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Professor Daniel Gordon of the history department has been reappointed interim dean of Commonwealth Honors College, effective Sept. 1, according to Provost James V. Staros. Gordon became interim dean last year after the death of dean Priscilla Clarkson, just days before the opening of the...
The Taiwan Ministry of Culture has awarded Five Colleges, Incorporated a $50,000 grant to celebrate traditional Taiwanese culture in a project that will bring three performance troupes to the area. Coordinated by the Fine Arts Center Asian Arts and Culture Program, over the next 18 months a world...
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) and Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) have been awarded a $5,000 Contemplative Pedagogy and Teaching and Learning Center Grant from the Center for Contemplative Mind. The grant is intended to support the use of...
It was a year full of medalists, record breakers, achievements and accomplishments for club sports as some students qualified for collegiate national championships and others traveled abroad to compete internationally, according to Annmarie Seifert, associate vice chancellor for student development...
Faculty members from geosciences, biochemistry and chemical engineering are among the recipients of $856,000 in grants from the President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund, which supports promising research projects. Announced July 14 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants help...
As a reorganization of Student Affairs and Campus Life moves forward, Vice Chancellor Enku Gelaye recently announced some staffing changes for the new academic year aimed at supporting various components of the restructuring effort. The new organizational plan, which creates several clusters of...
Two Amherst campus faculty projects are among eight across the UMass system sharing $270,000 in grants from the President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. Announced July 8 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants support faculty-led projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences...
The third annual UMass Amherst food sustainability conference, “Revisioning Sustainability,” drew 175 students, faculty and staff from other universities, food service managers, sustainability coordinators and business people from over 60 institutions in the U.S. and Canada to the...
A $36.5 billion state budget that includes $519 million for the five-campus UMass system was approved June 30 and sent to Gov. Deval Patrick. The compromise spending plan put forth by a legislative conference committee passed in the House 144-7 while the Senate approved the bill on a voice vote....
Nine years before the Civil War, former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass addressed an Independence Day observance in Rochester, N.Y. and delivered a blistering indictment of national idealism that overlooked, ignored and accepted slavery as part and parcel of the American identity and...

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