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Robert DeConto, geosciences, and co-author Penn State climate scientist David Pollard’s March 2016 paper, “Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise,” has been named the climate paper most featured in the media last year by Carbonbrief.org, a U.K.-based website...
Robert DeConto
The “Yellow Sheet,” the weekly Human Resources paper report of classified job opportunities at the university, has been discontinued after decades as a campus fixture. The report will live on online under the same name. Named for the color of the 8½- by 11-inch paper it was...
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The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) has raised $419,000 so far for local, national and global nonprofit organizations, including the Amherst Survival Center, the United Way of Hampshire County and Doctors Without Borders. There is still time for you donate to your favorite nonprofits, and...
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The “Power and Class of New England” should dress the part. That is why the 370-member University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band is raising money to replace its tattered 15-year-old uniforms before the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2018, where the...
Marching band
Evolutionary and developmental geneticist Craig Albertson, biology, has received a five-year, $1.76 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the development of the craniofacial skeleton, work he says will address a significant knowledge gap. Albertson explains, “While we know a...
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A pedestrian-only zone, running from the north side of Whitmore to the south side of Machmer and Thompson, is being re-established. New vehicle-exclusion bollards will be placed to divert traffic. The zone, first introduced in the fall of 2013, has undergone significant changes in the intervening...
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Alumna Kyung-Wha Kang is serving as special advisor on policy to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who took office Jan. 1. Kang, who earned her Ph.D. and M.A. through the communication department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, headed Guterres’ transition...
Kyung-Wha Kang

Whitmore Café in the administration building will be closed for renovations during winter break and will reopen during the spring semester with expanded menu options and greater convenience. The café will close at the end of the business day on Friday, Dec. 23. During renovations, Baby Berk will be parked outside to provide food, including hot soups daily, and there will be free coffee and treats every morning in the hallway near the café.

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The recent approval of a ballot measure permitting the possession and recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts does not change marijuana policy at UMass Amherst; it is still prohibited. The university is subject to federal laws, including the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the...
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Beverly Woolf, computer science, with partners at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Pennsylvania, recently received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its goal “to improve our ability to solve the nation’s most...
Beverly Woolf

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