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Fall 2017

Bring on the Beastcam

UMass scientists create a digital Noah’s ark.

Sarah Osentoski ’08G, ’09PhD wants you to have a cute robot. 

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Professor Emeritus Robert Wilce on going the distance for arctic seaweed.

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Computer scientists search for the secrets of human vision.

An Orchard Hill residence hall is named for an author who never quite existed.

A UMass student recalls experiencing 9/11 as a four-year-old. 

Educator and activist Lisa Fontes exposes the invisible chains of control in abusive relationships. 

Patrick Hadley ’90 has made a living astonishing people. 

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Behind the scenes at the University Museum of Contemporary Art’s 5 Takes on African Art exhibition.

Carl Pierre, Paige McCormick, and Cale Makar are athletes to watch this winter.

Timna Tarr ’97 showcases her latest map quilt.

Highlighting new scientific research from UMass Amherst faculty.

Gov. Charlie Baker announces a grant, a feminist icon endures, and the Minuteman Marching Band prepares for the Rose Parade.


Annalisa Flynn ’20 spent her summer as a pest scout as part of the Summer Scholars Program. 

UMass people make their mark in the world.

Deceased alumni and faculty.

Send in your career and family news for our next issue.

Letters to the Editor.

New works by alumni authors. 

UMass athletic trainer Jennifer Brodeur offers workout advice to weekend warriors.