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    Top Flight

    New center to provide advanced aeronautical research and training

    A significant number of air traffic controllers in the New England region are expected to retire in the next decade, increasing the demand for a modern education and training facility. To help meet... More

  • UMass Amherst history professor Christian Appy sits in his office with his books.

    The Human Side of War

    Social historian explores the Vietnam War’s effects on American culture and identity

    Historian Christian Appy had been taking a break from academic life when he arrived on the UMass Amherst campus in 2004. Having just completed a monumental oral history of the Vietnam War called... More

  • Jennifer Greene and her team’s Barbie Jeep in the UMass Amherst Smart Car Crash Avoidance Competition.

    Smart Car Extravaganza

    Engineering students avoid a crash course

    The 185 students in Professor David McLaughlin’s Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering course gathered in a large circle in the Student Union Ballroom, laughing, shouting, and cheering as dozens of... More

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    A Hand in Justice

    How the public influences the Supreme Court

    When a vacancy opens up on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a standard process for filling the seat: the President nominates a new justice, who then appears at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary... More

  • UMass Amherst Rising Researchers stand in the upper hallway of the Integrated Learning Center.

    Destined for Success

    Undergraduate researchers make early impacts in their chosen fields

    Aaron Dunbrack ’17 boasts a number of unusual academic achievements, including being selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship in his sophomore year. According to Professor Susan Whitbourne, who... More

  • Outline of three colorful heads filled with computer chip technology.

    Growing Data Sciences

    New college and center are expanding the campus’s data science leadership

    This spring UMass Amherst demonstrated its deep faith in the potential of one of today’s highest-profile emerging technologies by holding a symposium celebrating the creation of the campus’s Center... More