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Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer learning isn’t just for students.  Some educators carve out time during their summer vacations to brush up on their skills--like mathematics, social studies, science, and writing.

In July area teachers will return to downtown Springfield for specialized training. The Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP) is hosting its Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) at the... Read more

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The “JA Day” in area schools with hundreds of volunteers, the “EnTEENpreneur Pitch Contest,” and the “Stock Market Competition” are among this nonprofit’s signature programs during the school year.  Now Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM) is back at it again. This time JAWM is building the next generation of entrepreneurs with its now signature summer program, namely the JA BEE... Read more

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

R. B. Doering Middle School is the latest school to join the College Matters for U Program.  Over 50 5th and 6th graders visited the UMass Center last month for the daylong college and career-readiness program focusing on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics).  Doering is the first school from Agawam Public Schools to participate in the program.

“I... Read more

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dozens gathered at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield recently to learn about the air quality in the Pioneer Valley.  UMass Amherst Professor Krystal Pollitt presented her findings after conducting a series of research studies in Springfield.

“Exposure to environmental pollutants are thought to contribute to asthma in children,” said Pollitt.  “Knowing the exposures... Read more

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

By: Hector Molina, WWLP Channel 22

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Some of the most difficult air to breath in the country is in western Massachusetts.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America named the Springfield area "the most challenging place for people with asthma."  ... Read more

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Springfield, MA—In observance of Asthma Awareness Month, the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition and UMass will hold a free, interactive, family event featuring results from the Fresh Air Project measuring air quality in Springfield as well as demonstrations of strategies to improve air quality and reduce asthma flare-ups. 

The Springfield area was recently named... Read more

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BOSTON — Five University of Massachusetts faculty have been awarded the 2018 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the university. The faculty members — one from each UMass campus — will receive $10,000 awards in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence.

The Manning Prize was established in 2016 by UMass Lowell alumni Rob... Read more

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS) is launching a new program to give area students a chance to earn college credit.  There is a cost for students to participate in the “Downtown U Pre-College Summer Program.”  That’s why UMCS staff members are hoping the community will support its UMassGives campaign to help students pay for these summer classes.

“We are continually looking for... Read more

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the UMass Center at Springfield, located in Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield. The information session is geared toward adults interested in completing their bachelor’s degree, as well as employers interested in obtaining information for their... Read more

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This story by TV reporter Hector Molina was featured on WWLP Channel 22.

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