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  • Cultured Conservation

    Human geographer researches the importance of indigenous people to sustaining and restoring biocultural diversity

    It was as a graduate student in the 1980s studying in Nepal, when University of Massachusetts Amherst human geographer Stan Stevens’ eyes were opened to the politics of land use, governance and... More

  • The Art Lab

    Museum prepares students for careers in the art world

    Tucked away on the North side of the campus’ Fine Arts Center is a concealed cultural gem—the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)—a teaching museum and multidisciplinary, international... More

  • Inclusive Design

    Paving a path for sustainable architecture

    From the classroom to the construction site, award-winning architect and designer Kathleen Lugosch (Art, Architecture and Art History) has been pushing the boundaries of architecture for more than 30... More

  • Case Study

    Pioneering behavioral audit research

    According to UMass Amherst Isenberg accounting professor Elaine Wang, auditors from different nations may unwittingly convey different cultural biases in their professional judgments. With support... More