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The UMass Amherst Libraries have received a gift of records covering 359 years of Quakerism in New England from the New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM), an organization of the Religious Society of Friends, which created and maintained the records. The Libraries’ department of Special...
Quaker records
Cheryl Brooks, the UMass Amherst College of Engineering’s assistant dean for experiential learning, has been teaching a course, “Learning through Community Engagement,” designed to build bridges between the Town of Amherst and the UMass Amherst campus. The course gives engineering...
Amherst Department of Public Works

A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on reproductive success via embryo quality, found that exposures from select chemicals tested were associated with “a pronounced decrease in blastocyst quality” at an early stage in embryo development.

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Richard Pilsner
UMACC (the UMass Amherst Community Campaign) is off to a strong start, with $250,000 already pledged from 400 faculty, staff and retirees to help nonprofits find a caring mentor for a child, help families put food on the table and protect our rights. When you give through UMACC, you decide where...
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With frequent emergency events impacting college campuses throughout the country, the university wants to remind everyone about the services and resources available to the campus community during emergencies. In addition, the sign-up process for UMass Amherst Alerts text messages has been improved...
Cell phone alert

Thank you to the 13,706 members of the UMass Amherst community who completed the 2016 Campus Climate Survey, supporting efforts to build a more respectful and inclusive campus environment for all. From Nov. 14 to the survey’s close at midnight Dec. 4, a total of 41.4 percent of students, faculty and staff members completed the voluntary survey.

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The Paws Program returns to campus on December 7, 2016, bringing plenty of Bright Spot Therapy dogs to visit with students and help relieve stress before final exams.
therapy dogs
The Lincoln Campus Center dining renovations project has been awarded LEED Gold certification, a level within the green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The renovations combined two eateries into one modernized space to support greater food options and a more...
Blue Wall

Raymond Bradley, distinguished professor in geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, will receive the 2016 Doctor honoris causa Universitatis Bernensis degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland, at its annual Foundation Ceremony, Dies Academicus, on Dec. 3 in Bern. The university’s rector calls the honorary doctorate a “high distinction” recognizing Bradley’s career contributions to global climate science.

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Raymond Bradley
The International Programs Office and its Education Abroad staff at UMass Amherst offer a great variety of opportunities to study abroad, short- or long-term, at universities and cultural events around the globe. In spring 2017, a record 700-plus UMass Amherst students will study abroad across the...
Edinburgh festival

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