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UMass Amherst As the flagship campus of Americaโ€™s education state, we are New England's largest public research university, a proud intellectual engine propelling Massachusetts forward and touching lives in communities near and far. #GoUMass

A beautiful shot of campus right on time for National Hot Air Balloon Day ๐ŸŽˆ[๐Ÿ“ธ: @santhokrish on Instagram]
06/05/2019

A beautiful shot of campus right on time for National Hot Air Balloon Day ๐ŸŽˆ
[๐Ÿ“ธ: @santhokrish on Instagram]

06/05/2019
Ocean Vuong Book Signing 6/2/19

Happy publishing day to UMass Amherst professor Ocean Vuong, who kicked off his book tour for his fiction debut "On Earth Weโ€™re Briefly Gorgeous" this past weekend! Listen to a snippet here, at Vuong's book signing last weekend. Congratulations, Ocean! ๐Ÿ“š โœ๏ธ

Today was falcon banding day atop the WEB Du Bois Library! The baby peregrine falcons have now been tagged to allow cons...
06/04/2019

Today was falcon banding day atop the WEB Du Bois Library! The baby peregrine falcons have now been tagged to allow conservation officials and researchers measure the range and distribution of these special birds. Enjoy the fluff balls a little longer on falcon-cam before they take flight!

Today was falcon banding day atop the WEB Du Bois Library! The baby peregrine falcons have now been tagged to allow conservation officials and researchers measure the range and distribution of these special birds. Enjoy the fluff balls a little longer on falcon-cam before they take flight!

It's the first day of this year's summer NSO, and we're so pleased to welcome the Class of 2023 to campus! โ˜€๏ธ What d...
06/03/2019

It's the first day of this year's summer NSO, and we're so pleased to welcome the Class of 2023 to campus! โ˜€๏ธ What do you remember from your NSO experience?

[๐Ÿ“ธ: @umassnso on Instagram]

Pride is wherever you find it at UMass. Happy Pride Month! ๐ŸŒˆ
06/01/2019

Pride is wherever you find it at UMass. Happy Pride Month! ๐ŸŒˆ

Durfee Conservatory is easily one of our favorite spots to visit on campus! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ What's yours?
05/31/2019

Durfee Conservatory is easily one of our favorite spots to visit on campus! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ What's yours?

Congratulations to the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management for its Sport Management program being named the...
05/30/2019
University of Massachusetts Amherst tops SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings 2019 | SportBusiness

Congratulations to the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management for its Sport Management program being named the 2019 best postgraduate sport administration course in the world by SportBusiness Group!

The University of Massachusetts Amherstโ€™s MBA/MS in Sport Management has been named the best postgraduate sport administration course in the world for 2019 by SportBusiness Professional.

A generous $1 million gift from alumnus Paul Manning โ€™77 and his wife, Diane Manning, will allow the College of Natura...
05/29/2019
Manning Family Gift to UMass Amherst Will Support Pipeline To Translate Innovative Science Research for Real-World Applications

A generous $1 million gift from alumnus Paul Manning โ€™77 and his wife, Diane Manning, will allow the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst to support bold, promising researchers who can develop real-world applications for their discoveries through the Manning Innovation Program.

And the first grant will support research on a topic that hits close to home for the Manning family: Stargardt disease. Both of the Manningsโ€™ sonsโ€”Bradford and Bryan, who run Two Blind Brothersโ€”have the disease, which causes loss of central vision.

UMass alumnus Paul Manning โ€™77 and his wife, Diane Manning, have committed $1 million through their family foundation to establish the Manning Innovation Program. The program provides three years of support in advancing a robust and sustainable pipeline of applied and translational research projec...

UMass Amherst creative writing professor and award-winning poet Ocean Vuong recently spoke with The New York Times about...
05/28/2019
Eavesdropping on Ocean Vuongโ€™s New Book

UMass Amherst creative writing professor and award-winning poet Ocean Vuong recently spoke with The New York Times about his upcoming book โ€œOn Earth Weโ€™re Briefly Gorgeous," his fiction debut that will be published on June 4.

