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Artist Craig Colorusso's “Sun Boxes” public installation is made up of 20 speakers operating independently, each powered by solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. The guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops...
Biology professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont has been named vice provost for Academic Affairs by Provost Katherine Newman, who announced the appointment in a Sept. 25 broadcast e-mail. The appointment is effective immediately. “She will be joining my team to work on a wide range of important...
Facilities and Campus Services has replaced its service desk with a Solutions Center that is staffed round-the-clock every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. The changes, which were announced in a Sept. 23 e-mail from Melissa Bergeron, work management coordinator, and communications...
As part of Homecoming festivities, dedication celebrations for the new Football Performance Center and the Martin and Richard Jacobson Press and Skybox Complex are being held on Friday, Sept. 26. The events are open to the public and will be capped off with a pep rally and fireworks display at...

As part of Homecoming Weekend, the College of Engineering will hold its fifth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Marriott Room, 11th floor of the Campus Center.

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Due the changes in weather and results of mosquito testing, the campus has lifted its ban on outdoor evening activities, according to Jeff Hescock, director of University Emergency Management and Business Continuity. Health officials recommend taking precautions such as using insect repellent,...

The Libraries’ newest online subscription resource, the New York Times Academic Pass, provides free access to the entire New York Times website for all UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff.

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More than 400 UMass students volunteered at sites from Springfield to Amherst to Hatfield during the Mass Impact Day of Service 2014.
The Five College Consortium will soon begin construction of a 2.5-million-volume library annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the on-campus libraries. According to Five College executive director Neal Abraham, the creation of an annex is the latest of many joint efforts...
Former School of Nursing dean Melanie Dreher will be the keynote speaker at the Libraries’ Drug Policy Archive Symposium on Monday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. The event publicly launches the Drug Policy Archive within the Special Collections and...

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