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Thanks to support by professional turfgrass industry organizations and alumni, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture sent 11 students to two national competitions this winter, where they networked and competed against other college teams.

February 22, 2024
SFMA team

Bianca Dixon of the UMass Police Department was one of eight police academy recruits from Western Massachusetts recently recognized for their quick-thinking actions in aiding victims of a serious motor vehicle crash in January.

February 22, 2024
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Panelists will discuss opportunities for and obstacles to finding common ground and building trust across identities and political divides from 5-6 p.m. during ”Coming Together Across Difference,” the second panel in the series “Dialogue & Action in an Age of Divides.”

February 7, 2024
Dialog and Action - a series organized by nine Massachusetts universities

The featured speaker for the event, which was rescheduled from Jan. 16 due to inclement weather, will be author, activist and jazz singer LaTosha Brown, a contributor to The New York Times and senior practice fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 

January 23, 2024
LaTosha Brown

The Healey-Driscoll administration’s recently announced Climate Science Advisory panel will draw heavily on the expertise of Rob DeConto, David Boutt and Jon Woodruff from the Department of Earth, Geographic and Climate Sciences to help inform state and local climate adaptation planning and projects. 

January 22, 2024
Clockwise from top left: David Boutt, Jon Woodruff and Rob DeConto

In addition to the chancellor’s attendance at the event – by invitation of the governor herself – UMass Amherst was also represented by the a cappella group Duly Noted, who performed after Healey’s address.

January 18, 2024
Chancellor Javier Reyes with UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suarez Orozco speaking to fellow attendees in the gallery prior to Gov. Healey's 2024 State of the Commonwealth Address

Students in the Department of Kinesiology are looking for individuals on or off campus who have been diagnosed with chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, Parkinsons, cancer, etc., to participate in free exercise programming that is part of a class requirement. 

January 16, 2024
A person using a treadmill. Credit: Getty Images

The Donahue Institute has played a lead role developing the 2023-50 Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan, a 200-page, long-range strategic initiative intended to address the challenges facing the Bay State’s more than 7,000 farms.

January 9, 2024
An aerial view of a Massachusetts farm, from the cover of the Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan report.

The legislation, filed by Sen. Jo Comerford of Northampton and supported by UMass Amherst stakeholders, seeks to facilitate better interactions between police and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

January 4, 2024
UMass Police Chief Tyrone Parham, Max Callahan and Senator Comerford stand at the Massachusetts Senate Rostrum

Throughout 2023, Melnik, director of the Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group, presented at nine regional engagement sessions hosted by the governor’s economic development planning council.

December 11, 2023
Mark Melnik