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UMass Amherst Libraries’ 2015 Annual Report won both People’s Choice award for Best in Show and Judge’s Award for Best Annual Report at ALADN 2016 in Boston for the second year in a row. UMass Amherst Libraries has a history of creative annual reports, including last year’s...
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Geraldine de Berly has been chosen to be the new vice provost for Continuing and Professional Education beginning in September, according to Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. De Berly joins the university from Syracuse University/University College where she spent nearly 20 years serving as senior associate dean providing leadership and management of strategy and program development for distance learning.

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Geraldine de Berly

As part of its continuing effort to expose students from all economic backgrounds in the commonwealth to the life-changing opportunities of attending college, the university recently welcomed a high school’s entire freshman class to campus.

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Chancellor Subaswamy with Abbott Lawrence Academy students

More then 300 culinary professionals attended the 22nd annual Tastes of the World Culinary Conference at UMass Amherst, which featured renowned chefs Alice Waters, Joanne Weir and Jehangir Mehta and six days of workshops and presentations on healthy food under the theme “Food is Medicine and Food is Love.”

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The single peregrine falcon chick from this spring’s nesting atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library was banded June 13. The chick, a male, hatched May 21, the only survivor from four eggs laid his season.

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Falcon chick

Charles Schweik will assume the position of interim director of the School of Public Policy on June 1, succeeding M.V. Lee Badgett, who is stepping down after three terms.

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Charles Schweik

The campus pond is sporting three new AquaMaster fountains that include programmable LED lights. The fountains replace the originals installed in 2009.

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UMass Amherst class of 2016 student speaker Elkhansaa Elguenaoui addresses her 5,500 fellow graduates during Commencement at McGuirk Stadium on May 6.
Elkhansaa Elguenaoui
UMass Amherst will award about 7,300 degrees at Undergraduate, Graduate and Stockbridge School of Agriculture Commencements on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Wayne Chang, who launched his career as a high-tech entrepreneur while a student at UMass Amherst, will be the featured speaker at...
Commencement

Disability Services has redesigned its website to offer easier navigation, better integration with tablets and smartphones and increased functionality to let staff update information and promote events.

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