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A pedestrian-only zone, running from the north side of Whitmore to the south side of Machmer and Thompson, is being re-established. New vehicle-exclusion bollards will be placed to divert traffic. The zone, first introduced in the fall of 2013, has undergone significant changes in the intervening...
Pedestrian-only area
Alumna Kyung-Wha Kang is serving as special advisor on policy to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who took office Jan. 1. Kang, who earned her Ph.D. and M.A. through the communication department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, headed Guterres’ transition...
Kyung-Wha Kang

Whitmore Café in the administration building will be closed for renovations during winter break and will reopen during the spring semester with expanded menu options and greater convenience. The café will close at the end of the business day on Friday, Dec. 23. During renovations, Baby Berk will be parked outside to provide food, including hot soups daily, and there will be free coffee and treats every morning in the hallway near the café.

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The recent approval of a ballot measure permitting the possession and recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts does not change marijuana policy at UMass Amherst; it is still prohibited. The university is subject to federal laws, including the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the...
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Beverly Woolf, computer science, with partners at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Pennsylvania, recently received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its goal “to improve our ability to solve the nation’s most...
Beverly Woolf
Madelaine Bartlett, biology, and plant genome scientist colleagues elsewhere have received a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation ($812,000 to Bartlett) to study the genes that regulate plant stem cell biology and the role they play in yielding more and bigger fruit....
Madelaine Bartlett
The UMass Amherst Libraries have received a gift of records covering 359 years of Quakerism in New England from the New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM), an organization of the Religious Society of Friends, which created and maintained the records. The Libraries’ department of Special...
Quaker records
Cheryl Brooks, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering’s assistant dean for experiential learning, has been teaching a course, “Learning through Community Engagement,” designed to build bridges between the Town of Amherst and the UMass Amherst campus. The course gives engineering...
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A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on reproductive success via embryo quality, found that exposures from select chemicals tested were associated with “a pronounced decrease in blastocyst quality” at an early stage in embryo development.

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Richard Pilsner
UMACC (the UMass Amherst Community Campaign) is off to a strong start, with $250,000 already pledged from 400 faculty, staff and retirees to help nonprofits find a caring mentor for a child, help families put food on the table and protect our rights. When you give through UMACC, you decide where...
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