Headliners

The UMass Amherst Community Campaign will launch on Monday, Sept. 26 with a Charity Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student Union Ballroom. UMACC is an employee benefit that allows faculty, staff and retirees to donate to any nonprofit organization, and none of the funds stay on campus. Last...
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“Archeophonics,” a new book of poems by English professor Peter Gizzi, has been nominated for a National Book Award. Gizzi’s is one of 10 books nominated for the poetry award, for which five finalists will be named on Oct. 13. Winners will be announced on Nov. 16. Gizzi will...
Peter Gizzi
At a brief ceremony on Sept. 15 attended by campus and town officials, Five Colleges Inc. broke ground for its Library Annex on a site it owns in Hatfield. When complete, the 35,000-square-foot building will provide shelving for up to 2.5 million items from the libraries of the campuses of the...
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Yasu Morita, microbiology, has been awarded a renewable $40,000 biomedical research grant from the American Lung Association for a project, “Cell wall biogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: towards identifying druggable cell envelope proteins.” He explains, “Developing new TB...
Yasu Morita

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy welcomes the students, faculty and staff of the Commonwealth’s flagship campus to the 2016-17 academic year.

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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy

UMass Amherst researchers are developing a multi-disciplinary framework for offshore wind research, focusing on increasing innovation within projects and reducing costs by examining risks, finances and regulations associated with the industry.

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Wind turbine

The UMass Amherst Class of 2020 – 4,600-plus strong – gathered after their convocation on Sept. 5 to form the shape of the Commonwealth and create a memorable class photo.

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Class of 2020 class photo
The Commonwealth’s flagship campus is extending its welcome to the public with new signs at its “gateway” entrances. In the university’s colors – maroon background, white outline and white letters – the signs announce simply “University of Massachusetts....
Gateway sign
On July 8, Massachusetts passed “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which takes effect on Oct. 1. The new law extends protections against discrimination for gender identity to any place of public accommodation. As a result of this legislation, individuals must be...
There’s a whole lot of building going on as the fall 2016 semester begins. Some projects, like the renovation of Old Chapel, are winding down. Others, like the expansion of the Isenberg School of Management, are just beginning. The new Physical Sciences Building is midway along, and the...
ISOM addition

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