News and Events

Recycling Cooking Oil into Biofuel

Peter McAvoy '90 (STPEC) runs his car on your tater tots!

Mellon Foundation's Prestigious Sawyer Grant Goes to UMass Faculty

A team of interdisciplinary scholars from the College of Humanities and Arts, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Commonwealth Honors College has received the prestigious John E. Sawyer Seminar Grant for the comparative study of cultures from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ohio Campus Honors Freedom Summer ’64 Volunteers

On Friday, June 20, at Miami University Prof. David Kotz (economics) joined former civil rights activists to recall their 1964 Freedom Summer experiences in as volunteers registering African-American voters in Mississippi. 

Public Service Endowment Grant Goes to Anthropologist

Jonathan Rosa (anthropology) receives a Public Service Endowment Grant from the Office of Research and Engagement to teach Holyoke high school students to document and analyze language practices in their communities.

Fountain, World Econ Forum Release Government Toolbox

Professor Jane Fountain pens section of World Economic Forum's new guide to help governments use technology to build better trust and deliver more efficient public services.

New Program Aims to Prepare Women for Public Leadership

The Department of Political Science has announced a new program to encourage and help prepare new generations of women for roles in public leadership.

UMass Amherst Named State Champion in Energy Efficiency

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named state champion in the 2014 Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency Recognition Program.

Where Poetry Bloomed

UMass Amherst Archaeological Services is helping the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst prepare for reconstruction of a conservatory that stood from 1855 to 1916.

Study Shows Campus Generates Nearly $2 Billion in Annual Economic Activity

A new study by the UMass Donahue Institute shows that UMass Amherst contributed $1.932 billion in economic activity to the Massachusetts economy last year and supports nearly 9,000 external jobs.

Campus Pond Level Lowered for Restoration Work

While the Campus Pond may not be its picturesque self this spring, it’s for a good cause.