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The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) has named hockey head coach Greg Carvel the 2019 Spencer Penrose Award winner, annually given to the CCM/AHCA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year, as his team prepares to take on Denver in Thursday's 8:30 p.m. Frozen Four game in Buffalo, New York. 

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On Monday, April 22, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy will join Gov. Charlie Baker, Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and executives from across Massachusetts to speak at “MassForward: A vision for 2030.” The event, hosted by Dell Technologies at the Museum of Science in Boston, will feature a series of conversations on how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can continue to lead on emerging technology and its implementation in the workplace.

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Kumble Subbaswamy

UMass Amherst has joined with 43 other institutions and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to form an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The Action Collaborative aims to achieve targeted, collective action toward evidence-based policies and practices for addressing and preventing all forms of sexual harassment and promoting a culture of civility and respect. 

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The DesignIntelligence rankings for 2018 rated the UMass Amherst bachelor’s of science in landscape architecture as 23rd among the top 25 Most Admired Schools for 2018, and the undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs came in at 13th among similar sized programs in the category of Schools Most Hired by Firms. 

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Jocelyn Tedisky, former director of academic personnel systems and administration, has recently been appointed to the newly created position of assistant provost for academic labor relations and personnel adminstration and will will assume responsibility for contract bargaining and administration for the campus unions representing graduate assistants and postdoctoral researchers.

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Massachusetts’ Seaport Economic Council recently awarded $276,854 to the campus’s Gloucester Marine Station at Hodgkins Cove, the UMass system and other partners to identify economic growth opportunities for the Commonwealth’s commercial fishing industry. Adrian Jordaan, assistant professor of fish population ecology and conservation and director of the marine station, says the successful proposal was developed through a collaboration of the Department of Environmental Conservation and UMass Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute.

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A fishing vessel in Gloucester Harbor plys the city’s downtown infrastructure for the seafood industry on which its economy is partly dependent.

The Minutemen hockey team advanced to the first Frozen Four in program history with a 4-0 shutout over No. 3 seed Notre Dame in the Northeast Regional Championship on March 30 at SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Minutemen, who now hold a program record in wins at 30-9-0, will face West Regional Champion Denver in the national semifinals at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on on ESPN2, and numerous watch parties are being scheduled on campus, across the Commonwealth and around the country to watch Massachusetts hockey play for a chance at its first national championship.

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The Minutemen celebrate with a team photo after advancing to the Frozen Four

Cheryl Brooks has been named associate provost for career and professional development effective June 1. Brooks currently serves as assistant dean for experiential learning and corporate relations and as acting director of the Career Development and Experiential Learning Center in the College of Engineering.

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This summer, UMass Amherst undergraduate and graduate students can apply for housing at the Mount Ida Campus as a convenient way to access internships and co-ops in the Greater Boston area. This opportunity provides an additional resource as faculty and staff work with students to enhance their career preparation. 

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The Building Bridges Showcase Event will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center atrium. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and celebrate the work done by members of our campus community, including visual arts, music, poetry, creative workshops, demonstrations and more. In spring 2018, the university launched Building Bridges, an initiative designed to foster connections among UMass community members who come from myriad backgrounds and hold differing perspectives. Activities under the umbrella of Building Bridges include art installations, enrichment courses for staff, efforts to amplify the voices of immigrant workers on campus and other events.

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