The demolition of Hills House on Thatcher Road near the North Pleasant Street intersection will begin on Monday, Sept. 25. The first phase of the project involves the remediation and abatement of any hazardous material in the building. Abatement work is expected to last through most of October, with dismantling of the entire structure to follow.
A new pilot program offering students, faculty and staff the opportunity to study the public health system in Cuba has been suspended following an assessment by the International Programs Office (IPO) of the impact of Hurricane Irma on the island.
Researchers from three campus departments are recruiting current Volkswagen owners (or lease holders) to participate in a paid research study.
Participants in the study will be asked to wear a wristband that measures personal emissions exposure as well as complete a series of short, 10-minute...
The office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) has a new website at a new URL: www.umass.edu/cesl/.
Developed by University Communications, the site is designed to provide students, faculty and community members an easier way to learn about CESL’s programs and courses.
UMass Amherst has been recognized as one of the top 25 campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students by Campus Pride, a national LGBTQ youth support and advocacy organization.
Hundreds of UMass students, faculty and staff are set to participate in the 6th annual Mass Impact Day of Service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Students will volunteer with local organizations or lead community service efforts to make a difference in the Pioneer Valley.
UMass Amherst is in the fourth safest college in the United States, according to Alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The top-ranked schools and their host towns “boast low overall crime rates and offer safe campuses with little or no campus crime,” says the report.
Members of the department of landscape architecture and regional planning are planning to place trees, shrubs and seating near Franklin Dining Commons on Friday, Sept. 15 to create two parking space-sized “parklets” as part of a worldwide event called Park(ing) Day.
The event takes...
SPIRE, the university’s secure online student information system, has a new mobile-friendly interface.
Students can search, add, drop or swap classes on the go from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. No app is needed.
For optimal display, simply go to www.spire.umass.edu ...
Geosciences professor David Boutt and graduate student Sarah McKnight conducted a two-week pilot course in August to introduce high school students to hydrologic concepts.
Called hydrology and climate change, the course provided first-time exposure to hydrologic concepts for nine students...