Following a yearlong pilot program on campus, the state plumbing board has granted a permanent variance allowing the University of Massachusetts Amherst to keep two multi-stall bathrooms in Baker Residence Hall gender-inclusive. In 2017, the university formally requested the variance to serve “an underrepresented population on campus whose needs we are not able to meet on campus because of plumbing code requirements.”
On Friday, Oct. 19, the campus community and the general public are invited to run or walk the Multicolor Mile, a one-mile loop through campus, while getting sprayed with colorful liquid paint along the way. Pre-event activities, including music, dancing, games and a photo area, begin at 4 p.m. The run begins at 5.
Flu season is almost here, and so are the University Health Services (UHS) campus flu clinics.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against flu. UHS flu clinics are open to all members of the campus community—students, faculty...
Amherst residents, including UMass students, can vote early for the November election on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in 420 Student Union. The on-campus site is one of several in Amherst that will be open to any town voter at various times between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2.
The former 1894 campus horse barn has been rebuilt and relocated to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture’s Agricultural Learning Center, where student farmers are using it to wash and pack the 75,000 pounds of vegetables they produce each year.
Ranjanaa Devi, founding director of the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts and Culture Program, will retire Oct. 19 after 35 years with the university. The program has given center stage to artistic endeavors that reflect many cultures of Asia, bringing to the region work that is often available only in major metropolitan venues.
Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and staff are set to participate in the 7th annual Mass Impact Day of Service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Students will volunteer with local organizations or lead community service efforts to make a difference in the Pioneer Valley.
The university has received a $1 million federal Department of Education (DOE) grant to subsidize child care costs for low-income college students who have dependent children.
The four-year funding is provided through DOE’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, which...
The department of music and dance will host an open house and mock audition for high school students, parents and teachers who seek to learn more about the collegiate audition experience on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
The event is free and open to the public....
Trisha L. Andrew, associate professor of chemistry, recently received a $2,500 L’Oréal USA Changing the Face of STEM grant to increase hands-on research opportunities for community college students.
Over the 2018-19 academic year, Andrew and her research group will train interns...