Headliners

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy welcomes the students, faculty and staff of the Commonwealth’s flagship campus to the 2016-17 academic year.

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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy

UMass Amherst researchers are developing a multi-disciplinary framework for offshore wind research, focusing on increasing innovation within projects and reducing costs by examining risks, finances and regulations associated with the industry.

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Wind turbine

The UMass Amherst Class of 2020 – 4,600-plus strong – gathered after their convocation on Sept. 5 to form the shape of the Commonwealth and create a memorable class photo.

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Class of 2020 class photo
The Commonwealth’s flagship campus is extending its welcome to the public with new signs at its “gateway” entrances. In the university’s colors – maroon background, white outline and white letters – the signs announce simply “University of Massachusetts....
Gateway sign
On July 8, Massachusetts passed “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which takes effect on Oct. 1. The new law extends protections against discrimination for gender identity to any place of public accommodation. As a result of this legislation, individuals must be...
There’s a whole lot of building going on as the fall 2016 semester begins. Some projects, like the renovation of Old Chapel, are winding down. Others, like the expansion of the Isenberg School of Management, are just beginning. The new Physical Sciences Building is midway along, and the...
ISOM addition
A week after the Town of Amherst issued mandatory water restrictions to cope with an ongoing statewide drought, students, faculty and staff are being urged to help conserve water. In an Aug. 25 broadcast email, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy outlined steps the campus community can take to limit...
Graphic: Turn off the faucet
The laboratory of environmental health scientist Richard Peltier at UMass Amherst does innovative studies on air pollution that result in better documentation of its effects on human health globally.
Police with masks in Kathmandu
The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) is wrapping up its first Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program, which provided paid summer employment for UMass Amherst undergraduate students in the labs and offices of university faculty and in communities where professional extension...
Paul Travers
Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology, has been named by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to serve as his faculty advisor for diversity and excellence, effective Aug. 15. “Through her academic research on race and gender, as well as her professional activities on and off campus...
Enobong (Anna) Branch

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