News and Events

Dean Feldman Named Deputy Chancellor of UMass Amherst

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has appointed Dean Robert S. Feldman deputy chancellor for the UMass Amherst campus, effective April 1. 

Former Boston Police Commissioner to Examine Rowdy Student Behavior

In the aftermath of a massive and unruly off-campus bash, known as the Blarney Blowout, UMass Amherst has retained the services of former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to conduct a comprehensive review.

UMass Performance Report

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret is pleased to announce the first annual performance report that rates the University’s progress in achieving 21 goals across six priority areas.

UMass Graduate Programs, Including Sociology, Receive High Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Each year U.S. News and World Report ranks universities and graduate programs, based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

Henderson Book is Lammy Finalist

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production (NYU Press) by Prof. Lisa Henderson (communication) is a finalist for the Annual Lambda Literary Awards—fondly known as Lammys—in the LGBT category.

Vigil for Meghan Beebe '14

On Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. a vigil and reception will be held for Meghan Beebe '14 (sociology), who died on December 28 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Connecticut.

Haas to Receive ISA's Distinguished Scholar Award

The International Studies Association (ISA) Environmental Studies Section will present Prof. Peter M. Haas (political science) with the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award at their annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Alum is Subject of Upcoming Disney Movie

Sports marketing legend JB Bernstein '90 (political science), one of the creators of The Million Dollar Arm contest that led to the signing of the first professional baseball pitchers from India, will speak about his career and his system for creating the next big idea on Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Sophomore and Her Dog Win Westminster Championship

Delaney Ratner '16 (resource economics) and her border collie Kelso win the first ever agility competition at the 138th annual Westminster Dog Show.

First Public Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charger in MA Installed on Campus

“UMass Amherst is leading the Commonwealth in adopting this important new technology that moves our campus closer to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050,” says Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

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