo contests