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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named the University of Massachusetts Amherst second among public colleges in its list of 35 best college values in New England for 2014.

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Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult, who recently donated her papers to the Libraries’ Special Collections, will be the guest speaker on Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries 12th annual Dinner with Friends at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.  The...
Daniel Stubbs, a senior studying computer science and mathematics, has received the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award from the Computing Research Association (CRA), a group of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science and related fields. The national honor...
Reid Barbour and Jessica Wolfe, widely known researchers and teachers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will join the Renaissance Center as residential scholars from March 10-14. During their stay, they will be holding special seminars and having individual meetings with Renaissance...
A household name to more than a billion people, Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan will share the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage with his sons Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. As a virtuoso of the 25-stringed sarod, the 68-year-old Amjad Ali Khan is a...
Ten graduate students have received Eugene M. Isenberg Awards for the spring semester. Eugene M. Isenberg, a 1950 alumnus and retired CEO of Nabors Industries, Inc, and his wife Ronnie, established the gift. The scholarships are awarded to graduate students who demonstrate academic merit and a...
The late social theorist and political activist Stuart Hall, who received an honorary degree from UMass Amherst in 1989, is being remembered at a memorial tribute posted by Lisa Henderson, professor of communication, at the blogsite of The Massachusetts Review. Hall, who died Feb. 10 at age 82,...

Winter weather has prompted the rescheduling of a campus presentation by Laurie Kramer, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, until Monday, Feb. 24 at 3:15 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center. Kramer is associate dean for academic programs in the college of agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences and professor of applied family studies in the department of human and community development at the University of Illinois.

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A team from Arizona State University’s (ASU) Office of Environmental Health and Safety visited campus Feb. 11 to learn about the university’s Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS), reports Don Robinson, executive director of Environmental Health and Safety. According to...
A national search for a new senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost began reviewing applications last month and anticipates that on-campus interviews with finalists will take place in early April, according to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. In a Feb. 12 broadcast e-mail, the...

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