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More than 1,000 staff, faculty and administrators are taking an online training program this month to help them understand their responsibilities under two federal laws: Title IX and the Clery Act. Title IX requires federally funded educational institutions to prohibit discrimination on the basis...
Focusing on the theme of “Dislocations,” the 22nd annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, presented by the interdepartmental program in film studies, opens Feb. 4 and continues through April 29. The series’ entertaining and provocative selection includes documentaries,...
Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Cognitive psychologists Caren Rotello and Andrew Cohen, psychological and brain sciences, recently gained first-hand experience in how research can have a direct impact on policy at the state level, as they appeared before a task force chaired by Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia Blue...
License plate with star symbol
Trustee Victor Woolridge of Springfield, a UMass Amherst graduate, was named chair of the Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 26. The appointment came after Henry M. Thomas III resigned as chair to allow Baker to fill the post. “Victor brings strong business and financial...
Victor Woolridge
Stephen A. Kuusisto of Syracuse University, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, will give a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in 911-915 Campus Center. He will be available for questions until 5:15 p.m. Kuusisto is University Professor and director...
Stephen A. Kuusisto
A draft strategic plan outlining steps to address diversity and related issues is available for campus review and comment, according to the panel that wrote the 34-page report, which is posted online. In a Jan. 26 broadcast e-mail, the 15-member Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee, chaired...
A Jan. 27 presentation by Dartmouth College professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has been postponed, according to the Provost’s Office.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
The campus will host the Conference on College Men from June 18-20, according to Tom Schiff, director of the Men and Masculinities Center. The national conference is a collaboration between two major Student Affairs organizations – the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators...
Conference logo
The Libraries have embarked on an ambitious program to digitize all university theses and dissertations and make them available online to the public, according to librarian Jessica Adamick, assistant to the associate director for library services. The research works have been available in...
Dissertations on shelf
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled anthropology professor Sonya Atalay to bring the Native American Ojibwe language and culture to UMass Amherst. Visiting lecturer Howard Kimewon is teaching students to build a traditional birch bark canoe.
canoe building

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