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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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Anthropologists Jacqueline Urla and Krista Harper

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...

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