George Corey, executive director of University Health Services, provided a statement updating the campus community on the Coronavirus and how to protect yourself during cold and flu season, stating there are currently no identified cases of infection at UMass Amherst and there are no members of the campus community who are under active investigation for the virus.
A seasonal, air-supported indoor facility to support UMass’s entire athletic department is complete and operational for team-use. The new turf practice field, built behind McGuirk Alumni Stadium’s west bleachers, serves to benefit UMass’s entire athletic department and its student-athletes, along with intramural and club sports.
The fence lines in the core of campus continue to be relocated to accommodate construction work locations. Construction activities along the access road to the east side of the Lincoln Campus Center are expected to take place from Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Monday, Feb. 17.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Center is now accepting applications for post-doctoral and graduate fellowships to assist scholars in conducting research in the W. E. B. Du Bois Papers housed in the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.
Jamina Scippio-McFadden, a senior program manager at the UMass Center at Springfield and a deeply engaged community leader, has been named director of the center by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Jamina Scippio-McFadden has outstanding professional credentials and a wealth of strong ties to the community,” said Steve Goodwin, deputy chancellor at UMass Amherst.
“Alec,” UMass Police Department’s new K-9 officer has been making the rounds around campus, keeping UMass safe and providing community outreach and student engagement in his first semester on the job. Watch Alec at work.
In February, the department of music and dance will present performances featuring a number of its acclaimed music faculty. Both performances will take place in Bezanson Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.