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John McCarthy will step down as dean of the Graduate School following the May 12 commencement to focus more time on his duties as senior vice provost for academic affairs as well as his research in linguistics. The change was announced Feb. 23 by Provost Katherine Newman, who said an internal...
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With its structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, the new Design Building is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning. The $52 million, 82,000-square-foot structure demonstrates state-of-the-art wood construction technology while serving as home...
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The first floor of the recently renovated Old Chapel is now open to the campus community weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as a comfortable place for study, informal gatherings or just relaxing. Closed since 1999 because of structural deterioration, Old Chapel has emerged following a two-year, $21...
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As part of UMass Amherst’s ongoing efforts to expand educational access and diversify its student body, the campus has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an effort to substantially increase the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at the nation’s top-performing...
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UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has announced the membership of a campus task force coordinating responses to presidential executive orders and changes in related federal policies that affect students and other members of the campus community. The group will be chaired by John...
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Epidemiologist Susan Sturgeon, biostatistics and epidemiology, and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman...
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A UMass Amherst Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Office survey of undergraduate students enrolled in classes participating in the Open Education Initiative (OEI) found that most appreciated the cost savings and felt the class materials were as good or better than textbooks used in other...
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The International Programs Office (IPO) continues to provide updates and resources to the campus community regarding federal actions on immigration. A comprehensive package of timely news and campus-related information can be found at www.umass.edu/federal-actions. On Feb. 9, the 9th Federal...
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Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman, who has also been serving as interim dean of the College of Education for the past year, will retire in June after close to 40 years at UMass Amherst.  Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy will host a reception in his honor on April 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby...
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Katherine Newman, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, has announced a series of lectures and panels under the theme “Engaging Democracy, Exchanging Ideas.” Organized by student groups, university departments and colleges, this program will raise difficult questions and provide the occasion to debate the answers throughout the spring semester.

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