Headliners

Family Weekend returns Oct. 21-23 with a full schedule of informative and entertaining activities ranging from laboratory and library tours to laser tag.

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Pumpkins
The job description may include all hours and any weather, but as of Oct. 5, 382 people had applied for the seven entry-level openings at the UMass Amherst Police Department. Advertising for the police vacancies began in late August. UMPD is sponsoring a written exam for the police officer...
UMPD
The Integrated Science Building laboratories at UMass Amherst opened to the public during Homecoming. Hosted by the chemistry department, “Science for Everyone” involved alumni and their children in hands-on experiments with everyday household items.
Science for Everyone
The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies recently received a significant gift of more than 500 books on topics related to genocide and the Holocaust from retired Harvard university professor Helen Fein. Fein is a distinguished pioneer in the field of genocide studies. In the...
Remembering Roth
UMass Amherst has officially kicked off the 2016-17 Faculty and Staff Campaign, which will run through June 30, 2017. Last year, 1,685 staff and faculty members made gifts in support of the university totaling close to $1.1 million. In that 2015-16 campaign, faculty and staff supported more than...
Old Chapel

Four Stockbridge School of Agriculture students, with campus landscape management staff, teamed up this past summer to create a new pollinator garden on campus, part of President Obama’s national effort to offer bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and even bats a nearly year-round source of food, water and shelter. Many pollinator species, which are essential to agricultural sustainability, have suffered population declines and are at risk around the world.Janet Lathrop

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UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture students
Andrew Mangels has been appointed vice chancellor for administration and finance after serving an interim appointment since August 2015. As vice chancellor, Mangels oversees human resources, auxiliary enterprises, finance and budget, University Health Services, facilities and campus services,...
Andrew Mangels
The university has been granted a one-star landscape management and operations accreditation by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). Gary Glazier, manager of landscape, construction, horticulture and pest management, developed the accreditation submission and received the honor on...
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The parents of slain journalist and UMass Amherst alumnus James Foley attended a screening of the Emmy-award-winning HBO documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story” and afterward took questions from students as part of “The Task of Witnessing” symposium in his honor.
James Foley
The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently set up a temporary courtroom in the Campus Center at UMass Amherst, offering the opportunity for legal studies students and area residents to see the court in action outside of its usual home at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Three judges heard oral...
Appeals Court in session

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