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Friday, December 1, 2017

What started out as an idea to build camaraderie among Nursing students has taken on a bigger meaning, thanks to the efforts of Michael Bartolo.

“I wanted to do the Toys for Tots drive so that my class could give back to the community in some way,” said Bartolo, a UMass Amherst Nursing student.  “Brightening up a child’s Christmas just seemed to be the best option for this season.” ... Read more

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
BOSTON — University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the five UMass campuses today issued a statement opposing provisions of the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that they say will have a negative impact... Read more
Monday, November 27, 2017

Don Kilburn, an online learning expert with nearly three decades of experience developing innovative education solutions, has been named chief executive officer of UMassOnline. Kilburn, the former president of Pearson North America, will join the University of... Read more

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For the past two years, Zaida Govan has provided professional insight and academic training to stu-dents in the Addictions Counselor Education Pro-gram (ACEP). Now she has returned for her thirdyear of teaching at theUMass Center in Spring-field.

“I enjoy working with these adult learners because they are inquisitive and want to know how to be successful in this career path,” said Govan... Read more

Monday, October 16, 2017

The “RiseUp Springfield” program is still accepting applications for courses starting in November.  The seven-month intensive, hands-on program is designed to provide small business owners with strategies for long-term growth.

“We’re looking to scale up small businesses here in the city of Springfield, not only to create jobs but to retain them,” said Shayvonne Plummer with the City’s... Read more

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Amherst, MA - The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth, announces the opening of a new office location in the UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS). The Center, located in Springfield, MA’s downtown area, is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutes of public... Read more

Faculty with the TEACH 180 Days Springfield students
Monday, September 25, 2017

The new cohort of TEACH 180 Days in Springfield students gathered to launch the 2017-2018 academic year. The year long program is designed to prepare students for careers as educators in urban school districts. There are 14 students in this year’s class, all of whom will be placed in middle and high schools within Springfield Public Schools. Taught by first-class faculty from the UMass Amherst... Read more

UMass Center team members with the SPS Superintendent of Schools
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nine Springfield Public Schools will launch the 2017-2018 season of the College Matters for U Program next month.  During a drawing earlier today, UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS) team members selected the first set of schools that will visit the Center starting in October.  They are:  Beal, Boland and Lincoln Elementary Schools; Duggan Academy, STEM Middle Academy, Van Sickle Academy--all... Read more

UWW students participate in the Social Justice Residency
Friday, September 15, 2017

From the 2016 Election to the political landscape around the country, recent national and international events have drawn attention to the issue of unity--or lack thereof--in this country. University Without Walls (UWW) is hoping a 3-day conference will generate and continue discussion around this division within the nation.  The conference theme of “Participatory Democracy: Engaging Across... Read more

Thursday, September 14, 2017

BOSTON – For the second consecutive year, the University of Massachusetts was one of the only public university systems in the nation to have all of its undergraduate campuses ranked as National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list.

Among all public university systems in the nation, only UMass and the University of California have all of their undergraduate... Read more

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