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United Nations policy advisor Mukul Sanwal, a leading expert on climate change and sustainability, is visiting campus this semester under the auspices of the political science department and Five Colleges, Inc. Sanwal will give a public lecture on “The Politics of Sustainability” on...

The UMass Amherst Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund has been established to foster a strong culture of sustainability on campus by funding student, faculty and staff projects in environmental stewardship and conservation.

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Campus sustainability manager Ezra Small and the Green Office Program announced this month that Administrative Services and Physical Plant have reached the Gold level in office certification, while Transportation Services reached the Silver level and Campus Planning reached Green, the highest...

The legacy of the late civil rights leader, writer and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois is featured in a landmark exhibition that opened this week at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. “Du Bois in Our Time” focuses on the intersection of art and the major issues of our time, centered on the legacy of Du Bois and the causes he championed. UMCA has commissioned 10 internationally acclaimed American, Canadian and West African artists, whose work is socially engaged and research-based, to offer an aesthetic contribution to a modern rethinking of Du Bois.

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A new online system for job postings and managing applicants for staff and faculty positions is being implemented on campus and across the five-campus system, according to Juan A. Jarrett, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources. The Interview Exchange applicant tracking system (ATS) is an...
UMass Transit has added two new 60-foot, articulated buses to its fleet, increasing the service’s capacity on some key routes and boosting efficiency, according to Jeri Baker, director of transportation services. While the vehicles with the accordion middles have been on local streets for...

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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