Headliners

The board of directors of the Five College Consortium has appointed Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean for academic affairs and a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to be its new executive director. Chosen in a national search that considered some 200 candidates, Pfatteicher...
Sarah Pfatteicher
The university on Nov. 30 held the first of four scheduled walk-in vaccination clinics in the Student Union to protect students against meningococcal disease. The clinic was to be open from noon to 6 p.m. By 4 p.m., about 1,000 students had been vaccinated. Following extensive testing of the two...
Getting a shot
A new dedicated study and group work space for graduate students formally opened in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on Nov. 30. The Graduate Commons features a mix of desks, tables and seating with moveable whiteboards and accent furniture to accommodate individual and group study. There are also two...
Graduate Commons
As part of Giving Tuesday, the campus community donated winter clothes and toiletries to Holyoke Public Schools in support of displaced families arriving from Puerto Rico. The effort, which was coordinated by the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life,...
Volunteers for hurricane relief
The John W. Olver Design Building has been honored with an Award of Merit in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) list of New England’s 2017 Best Projects. ENR, an industry weekly, announced the award in the Higher Education / Research category. The building is the most technologically...
John W. Olver Design Building
A groundbreaking university-wide effort launched earlier this fall aims to reshape the campus community’s approach to mentorship as a strategy for augmenting the success of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Implemented by the Graduate School, the UMass Mentoring Initiative is one...
Theater Delta leads a discussion with UMass graduate students and postdoctoral scholars about strategies for improving mentoring relationships.
Akshaya Shanmugam, a UMass Amherst alumna and CEO and co-founder of Lumme Inc., an Amherst-based spinoff company, has been recognized in Forbes’s list of 30 under 30 for Healthcare.   Shanmugam, who earned her master’s degree and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at...
Akshaya Shanmugam
Michael A. Leto, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations and executive director of the UMass Amherst Foundation, who led the university to historic, record-setting levels of philanthropic support during his tenure, has announced his retirement, effective in June 2019. A search...
Michael Leto
UMass Amherst wants the many members of its international community–students, staff and faculty–to know: You Are Welcome Here.
Chancellor with welcome sign
Steve Goodwin, former dean of the College of Natural Sciences, has been appointed deputy chancellor by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, effective Nov. 12. Goodwin’s appointment fills the post previously held by Robert Feldman, who retired in June. In his new role, Goodwin will assist the...
Steve Goodwin

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