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Senior Hannah Weinronk of Lexington, a public health sciences major with a concentration in food systems, recently was named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact organization for her work in western Massachusetts, Alaska and South Africa with community organizations addressing food...
Hannah Weinronk
UMass Amherst is part of a $500,000 grant that Northeastern University has received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Building on their existing strengths in information extraction, retrieval and visualization, the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) and Northeastern University...
James Allan
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy issued the following statement to the university community on Apil 27 via a broadcast email: To the Campus Community: As you know from news reports, the people of Nepal suffered a tragedy of unimaginable proportions this past weekend. The...
Michael Joseph Nicholson, a sophomore history and political science major from Gardner, is this year’s recipient of the Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Service from Career Services. The award, which recognizes students who complete outstanding internships in either public service or...
Michael Joseph Nicholson
The first of two assessments of Massachusetts natural resources intersected by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project has been released by the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Volume 1 of the study covers the mainline of the pipeline...
Map showing proposed pipeline
Close to 2,000 people participated in UMass Dining’s 6th annual Dash & Dine 5K race and walk on April 11, raising $6,500 to “help our neighbors in need” at Amherst Survival Center. The Amherst Survival Center is a regional resource that provides food, clothes, healthcare and...
Dash & Dine
Six undergraduates were recognized April 16 with Rising Researcher awards for their exceptional leadership and expertise in their areas of study. The students were honored at a reception hosted by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. The Rising Researchers are seniors Anthony Federico, Javier King,...
Rising Researcher logo
UMass Amherst has launched a new Center for Data Science that will coordinate and significantly expand its capacity for research, education and industry collaboration in support of the exploding demand for acquisition and analysis of “big data.”
Andrew McCallum
Professor emeritus of chemistry and alumnus George R. Richason, Jr., whose nearly 70-year career was intricately intertwined with the development of UMass Amherst as a modern research institution, died April 14 at the age of 99. Born in Turners Falls, he enrolled at Massachusetts State College in...
George R. Richason, Jr.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 18th Annual Research Day held April 6 in the Student Union Ballroom. Posters were judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two categories: research and practice...
Research Day Award Winners

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