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Today UMass Amherst is celebrating its 153rd anniversary, kicking off the year with the fourth annual #UMassGives fundraising campaign. Participate by making a gift online or by visiting the mobile giving tent in front of Memorial Hall at the Founders Day picnic.
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Incoming first-year and transfer students will join their peers in reading the novel “Make Your Home Among Strangers” by Jennine Capó Crucet in the sixth year of the Common Read program. Selected as an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, “Make Your Home Among Strangers” follows Lizet Ramirez, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, on her journey through her first year of college.

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Organized by UMass Amherst student Tenzin Thargay, the Conference for Compassionate Leadership brought to campus a panel of Five College professors along with Tibetan author Dr. Thupten Jinpa, translator for the Dalai Lama, to discuss the role of compassion in academic leadership.  
Thupten Jinpa
Three researchers from the polymer science and engineering department are among 16 recipients of Tech Development Awards from the President’s Office’s Tech Development Fund. The $215,000 in funding was announced April 7 by President Marty Meehan. “With these awards, we are...
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On March 31, the UMass Amherst Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) formally became the School of Public Policy. The establishment of the School of Public Policy (SPP) was approved by the UMass Board of Trustees in September, and the class of 2016 will be the first graduates of the...
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Five Colleges Inc. has announced that it is pursuing siting its 2.5-million volume library annex in Hatfield and has ended its efforts to gain approval for building the annex on a site on North Maple Street in Hadley.  “Although we are confident of our legal right to build on the Hadley...
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Seven campus staff members participated in the Leading for Change spring summit on diversity and equity issues held March 30 at Bridgewater State University. The day-long program included discussions by representatives of member institutions of progress and obstacles to closing student and...
Campus Leading for Change delegation
The Alumni Association will present its Distinguished Alumni Awards on Monday, April 4 at noon in the Great Hall of the State House in Boston. The six recipients are: William A. Lee ’77, Distinguished Alumni Award; Irma McClaurin ’76 M.F.A., ’89 M.A., ’93 Ph.D.,...
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Sixteen researchers from the Amherst campus and the UMass Medical School presented project ideas in the area of computational social science and public health research during a March 25 “mixer” organized by the Computational Social Science Institute (CSSI). Held in the Campus Center,...
Lynnette Sievert, anthropology, center, presents her research at the CSSI mixer on March 25.
UMass Amherst Dining was recently honored with a Global Restaurant Award for its commitment to sustainability. The awards, which were presented during the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), offer an opportunity for industry leaders worldwide to recognize those businesses that have shown...
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