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Senator Elizabeth Warren made her first campus visit on Jan. 22, taking time to meet with administrators, faculty and students as part of her swing through western Massachusetts. Warren was greeted by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael F. Malone...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (right) and Sandra Petersen
In an effort to reduce student costs and adapt to a changing marketplace, campus officials are exploring the possibility of creating a “virtual bookstore” to supply course materials and textbooks. James P. Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the university...
Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), this week named UMass Amherst a finalist in its national 2014 Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among U.S. colleges and university signatories of the...
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines will have a new array of teaching development programs and resources through UMass Amherst’s involvement in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning...
Focusing on the theme of “Reality Narratives,” the 21st annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, will screen award-winning documentaries, shorts and narrative features from Europe, Peru, the Soviet Union and the U.S....

 With the Blue Wall dining area in the Campus Center closed for a $19 million renovation, Dining Services has expanded The Hatch eatery on the lower level of the Student Union and will locate the popular Baby Berk food trucks outside the Student Union during the busy lunchtime rush.

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A new state climatologist position to be housed at the campus-based Northeast Climate Science Center was proposed this week by Gov. Deval Patrick as he announced a $50 million initiative aimed at climate change preparedness. The idea for a state climatologist was first developed by Steve Goodwin,...
Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) recently collected $1,720 to support the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Amherst Survival Center, according to executive director Bill McClure. CPE staff members donated their redeemable cans and bottles throughout the year, and in November...
Robert H. Quinn, whose long career in public service included terms as attorney general, speaker of the House and chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, died Jan. 12 in Dorchester. He was 85. Appointed to the Board of Trustees by Gov. Edward King in 1981, Quinn served as chairman...
Damaged sprinkler heads and heating coils caused by frigid temperatures over the weekend of Jan. 4-5 kept plumbers and custodial staff busy with water leaks in several campus buildings, according to Dan McCarthy, assistant director for building maintenance at Physical Plant. McCarthy said the most...

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