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“UMass Sports Insider,” UMass Athletics’ weekly magazine-style television show, will air on NESN for 25 weeks covering the 2015-16 academic and athletic season beginning Friday, Sept. 18.

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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy welcomes the UMass Amherst campus community to the 2015-16 academic year.
Kumble Subbaswamy

A new university website devoted to Title IX issues, procedures and policies is now available to the campus community, reports Débora D. Ferreira, executive director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and the campus’ Title IX coordinator. Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to all aspects of federally funded education programs or activities.

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The UMass license plate is available to the public online and can be mailed to your door – no waiting in line at the RMV. The plate is also available at most local MassDOT RMV branches. Proceeds help support scholarships and programs that advance students, alumni and UMass Amherst. The...
UMass license plate
Dining Services has received the 2015 Marketing Excellence Award given by Produce Business magazine. The award recognizes the university’s dining program for promoting healthy eating and developing a creative marketing campaign around the “Mushroom Mania” event held in February....
Mushroom serving suggestions
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development has changed its name to the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD, pronounced “teff-dee”).   TEFD will continue to provide the same programs and resources that faculty members have come to rely on.  In...
UMass President Marty Meehan has announced plans to fund UMass labor contracts, saying the university needs to begin the new academic year “with a clean slate and with harmony restored to the labor environment.” The retroactive funding of $10.9 million in collectively bargained salary...
Martin Meehan

A number of mid- to long-term construction projects will be ongoing as students and faculty return to the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus this fall.

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Old Chapel
Faculty and students now have seamless and secure connections between UMass Libraries course materials (formerly known as course reserves) and the Moodle or Blackboard learning management systems, providing single-click access to articles, book chapters and streaming media. As always, students do...
UMass Police officers on Aug. 24 received six hours of diversity training aimed at improving their interactions with all people through effective communication and respect. Led by Lee Struble and Steve Grant of WSM Trainers and Consultants of Spencerport, N.Y., the training session touched on a...

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