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A number of mid- to long-term construction projects will be ongoing as students and faculty return to the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus this fall.

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Old Chapel
Faculty and students now have seamless and secure connections between UMass Libraries course materials (formerly known as course reserves) and the Moodle or Blackboard learning management systems, providing single-click access to articles, book chapters and streaming media. As always, students do...
UMass Police officers on Aug. 24 received six hours of diversity training aimed at improving their interactions with all people through effective communication and respect. Led by Lee Struble and Steve Grant of WSM Trainers and Consultants of Spencerport, N.Y., the training session touched on a...
New England Public Radio has hired reporter Adam Frenier to staff its new Berkshire bureau in downtown Pittsfield. The bureau is a partnership with Berkshire Community College and is located in the college’s office space at the Central Station Business Resource Center at 66  Allen St. in...
Adam Frenier

Springfield high school students spent six weeks at UMass Amherst during the summer, taking a great variety of academic and life skills courses through the Upward Bound program which helps students from lower income families to prepare for college.

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Upward Bound

Robert J. Manning, chairman and co-chief executive officer of MFS Investment Management, and Robert Epstein, co-chairman of Horizon Beverage Group, were appointed Aug. 11 to the Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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UMass Amherst researcher Pamela Loring is studying endangered coastal birds in areas of potential wind energy development. She fits mini transmitters onto plovers and terns and tracks their flights with 17 antenna towers along the Northeast coast.
Art instructor John Simpson and students from Commonwealth Honors College spent two weeks in July painting a mural for the new Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The hope is that the outdoor scene can provide comfort and respite for those undergoing treatment.
State lawmakers voted July 29 to override a gubernatorial veto and restore $5.2 million in funding for the UMass system. The House passed the override vote 139-16, while the Senate backed the measure 38-0. Earlier this month, lawmakers appropriated $531.8 million for the five-campus system, but...
University officials are awaiting final legislative review of the fiscal 2016 state budget signed by Gov. Charlie Baker, which appropriates $526.6 million for the UMass system, about $5.2 million less than the Legislature’s recommended $531.8 million. The University had originally sought $...

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