Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Friday, June 9, 2017

Springfield, MA -- This spring the UMass Center welcomed another new employee.  Bennett Smith is the new Technical and Operations Support Specialist.

Smith's career path in technology began as an Information Technology Specialist in the U.S. Army. He finished in the top 3 of his class and received the Army Certification of Achievement for his duties. He also has other earned... Read more

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BOSTON — With UMass Medical School celebrating its commencement on Sunday, the University of Massachusetts commencement season came to a close with more than 17,700 graduates earning degrees. The Class of 2017 projects as the largest graduating class in UMass history.

“These record numbers reflect the fact that more and more students and their families are recognizing the value of the... Read more

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:30pm
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 - 5:30pm
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 - 8:30am
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 - 10:45am
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

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:30am
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 - 11:00am
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 - 10:30am
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