The award-winning poet makes his fiction debut with โ€œOn Earth Weโ€™re Briefly Gorgeous.โ€

05/28/2019

Need a pick-me-up on this rainy day? Here are some on-campus ducklings making the most of the weather! ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿฆ† (Sound on for maximum cute!)

In observance of Memorial Day, the UMass Amherst campus is closed today, Monday, May 27. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
05/27/2019

In observance of Memorial Day, the UMass Amherst campus is closed today, Monday, May 27. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Photo of the week: We see a bright future ahead โ€” and hope it's one that includes UMass Amherst![๐Ÿ“ธ: @jakerlees on I...
05/25/2019

Photo of the week: We see a bright future ahead โ€” and hope it's one that includes UMass Amherst!

[๐Ÿ“ธ: @jakerlees on Instagram]

#FlashbackFriday: We've always loved the ducks on campus, though there was a time many also feared the swans.... ๐Ÿฆ†
05/25/2019

#FlashbackFriday: We've always loved the ducks on campus, though there was a time many also feared the swans.... ๐Ÿฆ†

Some siblings bond over sports. Others bond over science, like Luke Rausch '19, junior Rebecca Rausch, and incoming firs...
05/24/2019
Three Mendon siblings part of engineering field at UMass

Some siblings bond over sports. Others bond over science, like Luke Rausch '19, junior Rebecca Rausch, and incoming first-year student Marie Rausch, all of whom majored or will be getting their degree in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering!

MENDON - When dinner table arguments about doing chores have turned into debates about how to properly rewire a circuit breaker or best waste management

Why do women military vets avoid using their VA benefits? New research from UMass Amherst's Elizabeth Evans suggests hea...
05/22/2019

Why do women military vets avoid using their VA benefits? New research from UMass Amherst's Elizabeth Evans suggests health care quality, accessibility, and comfort could be at the root. https://bit.ly/2LVrvfd

A little on-campus serenity to start the day... โ˜€๏ธ[๐Ÿ“ธ: Sayeda Javeria Sohail]
05/21/2019

A little on-campus serenity to start the day... โ˜€๏ธ

[๐Ÿ“ธ: Sayeda Javeria Sohail]

We've all experienced some level of bad driving in Boston โ€” UMass Amherst traffic engineering professor Mike Knodler n...
05/20/2019

We've all experienced some level of bad driving in Boston โ€” UMass Amherst traffic engineering professor Mike Knodler notes five kinds of reckless, distracted, or lay-on-the-horn behavior that drivers can blame for rush hour traffic headaches. https://cbsloc.al/2LUe8w1

Photo(s) of the week: It's that time of year again... ducklings on campus! We can't get enough of these sweet little bab...
05/18/2019

Photo(s) of the week: It's that time of year again... ducklings on campus! We can't get enough of these sweet little babies ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿฃ

Three UMass Amherst employees and 10 other current students and alumni have been named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Cla...
05/17/2019

Three UMass Amherst employees and 10 other current students and alumni have been named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2019! Check out the full list: https://bit.ly/2w3x807

Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who donโ€™t, according to new research by UMass Amherst ne...
05/17/2019

Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who donโ€™t, according to new research by UMass Amherst neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer and developmental science graduate student Abigail Helm. ๐Ÿ“บ
https://bit.ly/2Ysmf4k

UMass Amherst's cover photo
05/17/2019

UMass Amherst's cover photo

Spanning from 6 to nearly 65 years of marriage, these married couples all have one thing in common: they met at UMass Am...
05/16/2019
We Met at UMass

Spanning from 6 to nearly 65 years of marriage, these married couples all have one thing in common: they met at UMass Amherst. Read their stories in the latest edition of the #UMassMagazine.

Tales of alumni who found true love on our campus.

05/14/2019
UMass Amherst Alumni Association

The Power and Class of New England โ€” UMass Minuteman Marching Band โ€” warmed up the crowd ahead of this evening's Red Sox game as we celebrated UMass Night at Fenway!

Oh, and Coach Carvel threw the game's first pitch. No big deal! (Definitely a big deal. Congrats, Coach!)

