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The program in Scandinavian studies has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation for “Scandinavian Impulses” programming in 2016-17. In addition to individual cultural events, the grant will provide major support for the upcoming public symposium “...
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As the spring semester begins, the campus is showing off a number of freshly completed, highly visible building projects, led by the renovation of Old Chapel, renovation and expansion of South College and construction of the cutting-edge Design Building. Recent weeks also saw completion of...
South College Academic Facility
Effective Feb. 1, Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) will replace its in-house rental listing website with a site managed by Off Campus Partners, a private firm that provides similar services for colleges and universities across the U.S. and in Canada. The new site, offcampushousing.umass.edu, is...
Off campus students
Christine Wilda, UMass system senior vice president for administration and finance and treasurer, will be joining the UMass Amherst community in the newly established position of associate chancellor for compliance. This position will be charged with establishing and enforcing compliance standards...
Christine Wilda
Robert DeConto, geosciences, and co-author Penn State climate scientist David Pollard’s March 2016 paper, “Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise,” has been named the climate paper most featured in the media last year by Carbonbrief.org, a U.K.-based website...
Robert DeConto
The “Yellow Sheet,” the weekly Human Resources paper report of classified job opportunities at the university, has been discontinued after decades as a campus fixture. The report will live on online under the same name. Named for the color of the 8½- by 11-inch paper it was...
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The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) has raised $419,000 so far for local, national and global nonprofit organizations, including the Amherst Survival Center, the United Way of Hampshire County and Doctors Without Borders. There is still time for you donate to your favorite nonprofits, and...
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The “Power and Class of New England” should dress the part. That is why the 370-member University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band is raising money to replace its tattered 15-year-old uniforms before the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2018, where the...
Marching band
Evolutionary and developmental geneticist Craig Albertson, biology, has received a five-year, $1.76 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the development of the craniofacial skeleton, work he says will address a significant knowledge gap. Albertson explains, “While we know a...
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A pedestrian-only zone, running from the north side of Whitmore to the south side of Machmer and Thompson, is being re-established. New vehicle-exclusion bollards will be placed to divert traffic. The zone, first introduced in the fall of 2013, has undergone significant changes in the intervening...
Pedestrian-only area

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