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    Students foster literacy (and fun) in Springfield

    Who would have guessed that just a short drive down I-91 is the origination point of an entire creative universe? You may not know, so we’ll tell you so: Springfield, Massachusetts, is the hometown... More

  • Women in Science

    Exhibit highlights the stories that are all around us

    As up-and-coming scientists, UMass Amherst first-year students Nicole Parsons and Elizabeth Kilgallon are curious about women scientists of the past and present. They recently came to the new campus... More

  • Our Changing Language

    Teaching machines African-American English to expand study of dialects

    For the past 30 years, computer science researchers have been teaching their machines to read, for example, assigning back issues of the Wall Street Journal, so computers can learn the English they... More

  • Collidescope 2.0

    Adventures in pre and post racial America

    Growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Anderson Lara ’17 didn’t give much thought to issues of identity. As a Dominican-American in a city where three-quarters of the city’s population identify as... More