The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    Computing for the Common Good

    UMass computer scientists create technology to do good in the world

    In 2017, when Professor Laura Haas was recruited to lead the campus’s newly created College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), she knew she wanted to distinguish the college in some way. “I... More

  • Mapping the Brain

    UMass Amherst scientists use revolutionary approaches to illuminate human behavior

    How do electronic signals in the brain translate to experiences? It’s the “hard question of consciousness.” What happens in our brain when we make the choices we do? Scientists at UMass Amherst are... More

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    Be Revolutionary

    UMass students take a bold approach to research and scholarship

    UMass Amherst continues to attract truly remarkable students. The campus’s varied opportunities allow students to challenge convention, think in new ways, and create change instead of waiting for it... More

  • Professor Jamila Lysicott stands in her office in the UMass Amherst School of Education

    Building a Just Society

    Educator challenges institutions to rethink attitudes rooted in oppression

    Growing up as a first-generation American in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, Jamila Lyiscott learned how to navigate the contrasts between her family’s Caribbean background and an... More

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    Floating Turbines

    A new way to develop offshore wind

    Have you ever wondered why surfers prefer riding the waves on the Pacific coast of the United States rather than the Atlantic? Unlike the steep drop of the west coast continental shelf, the eastern... More

  • Large Millimeter Telescope with picture of black hole horizon in the background

    Supermassive Honor

    UMass Amherst astronomers honored for first-ever black hole image

    The international team of astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) mission – including eight from the University of Massachusetts Amherst – who earlier this year unveiled the first direct... More