UMass News and Events

UMASS News & Events

UMass Amherst Libraries and MassWildlife help peregrine falcon populations thrive by banding new chicks, an effort that lets conservation experts track falcon numbers.

Davidson, whose appointment is effective July 1, is currently Provost Fellow for Faculty Recruitment and Hiring and Interim Director of the Public Administration Program at West Virginia University. 

The UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll published a series of findings from its recent survey of 700 Massachusetts residents gauging their views on issues ranging from Gov. Maura Healey’s job performance to the statewide housing crisis.

Kelly, whose appointment is effective July 1, is currently Distinguished Professor of Science Education and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education at Penn State University.

June 19

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June 20

Sunrise gathering at 5 a.m. Sunset gathering at 7:30 p.m.

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. We are part of University Relations, which promotes UMass Amherst to all our varied audiences, both internal and external.

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