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Sandra Petersen, director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) reports that the program recently welcomed a record number of new fellows to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral programs at UMass Amherst. Petersen says that at...
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Campus forums with three finalists for the post of assistant vice chancellor/chief of police will take place over the course of the next two weeks, according to David Vaillancourt, senior associate dean of students and chair of the search committee. The finalists are Joseph R. Riley, deputy chief...

Jay Schafer, director of Libraries, this week announced his plans to retire. He will continue to serve until his successor is hired. In a broadcast email to the campus community, Provost Katherine S. Newman called Schafer “a remarkable colleague, a visionary who has led the library into the ‘information age,’ while never losing sight of all that he (and we) value about books you can hold in your hands.”

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The Public Engagement Project invites applications from faculty to apply for its spring semester Public Engagement Fellowships. Participating faculty will develop a fellowship plan tailored to their expertise and aspirations for reaching broader publics. They will also receive technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences, cultivate networks to reach those publics, and workshop a policy brief, blog, op-ed or other public engagement products.

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The UMass Amherst Parents Association conducted a Family Weekend Food Drive in the Campus Center Oct. 2-3, collecting more than 1,300 pounds of food for donation to the Amherst Survival Center’s Food Pantry. Organizers particularly sought items that could be used in Thanksgiving boxes. The...
The University Without Walls held its third annual Social Justice Residency Sept. 18-20 at the UMass Center at Springfield. More than 20 students and faculty discussed the theory and practice of social justice activism, particularly as related to racial and economic inequality in Springfield....
The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom with a “charity fair” open to all employees. UMACC is the workplace-giving program at UMass that allows faculty, staff and retirees to donate to any charitable...
The University of Massachusetts Amherst reminds students, staff and faculty, along with family members of students, that the campus has a series of interlocking programs and law enforcement training programs to protect members of the campus community during emergencies and to assist individuals in...
All campus employees are invited to participate in the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign where their gifts will be counted toward the final year of UMass Rising: the $300 million Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Amherst that ends June 30, 2016.  Faculty and staff can choose to...
By presidential proclamation and as ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker, the United States and Commonwealth flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Roseburg, Ore., and in honor of Army Sgt. Christopher Y. Vars of Reading, who was listed...
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