UMass News and Events

UMASS News & Events

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.

UMass Amherst Donahue Institute presented new SEIGMA research to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Xheme, a specialty materials company affiliated with the UMass Innovation Institute, has developed a non-toxic programmable powder that can be customized based on application and boast a range of promising uses.

The team’s approach reveals the crucial role played by a specific enzyme in the folding process.

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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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