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Martín Espada, professor of English, has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 award that honors poets for outstanding lifetime achievement. Espada is the first Latino poet to win the award since its inception in 1986. As a poet, an essayist, an...
Martín Espada

Old Chapel was recently listed among the Top 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals and Chapels in the U.S. as ranked by Best College Reviews.

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Old Chapel
For the eighth year of the Common Read program, incoming first-year and transfer students will join their peers in reading “Lab Girl” by author and acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren. The winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, “Lab Girl” is a...
Lab Girl book cover
For four days in April, seven Tibetan monks working in Old Chapel created a unique and colorful sand mandala, considered a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. The mandala includes geometric shapes as well as ancient spiritual symbols.
Monks creating mandala
Seven projects have been awarded funding from the Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund (SIEF), which provides students, faculty and staff with the financial support to make their sustainability project a reality. The 2018 round of grants, totaling $23,500, funded these projects:...
Sustainability fund logo
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst finished this year’s national RecycleMania contest 3rd among universities of comparable size and residential character and 32nd among all 400 participating colleges and universities, up 10 spots from last year. The recycling...
Sam the Minuteman recycling
Six Amherst campus faculty are among the recipients of $200,000 in seed funding from the UMass system’s Technology Development Fund. Announced April 18 by President Marty Meehan, the $25,000 awards will support the development of new technologies aimed at protecting premature infants from...
UMass system logo

For the third consecutive year, UMass Amherst has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The award will be accepted at a state Department of Conservation and Recreation ceremony May 30 in Northampton.

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TC USA loo
Landscape Management and partners are installing six bluebird nesting boxes and six bat houses as part of continuing efforts to improve wildlife habitat on campus. A popular and beneficial species, the eastern bluebird experienced a drastic decline in numbers during the late 1800s through the...
Bluebird on nesting box
Building Bridges is a public arts and engagement initiative that aims to create connections between campus community members, including staff, faculty and students. Its featured event—the Building Bridges Showcase and Opening Reception—will take place Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 7...
Building Bridges

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