UMass News and Events

UMASS News & Events

New research from UMass Amherst is the first to precisely map role of horticulture in spreading invasives, projecting ranges under 2 degrees Celsius of warming.

Across parties, 84% are concerned about election-related violence in 2024; female, racial minority members receive more threats.

On Dec. 5, Chancellor Javier Reyes and Maritza Reyes sent a holiday greeting and video to the UMass Amherst community.

Half of faucets in Massachusetts schools built in the 1960s and 70s could be a source of elevated lead levels; research helps identify facilities at the greatest risk.

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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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