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The three finalists for the position of dean of students will be coming to campus to participate in campus forums between April 24 and May 2. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the open sessions and provide comments to the search committee. The finalists are: Michael Jasek,...
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The student organization UMass For the Kids raised $133,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield this school year, including more than $20,000 on April 8 when more than 1,000 UMass Amherst students participated in the group’s annual UDance marathon. The $133,000 is a 49 percent increase over last year’s total.

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University officials celebrated the two-year transformation of South College on April 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the four-story atrium shared by renovated and new parts of the building.

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B.J. Roche, a senior lecturer in the journalism department, has been named New England Journalism Educator of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA). The association’s Journalism Educational Foundation of New England board of directors reviewed Roche’s...
B.J. Roche
Fifteen UMass Amherst EMTs will soon be taking their emergency medical training off campus to volunteer as first responders at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 17. This is the largest group yet of UMass Amherst Emergency Medical Services students to be accepted to volunteer by the Boston...
Emergency Medical Services members
The peregrine falcon nesting box atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library is again occupied and on view via the UMass Amherst Falcon Cam, a live webcam. Watch the falcon pair as they incubate, hatch and nurture this year’s chicks at https://www.library.umass.edu/falcons There are four eggs in the...
Falcon on eggs
Animal management students Amanda Reilly and Cris Wein, with livestock barn manager and sheep management instructor Alice Newth, were surprised at the university’s Hadley Farm recently to deliver five healthy lambs from a single ewe, an extremely unusual event. Newth teaches the sheep...
Five lambs
The campus will host the American Scientific Glassblowers Society’s Northeast Section meeting on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the glassblowing laboratory in the basement of the Lederle Graduate Research Center low-rise section. Staffed by 40-year veteran laboratory...
Glassware
Three panelists discussed the obstacles and opportunities encountered by women in the sciences during a March 28 panel discussion celebrating the publication of a new volume on the subject edited by Enobong (Anna) Branch, professor of sociology and the chancellor’s faculty advisor for...
Panelists
Foundational work for a proposed center for racial justice and urban affairs at the UMass Center at Springfield is underway as 14 teams conduct research and explore collaborations with community organizations in the city and nearby Holyoke. Working with $175,000 in planning grants, the faculty and...
Springfield skyline

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