Monday, June 5, 2017

Springfield, MA -- Angela Lussier recently hosted a session on “Speaking with Power” as part of the UMass Center’s year-long “Resolutions Within Reach” series.  Lussier’s energetic presentation and engaging style inspired attendees to use their voices to change the world.  It’s that same enthusiasm that inspired Lussier to create Speaker Sisterhood, a club similar to Toastmasters but... Read more

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Springfield, MA -- There was standing room only as rising high school seniors and their mentors convened at the UMass Center earlier today.  Springfield Public Schools (SPS) students spent the day at the Center as part of the “100 Males to College Program" Orientation Day.  The day-long event included motivational talks, small and large group activities, team building exercises and a panel... Read more

Friday, May 26, 2017

Springfield, MA -- The next time you’re in the UMass Center, you may notice a new face.  Wesley Days, Sr. was recently named the new Assistant Manager of Operations for the UMass Center at Springfield.

Prior to joining the UMass Center at Springfield team, Days worked at CIGNA and Prudential Life Insurance Companies as a software developer and database administrator. He also managed the... Read more

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Springfield, MA – A new course coming this fall to the UMass Center will help healthcare professionals enhance their language skills.  “Spanish for Healthcare Professions” will be offered at the Center beginning in September. 

“We have a significant Latino population in Western Massachusetts and its essential that healthcare professionals be able to communicate with these residents,”... Read more

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jesús Palacios of the University of Seville, Spain, will give a talk “Adoptive Parenting: Navigating the Calm and Rough Waters” at the UMass Center at Springfield on Friday, May 19 at 9 a.m.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion in which Palacios and local adoptive parents and professionals discuss best evidence-informed practices.

This event is free and open to the... Read more

Friday, April 28, 2017

The UMass Amherst Libraries recently announced undergraduate outreach librarian Annette M. Vadnais’ participation in the University of Massachusetts’ College Matters for U program. In October 2014, the UMass Center at Springfield launched College Matters for U as part of... Read more

Thursday, April 6, 2017

By Dan Glaun (

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch has little time for conventional wisdom on medical testing.

Mammograms can be harmful, he says; prostate cancer screenings can lead to unnecessary surgeries, risking complications for no medical benefit.

Welch, at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice... Read more

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Multimedia, dynamic, vibrant art is coming to Downtown Springfield today from 4:30 - 6pm– in unexpected spaces. The Springfield Central Cultural District’s (SCCD) Art Stop program will feature three artists in the UMass Center at Springfield, 1550 Main Street and New England Public Radio (NEPR). Residents, neighbors, and employees are invited to join in the free celebration... Read more

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

By Kristen Linnartz,

SPRINGFIELD – The UMass Amherst School of Nursing held a networking event to raise awareness for National Alcohol Screening Day.

School nurses, psychologists, and nursing faculty gathered at the UMass Center at Tower Square in Springfield. They shared their experiences screening students for substance abuse in order to prevent addiction.

One... Read more