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The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation in the WoodWorks 2018 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. The most technologically advanced cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the country, the...
John W. Olver Design Building
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens. Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...
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Ten graduate students will distill their doctoral or master’s theses into accessible three-minute oral presentations as they contend for a $1,000 first prize in the final round of the university’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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This story and photos by Brian Choquet originally appeared in Amherst Wire. At 10 years old, University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Stephnie Igharosa was a self-proclaimed tomboy when she reluctantly let her mother wrap her head in a traditional Nigerian gele. As her mom wrapped and...
First-year student Trinity Monteiro sits patiently as her friend wraps her head in a front doughnut wrap.
University Health Services is offering a new series of walk-in clinics to administer the meningitis B vaccine. Dr. George Corey announced the clinics Feb. 15 in a broadcast email to the campus community: Thank you to all the students who have received vaccinations so far during the clinics we...
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The Hate Has No Home at UMass campaign launched last fall has garnered a bronze award for best practices in communications and marketing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I. The award recognizes University Relations staff, under the direction of Vice...
Hate Has No Home

The university is seeking applications and nominations of students, staff and faculty to serve as campus climate ambassadors who will help lead conversations about steps the institution can take to improve its overall campus climate through the attitudes, perceptions and standards of the UMass Amherst community.

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Each spring semester, a number of students transfer to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but one student this year had the distinction of entering the university through the Commonwealth Commitment program. Kyle Deane of Rutland is UMass’ first student to enroll through the program...
Kyle Deane
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), New England Region, has awarded the Five College Library Annex project team a bronze award in the building construction category. The winning collaboration included Five Colleges, CSL Consulting, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, RDK Engineers,...
Five College library annex
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the U.S. Building of the Year in a national online poll conducted by American-Architects. In results announced Feb. 1, the Design Building won by a large margin, with about 30 percent of the more than 4,000 votes cast. Voters chose from 47...
John W. Olver Design Building

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