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For many years UMass Amherst students with UCards debit accounts have been able to purchase goods and services on-campus using their cards, but starting this fall they will also be able to use their UCards to purchase goods and services at a number of local, off-campus merchants.

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The Class of 2017 as well as returning students received a warm welcome as they arrived at UMass Amherst over Labor Day weekend. From New Student Convocation to UFest to the World's Largest Fresh Fruit Salad, it was a weekend to remember!

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The new academic year has arrived with students moving back to campus starting Friday and the first day of classes scheduled for Tuesday. More than 28,000 students will be enrolled in the fall semester, including 20,640 undergraduates. The extensive set of welcoming events is scheduled including a...

UMass Dining Services will host a grand opening of the newly remodeled Hampshire Dining Commons in the Southwest Residential Area on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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Following the Renaissance practice of using animals to clear land for planting, the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies recently employed the Amherst-based firm Goat Girls to clear the way for a new grotto near the center’s garden and orchard complex. The tribe of...
Congressman Jim McGovern visited the Political Economy Research Institute in Gordon Hall on Aug. 19 to discuss a broad range of topics on which PERI’s research can help advance his legislative agenda. McGovern hopes to look to PERI’s economic policy work to support his efforts to...
Three Communication Disorders researchers in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences have been awarded a one-year, $25,000 grant to study the possible benefits of using sign language in tandem with spoken instruction to enhance development of spoken language in children with severe to...
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of Community Health Education in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been awarded a two-year, $454,958 grant from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health....
The new Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community is scheduled to open for business on Tuesday, Aug. 13.   The college is moving its offices from Goodell into the Commonwealth Honors College administrative building on Aug. 9. Residence directors and faculty-in-residence move...
The President’s Office is requesting proposals to lease 25,000 square feet of classroom and office space for a possible satellite center in downtown Springfield.   Issued Aug. 5, the request for proposals follows a study conducted last year by the UMass Donahue Institute that identified...

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