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How Swamy savvy are you?

Test your knowledge in celebration of the Chancellor’s final year

Chancellor Subbaswamy is seen applauding while standing at a podium.

You may have gotten a selfie with Swamy during his time at UMass, but how much do you actually know about our chancellor?

Test your knowledge—and compare your score with fellow members of the UMass community. And, if you haven’t snagged your selfie yet, make sure to get one before Swamy’s tenure comes to an end in June 2023.

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Question 1 of 5

Kumble R. Subbaswamy started his role as chancellor in July 2012.

Question 2 of 5

Subbaswamy graduated from Indiana University with his PhD in physics in 1976.

Question 3 of 5

The first UMassGives took place in spring 2013; the UMMB marched in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade; and, the first public level 3 EV charger was installed in the winter of 2014.

Question 4 of 5

In the Top Public National Universities Category, UMass Amherst ranked No. 42, tied with three institutions in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Colleges Guide—the first guide to come out during his tenure.

Question 5 of 5

Construction began on the Football Performance Center at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in April 2013 and the renovation of the Worcester Dining Commons began in 2018. The W. E.B. Du Bois Library, however, was built between 1972-1974, long before Subbaswamy became chancellor.

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