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Fifteen UMass Amherst EMTs will soon be taking their emergency medical training off campus to volunteer as first responders at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 17. This is the largest group yet of UMass Amherst Emergency Medical Services students to be accepted to volunteer by the Boston...
Emergency Medical Services members
The peregrine falcon nesting box atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library is again occupied and on view via the UMass Amherst Falcon Cam, a live webcam. Watch the falcon pair as they incubate, hatch and nurture this year’s chicks at https://www.library.umass.edu/falcons There are four eggs in the...
Falcon on eggs
Animal management students Amanda Reilly and Cris Wein, with livestock barn manager and sheep management instructor Alice Newth, were surprised at the university’s Hadley Farm recently to deliver five healthy lambs from a single ewe, an extremely unusual event. Newth teaches the sheep...
Five lambs
The campus will host the American Scientific Glassblowers Society’s Northeast Section meeting on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the glassblowing laboratory in the basement of the Lederle Graduate Research Center low-rise section. Staffed by 40-year veteran laboratory...
Glassware
Three panelists discussed the obstacles and opportunities encountered by women in the sciences during a March 28 panel discussion celebrating the publication of a new volume on the subject edited by Enobong (Anna) Branch, professor of sociology and the chancellor’s faculty advisor for...
Panelists
Foundational work for a proposed center for racial justice and urban affairs at the UMass Center at Springfield is underway as 14 teams conduct research and explore collaborations with community organizations in the city and nearby Holyoke. Working with $175,000 in planning grants, the faculty and...
Springfield skyline
The UMass Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), University Health Services (UHS), Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Emergency Management are hosting an emergency exercise and workshop on Thursday, April 6 from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium to test plans for a mass vaccination...
vaccination
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of an internal investigation of the Environmental Services Unit of its Physical Plant division, has taken decisive action to address allegations of workplace misconduct involving the misreporting of time and misuse of campus resources. The findings...
UMass Amherst wordmark

Eighteen cadets from the campus’ Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 370 visited the Defense Information Systems Agency, an Air Force Reserve unit at Joint Base Andrews and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman James McGovern over spring break.

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AFROTC cadet Elizabeth Byrne
Alasdair Roberts of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri has been named the inaugural director of the School of Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS). “Al is an internationally renowned scholar who writes on issues of...
Alasdair Roberts

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