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Honor the extraordinary work of alumni, faculty and UMass friends with a nomination for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Anyone may submit a nomination. To submit a nomination, go to https://umass.fluidreview.com These awards are the most prestigious honor conferred by the UMass Amherst...
The next few days are forecast to be above 90 degrees in the Amherst area. To assist in reducing the cost of utilities, Facilities and Campus Services is reminding the campus community to conserve electricity as much as possible during this heat wave. Remember to: Turn off all lights when...
Solar installation
Green Parking Lot 25 on Commonwealth Avenue north of the Mullins Center will be closed beginning Monday, July 25 for solar canopy construction. The entire lot will be closed for the duration of the project. The project is weather dependent, but is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30. Alternate...
A construction fence is going up along the Central Campus Walkway, from the south end of Herter Hall to the south side of Old Chapel, for surface reclamation work. Service vehicles and pedestrians will continue to have through access in the area until 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23, when all access to...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Sherily Pereira, Ph.D., Nursing. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m., 201 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Acute Pain Symptom Assessment and Management in Nonverbal Puerto...
U.S. Flag
In accordance with the presidential proclamation issued as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers on July 17 in Baton Rouge, La., and as ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker, the United States and Commonwealth flags shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings until...
Child in monitor gear
Students in the kinesiology department are looking for 6- to 10-year-old children for a study that involves 30 minutes of free play wearing portable metabolic equipment and activity trackers. Participants will be compensated $20 for their contribution to research. Bringing friends or siblings is...
U.S. Flag
In accordance with the presidential proclamation issued as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on July 14 in Nice, France, and as ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker, the United States and Commonwealth flags shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on Tuesday, July 19...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Xi Wang, Ph.D., Education. Monday, July 25, 1 p.m., N113 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Detecting Candidate Preknowledge of Items Using a Predictive Checking...
Hazmat training
Environmental Health and Safety will conduct a hazardous materials response exercise for its staff at the Chemical Storage Building on Lower Campus Center Way on Tuesday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Emergency vehicles will be parked at the site and the exercise will take place in space...

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