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On Oct. 18, the UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band led thousands of high school band members in the annual Band Day halftime performance at the UMass football game. Photos by Patricia Mahon
Declaring that “expressions of hate and intolerance have no place on our campus,” Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy this week condemned three incidents of vandalism involving racist graffiti left on residence hall room doors in Southwest over the Columbus Day weekend. “We condemn...
Study abroad programs in Israel will resume during the spring semester, following a review by the campus’ International Risk Management Committee, which cited a revised travel advisory from the U.S. State Department as a key factor in the decision. According to Jack Ahern, vice provost for...
The Libraries have established a new fund to support open access publication of UMass Amherst peer-reviewed scholarship. A pilot program will make $25,000 in total available to UMass Amherst authors of articles and monographs. The Supporting Open Access Research (SOAR) Fund underwrites reasonable...
A search for the dean of Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) is being launched, according to Provost Katherine Newman. “This is a critically important position as the campus positions itself to be the destination of choice for talented, diverse undergraduates from the Commonwealth and beyond,...

As part of the campus’ ongoing strategic planning progress, the Diversity Strategic Planning Steering Committee is convening a Town Hall Meeting to discuss issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Congresswoman Katherine Clark was the keynote speaker as the UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) training program hosted a kick-off celebration on Sept. 23 at the UMass Club in Boston. Based in the department of political science and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UWiL seeks to prepare...
Epidemiology alumnus Nazeem Muhajarine was honored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) at its 5th annual Fall Celebration on Sept. 27 in the Fine Arts Center. Nearly 100 alumni, faculty, staff and students attended the brunch reception, which was held as part of Homecoming...
Artist Craig Colorusso's “Sun Boxes” public installation is made up of 20 speakers operating independently, each powered by solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. The guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops...
Biology professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont has been named vice provost for Academic Affairs by Provost Katherine Newman, who announced the appointment in a Sept. 25 broadcast e-mail. The appointment is effective immediately. “She will be joining my team to work on a wide range of important...

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