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The campus’s purchase of Mount Ida College in Newton was finalized May 17, opening the door to the establishment of a new Boston-area center for student experiential learning and industry collaboration. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced completion of the strategic real estate...
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NASA today announced the release of the most comprehensive ultraviolet (UV) survey of nearby galaxies to date, performed with the Hubble Space Telescope. The data were obtained as part of the Hubble Treasury project known as Legacy ExtraGalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS). Astronomer Daniela...
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UMass Amherst will award more than 7,400 degrees at Undergraduate, Graduate and Stockbridge School of Agriculture Commencements on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will be the featured speaker at the 148th Undergraduate Commencement...
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Martín Espada, professor of English, has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 award that honors poets for outstanding lifetime achievement. Espada is the first Latino poet to win the award since its inception in 1986. As a poet, an essayist, an...
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Old Chapel was recently listed among the Top 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals and Chapels in the U.S. as ranked by Best College Reviews.

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For the eighth year of the Common Read program, incoming first-year and transfer students will join their peers in reading “Lab Girl” by author and acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren. The winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, “Lab Girl” is a...
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For four days in April, seven Tibetan monks working in Old Chapel created a unique and colorful sand mandala, considered a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. The mandala includes geometric shapes as well as ancient spiritual symbols.
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Seven projects have been awarded funding from the Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund (SIEF), which provides students, faculty and staff with the financial support to make their sustainability project a reality. The 2018 round of grants, totaling $23,500, funded these projects:...
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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst finished this year’s national RecycleMania contest 3rd among universities of comparable size and residential character and 32nd among all 400 participating colleges and universities, up 10 spots from last year. The recycling...
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Six Amherst campus faculty are among the recipients of $200,000 in seed funding from the UMass system’s Technology Development Fund. Announced April 18 by President Marty Meehan, the $25,000 awards will support the development of new technologies aimed at protecting premature infants from...
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