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Five nationally acclaimed faculty members will be presented the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity at the ninth annual Faculty Convocation on Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy will give the keynote address and present the awards.

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James V. Staros, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2009, announced Oct. 2 that he will leave his post at the end of the academic year.

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Two doctoral students have been awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowships and a third Ph.D. candidate has received an honorary fellowship to conduct research in the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives. The recipients of the fellowships are Horace D. Ballard Jr, Emahunn Raheem Ali...
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The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke has become the first university research data center to receive a LEED Platinum certification, the highest green building ranking.

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Amid the excitement and buzz of the new semester, many people may not have taken the time to stop and appreciate several landscaping projects completed over the summer by four students from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture through an internship with Physical Plant’s Building and Grounds...
The Arts Extension Service (AES) is celebrating its 40th anniversary by opening the National Arts Policy Archives and Library (NAPAAL) at the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives and by hosting the symposium “Arts Policy on the Ground: The Impact of the National...
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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