Exhibit: Emergence: UMass Becomes UMass

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October 18—January 6, 2014
This event does NOT occur on:
November 28, December 15, December 21—December 22, December 25, December 28—January 1, January 5

Learning Commons in W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Room: Lower Level and Floor 25

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Anne Moore

Exhibit: “Emergence: UMass Becomes UMass,” through January 6, 2014, Lower Level and Floor 25, Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst.  The third in a series of three exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts.

The exhibit centers on the post-World War II expansion of UMass and its emergence as a fully-fledged research university.  From the Freedom Bill of the 1950s through the years of rapid expansion to the present day, the exhibit examines the remarkable transformations of our campus and academic programs, the changes in the student body, the turbulent years of the 1960s through 1980s, the remarkable outpouring of creativity in the face of economic challenges, and the ongoing relevance of the university’s mission as a land grant institution. 

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