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Landscape Services has been awarded a 2018 Leading by Example (LBE) Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for outstanding public sector energy and environmental efforts in the higher education category. The award was among eight presented this morning at the 12th annual LBE awards ceremony...
Camps Pond restoration project
After posters linked to white supremacism were placed outside Herter Hall earlier this month, graduate students and faculty from various departments in the building began a “tolerance for diversity” initiative that includes a 500-word statement of principle and a call for responsible...
Herter Hall
Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering Timothy J. Anderson is stepping down as dean of the College of Engineering, effective Jan. 6. Anderson, who has served as dean since 2013, will continue as a member of the faculty. John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic...
Timothy Anderson
Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has  been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), effective Jan. 6. The announcement was made by John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for...
Nancy Cohen
Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) since January 2009, has been named associate vice chancellor for Research and Engagement. Her appointment is effective in January, though she will begin her new duties after a year-long sabbatical supported by a...
Marjorie Aelion
A proposal by the Five College Consortium to increase its annual payment to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority by a total of $250,000 over the next four years has been accepted by PVTA and area municipalities. PVTA’s costs are covered with a combination of federal and state subsidies,...
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The UMass Amherst Libraries hosted a book launch on Nov. 2 celebrating the release of "W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America," co-authored by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center and associate professor of anthropology, and Britt Rusert...
'W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America'

Following two acts of racism on campus this week, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy detailed the university’s response and noted that such acts only strengthen the resolve of the campus community to reject hatred in all its forms and stand united in defense of tolerance, diversity and inclusion.

 

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On Wednesday, flyers and stickers from an organization, which is listed as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were found posted on campus property. The university denounces these acts of hate and intimidation. University of Massachusetts Police were notified and are...
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The following was sent to the campus community on Nov. 1. We would like to announce the formation of two task forces to advance sustainability efforts on campus. The first is a Climate Resilience Task Force and the second is a Carbon Mitigation Task Force. The Climate Resilience Task Force will...
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