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Spring 2018

Thoughts into Things

Inside the mind of a master architect. 

Student boxer Meiya Berkey ’18 tells why she steps into the ring.

Healthy snack company 88 Acres grows with help from a UMass investment fund.

An ace public historian shares some of her favorite aerospace artifacts.

The example of W.E.B. Du Bois, born 150 years ago, is powerfully timeless.

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Student dancers explore creativity and repression in Cadáver Exquisito.

Rebecca Richards ’94 shines light on a controversial spy law.

Len Gardner ’49 is among the last of the Pearl Harbor veterans.

Senior diver Emma Roush breaks a Rogers Pool record in the 3-meter dive.

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See the UMass Minuteman Marching Band in the Rose Parade.

Plastics and reproductive health, pollen tubes and pistils, teaching math, and safer toothbrushing.

A look at some beneficiaries of our annual, two-day, online giving mania.

One building dedicated, another to be renovated—and more campus news.


UMass people make their mark in the world.

New works by alumni authors. 

A flock of Canada geese leaves Campus Pond at dusk.

A campus expert tells the truth about lies.

Deceased alumni and faculty.

Class Notes are back!

Letters to the editor.