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Join the UMass Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Engagement this Wednesday for the third installment of Coffee & Con...
09/21/2020

Join the UMass Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Engagement this Wednesday for the third installment of Coffee & Conversations.

The topic this week is: Work-Life Balance during COVID: Is there such a thing?

See you there on Sept. 23 from 11-12 PM!

Join us this Wednesday for the third installment of Coffee & Conversations.

Our topic this week is: Work-Life Balance during COVID: Is there such a thing?

We hope to see you there on Sept. 23 from 11-12 PM! Pre-registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegTRNpL1lt39UL8Yj2QKAV6paKsRTK8PUiHHIhGvtHY3m1ZA/viewform

Tonight is the first meeting of the LGBTQ+ Grad Student Discussion & Support Group. These meetings will continue every o...
09/16/2020

Tonight is the first meeting of the LGBTQ+ Grad Student Discussion & Support Group. These meetings will continue every other Wednesday until Dec 2. Zoom details on flyers.

UMass Amherst Graduate School's cover photo
09/02/2020

UMass Amherst Graduate School's cover photo

Today is the day! Be sure to pre-register by 1:00 pm EST to get your spot for Dr. Malika Grayson. This speaker is brough...
09/02/2020

Today is the day! Be sure to pre-register by 1:00 pm EST to get your spot for Dr. Malika Grayson. This speaker is brought to you by the UMass Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Engagement. Be sure to like their page for more upcoming events!

Join us as we welcome Dr. Malika Grayson as our first keynote speaker of the year! Dr. Grayson is the second Black woman to obtain a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. As a STEM speaker, author, and engineer, she will be telling her story and discussing how she navigated graduate school as one of the few people of color in her department.

Pre-registration is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWs7eLU8XIT9SX3sVi4rTU3SCG4h6C8pknU8buf_BJfDZr3A/viewform

The UMass Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Engagement will be holding it's first speaker of the year on Sept 2. Mak...
08/27/2020

The UMass Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Engagement will be holding it's first speaker of the year on Sept 2. Make sure to pre-register!

Join us as we welcome Dr. Malika Grayson as our first keynote speaker of the year! Dr. Grayson is the second Black woman to obtain a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. As a STEM speaker, author, and engineer, she will be telling her story and discussing how she navigated graduate school as one of the few people of color in her department.

Pre-registration is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWs7eLU8XIT9SX3sVi4rTU3SCG4h6C8pknU8buf_BJfDZr3A/viewform

Check your email to learn more about the Teaching Academy! All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend our ...
08/03/2020
Teaching Academy | Graduate School

Check your email to learn more about the Teaching Academy! All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend our workshops, watch our videos, consult our resources, and join our community!

Teaching Academy Welcome to the Teaching Academy! The Teaching Academy supports graduate students and postdocs throughout their teaching careers here at UMass. We promote creativity, collaboration, inclusivity, and reflective practices that support effective teaching and learning through static vide...

Join the International Student Community Conversation on Monday, July 13 at 12:00 pm. Check out the flyer for more infor...
07/10/2020

Join the International Student Community Conversation on Monday, July 13 at 12:00 pm. Check out the flyer for more information.

As promised, check out the dedicated Social Justice page!
06/22/2020
Graduate School Fights for Social Justice | Graduate School

As promised, check out the dedicated Social Justice page!

The Graduate School Fights for Social Justice What the Graduate School is Doing The Graduate School will increase funding to the Graduate Students of Color Association The Graduate School will develop a workshop series to support professional development and networking for students of color The UMas...

In the coming days, The Graduate School will be sharing the actions that will be taken to support people of color, as we...
06/17/2020

In the coming days, The Graduate School will be sharing the actions that will be taken to support people of color, as well as resources on how you can get involved. There will be a dedicated social justice page on our website.

06/15/2020

Do you know a Grad Student that deserves to be in the spotlight? Whether it's earning a special fellowship, an award or doing some great work in the community please share them with us!
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The Graduate School is now accepting graduate student applications for financial assistance.
06/12/2020
Graduate Student CARES Act & Assistance Funds | Graduate School

The Graduate School is now accepting graduate student applications for financial assistance.

Graduate Student Financial Assistance Fund On May 8th, the Provost announced the creation of a $1 million fund to provide financial assistance to graduate students to help them stay on track with their academic progress toward degree completion. This fund includes federal institutional monies and is...

The May 2020 Commencement Program is now available on the Graduate School commencement website.
05/21/2020
Commencement 2020 | Graduate School

The May 2020 Commencement Program is now available on the Graduate School commencement website.

Graduate School Staff Celebrate 2020 Graduates with Video The Dean of the Graduate School Barbara Krauthamer and Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy share remarks with the graduates. Yolanda M. Wiggins, Department of Sociology delivers the second ever graduate student speaker speech. Attached Files Atta...

The Graduate School Commencement Page is up and running. See videos from Dean Barbara Krauthamer, Chancellor Subbaswamy,...
05/08/2020
Graduate School : UMass Amherst

The Graduate School Commencement Page is up and running. See videos from Dean Barbara Krauthamer, Chancellor Subbaswamy, Student Speaker Yolanda Wiggins and the Graduate School Staff!

