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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

Simon J. Neame of the University of British Columbia Library and a finalist for dean of libraries, will make a presentation to the campus community, on Thursday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall East. Neame will offer a “Vision of Academic Research Libraries for the Next Five Years.”

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Simon Neame
Rob Rutenbar of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a finalist for dean of the College of College of Information and Computer Sciences, will make a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in 151 Computer Science Building. Rutenbar is the Abel Bliss Professor...
Rob Rutenbar
Students, faculty and staff now have a new file storage and collaboration service called Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst. With flexible sharing options, unlimited quota and improved security features, Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst provided by Box is an alternative to Google Drive,...
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Tyrone A. Parham was sworn in as the 10th chief of police at UMass Amherst by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Parham and his family were warmly welcomed by the campus community, with his own squad in attendance alongside local and state police officers.
Tyrone Parham

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