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The university is offering support to individuals seeking to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status in the wake of a recent federal court ruling, according to a Jan. 16 broadcast email from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to the campus community. The text of email follows:...
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Highlighting the creativity of chef de cuisine Robert Bankert, UMass Dining has taken first place in the 2017 JBF Blended Burger Project Campus Edition, sponsored by the James Beard Foundation. Colleges and universities nationwide were asked to create “blended burgers” by combining...
 Robert Bankert
Free Keys, a student-led and student-designed project, has unveiled three painted public pianos on campus, in Hampshire Dining Commons, the Student Union and the Campus Center. Students have ample opportunity to brush up their keyboard skills and share music across campus.
Family at Free Keys piano
A new case study of the design and construction of the John W. Olver Design Building has been published by WoodWorks, a wood industry group that includes major North American wood associations, government agencies and others. Written for “anyone interested in the expanding possibilities of...
Design Building atrium

A sweeping new effort recently announced by the Graduate School will support graduate students on multiple fronts as they pursue their academic and professional goals. Effective with the spring semester, the Graduate School will establish an Office of Inclusion and Engagement that will develop a wide array of initiatives designed to help students amplify the impact of their research, prepare for leadership positions in their fields and broaden their career options.

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Barbara Krauthamer
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a coalition of higher education leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact students, campuses and communities. Founded last month,...
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
UMass Amherst was ranked ninth among the nation’s Top 10 Safest College Campuses in a new report by College magazine. The article, in the online magazine’s Dec. 18 issue, noted that the top schools all made safety a priority, and all had low crime rates and “campus safety...
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Rae Gould, an anthropologist and member of the Nipmuc Nation, has been named the campus’s first tribal liaison, providing the administration with an in-house advisor on Native American issues and an opportunity to develop stronger relationships with tribes in the region. Gould will also...
Rae Gould
Amherst has been named the fourth safest college town in America by the Safewise Report, an online home safety website. Using the FBI’s most recent crime statistics from 2015, SafeWise calculated the total number of crimes committed in each American city with at least one accredited academic...
Entering Amherst sign
Several bumblebee species have seen their ranges contract and some may face extinction due to several combined stressors, say ecologists Lynn Adler, professor of biology, and her former postdoctoral fellow Scott McArt, with others. Their recent analysis, one of the few to explore the relative...
Bee on flower

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