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For four days in April, seven Tibetan monks working in Old Chapel created a unique and colorful sand mandala, considered a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. The mandala includes geometric shapes as well as ancient spiritual symbols.
Monks creating mandala
Seven projects have been awarded funding from the Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund (SIEF), which provides students, faculty and staff with the financial support to make their sustainability project a reality. The 2018 round of grants, totaling $23,500, funded these projects:...
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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst finished this year’s national RecycleMania contest 3rd among universities of comparable size and residential character and 32nd among all 400 participating colleges and universities, up 10 spots from last year. The recycling...
Sam the Minuteman recycling
Six Amherst campus faculty are among the recipients of $200,000 in seed funding from the UMass system’s Technology Development Fund. Announced April 18 by President Marty Meehan, the $25,000 awards will support the development of new technologies aimed at protecting premature infants from...
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For the third consecutive year, UMass Amherst has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The award will be accepted at a state Department of Conservation and Recreation ceremony May 30 in Northampton.

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Landscape Management and partners are installing six bluebird nesting boxes and six bat houses as part of continuing efforts to improve wildlife habitat on campus. A popular and beneficial species, the eastern bluebird experienced a drastic decline in numbers during the late 1800s through the...
Bluebird on nesting box
Building Bridges is a public arts and engagement initiative that aims to create connections between campus community members, including staff, faculty and students. Its featured event—the Building Bridges Showcase and Opening Reception—will take place Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 7...
Building Bridges
The university and the faculty-librarian union have agreed on a policy governing consensual relationships between faculty and students or postdoctoral researchers. The policy was outlined in an April 4 broadcast email from interim Provost John J. McCarthy and Eve Weinbaum, president of the...
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The university is one of four institutions of higher learning supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by participating in a new initiative through its Campus Resilience Program. DHS’ Office of Academic Engagement (OAE), in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management...
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The Building Bridges showcase and opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center atrium. The one-day, drop-in event will feature food, workshops and performances as well as provide an opportunity for individuals to celebrate the creative work done by members of the campus community.

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Building Bridges installation

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