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Students involved in UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) joined dozens of state leaders on campus March 4-5, to explore public service careers and learn about the gender gap in politics. The events were part of the annual UWiL workshop, which strives to introduce students to the complexities of the...
UWiL logo
Kristin Antelman, a finalist for dean of libraries, will make a presentation to the campus community, on Monday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. in S231 Integrative Learning Center. Like the other finalists, Antelman will discuss a “Vision of Academic Research Libraries for the Next Five Years....
Kristin Antelman
“An Evening of Beautiful Struggle,” featuring poet Sonia Sanchez, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and the Holy Ghost musical ensemble, and activists Melina Abdullah and Matt Meyer, will be presented Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department...
Sonia Sanchez
A new $26 million electrical substation at the University’s Tillson Farm property has linked the campus directly to major transmission lines to assure reliable power for decades to come. Raymond Jackson, director of the Physical Plant, said the University’s Central Heating Plant...
Tillson Farm Substation
UMass Amherst students learn about the perils of texting while driving in a high-tech simulator, brought to campus by the Arbella Insurance Foundation. The Distractology program was developed for Arbella by Donald Fisher of the Human Performance Lab.
Driving simulator
It’s getting a lot easier to follow the health and value of the thousands of trees that make up the Frank A. Waugh Arboretum in and around the core of campus. For decades, various trees have had small plaques, visible to passers-by, that identify them by common and botanical name, but now a...
Screen shot of Web tree app.
The Office of Emergency Management reminds the campus community that a number of programs are in place to communicate important information during situations such as the reported armed assault in a residence hall on Feb. 18 that led to a shelter-in-place order for two hours. During the week after...
ENS phone alert
Some computer data centers see electricity bills in the millions of dollars each month, and costs continue to rise, says Prashant Shenoy, computer science, which is why the official opening of New England’s first experimental solar-powered data center located at the Massachusetts Green High...
Prashant Shenoy
UMass Amherst, along with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Northampton and the Town of Amherst have committed to a pilot regional bike share program. The pilot program, tentatively named ValleyBike, will establish a regional, automated bike...
Bike share
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association has announced the 2016 recipients of its most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends: the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented at noon on Monday, April 4 in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.  ...
Distingished alumni 2016

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