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Construction will begin on Monday, May 11 on a series of solar canopies at the Robsham Visitors Center parking lot. Most of the lot will be fenced and closed for the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in December. The contractor for the South College Academic Facility project will be doing infrastructure work on the north side of Goodell Hall from May 11-18. The area will be fenced, and the small parking lot at the north side of Goodell will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian access to the north side of Goodell, as well as vehicle access to alternative and accessible parking in the area, will be maintained.

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Visitors Center parking area

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is accepting comments until Friday, May 8 on the revised draft of its policies and procedures for Title IX/civil rights grievance resolution.

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Title IX
Fifteen senior agriculture students, two juniors and two faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences were inducted into the campus Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the National Agricultural Honor Society on May 1. The two faculty inductees are Baoshan Xing and Duane Greene, both professors...
In an effort to communicate its mission and explain the role of its various departments, Facilities & Campus Services (F&CS) has developed a series of online videos and introduced several other channels to share information with the campus community. According to Juanita Holler, associate...
Juanita Holler
New England Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for reporter Karen Brown’s radio documentary, “Life After Stress: The Biology of Trauma and Resilience.” The half-hour piece explores the factors that go into human resilience — a field of research that has...
Karen Brown
Senior Hannah Weinronk of Lexington, a public health sciences major with a concentration in food systems, recently was named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact organization for her work in western Massachusetts, Alaska and South Africa with community organizations addressing food...
Hannah Weinronk
UMass Amherst is part of a $500,000 grant that Northeastern University has received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Building on their existing strengths in information extraction, retrieval and visualization, the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) and Northeastern University...
James Allan
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy issued the following statement to the university community on Apil 27 via a broadcast email: To the Campus Community: As you know from news reports, the people of Nepal suffered a tragedy of unimaginable proportions this past weekend. The...
Michael Joseph Nicholson, a sophomore history and political science major from Gardner, is this year’s recipient of the Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Service from Career Services. The award, which recognizes students who complete outstanding internships in either public service or...
Michael Joseph Nicholson
The first of two assessments of Massachusetts natural resources intersected by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project has been released by the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Volume 1 of the study covers the mainline of the pipeline...
Map showing proposed pipeline

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