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Professor emeritus of chemistry and alumnus George R. Richason, Jr., whose nearly 70-year career was intricately intertwined with the development of UMass Amherst as a modern research institution, died April 14 at the age of 99. Born in Turners Falls, he enrolled at Massachusetts State College in...
George R. Richason, Jr.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 18th Annual Research Day held April 6 in the Student Union Ballroom. Posters were judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two categories: research and practice...
Research Day Award Winners
The deadline for each campus department to provide vital contact information for the UMass Ready online continuity-planning tool is April 13. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy announced the campus-wide launch of the initiative on March 30. UMass Ready represents a progressive, pro-active approach...
Current and former students will have new and faster ways to get copies of their transcripts beginning April 20, says University registrar John Lenzi. The university has contracted with Parchment, a company that provides credential management services, to simplify ordering and speed delivery of...
transcript
A strategic plan that details actions for improving the university’s climate of inclusion and enhancing the diversity of the student body and campus workforce was released this week, following its approval by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. The 41-page strategic plan, developed by a 16-...
Bamford, a New Hampshire native and former student-athlete at Ithaca College, becomes the seventh permanent Director of Athletics at UMass after serving at Georgia Tech and Yale.
Ryan Bamford
The online campus landscape has changed greatly in the last year, with 50 new or redesigned websites going live as a result of the work of University Relations’ Office of Communications. Claudia Donald, director of Online Communications, says the websites, whether they are brand new or...
Web design meeting
Students from the Five Colleges will compete to see who can best analyze big data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 ASA DataFest competition—a collaboration between academe, students and industry that will be held March 27-29 in 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Center. DataFest...
Big data
The Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration Program (BDIC) hosted the seventh annual Conference of Individualized Major Programs (IMPs) on March 5-6 in the Campus Center.  Sixty-one faculty, staff, administrators and students from IMPs across the U.S. registered for the...
Portions of sidewalks at the north end of campus on North Pleasant Street and Governors Drive are being closed as contractors begin preliminary utility work for construction of the new Physical Sciences Building. The work is being done in the area of West Experiment Station, Lederle Graduate...
West Experiment Station

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