UMASS News & Events

On Thursday, June 17, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy sent an email wishing the campus community a happy Juneteenth holiday and acknowledging the work of Amilcar Shabazz, professor of history and Africana studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, in leading the effort to make Juneteenth a state holiday.


June 18

12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

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June 22

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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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