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The anthropology department has been awarded a $249,861 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement a three-year international research experience for students who will conduct fieldwork in Europe.

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To support students working in multimedia, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library has opened a Digital Media Lab with more than 4,000 square feet of production space.

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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....

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