University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will present the annual State of the University address this afternoon at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston. During the address, President Meehan will offer a candid assessment of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the University of Massachusetts. It will be Meehan's third State of the University address.... Read more
BOSTON – For the third straight 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.
The prestigious National University designation is reserved for comprehensive universities that offer undergraduate, master’s and... Read more
WORCESTER — Meeting its goal to hold tuition increases at or below the rate of inflation, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted today to increase tuition rates by 2.5 percent, or an average of $351 per student, for in-state undergraduate students at UMass for the 2018-19 academic year.
Across the four undergraduate campuses — Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and... Read more
BOSTON — The UMass Board of Trustees on Wednesday officially appointed Katherine Newman interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston effective July 1, with Chairman of the Board of Trustees Rob Manning and UMass President Marty Meehan praising the appointment.
“In Katherine Newman, UMass Boston is getting a leader with the academic background, leadership skills and... Read more
BOSTON — Eight high-achieving University of Massachusetts students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.
Established in 2013, the fund is named for local businessman James Karam, who served nearly 10 years on the UMass Board of Trustees, including four years as chairman, and championed high-quality, affordable education during his tenure.
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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
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
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.
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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