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The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies is being named in honor of its founding director, English professor emeritus Arthur F. Kinney, whose collection of more than 12,000 manuscripts, rare books, maps and other materials is the cornerstone of its library. The renaming...
Arthur F. Kinney
The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has announced the establishment of the Mahoney Life Sciences Prize, an annual competition for CNS scientists engaged in high-impact applied life sciences research. The prize is made possible through the generosity of the Mahoney family to recognize UMass...
CNS logo
AMHERST, Mass. – Administrators from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the other members of the Five College Consortium will meet with Pioneer Valley Transit Authority administrator Sandra Sheehan on July 24 to discuss recent route reductions and ways to maintain effective service...
PVTA bus
John J. McCarthy, senior vice provost for academic affairs, has been named acting provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy while Provost Katherine Newman transitions to a new role as senior vice president for academic affairs at the President’s...
John McCarthy
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Katherine Newman has been named senior vice president for academic affairs for the UMass system, succeeding Marcellette Williams who will transition to a new role in the President’s Office. According to a July 17 email from Newman to...
Katherine Newman
Ph.D. candidate Mariamar Gutierrez Ramirez leads a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station to band, weigh and measure local breeding birds and give interested students hands-on experience in field ornithology.
Bird banding
Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) and its eLearning team recently co-located to better serve the campus goal of rapid acceleration in the development of online degree programs. The eLearning team moved to the 4th floor of Goodell earlier this month and is now better positioned to work...

When the Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) program of Springfield recently awarded prize money to 12 startup companies – top achievers among 36 that successfully completed its four-month accelerator program –three were affiliated with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) on campus.

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Career Ladder, a new pilot program launched by Residential Life in collaboration with the AFSCME Bargaining Unit and Labor Management Workplace Education, is providing six Residential Life custodial workers an opportunity to advance their trades skills through classroom learning and one-on-one...
Career Ladder team

Some of the most accomplished amateur lawn tennis players in the country have tested the footing for a groundstroke or an overhand smash at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield to help researchers there evaluate how different turfgrass surfaces affect play and stand up under real-life, match-play punishment. 

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Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield

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