news

recent alumni book publications

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congratulations to two UMass UWW alumnae who have recently published well received books in the fields of public health and psychology. Lynn Koerbel, MPH, '04 06G is co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety (New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Dec, 2014) Lynn is Associate Read More…

meet scholarship winner kimberley moore

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet first generation college student and winner of a $1000 UWW scholarship, 36 year old Kimberley Moore of Dorchester, MA.  Here, Kimberley talks about managing school and the full time job of motherhood, and her plans for graduate school. Her concentration: Criminal Justice and Youth Development Read More…

uww faculty member publishes new book with tour dates

Monday, March 16, 2015

UWW faculty member Lisa Fontes, PhD has published a new book entitled Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship (Guilford Press, 2015).  About the book: "When a man showers all of his attention on a woman, it can feel incredibly romantic, and can blind her to hints Read More…

open house

Monday, March 16, 2015

College Fair and Open House You are invited to attend a free college fair and open house on Thursday April 2 from 5-7:30pm at the UMass Center at Springfield located at Tower Square, 1500 Main St. #260 in downtown Springfield. Learn about fall 2015 course offerings, meet representatives from Read More…

meet scholarship winner jennifer rogers

Friday, March 6, 2015

45 year old special education nurse Jennifer Rogers has fought hard to get where she is. A single mother and domestic violence survivor, here Jennifer talks about her educational journey, her plans to go on to graduate school, and what winning a UWW scholarship means to her. Her concentration: Read More…

couples finishing their degrees together

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Over the last four decades, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls has had many couples complete their bachelor's degrees hand in hand. With Valentine's Day upon us, we'd like to introduce you to two of our couples! First, meet TJ and Larain Budka. Together for six year and counting, they live Read More…

meet scholarship winner frances idlebrook

Friday, February 6, 2015

Winner of the Misty Bassi Scholarship, 37 year old mom, walking companion and personal chef Frances Idlebrook of Brookline, MA is making it happen for herself and her daughter. Her concentration: Women's Wellness, Nature and Creativity. Her advisor: Karen Stevens.   Every non-traditional age Read More…

uww faculty interviewed in us news

Thursday, February 5, 2015

UMass Amherst University Without Walls faculty member Mitch Boucher, PhD has been interviewed in US News on the topic of how to identify the intellectual leaders in an online course. In How to Find the Smart Kids in an Online Class, US News reporter Kelci Lynn Lucier, says the key is to identify Read More…

umass campus closed feb 9

Monday, February 2, 2015

The UMass Amherst campus and the UWW office is CLOSED Feb 9 due to a snow storm. This will not affect your online classes. Be in touch with your instructors as soon as possible if you lose power. We safe and be well.

meet uww student andré allen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Founder and Lead Designer for the theatrical lighting design firm BlackLight Productions, 43 year old André Allen of Atlanta and New York has a life filled to the brim with shows, tours, online classes, and being a husband and father of three. Here André shares with us his journey from Queens to Read More…