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William D. Brady, an experienced administrator in employee and labor relations in higher education, has been named assistant vice chancellor for human resources. He begins his new duties on Sept. 25. Brady has more than nine years of experience in human resources, most recently serving as...
Wiliam Brady
The Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) department of the UMass Amherst Libraries was recently awarded a $7,500 Preservation Grant for Veterans’ Collections, Sites, and Memorials for its project “Digitizing the War Experience.” Awarded by the Massachusetts State...
Photo from the Maida L. Riggs Collection
Organic produce grown at the UMass Amherst Student Farm is sold weekly at Northampton, Amherst and Greenfield branches of Big Y World Class Markets. The students learn the entire process of running a farm, from growing to harvesting to retailing.
UMass Student Farm
Tilman Wolf, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs by acting provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs John McCarthy. The appointment is effective at the beginning of the new academic year. Wolf will assume most of...
Tilman Wolf

A five-year, $1.29 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Upward Bound at UMass Amherst to continue its work with Springfield High School of Commerce students. Sixty students enroll in Upward Bound each year, with many also participating in a six-week residential summer institute on campus.

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Upward Bound class
Our seemingly ever-changing campus will again offer a somewhat different look to returning students and faculty this fall. Two new major academic building projects are progressing; a former dormitory is being demolished; a 19th-century barn is being reincarnated; and a new building-sized chiller...
North Chiller awaiting exterior finish
Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology, has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to the position of associate chancellor for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. “Through her academic research on race and gender as well as her professional activities...
Enobong (Anna) Branch
Nearly 90 elementary-age students from the Greater Holyoke YMCA took part in a campus scavenger hunt on July 28 as part of university outreach efforts to get young students, especially those from underrepresented populations, to begin thinking about college. The students were from the Power...
Sam the Minuteman greets youngsters from the Greater Holyoke YMCA
UMass Amherst undergraduates in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture have set up a hydroponic food farm on campus. They grow leafy greens, vegetables and fruits in raised water beds, and they aim to supply fresh produce to the campus community year-round.
Tomato
The Board of Trustees has established two new endowed professorships within the College of Natural Sciences: the Psychology of Peace and Violence Professorship and the Fergus M. Clydesdale Professorship in Food Science. The anonymously funded Psychology of Peace and Violence Professorship will...
Fergus Clydesdale

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