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Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:45am
Friday, March 13, 2020

This site provides the latest communications and a comprehensive set of resources as the campus responds to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

With support from inspirational women in her family, Jaida Fonfield '21 launched Sinclaire, her own line of bold and beautiful women's pantsuits. Hear about her experience, the challenges and rewards of the pursuit in a video by Katrina Rojas '22 and Joseph... Read more

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Jamina Scippio-McFadden, a senior program manager at the UMass Center at Springfield and a deeply engaged community leader, has been named director of the center by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“Jamina Scippio-McFadden has outstanding professional credentials and a wealth of strong ties to the community,” said Steve Goodwin, deputy chancellor at UMass... Read more

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

By Naomi Shulman

Not many people understood the computer science and artificial intelligence research Tom Wagner ’00PhD did while studying at UMass Amherst. “When you’re doing doctorate research, you’re usually focusing on an unusual or novel thing,” Wagner points out... Read more

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

By Michael C. Carolan '09MA

Behind a single unmarked door in the basement of Morrill Science Center III are more than 6,000 of one of science’s most valuable models for studying human genetics and disease—the zebrafish. The tiny, striped members of the minnow family dart about in 200 small tanks on racks that are... Read more

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:00am
Friday, January 17, 2020

AMHERST, Mass. – Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will start Sept. 1.

The appointment was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and... Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:00am
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette

By Josh Walfish, Staff Writer

Most people thought Tory Verdi was crazy.

Perhaps no coach not named Geno Auriemma had as much... Read more

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The latest edition of UMass Magazine is available.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:30am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

BOSTON, Mass. – UMass President Martin T. Meehan and the chancellors of the five UMass campuses – UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, UMass Boston Interim Chancellor Katherine S. Newman, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins – have issued the following statement regarding the... Read more

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:15am
Monday, December 16, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits.

Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.... Read more

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