UMass News and Events

UMASS News & Events

While some governments have imposed a tax on unhealthy ingredients in processed foods, others have opted for an outright ban. A recent study led by University of Massachusetts Amherst economists sheds new light on how these differing approaches affect consumers, creating a framework that can be used to assess policies aiming to improve eating habits.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year weakened the Clean Water Act, now a UMass Amherst-led research team illustrates how this decision could hurt our waterways.

The commonwealth’s flagship campus also placed in the Top 50 Best Value Colleges rankings for public schools.

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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