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With his family and police and campus officials looking on, Tyrone A. Parham was formally sworn in Feb. 12 by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy as 10th chief of the University of Massachusetts Police Department. Parham was joined in the ceremony by his wife Precious, who pinned the badge on his...
Tyrone Parham
Matthew Turk of the University of California, Santa Barbara, a finalist for dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences, will make a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.  in 151 Computer Science Building. He will be available for questions after the...
Matthew Turk
The exhibit at the University Museum of Contemporary Art is a five-channel video installation that aims to represent and redefine black male identity in America and reveals the diversity of thought, character and identity among black American males. It includes question-and-answer videos...
Many faces
Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman has been named interim dean of the College of Education following the resignation of Christine McCormick. In a Feb. 9 broadcast email to the campus community, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said Feldman, who had previously announced plans to retire at the end of the...
Robert Feldman
The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC), a workplace giving program that allows UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and retirees to donate to any charitable organization, beat this year’s goal of $350,000 to raise $404,843 for local, national and global non-profits. Contributions are made...
UMACC logo
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy welcomes UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff to campus for spring semester. He talks about student achievements, the benefits of activism and stronger consultation between the student body and the administration.
Kumble R. Subbaswamy
World-class contemporary ballet dancer and choreographer Helen Pickett shared her expertise with UMass Amherst and Five College dance students during winter break, making the most of the newly renovated dance studio in the Totman Gym.
Helen Pickett workshop

Contemporary artist Chuck Close has given a watercolor print to the University Museum of Contemporary Art, where his landmark exhibition “Chuck Close Photographs” took place last semester.

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Chuck Close self-portrait
Rolling Stone magazine has named “We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War,” published by University of Massachusetts Press, the Best Music Book of 2015. Authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of coping...
Book cover

Citing safety concerns about fires and explosions linked to lithium-ion batteries in hoverboards, UMass Amherst officials have banned the devices from campus, effective Jan. 8. The campus-wide ban includes residential facilities and other university buildings.

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