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New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst reveals, with unprecedented detail, how the grain size of beach sand relates to the slope of the beach itself. These new findings are critical to understanding how New England’s beaches will respond to both rising sea levels and increased storm activity.

cobble beach

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.


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Distinguished Professor of food science David Julian McClements served on the National Academy of Sciences Planning Committee for a workshop on building a more sustainable, resilient, equitable and nourishing food system.

David Julian McClements

Architecture faculty presented work at this year’s Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association. Entitled “Just Environments,” the conference was hosted by University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University, but presented virtually.

The UMass Amherst department of music and dance has announced the winners of its inaugural Young Artist Awards competition, created this spring for Massachusetts high school student musicians. 

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