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Research Communications and Outreach

The Office of Research Communications and Outreach publicizes UMass Amherst research, scholarship, and creative activity. We highlight our achievements and the impact of work being done by our faculty, students, and staff.

Research Communications and Outreach oversees the day-to-day management of the campus’s research brand, Research Next, as well as the annual Report on Research and the faculty and student achievement programs Spotlight Scholars and Rising Researchers.

We also work with UMass Amherst faculty, administrators, and staff to develop clear, effective institutional marketing, public relations, and other targeted communications about campus research and scholarship and their broader impacts.

Additionally, we work with local and regional outreach partners who can provide external venues for communicating about UMass Amherst research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Contact

Karen J. Hayes
Director of Research Communications and Outreach
(413) 545-9586