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As part of International Education Week, the university will host events Nov. 5-9 that celebrate international exchange, the richness of cultures from around the world, education and community. Highlights include the inaugural “Stand United, Fight Hate” lecture to be delivered by...
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The following statement was sent to the campus community Oct. 28. Our hearts go out to the loved ones and the victims of this weekend’s horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Tree of Life Congregation. Although this violent, anti-Semitic act appears to have been carried out by one...
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Note: Because of expected inclememnt weather on Saturday, Nov. 3, the 2018 Homecoming Parade has been canceled. The UMass Amherst campus will mark Homecoming Weekend Nov. 1-4 with fun activities, great food, music and lots of UMass pride for every alum, student and friend of the university. New...
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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.

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Five faculty members in the colleges of Education, Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences have received a two-year, $299,271 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the components of a successful multi-organizational partnership designed to promote girls’...
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The Office of Equity and Inclusion has launched the Learning Community initiative, encouraging the campus community to participate in small discussion groups based on the book, “What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People” by Vernā Myers. Groups will start meeting after Oct. 18.

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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.
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The university has received a $1 million federal Department of Education (DOE) grant to subsidize child care costs for low-income college students who have dependent children. The four-year funding is provided through DOE’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, which...
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Two essays that originally appeared in The Massachusetts Review are included in the 2018 edition of Best American Essays edited by Pulitzer Prize author Hilton Als and published Oct. 2 by Mariner Books. The selected essays are “Prospects for Survival” by noted linguist, philosopher...
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Following an extensive year-long vetting process and competitive bidding, Kuali Research has been selected as the new Electronic Research Administration (eRA) system for the campus. Multiple stakeholders—including faculty, business administrators, the Research Council and the Research...
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