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UMass Amherst wants the many members of its international community–students, staff and faculty–to know: You Are Welcome Here.
Chancellor with welcome sign
Steve Goodwin, former dean of the College of Natural Sciences, has been appointed deputy chancellor by Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, effective Nov. 12. Goodwin’s appointment fills the post previously held by Robert Feldman, who retired in June. In his new role, Goodwin will assist the...
Steve Goodwin

In the wake of a devastating hurricane, the university has placed collection bins around campus seeking donations of toiletries and warm winter clothing for displaced families arriving in Holyoke from Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico
A report on gender equity among tenure-track faculty at UMass Amherst finds that men and women earn similar salaries — if they hold the same rank for an equivalent period of time within their college. This good news, the report states, places the university in a strategic positon to make...
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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit based in Boulder, Colorado, announced this week that UMass Amherst has joined 116 other North American colleges and universities in its consortium, which focuses on research and training in Earth system science. UCAR manages...
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The UMass Amherst campus will mark Homecoming Weekend Oct. 19-21 with something for every alum, student and friend of the university. Events kick off on Thursday with Spirit on the Concourse, providing giveaways, games and lots of spirit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Campus Center Concourse. Chef...
Homecoming Parade
While Amazon is moving away from its campus bookstore business model, the company will continue to provide textbooks and course materials through December 2018, when the university’s textbook agreement with the firm expires. Faculty will continue to use the CourseMaterials/Adoption tool for...
Amazon's Campus Center Pick Up Point
Alumnus Col. Jason K. Fettig, director of the "The Presidents Own" United States Marine Band, talks about the band's visit to campus, performing a community concert and teaching masterclasses to UMass Amherst music students.  
Jason Fettig conducting the U.S. Marine Band

Four finalists for the position of dean of students position will be coming to campus between Oct. 24 and Nov. 2. Each finalist will participate in open forums and make presentations to the campus community.

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The first group of Eureka! scholars, now completing their final year in the program and preparing for college, were celebrated Oct. 11 at a special event honoring their accomplishments and the people who have made the program a success. Eureka! is a five-year program launched in 2013 by the...
Eureka! program

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