Internationally recognized climate scientist and Distinguished Professor Raymond S. Bradley at UMass Amherst has been elected an International Fellow in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for “major contributions to our understanding of the nature and causes of climate change.”
UMass Amherst ranks among the nation’s top public universities, climbing this year to No. 24 in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report. The Commonwealth’s flagship campus stands out as one of the most improved top-tier public universities in America.
For the fourth straight year, UMass Amherst ranks No. 1 for Best Campus Food in the nation. The honor was revealed by The Princeton Review as part of its ranking of the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories for 2020.
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management graduate program - which includes an MS and an MBA/MS in sport management - has been ranked the number one postgraduate program in the world for 2019 by SportBusiness. The McCormack Department of Sport Management ranked second in both 2017 and 2018.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced this week the election of 100 new members to the academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. They include Lila M. Gierasch, distinguished professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry at UMass Amherst.
The DesignIntelligence rankings for 2018 rated the UMass Amherst bachelor’s of science in landscape architecture as 23rd among the top 25 Most Admired Schools for 2018, and the undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs came in at 13th among similar sized programs in the category of Schools Most Hired by Firms.
UMass Amherst is one of the top colleges and universities in the country for producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 36 alumni serving across the globe last year, UMass Amherst is ranked No. 25 among large-size schools, those with more than 15,000 undergraduates, on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019.
Graduate programs in several science and social science disciplines at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rank among the best in the nation in fresh rankings featured in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was released this month.