UMASS News & Events

Traversing landscapes ranging from the UMass Amherst campus to the woods of the Norwottuck Range, children entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade have the chance to form friendships and build relationships with local police officers through the Youth Adventure Academy.

A new report by researchers at UMass Amherst examines the changes in household food provisioning during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay State.

The School of Public Policy will kick off the 2021-22 academic year with a conversation with U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts's 2nd Congressional District. The talk will take place on Tuesday, August 31, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to welcome Katherine Dorrity as assistant director of emergency management. Dorrity comes to UMass with a strong emergency management background in higher education.

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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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