Headliners

The Paws Program returns to campus on December 7, 2016, bringing plenty of Bright Spot Therapy dogs to visit with students and help relieve stress before final exams.
therapy dogs
The Lincoln Campus Center dining renovations project has been awarded LEED Gold certification, a level within the green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The renovations combined two eateries into one modernized space to support greater food options and a more...
Blue Wall

Raymond Bradley, distinguished professor in geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, will receive the 2016 Doctor honoris causa Universitatis Bernensis degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland, at its annual Foundation Ceremony, Dies Academicus, on Dec. 3 in Bern. The university’s rector calls the honorary doctorate a “high distinction” recognizing Bradley’s career contributions to global climate science.

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Raymond Bradley
The International Programs Office and its Education Abroad staff at UMass Amherst offer a great variety of opportunities to study abroad, short- or long-term, at universities and cultural events around the globe. In spring 2017, a record 700-plus UMass Amherst students will study abroad across the...
Edinburgh festival

John D. Bidwell has been named the new executive director for Marketing and New Business Development in University Relations. He comes to the university from Baystate Health where he was director of marketing and digital strategy.

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John D. Bidwell
With its fall 2016 issue, UMass, the magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, unveils a fresh design and format for its print edition and debuts a magazine website. The redesigned magazine arrived in campus mailboxes this week; the website, a first for the magazine, went live on Nov. 7...
UMass magazine cover

Emergency closing and snow-related policies are being distributed this week to all faculty, staff and students. As winter approaches, campus employees should know how to obtain information related to severe weather, including closing announcements, parking rules, staggered departure procedures for early closings, related time and attendance policies and the rescheduling of final exams on snow days.

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Campus Center and ILC in snowstorm
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is conducting a confidential survey of all current students, faculty and staff to better understand the challenges of creating a campus environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. On Nov. 14, all faculty, students and staff received a personalized...
Be Heard
Fourteen staff and students attended the Leading for Change fall summit on diversity and equity issues held Nov. 7 at Bridgewater State University. The day-long program included discussions by representatives of member institutions of progress and obstacles to closing achievement gaps through...
Leading for Change participants
Rutgers University professor Benjamin Justice, a finalist for dean of the College of Education, will make a public presentation on Monday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. in 102 Furcolo Hall. Justice chairs the department of educational theory, policy and administration at the Rutgers Graduate School of...
Benjamin Justice

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