The Political Economy Research Institute this week released "Decent Work in America," a report that includes the first index ever to rank all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their climates for workers.
At a time when the Internet has changed the nature of academic research, educating students about what constitutes plagiarism is a crucial element in preventing academic dishonesty, several campus educators told the Faculty Senate Oct. 20.
Over the next two weeks, unionized professional staff and classified supervisors at the Amherst campus and employees at other UMass campuses will choose whether to remain affiliated with the Service Employees International Union or to transfer to the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
When the residents of Kahnawake, Quebec decided in the late 1970s to create their own high school to help preserve Mohawk language, values and traditions, they found some willing partners in professor Emma Cappelluzzo and a small cadre of interns and student-teachers from the Cross-Cultural Education Program.
Classes in sheep physiology or equine diseases may be standard in most veterinary science programs, but the campus has added another animal to the menagerie: alpacas. This fall the campus will launch its camelid studies program, the first such undergraduate program in the nation.
A point-counterpoint discussion, "MCAS and High Stakes Testing: Is it working? Is it fair?," between Ronald Hambleton of the School of Education and Walter Haney of Boston College will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center.
Microsoft Corp. has designated UMass Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the campus’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the Oct. 21 opening of the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
Men’s lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella has announced the addition of Jeremy Phelps to the 2017-18 coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Phelps, a graduate of Winthrop University, brings a vast knowledge of the...
Bruce Mougin, 68, of Cummington, a retired programmer and systems analyst, died Sept. 15.
Born in Springfield, Oct. 12, 1948, he earned an associate degree from Springfield Technical Community and a bachelor’s in...
The department of music and dance will celebrate oboe professor Fredric T. Cohen’s 30 years in the music program with a special free concert program on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of three open forums this fall on a new comprehensive information security policy. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m., 911-15 Campus Center
Thanks to the success of the first Multicolor Mile, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) received the 2017 Outstanding Student Advancement Program Award at the CASE ASAP Network Convention in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 5...
The demolition of Hills House on Thatcher Road near the North Pleasant Street intersection will begin on Monday, Sept. 25. The first phase of the project involves the remediation and abatement of any hazardous material in the building. Abatement work is expected to last through most of October, with dismantling of the entire structure to follow.