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The first group of Eureka! scholars, now completing their final year in the program and preparing for college, were celebrated Oct. 11 at a special event honoring their accomplishments and the people who have made the program a success. Eureka! is a five-year program launched in 2013 by the...
Eureka! program
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy told the 13th annual Faculty Convocation on Oct. 11 that the university is committed to academic excellence and access to a world-class education for every qualified Massachusetts student, regardless of their socio-economic status, their race, religion, or their...
Chancellor Subbaswamy
Students arriving on campus this fall may have noticed new signs marking emergency assembly areas across the six residential areas. During evacuation situations, students can now locate and gather at their residential hall’s assembly area without staff directing them where to go. The...
Emergency Assembly Area sign (Nicole Welliver photo)
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks spoke to a crowd of nearly 100 on the state of hate and extremism in the U.S. during the featured lecture for the Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign on Oct. 2. Brooks, who led the talk in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell Hall, offered a detailed...
Lecia Brooks
Organizers of the College of Natural Sciences’ (CNS) recent College Day Cookout report that 100 percent of the waste generated by the 5,000 attendees was composted, with usable leftover food donated to the needy. Led by Jane Markarian, special projects and outreach manager in the...
Handling waste at the CNS cookout
As part of its 2017 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, led by UMass Amherst alumnus Col. Jason K. Fettig, will perform a free concert on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Free tickets are available (with a limit of...
Col. Jason K. Fettig
State AFL-CIO president Steve Tolman and Steve Karam, principal at the Karam Financial Group, have been named to the university’s 22-member Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker. The appointees replace two trustees whose terms had expired. Tolman, a former state senator from Brighton,...
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Farshid Hajir, professor of mathematics, has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs by acting provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs John McCarthy, effective Oct. 1. Hajir will fill the position vacated by McCarthy when he became acting provost in July. “Hajir...
Farshid Hajir
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $216,849 to Skyler Arndt-Briggs and Barton Byg of the DEFA Film Library, the German and Scandinavian sudies program and the interdepartmental program in film studies to support an interdisciplinary summer institute for college-level teachers and...
Summer institute poster
As part of the UMass Data Center Optimization project, UMass Amherst has launched its first new Data Center since 1968. “Higher education data center launches only occur once in decades because they are very complex due to the need to move hundreds of services and systems with minimal impact...
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