Headliners

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Katherine Newman has been named senior vice president for academic affairs for the UMass system, succeeding Marcellette Williams who will transition to a new role in the President’s Office. According to a July 17 email from Newman to...
Katherine Newman
Ph.D. candidate Mariamar Gutierrez Ramirez leads a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station to band, weigh and measure local breeding birds and give interested students hands-on experience in field ornithology.
Bird banding
Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) and its eLearning team recently co-located to better serve the campus goal of rapid acceleration in the development of online degree programs. The eLearning team moved to the 4th floor of Goodell earlier this month and is now better positioned to work...

When the Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) program of Springfield recently awarded prize money to 12 startup companies – top achievers among 36 that successfully completed its four-month accelerator program –three were affiliated with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) on campus.

More…
Valley Venture Mentors logo
Career Ladder, a new pilot program launched by Residential Life in collaboration with the AFSCME Bargaining Unit and Labor Management Workplace Education, is providing six Residential Life custodial workers an opportunity to advance their trades skills through classroom learning and one-on-one...
Career Ladder team

Some of the most accomplished amateur lawn tennis players in the country have tested the footing for a groundstroke or an overhand smash at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield to help researchers there evaluate how different turfgrass surfaces affect play and stand up under real-life, match-play punishment. 

More…
Joseph Troll Turf Research and Education Center in South Deerfield
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has signed the open letter “We Are Still In” joining in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change with nearly 1,200 mayors, governors, college and business leaders. The action follows President Donald J. Trump’s announcement...
Kumble Subbaswamy
Alumni, friends and fans of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band are invited to Pasadena, California, to watch the 380-member “Power and Class of New England” perform under director Timothy Todd Anderson in the 2018 Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1. Arrangements for the...
UMMB at Macy's

The university’s 1894 horse barn on Grinnell Way–the last barn on the main campus–is being dismantled and moved to a new foundation on North Pleasant Street, where it will become part of the Agricultural Learning Center on the former Wysocki Farm. Last used by the UMass Police Department for its mounted patrol more than a decade ago, the Queen Anne style structure will find new life supporting student agricultural activities.

More…
The horse barn
The first issue of Aspire, a new biannual report conveying the impact of private gifts to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is available online. The report uses bold, compelling photography and graphics to reflect the creativity and vision of those whose philanthropy propels the university...
Thank-you photo

Pages