By a 55-45 percent margin, undergraduates voted last week to approve a fee increase to provide half the funding for a $50 million renovation of the Student Union. The other half of the funding will be a $25 million capital expenditure by the university, campus officials said.
The renovation plan...
The university has installed two new electric vehicle charging stations in Lot 71 and plans to install one more in Lot 62 close to the John W. Olver Design Building. The two new stations are now live and ready for use.
There’s good news for anyone behind on their holiday shopping or resolved to read more in the new year: UMass Press’ inaugural end-of-year sale is underway. Students, faculty, and staff can save 30 percent on all 2017 paperbacks from now until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
The department of communication disorders partnered with the College of Nursing for an interprofessional education (IPE) event Dec. 1 in the nursing simulation lab at the UMass Center at Springfield.
Third-year students in the department’s doctor of audiology program, along with second-year...
In an effort to educate the campus community about the vital role trees play in the health of our ecosystem, students in a department of environmental conservation class have installed a pop-up art exhibit called Green Scene at locations across campus.
The students created interpretive art pieces...
Prompted by concerns over the House version of the Republican tax plan, the Graduate Student Senate has developed an online calculator that allows graduate students to assess how they might be affected by the legislation. Students can enter their income, tuition, filing status and number of dependents into the calculator and receive an estimate of their potential tax liability.
The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the winter solstice among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain or snow will cancel the gatherings.
The UMass Minuteman Marching Band (UMMB) is wrapping up its local rehearsals as it prepares for its appearance in the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The internationally televised parade steps off at 11 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1.
Andrew McCallum, computer science professor and director of the Center for Data Science in UMass Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), has been named a fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “contributions to machine learning with structured data and innovations in scientific communication.”
Researchers in the department of communication disorders seek individuals between 13-20 years of age both with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a study examining speech, voice and listening skills.
Testing involves one 2-hour session on campus. Participants will complete vocabulary,...