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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...
Campus Leading for Change delegation
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...
Ken Toong
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...
Trash truck plan illustration
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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Kristin Antelman, a finalist for dean of libraries, will make a presentation to the campus community, on Monday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. in S231 Integrative Learning Center. Like the other finalists, Antelman will discuss a “Vision of Academic Research Libraries for the Next Five Years....
Kristin Antelman
“An Evening of Beautiful Struggle,” featuring poet Sonia Sanchez, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and the Holy Ghost musical ensemble, and activists Melina Abdullah and Matt Meyer, will be presented Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department...
Sonia Sanchez
A new $26 million electrical substation at the University’s Tillson Farm property has linked the campus directly to major transmission lines to assure reliable power for decades to come. Raymond Jackson, director of the Physical Plant, said the University’s Central Heating Plant...
Tillson Farm Substation

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