Students walk along the bridge by the campus pond and Fine Arts center at UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Stories Archive: 2022

Read the latest UMass Amherst Stories.

Experiential Learning Builds Connection Across Generations
A public health storytelling project tackles community, wellness, connection, and perspective by pairing UMass Amherst students with older adults.

UMass Amherst’s Policy for the Burning of Material Offerings for Ceremonial, Cultural, Traditional, or Religious Observance (a.k.a. the Smudging Policy) is an important step toward ensuring belonging for Native students and many more.

Milestones in LGBTQ+ History at UMass
Throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries, impactful events advanced the rights and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

UMass Amherst’s new initiative affirms the university’s values of equity, inclusion, and belonging for all, and seeks to build a strong unified sense of community.

Living Authentically
UMass Amherst's Spectrum Defined Residential Community supports LGBTQ+ students by creating a home that lets them thrive.

One with the Earth
To lessen the environmental impact of conventional burial and cremation, Katrina Spade '13MArch founded Recompose, the world's first legalized human composting service.

Where Opportunity Stands Tall
From historic archives to peregrine falcon chicks, UMass Amherst Libraries offer a world of resources, events, and fun to the campus community.

Earthly Investment: Sustainability at UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst continues its mission to be a leader in sustainability for the community, state, and nation.

Amazon: The Ubiquitous Ultimate Service Brand
In a new book, UMass Amherst media studies scholar Emily West examines how Amazon infiltrated every aspect of life while fading into the background. 

Honor, Celebrate, Recognize: Women's History Month at UMass Amherst
Learn more about the remarkable journeys, perseverance, and achievements of women all month long.

Harnessing the Power of the Wind
For the past 50 years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has led the way in advancing the field of wind energy through research and education.

Reimagining the Possible
UMass Amherst engineers create solutions that better humanity and enhance social justice.

The Joy of Collective Creative Expression
UMass Amherst’s Building Bridges public art initiative brings people together to creatively celebrate differences.

Awareness, Acceptance, Inclusion: The Path to Deaf studies at UMass Amherst
Myles Sanders integrates personal experience and historical context to bring holistic Deaf studies to the classroom.

Governing the Empires of the 21st Century
UMass Amherst School of Public Policy’s Alasdair Roberts explores the immense challenges of leading the world's superstates.

Black History Month: Mark the Celebration
On campus and across the state of Massachusetts, UMass Amherst honors Black history and heritage.

You've Got a Friend: Mentorship On Campus and Beyond
Discover the many ways to make connections, find a mentor, and get the support you need.

Researchers Team Up to Find Revolutionary Ways to Target Cancer Cells
UMass Amherst and UMass Chan Medical School researchers team up to find revolutionary ways to target cancer cells.

UMass Amherst Research Aimed at Ending the Opioid Epidemic
Researchers are working to mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic through compassionate care, evidence-based solutions, and machine learning.

mRNA Holds Key to Next-Gen Vaccines and Therapeutics
UMass Amherst researchers are developing technology to make extremely pure and plentiful RNA that could enable a new class of vaccines and treatments for a range of deadly diseases.

Spotlight Scholar: Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Gerzina has dedicated her career to illuminating the lives of others as the author or editor of nine influential books, which bring to light unknown facets of the lives of well-known figures as well as the lives of those overlooked by history.