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UMass Amherst has introduced two new ways to increase the ranks of tenure-system faculty who will contribute to the campus goals of greater equity and inclusion. Faculty members can now be hired as part of the Tenure-Track Pathway or the Postdoctoral Pathway Fellowship based on their life...
John McCarthy
As the spring semester begins, the university will launch Building Bridges, a public art and engagement initiative designed to foster new connections among UMass Amherst community members who come from greatly varied backgrounds and hold differing perspectives. It’s an opportunity, no matter...
Building Bidges llustration
Hear from members of the UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band before and after the 2018 Rose Parade and watch highlights of the band’s performance Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California.  
Minuteman Marching Band in 2018 Rose Parade
The giving spirit is alive and well at UMass Amherst, where 680 faculty, staff and retirees have donated $445,000 (beating the goal of $435,000) to local, national and global nonprofit organizations through the UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC). Your friends and colleagues are supporting...
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A new Online Education Group (OEG) has been established by interim Provost John McCarthy to create a much closer alignment between the campus’s online programs and its overall academic mission, face-to-face programs and its stature as a flagship public university. In a Jan. 16 broadcast...
John Wells
Bringing together generous donations and specimens gathered from the geosciences department, volunteers have created the Lawrence Osborn Fossil Collection, now open to the public in the Morrill Science Center. Adriane Lam, a third-year doctoral student in micropaleontology, curated the collection...
Lawrence Osborn Fossil Collection
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

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