Online support for submitting your thesis or dissertation to ScholarWorks is available from 2 to 3 pm each weekday from March 20 through May 7, 2020.

Who's tuning in to ?uestlove's virtual performance tonight at 8 pm? #UMasstogether
05/07/2020

Who's tuning in to ?uestlove's virtual performance tonight at 8 pm? #UMasstogether

Graduate School website has been updated with Commencement 2020 information. Continue to follow the website for more ann...
04/29/2020
Commencement 2020 | Graduate School

Graduate School website has been updated with Commencement 2020 information. Continue to follow the website for more announcements as they come in!

Graduate School Commencement To our Master’s and doctoral degree recipients in the class of 2020, Sadly, we are unable to gather in person to celebrate the graduate class of 2020 but we do have plans to celebrate you on our website! The Graduate School’s 2020 commencement program will be availab...

How are you feeling about the transition to remote learning?
03/27/2020
Remote Learning Launched; On-Campus Operations Drastically Reduced

How are you feeling about the transition to remote learning?

UMass Amherst embarked this week on a complete transition to remote learning for the balance of the spring semester, as faculty and staff quickly adapted the curriculum and organized a dedicated suite of resources for online learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

While most of our students will finish their semester away from campus, we understand some have personal circumstances r...
03/19/2020
Update from UMass Amherst Residential Life | UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While most of our students will finish their semester away from campus, we understand some have personal circumstances requiring them to remain. Today is the final day to request permission to stay. View the application and criteria outlined by Living At UMass Amherst below.

As previously announced, the university has suspended in-person instruction and students are asked to stay away from campus for the remainder of the spring semester.

Commencement Announcement
03/17/2020

Commencement Announcement

It is with a heavy heart that we announce, because of the ongoing prohibition of large gatherings and our own efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, our 2020 Commencement, which was scheduled for Friday, May 8th, and all commencement weekend activities, will be postponed.

We realize what an important moment this day is for our students, their families, and the entire UMass community. Unfortunately, at this point, we do not have a definitive answer for how and when we will honor our graduates, but we can assure you that we will.

At this moment, we're asking for input from our students for whom this day means so much. Those wishing to share ideas can email them to [email protected]. As our plans take shape, we will keep the campus updated.

Once again, we thank you, our community, for pulling together to confront the unprecedented challenge we are facing.

More information: https://bit.ly/33BDlkd

Continue to check the website for updates regarding Covid-19 and UMass's response.
03/17/2020

Continue to check the website for updates regarding Covid-19 and UMass's response.

We continue to thank everyone for their patience as we navigate through UMass Amherst's response to COVID-19. Please note the following updates:

➡️ RESIDENTIAL LIFE
▪️We are building out the logistics for how our residential student population can return to collect belongings in a way that enables social distancing and ensures the well-being of everyone involved. In the meantime, please do not come to campus and attempt to move out of your room. More information: https://bit.ly/2WkAv1o

➡️ LIBRARY
▪️Libraries will remain closed until further notice. Libraries staff will continue to work remotely to support teaching, learning and research. More info on available remote resources: https://bit.ly/2IOUw8k

➡️ VISITING CAMPUS
▪️Undergraduate Admissions has canceled the Destination Day for Admitted Students scheduled for March 22, and is also suspending campus tours now through April 3. We'll reassess the situation on 4/3 and resume events if the situation allows. More information: https://bit.ly/39Ym46Q

➡️ EVENTS
▪️Per Gov. Baker's announcement, public gatherings in the state are limited to a maximum of 25 people. All gatherings with more than 25 participants scheduled to be held on campus must be held virtually, postponed or canceled. More information: https://bit.ly/39YlCpa
▪️The remainder of Fine Arts Center events are canceled and visual arts spaces are closed through the end of the spring semester. More information: https://bit.ly/2x68fEP

➡️ DISABILITY SERVICES
▪️We have ongoing updates on disability services and continuity of accommodations. More information: https://bit.ly/39VXO5s

➡️ TRANSIT
▪️Effective Monday, March 23, some PVTA bus schedules will be running reduced service, remaining in effect until further notice. More information: https://bit.ly/3d2BatX

We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves — Thank you!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Student and faculty nominations for the 2020 Commitment to Diversity Awards are now due on March 16th...
03/13/2020
Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards | Graduate School

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Student and faculty nominations for the 2020 Commitment to Diversity Awards are now due on March 16th, by 5 PM.

There's still time to nominate that person you've had in mind! Details can be found here: https://www.umass.edu/…/inclusion/graduate-diversity-inclus…

Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards Each year, the Graduate School selects two members of the university community to receive a Commitment to Diversity Award. This award recognizes one graduate student and one faculty member for their outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion in graduat...

