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John W. Olver Design Building
The John W. Olver Design Building has been named the Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation in the WoodWorks 2018 Wood Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in wood building design across the U.S. The most technologically advanced cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the country, the...
Waugh Arboretum logo
The Frank A. Waugh Arboretum, which covers most of the UMass Amherst campus, has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving high standards of professional practices for arboreta and botanic gardens. Jack Ahern, professor of landscape...
Ten graduate students will distill their doctoral or master’s theses into accessible three-minute oral presentations as they contend for a $1,000 first prize in the final round of the university’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
First-year student Trinity Monteiro sits patiently as her friend wraps her head in a front doughnut wrap.
This story and photos by Brian Choquet originally appeared in Amherst Wire. At 10 years old, University of Massachusetts Amherst junior Stephnie Igharosa was a self-proclaimed tomboy when she reluctantly let her mother wrap her head in a traditional Nigerian gele. As her mom wrapped and...