Headliners

With its fall 2016 issue, UMass, the magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, unveils a fresh design and format for its print edition and debuts a magazine website. The redesigned magazine arrived in campus mailboxes this week; the website, a first for the magazine, went live on Nov. 7...
UMass magazine cover

Emergency closing and snow-related policies are being distributed this week to all faculty, staff and students. As winter approaches, campus employees should know how to obtain information related to severe weather, including closing announcements, parking rules, staggered departure procedures for early closings, related time and attendance policies and the rescheduling of final exams on snow days.

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Campus Center and ILC in snowstorm
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is conducting a confidential survey of all current students, faculty and staff to better understand the challenges of creating a campus environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. On Nov. 14, all faculty, students and staff received a personalized...
Be Heard
Fourteen staff and students attended the Leading for Change fall summit on diversity and equity issues held Nov. 7 at Bridgewater State University. The day-long program included discussions by representatives of member institutions of progress and obstacles to closing achievement gaps through...
Leading for Change participants
Rutgers University professor Benjamin Justice, a finalist for dean of the College of Education, will make a public presentation on Monday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. in 102 Furcolo Hall. Justice chairs the department of educational theory, policy and administration at the Rutgers Graduate School of...
Benjamin Justice
To support research on new instructional innovations and learning space design, UMass Amherst has launched its first experimental classroom, a new collaboration between the Instructional Innovation group, the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), and Herman Miller, the...
Experimental classroom
University of Miami professor Laura P. Kohn-Wood, a finalist for dean of the College of Education, will make a public presentation on Monday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in 102 Furcolo Hall. Kohn-Wood chairs the department of educational and psychological studies in Miami’s School of Education and...
Laura P. Kohn-Wood
Tricia R. Serio, head of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona and a finalist for dean of the College of Natural Sciences, will make a public presentation on Monday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in S330 Life Sciences Laboratories. Serio is the fifth and final...
Tricia R. Serio
Columbia University professor A. Lin Goodwin, a finalist for dean of the College of Education, will make a public presentation on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2:45 p.m. in 101 Furcolo Hall. Goodwin is a vice dean and professor in the department of curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia...
A. Lin Goodwin
AMHERST, Mass. – The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners in recognition of her “...
Laura Vandenberg

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