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Jeffrey Roberts, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University and a finalist for the position of senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, will visit campus next week. All faculty, staff and students are invited to a public forum with Roberts on Tuesday...
Five Amherst campus researchers are sharing $100,000 in technology grants from the university system’s Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund to assist in accelerating the commercialization of their inventions. Eight $25,000 grants to faculty at the...
John A. Hird has been appointed interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, effective April 1, according to Provost James V. Staros. Professor of political science and public policy and senior associate dean of the college, Hird will fill the vacancy created when Robert Feldman...
The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions (ACFI), directed by Michael Ramsey-Musolf, physics, will host workshops in April and May to bring researchers from around the world to campus to discuss current topics in fundamental physics. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers from...
The Architecture + Design Graduate Team took first place in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Net Zero Energy Design Competition on March 3. The team of master of architecture students Nikki Perry, Nayef Mudawar, Grant Rocco and Matt Sutter, created a winning design that...
The former University Relations offices of Creative Communications and Web Development have joined together to become the University Relations Office of Communications. Services including photography, editorial, graphic design and web development and programming are now located in the same...

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Search Committee has announced the two finalists for the position. They are Beth Hellwig, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Enku Gelaye, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life and dean of students at UMass Amherst.

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The UMass Amherst Alumni Association has announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends: the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Alumni Association president Andrew MacDougall will present the awards at noon on Wednesday, April 2 in the Great Hall at the...

The Town-Gown Steering Committee of the University and the Town of Amherst will meet Tuesday, March 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the UMass Police Department community room to discuss which consultant to recommend for a joint planning contract. Public comment will be heard from 5-5:30.

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New England Public Radio has hired John Nowacki to be its morning classical music host, replacing longtime host and music director John Montanari who retired in December.

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