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  • Top Flight

    New center to provide advanced aeronautical research and training

    A significant number of air traffic controllers in the New England region are expected to retire in the next decade, increasing the demand for a modern education and training facility. To help meet... More

  • A Hand in Justice

    How the public influences the Supreme Court

    When a vacancy opens up on the U.S. Supreme Court, there is a standard process for filling the seat: the President nominates a new justice, who then appears at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary... More

  • Growing Data Sciences

    New college and center are expanding the campus’s data science leadership

    This spring UMass Amherst demonstrated its deep faith in the potential of one of today’s highest-profile emerging technologies by holding a symposium celebrating the creation of the campus’s Center... More

  • Human Firewall

    UMass team promotes human intervention to combat socially engineered IT attacks

    Isenberg School of Management Professor Ryan T. Wright is calling on large organizations to build a human firewall within their information technology systems to help thwart socially engineered... More