News and Events

Springfield Economic Development Project Receives Merck Grant

The John Merck Fund has awarded a $45,000 grant to the Wellspring Collaborative, an economic development project in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).

Determination Drives Student to Leave Cycle of Poverty

Of the West End House Scholarship, Rosana Urbaez ’14 (communication/psychology) says, "My success is contingent on having those around me believe in my success, and with help from scholarships like this, it can become a reality for me.”

Countdown for Band's Performance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

As always, Tom Turkey will lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Santa will bring up the rear, but marching somewhere in between, amid the big balloons, will be a special group—the Minuteman Marching Band.

Investigative Journalist Kevin Cullen '81 Talks Shop

Boston Globe columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Cullen '81 (journalism) reflects on his life in journalism and his years of exposing James "Whitey" Bulger for what he was.

Community Journalism: A Project Bringing Hope to Springfield

Community Journalism, offered by the UMass Journalism Department, is an initiative to increase college opportunities for students at Commerce High School in Springfield, MA. “This is not a save-the-natives initiative with us posing as saviors,” says Prof. Nicolas McBride, “This is a save-ourselves initiative through the sharing of resources and knowledge, a reciprocal exchange of ideas that benefit all concerned.”

Student Represents UMass at National Collegiate Security Conference

After a competitive application process, Ritika Bhakhri ’14 (political science/legal studies) was selected by the UMass International Relations Club to attend the weekend conference. “I saw this as a perfect opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired in the classroom to debate on real life issues that we face as an international society,” she says.

Comm Professor Focuses on Cultural Aspects of Communication

Race, code switching, bilingualism, immigration, and intercultural communication—and teaching—are among Benjamin Bailey's major interests.

SBS Day at Gillette

It was SBS day at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, November 2. 

Federal Grant Will Help Strengthen Education about Sexual Violence

A mandatory course focused on sexual violence and intervention by bystanders is being developed for all first-year students on campus. The online educational program is an outgrowth of a three-year, $270,000 grant awarded to UMass Amherst by the U.S. Department of Justice’s office on Violence Against Women.

Historical Markers Unveiled as Part of Sesquicentennial Celebration

Three new 7-foot-tall historical markers along the walkway that runs from the Recreation Center and between the George N. Parks Marching Band Building and Dickinson Hall chronicle the history and development of the college that became known as Mass Aggie in its first 70 years.

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