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Making a 19th century science facility part of its 21st century counterpart requires construction skills from both eras. Here, masons using original bricks and stonework recreate the façade of West Experiment Station, built in 1887 and soon to be part of the new UMass Amherst Physical Sciences Building.

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Mason's hand
Nearly 200 people attended the official launch of the new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) on April 19 in the atrium of the Design Building, where founding director Curt Griffin thanked Provost Katherine S. Newman, Steve Goodwin, dean of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), and other...
Curt Griffin

Two researchers in chemical engineering and another in computer science are among the recipients of $25,000 grants from the university system’s Tech Development Fund, which helps bring cutting-edge UMass research to market.

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UMass system logo
The renovated Whitmore Café, featuring a design modeled after the Blue Wall Café, has reopened with an updated menu that includes a good portion of old favorites. Physically, the renovation included a new floor and wall coverings and updated kitchen equipment, and the single serving...
Whitmore Cafe
The three finalists for the position of dean of students will be coming to campus to participate in campus forums between April 24 and May 2. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the open sessions and provide comments to the search committee. The finalists are: Michael Jasek,...
UMass Amherst wordmark

The student organization UMass For the Kids raised $133,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield this school year, including more than $20,000 on April 8 when more than 1,000 UMass Amherst students participated in the group’s annual UDance marathon. The $133,000 is a 49 percent increase over last year’s total.

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The total raised

University officials celebrated the two-year transformation of South College on April 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the four-story atrium shared by renovated and new parts of the building.

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SCAF
B.J. Roche, a senior lecturer in the journalism department, has been named New England Journalism Educator of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA). The association’s Journalism Educational Foundation of New England board of directors reviewed Roche’s...
B.J. Roche
Fifteen UMass Amherst EMTs will soon be taking their emergency medical training off campus to volunteer as first responders at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 17. This is the largest group yet of UMass Amherst Emergency Medical Services students to be accepted to volunteer by the Boston...
Emergency Medical Services members
The peregrine falcon nesting box atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library is again occupied and on view via the UMass Amherst Falcon Cam, a live webcam. Watch the falcon pair as they incubate, hatch and nurture this year’s chicks at https://www.library.umass.edu/falcons There are four eggs in the...
Falcon on eggs

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