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The Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee is seeking comments on proposed revisions to the goals identified in the campus’ Diversity Strategic Plan. The strategic plan, adopted in spring 2015, set forth five goals to improve the current state of diversity at UMass Amherst. Last spring...
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The $150 million Institute for Applied Life Sciences will be launched formally on Friday, Oct. 21 as industry partners join state and university officials to celebrate the investment aimed at bringing new discoveries in healthcare services and products to the marketplace. Details of the daylong...
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A new map of notable campus trees is available at no charge for anyone who wants to learn more about the thousands of trees that add beauty and history to the university and make up the Frank A. Waugh Arboretum. The map was funded by the university Physical Plant and compiled by Todd Beals, an...
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Two finalists for dean of the College of Natural Sciences will make public presentations this week. The session with William Baker Tolman, who chairs the department of chemistry and is Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in S330 Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL). Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont, senior provost for academic affairs and director of interdepartmental graduate programs in the life sciences, will make her presentation on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in S330 LSL.

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Implementing the first phase of a major fellowship program designed to facilitate the recruitment, retention and success of academically talented students from historically underrepresented populations, the Graduate School recently welcomed its inaugural class of 37 Research Enhancement and...
Barbara Krauthamer, Graduate School associate dean and Darius Taylor, REAL Fellow and graduate student in Education
A new collaboration between School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) researchers and the Springfield Public Health Department’s well established Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA) program is supported by a recent five-year, $2.3 million grant for community-based participatory...
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Eric J. Moschella joined the campus on Oct. 3 as the first associate provost for student success. He most recently served as director of the Student Success Center at the University of South Carolina. The associate provost for student success position was created in response to the campus’...
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For the first time, Massachusetts voters are able to cast their ballots before election day at designated polling places, and UMass Amherst, the Town of Amherst and the Student Government Association (SGA) have collaborated to include locations in the Student Union Building. Election day is...
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Family Weekend returns Oct. 21-23 with a full schedule of informative and entertaining activities ranging from laboratory and library tours to laser tag.

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The job description may include all hours and any weather, but as of Oct. 5, 382 people had applied for the seven entry-level openings at the UMass Amherst Police Department. Advertising for the police vacancies began in late August. UMPD is sponsoring a written exam for the police officer...
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