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Cellist Astrid Schween of the department of music and dance since 2004, has been chosen to join the Juilliard String Quartet in September 2016.  Schween, who is the first woman to join the quartet, will also become a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School. She is replacing Joel...
Astrid Schween
Amherst campus faculty members are sharing nearly $931,000 in science and technology and creative economy grants announced June 3 by President Robert L. Caret. Describing faculty research and scholarship as work that “distinguishes us as a university and is essential to our quest for a...
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Kinesiology doctoral student Jocelyn Hafer has been awarded one of five American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Grant-in-Aid Awards for 2015. Hafer received the award for a research proposal titled “The effect of age and physical activity status on inter-segment coordination.” The $2,...
Jocelyn Hafer

UMass Amherst Afro-American studies professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst and poet Sonia Sanchez are scheduled to appear on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Thursday, May 28 to discuss their book, “SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader.”

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David McLaughlin, electrical and chemical engineering, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs and administration in the College of Engineering, dean Tim Anderson announced May 19. McLaughlin earned his Ph.D. in engineering from UMass Amherst and spent 10 years on the faculty of...
David McLaughlin

The construction site fence will be reconfigured in the fall to reopen the pedestrian pathway immediately adjacent to the project on the western (Goodell) side.

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University of Massachusetts President-elect Martin T. Meehan visited the Amherst campus, took questions from students and discussed the promise and power of a four-year college education.

Construction will begin on Monday, May 11 on a series of solar canopies at the Robsham Visitors Center parking lot. Most of the lot will be fenced and closed for the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in December. The contractor for the South College Academic Facility project will be doing infrastructure work on the north side of Goodell Hall from May 11-18. The area will be fenced, and the small parking lot at the north side of Goodell will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian access to the north side of Goodell, as well as vehicle access to alternative and accessible parking in the area, will be maintained.

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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is accepting comments until Friday, May 8 on the revised draft of its policies and procedures for Title IX/civil rights grievance resolution.

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Fifteen senior agriculture students, two juniors and two faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences were inducted into the campus Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the National Agricultural Honor Society on May 1. The two faculty inductees are Baoshan Xing and Duane Greene, both professors...

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