The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) will hold public hearings and outreach sessions during February and March to receive comments on proposed service changes and fare increases that would go into effect starting July 1.
Kirsten Britton, an experienced athletics administrator at New England colleges, has been appointed senior associate director of athletics for sport administration. She will also serve as the athletics department’s senior woman administrator.
Britton begins her new duties on Feb. 20....
Six arrests and a number of injuries were reported as approximately 2,000 people congregated in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst following the New England Patriots’ 41-33 Super Bowl loss Sunday night to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the U.S. Building of the Year in a national online poll conducted by American-Architects.
In results announced Feb. 1, the Design Building won by a large margin, with about 30 percent of the more than 4,000 votes cast. Voters chose from 47...
Gerald Friedman, professor of economics, will speak on “Why the Economists Have Been Wrong About Health Policy and What Can Be Done” at the Retired Faculty Association meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in 917 Campus Center.
The business meeting starts at 10 a.m. with coffee...
With 4 million consumer and commercial drones expected in the U.S. by 2021, researchers at the UMass Amherst Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) are targeting safety by studying how to use weather radar to track the low-flying devices.
The campus community is invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Chancellor’s Citation Award, which honors outstanding work performance by university staff.
The awards committee will be looking for examples of original contributions to the university, attainment of high-priority...
Since the 1970s, evolutionary biologists researchers have hypothesized that the reason humans and chimpanzees are so dramatically different from each other, despite the fact that the two genomes are about 98 percent the same, is because human and chimpanzee genes are regulated differently, says evolutionary genomicist Courtney Babbitt at UMass Amherst. But until now research tools were not powerful enough to test this idea.
The university will celebrate Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month, during February with a series of art performances and activities, lectures, films and more.
Film: “Talking Black in America”
Monday, Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The university is once again participating in the two-month national RecycleMania competition, which challenges colleges and universities to improve recycling rates and reduce waste. Approximately 400 schools will take part in the challenge, which runs Feb. 4-March 31.