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Career Ladder, a new pilot program launched by Residential Life in collaboration with the AFSCME Bargaining Unit and Labor Management Workplace Education, is providing six Residential Life custodial workers an opportunity to advance their trades skills through classroom learning and one-on-one...
Career Ladder team

Some of the most accomplished amateur lawn tennis players in the country have tested the footing for a groundstroke or an overhand smash at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield to help researchers there evaluate how different turfgrass surfaces affect play and stand up under real-life, match-play punishment. 

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Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has signed the open letter “We Are Still In” joining in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change with nearly 1,200 mayors, governors, college and business leaders. The action follows President Donald J. Trump’s announcement...
Kumble Subbaswamy
Alumni, friends and fans of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band are invited to Pasadena, California, to watch the 380-member “Power and Class of New England” perform under director Timothy Todd Anderson in the 2018 Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1. Arrangements for the...
UMMB at Macy's

The university’s 1894 horse barn on Grinnell Way–the last barn on the main campus–is being dismantled and moved to a new foundation on North Pleasant Street, where it will become part of the Agricultural Learning Center on the former Wysocki Farm. Last used by the UMass Police Department for its mounted patrol more than a decade ago, the Queen Anne style structure will find new life supporting student agricultural activities.

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The horse barn
The first issue of Aspire, a new biannual report conveying the impact of private gifts to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is available online. The report uses bold, compelling photography and graphics to reflect the creativity and vision of those whose philanthropy propels the university...
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Increasing the number of black and Latino K-12 teachers in western Massachusetts is the focus of a $50,000 planning grant awarded to the Five College Schools Partnership by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The grant, from a competitive innovation fund newly initiated by the...
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Edie Meidav, assistant professor of English, has been awarded $25,000 from President Marty Meehan’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund to help pregnant and parenting teens in Holyoke gain job skills and a sense of self-worth and self-determination. Through UMass MFA Story Hour, Meidav and...
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A proposed fiscal 2018 budget released May 16 by the Senate Ways and Means Committee includes $534.5 million for the UMass system, an increase of $26.2 million or 5 percent over this year. The budget drew praise from university leaders, who noted the support of Senate President Stanley C....
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Three Amherst campus research initiatives are among nine projects across the five-campus system that are sharing $735,000 in grants from the President’s Science & Technology (S&T) Initiatives Fund. Announced May 17 by President Marty Meehan, the projects showcase a range of cutting-...
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