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Fall 2018

Prime Mover

A vibrant, visionary alumnus brings rehab clinics and services to underserved communities at home and abroad.

UMass scientists turn their revolutionary ideas into businesses.

Rep. Marjorie Decker ’94 defies threats to pass commonsense gun bill.


UMass scientists investigate what causes the insidious disease and how to prevent it.

A UMass researcher works with Alaskan tribes to illuminate a heartbreaking issue.

Randall West and Kelly Marra take on the extraordinary challenges of competing in two different sports.


Professor Michele L. Cooke describes the value that deaf people provide to the larger community.

The northern pike is a twitchy fish—when startled it changes direction incredibly quickly.

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Professor Martín Espada wins the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.


Andrew D. Bernstein captures the biggest names in sports.

A contemporary art installation on campus, the news from Mount Ida, and more.


New works by UMass Amherst alumni and faculty authors.

Catch up with Class Notes.

Think like a plant.

UMass people in the news.

Readers react to the summer 2018 issue.

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Dodgeball! What better way to make friends?