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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...
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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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Built in 1884, the Old Chapel, the most recognizable historic landmark on campus, is undergoing a $21 million renovation. The building is scheduled to reopen to the campus community in October.
Old Chapel at dusk
The Physical Plant’s Office of Waste Management (OWM) is installing on-board truck weigh scales on five of its six waste collection “packer” trucks as a new tool for tracking waste generation and recycling performance for most campus buildings. Two trash trucks, a cardboard truck...
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Students involved in UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) joined dozens of state leaders on campus March 4-5, to explore public service careers and learn about the gender gap in politics. The events were part of the annual UWiL workshop, which strives to introduce students to the complexities of the...
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