UMass News and Events

UMASS News & Events

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Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy lauded Ellsberg’s devotion to public service, saying, “We honor you for a lifetime of truth-telling that demonstrates how dissent can be the highest form of patriotism and citizenship.”

The cross-campus effort by faculty at UMass Amherst and UMass Boston to diversify STEM culture at the graduate level is funded by a $499,972 Sloan Foundation Grant.

Alice Cheung and Hen-Ming Wu, biochemistry and molecular biology, are working with colleagues around the world to expand the limits of plant breeding to augment desirable traits in crops.

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News & Media Relations

The Office of News and Media Relations works closely with journalists and the campus community to tell the UMass Amherst story. We gather and promote newsworthy developments about the achievements of faculty, staff and students; the university's programs and policies; research discoveries; and community outreach efforts. 

Our team provides a variety of services: news releases, social media, video, photography, Inside UMass newsletter, crisis communication and reputation management, promotion of faculty expertise, and interview preparation.

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