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Each spring semester, a number of students transfer to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but one student this year had the distinction of entering the university through the Commonwealth Commitment program. Kyle Deane of Rutland is UMass’ first student to enroll through the program...
Kyle Deane
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), New England Region, has awarded the Five College Library Annex project team a bronze award in the building construction category. The winning collaboration included Five Colleges, CSL Consulting, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, RDK Engineers,...
Five College library annex
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the U.S. Building of the Year in a national online poll conducted by American-Architects. In results announced Feb. 1, the Design Building won by a large margin, with about 30 percent of the more than 4,000 votes cast. Voters chose from 47...
John W. Olver Design Building
With 4 million consumer and commercial drones expected in the U.S. by 2021, researchers at the UMass Amherst Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) are targeting safety by studying how to use weather radar to track the low-flying devices.
Drone testing
The spring semester finds several highly visible constructions projects on schedule – and one obsolete building demolished. Physical Sciences Building The new Physical Sciences Building (PSB) and its partner, the relocated and renovated West Experiment Station (WES), are entering the...
ISOM
The university has recently made several announcements related to its Campus Climate study, including the release of its unit reports, funding for projects that will improve the campus climate and the development of an ambassador team. The Campus Climate Unit Reports highlight areas of strength...
Old Chapel
The following statement was sent to the campus community on Jan. 24: As we prepare for the spring semester, we are reminded of the importance of ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive living and learning environment. Creating a campus community that supports the success of all students,...
UMA wordmark
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy welcomes new and returning members of the campus community to the spring 2018 semester and shares some newsworthy updates about UMass Amherst.
Chancellor Subbaswamy
UMass Amherst has introduced two new ways to increase the ranks of tenure-system faculty who will contribute to the campus goals of greater equity and inclusion. Faculty members can now be hired as part of the Tenure-Track Pathway or the Postdoctoral Pathway Fellowship based on their life...
John McCarthy
As the spring semester begins, the university will launch Building Bridges, a public art and engagement initiative designed to foster new connections among UMass Amherst community members who come from greatly varied backgrounds and hold differing perspectives. It’s an opportunity, no matter...
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