Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner and a leading scholar of racism and discriminatory policy in America, will speak on “How to Be an Antiracist” on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
The university is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation for reaccreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). A team of nine evaluators from public research universities across the U.S. will be visiting the campus Oct. 21-24. During this time, more than 40 meetings will be held on campus to enable the evaluators to better understand how the university meets the standards of quality outlined by NECHE. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one of three open meetings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22.
Family Weekend returns Oct. 19-21 with a full schedule of informative and entertaining activities, ranging from chocolate classes to tours of the new $100 million Physical Sciences Building. The weekend includes home games for football and men’s soccer, bake shop tours, the Multicolor Mile...
UMass Amherst has again been named to the Princeton Review’s list of Top 50 Green Colleges, which are schools that have “superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability education, and a healthy quality of life for students on campus.”
Sewer line construction in connection with the Worcester Dining Commons project will require a series of pedestrian and vehicle detours on North Pleasant Street from the Integrated Sciences Building to the dining commons beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 25.
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.