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The Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation invites all faculty, students and staff to attend an open campus forum on Thursday, Feb. 6 at noon in 168C Campus Center. The panel’s co-chairs, Tim Anderson and Elizabeth Chilton, will provide an update on the progress of the task force as it leads the campus in an analysis of our current resource allocation process and make recommendations for the future.

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Danielle Taana Smith, director of the honors program at Rochester Institute of Technology and a finalist for the position of dean of Commonwealth Honors College, will visit campus on Monday, Feb. 3. She will give a presentation to the campus community at 3:15 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center, and will...
Three faculty members in the department of music and dance—Eric Berlin, John Bottomley and Greg Spiridopoulos—performed with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on a Grammy-winning recording of “Conjurer,” a concerto for percussionist, string orchestra and optional brass by...
Senator Elizabeth Warren made her first campus visit on Jan. 22, taking time to meet with administrators, faculty and students as part of her swing through western Massachusetts. Warren was greeted by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael F. Malone...
In an effort to reduce student costs and adapt to a changing marketplace, campus officials are exploring the possibility of creating a “virtual bookstore” to supply course materials and textbooks. James P. Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the university...
Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), this week named UMass Amherst a finalist in its national 2014 Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among U.S. colleges and university signatories of the...
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines will have a new array of teaching development programs and resources through UMass Amherst’s involvement in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning...
Focusing on the theme of “Reality Narratives,” the 21st annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, will screen award-winning documentaries, shorts and narrative features from Europe, Peru, the Soviet Union and the U.S....

 With the Blue Wall dining area in the Campus Center closed for a $19 million renovation, Dining Services has expanded The Hatch eatery on the lower level of the Student Union and will locate the popular Baby Berk food trucks outside the Student Union during the busy lunchtime rush.

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A new state climatologist position to be housed at the campus-based Northeast Climate Science Center was proposed this week by Gov. Deval Patrick as he announced a $50 million initiative aimed at climate change preparedness. The idea for a state climatologist was first developed by Steve Goodwin,...

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