The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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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

  • Fugitive Science

    Interdisciplinary scholar explores cultural and historical perspectives of race and science

    Associate professor Britt Rusert has taken what some would consider a circuitous route to her faculty position in the UMass Amherst W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. A published... More

  • Healing from Within

    UMass center fosters health equity through community partnership

    Poverty, discrimination, and lack of social support take a toll on well-being that’s hard to measure and even harder to alleviate. That is especially true for low-income African American men, a... More

  • View from the Top

    The Department of Linguistics continues its reign as a top-seed program

    UMass Amherst’s Department of Linguistics has held top spots for years in the rankings established by the National Research Council (third place in 2010) and QS World (second place in 2018). Quite a... More

  • Understanding Human Behavior

    New institute provides fresh approach to the science of diversity

    Human diversity is complex. It originates from factors such as biology, psychology, economics, and history that influence every facet of human experience—from health and work to education and... More