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Video: New Design Building Showcases State-of-the-Art Wood Construction Technology

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John McCarthy
John McCarthy will step down as dean of the Graduate School following the May 12 commencement to focus more time on his duties as senior vice provost for academic affairs as well as his research in linguistics. The change was announced Feb. 23 by Provost Katherine Newman, who said an internal...
Design Building
With its structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, the new Design Building is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning. The $52 million, 82,000-square-foot structure demonstrates state-of-the-art wood construction technology while serving as home...
Old Chapel interior
The first floor of the recently renovated Old Chapel is now open to the campus community weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as a comfortable place for study, informal gatherings or just relaxing. Closed since 1999 because of structural deterioration, Old Chapel has emerged following a two-year, $21...
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As part of UMass Amherst’s ongoing efforts to expand educational access and diversify its student body, the campus has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an effort to substantially increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at the nation’s top-performing...