In this sesquicentennial year, UMass Amherst has launched “UMass Rising,” its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever, with a goal of $300 million. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy says, “To excel today, the best universities must adapt. Simply reacting to new circumstances will not do, much more is required. With UMass Rising, we are redefining the future by focusing on innovation and impact in the way we teach students, conduct research, create a diverse and inclusive community and play a national role in fashioning a sustainable future.” To date, more than $183 million of the $300 million has been raised, more than 60 percent of the goal. Visit the UMass Rising Campaign website to learn more and to give.