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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Friday., 7/20

July 20, 2018

On July 20, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "You have a message notification from your Department" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "University of Massachusetts Amherst Mail <dianne@umass.edu>," notifies the recipient "You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification from your Department," and contains a link to "SIGN IN HERE." 

The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent UMass login page.

UPDATE: Wireless Issues Resolved - Mon., 7/16

July 16, 2018

2:15 p.m.

The connectivity issues affecting wireless networks reported earlier today have been resolved. To ensure uninterrupted service and address any other issues that may arise, UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) will continue to closely monitor network operations for the remainder of the week. If you are still experiencing wireless problems, please contact IT User Services and tell us when and where the problem occurred. You can reach us at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.


1:15 p.m.

Lederle Graduate Research Center Parking Lot Closure (UPDATE)

July 10, 2018

For at least the duration of Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Lot 61, the parking lot between Lederle Graduate Research and Conte Polymer Research Center, will be partially closed due to construction work.

Drivers who require handicap-accessible spaces may still use those that are available at the end of the lot. 

To access them, pull into the entranceway of Lot 61 and stop at the construction tape. From there, a construction crew member on-site will pull aside the tape, allowing access to these spaces.

For all other drivers: additional metered parking is available in Lot 43 at the northeast corner of the roundabout, next to Totman Gym.

UDrive Retired on Mon., 7/2

July 2, 2018

Update 7/2/2018:

UDrive, the university's legacy online file storage and sharing system, has been retired. Please see the rest of this news item for more information.


Originally published 4/30/2018:

UDrive (umass.edu/it/udrive), the university's legacy online file storage and sharing system, will retire on Monday, July 2, 2018 as the product has reached end-of-life and no longer meets campus technology standards.

Misra Named Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & CIO

June 28, 2018

Christopher Misra, a senior member of the information technology (IT) department’s leadership team, has been named interim vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer (CIO). Misra, currently the interim deputy chief information officer, will assume the duties of Julie Buehler, the departing CIO and vice chancellor for information services and strategy. Learn more about the IT Leadership Team.