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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...
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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.
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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...
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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

The Design Building, now under construction next to the Studio Arts Building, will be featured in an exhibition begining Sept. 17 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., focusing on cutting-edge methods of timber construction. Called Timber City, the exhibition uses featured projects to challenge the notion that wood is an antiquated building material.

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The UMass Minuteman Marching Band has received a top ranking from the Great Value Colleges’ 2016 ranking of “35 Great College Marching Bands,” sharing a No. 6 spot on the group’s website. Under the leadership of longtime director George N. Parks and associate director and...
UMass Minuteman Marching Band
Officers from the UMass Amherst Police Department and Amherst Police Department participated in joint training July 26-28 on Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP), according to Ian Cyr, deputy chief for operations. FIP is a nationally recognized organization that is on the leading edge of scientific...
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The summer issue of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) magazine features an invited four-page article by Barbara Pearson, linguistics and office of research development, and Rebecca Spencer, psychological and brain sciences, that introduces the campus’s science, technology,...
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Now in its fourth summer, the Eureka! program offers girls 12-18 a chance to explore STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) on campus with academic experts four days a week for four weeks. Offering exposure to microbiology, neuroscience, astronomy, information technology...
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UMass Amherst was awarded 14 patents in 2015, helping boost the five-campus UMass system to 30th globally in a compilation of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents during the calendar year. The report, which is published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and...
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