03/04/2020

Check out the Graduate School's 2020 Three Minute Thesis winner Kira Tait, a PhD candidate in Political Science. #UMassAmherst3MT

And the 3MT winner is...Kira Tait, PhD candidate in Political Science! Kira (center) was named the 2020 Three Minute The...
03/02/2020

And the 3MT winner is...Kira Tait, PhD candidate in Political Science! Kira (center) was named the 2020 Three Minute Thesis winner by the judges and received the People's Choice Award, voted on by the audience. Jarrel De Matas (left), PhD student in English, and Jennifer Ryan (right), master's student in Environmental Conservation, tied for the 3MT Runner Up. Thanks to all ten finalists who shared their amazing research with our audience! #UMassAmherst3MT
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It's here! Join us today for the 3MT Campus Final and hear Kira Tait, PhD student in Political Science, talk about her r...
02/28/2020

It's here! Join us today for the 3MT Campus Final and hear Kira Tait, PhD student in Political Science, talk about her research on human rights in South Africa. Old Chapel, 1-2:30pm. Audience members have the chance to vote for the People's Choice recipient--winners are announced live at a reception. #UMassAmherst3MT
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Like science fiction? 3MT Finalist Jarrel De Matas, PhD student in English, will get you thinking about it in a whole ne...
02/27/2020

Like science fiction? 3MT Finalist Jarrel De Matas, PhD student in English, will get you thinking about it in a whole new way. Join us for the 3MT Final TOMORROW, 1-2:30pm, Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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Another 3MT Finalist! Dipika Nandi, PhD student in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, will share her research at the 3MT Ca...
02/27/2020

Another 3MT Finalist! Dipika Nandi, PhD student in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, will share her research at the 3MT Campus Final on Friday, February 28, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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PhD student in Afro-Am and 3MT finalist Olivia Ekeh will give you a new appreciation for soul music. Hear her and the ot...
02/27/2020

PhD student in Afro-Am and 3MT finalist Olivia Ekeh will give you a new appreciation for soul music. Hear her and the other nine 3MT finalists on Friday, February 28, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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What's the most imperiled species in the Northeast? 3MT finalist Jennifer Ryan, a graduate student in Environmental Cons...
02/26/2020

What's the most imperiled species in the Northeast? 3MT finalist Jennifer Ryan, a graduate student in Environmental Conservation, will tell you Friday! Join us Friday, February 28, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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What happens when a chemist uses a few physics tweaks in his research? PhD student and 3MT Finalist Arash Manafirad will...
02/26/2020

What happens when a chemist uses a few physics tweaks in his research? PhD student and 3MT Finalist Arash Manafirad will tell us at the 3MT Campus Final! Join us in the Old Chapel on Friday, February 28, 1-2:30pm. #UMassAmherst3MT
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Another 3MT Finalist! Kelin Loe, PhD student in English, will share her research at the Three Minute Thesis final on Fri...
02/25/2020

Another 3MT Finalist! Kelin Loe, PhD student in English, will share her research at the Three Minute Thesis final on Friday, Feb. 28th, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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Worried about brain eating fungus? Mrinalini Ghosal, PhD student in Microbiology, is on it! Learn more about her researc...
02/25/2020

Worried about brain eating fungus? Mrinalini Ghosal, PhD student in Microbiology, is on it! Learn more about her research at the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Campus Final on Friday, Feb. 28, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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Mimi Alkattan, a PhD student in Civil Engineering, is one of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis finalists. Come hear about her...
02/24/2020

Mimi Alkattan, a PhD student in Civil Engineering, is one of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis finalists. Come hear about her research on water quality (and the amazing research being done by our other nine 3MT finalists) at the Campus Final on Friday, February 28, 1-2:30pm in the Old Chapel. #UMassAmherst3MT
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01/15/2020
2019 Three Minute Thesis at UMass Amherst: Karl Lyn, Higher Education

Last year's Three Minute Thesis campus winner, Karl Lyn, made it all the way to the national competition! Register to participate in the 2020 3MT for your chance to share your research with a wider audience. More info on the Grad School's 3MT website: https://www.umass.edu/graduate/professional-development/three-minute-thesis

Graduate student Karl Lyn was the First Place finisher at the Three Minute Thesis this year with his talk "Decriminalizing Education: A Black Freedom Struggl...

TODAY!    Branding Yourself for Biotech6:00pm - 7:30pm Life Science Lab, Room S340How do you market yourself as someone ...
10/24/2019

TODAY! Branding Yourself for Biotech

6:00pm - 7:30pm Life Science Lab, Room S340

How do you market yourself as someone who can add value to the life sciences industry? Join MassBio's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Edie Stringfellow, to discuss networking, promoting your research, personal branding, and mastering confidence in your skill set.

Join the Office of Inclusion and Engagement for the upcoming event:"Branding Yourself for Biotech", with Edie Stringfell...
10/11/2019
Branding Yourself for Biotech

Join the Office of Inclusion and Engagement for the upcoming event:
"Branding Yourself for Biotech", with Edie Stringfellow, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at MassBio. Register here:

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24 Time/Location: 6:00 - 7:30 PM, LSL S340 Interested in an industry position in the life sciences, but not sure how to prepare? Edie Stringfellow, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at MassBio, will discuss how to market yourself as someone that can add value to the life scien...

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