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Summer 2017

Mass Timber

Inside the graceful, sustainable, and breathtaking new Design Building.

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We asked readers to share their memories of Old Chapel.

To counter extinction, wildlife spokesman Jeff Corwin ’02G invokes a legacy of conservation. 

Promoter Shelly Saltman ’53 worked with top athletes and Hollywood stars—and has the stories to prove it.

Murugappan Muthukumar, one of the world’s top polymer physicists, has long been fascinated by vision and the physiology of the eye. Plus, more research breakthroughs.

Jenny McKeon ’13 illustrates her journey from UMass Amherst to a career as a manga translator.

Chris Sarage ’92 went from working at Amherst’s Antonio’s Pizza to opening up his own place in Bolivia in the world’s largest salt flat.

Elizabeth Warren speaks to UMass grads, a visit by Noam Chomsky, and South College renovations.

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Meet the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Evolutionary biologist Diane Kelly uncovers the nuts and bolts of how baby animals get made.

Filmmaker Eric Stange ’76 searches for the real Edgar Allan Poe in a new PBS documentary.

UMass Amherst athletes scored big this spring on the fields, on the courts, and on the water.

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Staging UMass Commencement takes days—see how we do it in 100 seconds.


Chancellor Subbaswamy speaks out on academic freedom. Readers speak their minds.

UMass people make their mark in the world.

New works by alumni and faculty authors. 

Deceased alumni and faculty.

Students gather post-Commencement on University Drive. 

The UMass Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology’s tick lab makes outdoor adventuring safer.