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Students from the Five Colleges will compete to see who can best analyze big data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 ASA DataFest competition—a collaboration between academe, students and industry that will be held March 27-29 in 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Center. DataFest...
Big data
The Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration Program (BDIC) hosted the seventh annual Conference of Individualized Major Programs (IMPs) on March 5-6 in the Campus Center.  Sixty-one faculty, staff, administrators and students from IMPs across the U.S. registered for the...
Portions of sidewalks at the north end of campus on North Pleasant Street and Governors Drive are being closed as contractors begin preliminary utility work for construction of the new Physical Sciences Building. The work is being done in the area of West Experiment Station, Lederle Graduate...
West Experiment Station
New England Public Radio wrapped up its winter fund drive March 9 raising $241,000 from 1,686 listeners in support of the station’s programming. Through a special partnership with Friends of the Homeless, Inc., 6,000 meals were contributed to the Springfield-based non-profit thanks to a group...
The publisher and editors of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary will be guest speakers at the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries 13th annual Dinner with Friends on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Du Bois Library.  The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of a landmark in the...
Dinner with Friends invitation
The UMass Amherst Police Department celebrated White Ribbon Day with Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan on March 2 by hosting a breakfast for department personnel as well as Amherst police and firefighters. Sullivan said that law enforcement and emergency medical technicians are often...
White Ribbon Day at UMass Police Department
The Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation (JTFRA) has posted a second draft report and invites comments from the campus community before submitting its final report to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy later this spring. The task force co-chairs, Elizabeth Chilton, associate vice chancellor for...
The Presidential Search Committee is holding an open forum on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. in 168C Campus Center to hear comments from the campus community. In a March 5 email, search committee chairman Robert J. Manning said, “One of the core principles of the search for a new president...
Robert J. Manning
A 15-member advisory committee has been formed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to recommend how the campus can develop an international admissions policy that is as open as possible while complying with federal laws. At the Feb. 19 Faculty Senate meeting, the chancellor said the International...
UMass Amherst is realigning its academic advising program to better serve the one-in-four first-year students who enter the university without a declared major. Beginning in September, all undeclared first-year students will join the new Exploratory Track Program and be placed in one of eight...

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