The Power and Class of New England warm up fans and spread UMass pride before the game!
#UMassNightFenway #UMassAlumni

What's better than Fenway? UMass night at Fenway! Check out some of the scenes from our annual UMass Night at Fenway โ€”...
05/14/2019

What's better than Fenway? UMass night at Fenway! Check out some of the scenes from our annual UMass Night at Fenway โ€” happening tonight โ€” as the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox take on the Colorado Rockies! โšพ๏ธ

UMass Amherst alumni and friends show their UMass pride while enjoying the fun and games at Game On Fenway! #UMassNightFenway #UMassAlumni

This mother-daughter duo celebrated graduation in the best way: together, as they each earned their degrees from the Col...
05/13/2019
Mother, daughter graduate from UMass College of Nursing on same day

This mother-daughter duo celebrated graduation in the best way: together, as they each earned their degrees from the College of Nursing this weekend! #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

HADLEY โ€” When a child graduates college, it is a very big moment for parents. It is an even bigger moment, it turns out, when a parent and a child graduate at the same time.Thatโ€™s what happened this week when Erin Lamoureux and her daughter Caitlin...

โ€œIf you tell them that a diamond that they are selling is from an area of conflict where people are being killed, they...
05/13/2019
From Africa, For Africa

โ€œIf you tell them that a diamond that they are selling is from an area of conflict where people are being killed, they will not care as long as it doesnโ€™t affect their bottom line.โ€

Lรฉonce Ndikumana, chair of UMass Amherst Economics Department, shares his perspective on the international exploitation of Sub-Saharan Africa in the latest edition of the #UMassMagazine. Read it today!

Born poor in Burundi, Professor Lรฉonce Ndikumana exposes the international exploitation of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019 in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, who celebrated their commencem...
05/13/2019

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019 in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, who celebrated their commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019 in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, who celebrated their commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019!

Creativity and heartfelt messages were on display at #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“ as students showcased their quirky, colorful, (and s...
05/12/2019

Creativity and heartfelt messages were on display at #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“ as students showcased their quirky, colorful, (and sometimes elaborate!) mortarboards โ€” did we miss yours? Post a photo in the comments!

05/11/2019
Commencement 2019 Time Lapse

In a blink of an eye, undergraduate Commencement 2019 came and went, but your connection to UMass Amherst lasts a lifetime! Stay in touch and get involved โ€” check out UMassAlumni.com for ways to keep connected to your alma mater and welcome to the UMass alumni family! You were. You are. UMASS. ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're s...
05/11/2019

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're so proud. #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're so proud. #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out in...
05/11/2019

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out into the world and make a difference โ€” and be sure to come back and visit, too. #YouWereYouAreUMass #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out into the world and make a difference โ€” and be sure to come back and visit, too. #YouWereYouAreUMass #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out in...
05/11/2019

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out into the world and make a difference โ€” and be sure to come back and visit, too. #YouWereYouAreUMass #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

The day they've worked so hard for has finally come: Congratulations to the Class of 2019! You've EARNED this. Go out into the world and make a difference โ€” and be sure to come back and visit, too. #YouWereYouAreUMass #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're s...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're so proud. #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Congratulations to the Graduate School Class of 2019, which celebrated its commencement ceremony Friday morning! We're so proud. #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of  Commonwealth Honors College, whose Commencement ceremony took place Thursday, ...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of Commonwealth Honors College, whose Commencement ceremony took place Thursday, May 9!

Want to check out other Commencement ceremonies today? Follow along and view our live stream: http://bit.ly/2LATaSG

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of Commonwealth Honors College, whose Commencement ceremony took place Thursday, May 9!

Want to check out other Commencement ceremonies today? Follow along and view our live stream: http://bit.ly/2LATaSG

So excited to celebrate the Class of 2019 at tomorrow's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony!โฐ Ceremony begins at 4:30 ...
05/09/2019
Commencement 2019 | UMass Amherst

So excited to celebrate the Class of 2019 at tomorrow's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony!

โฐ Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.
โ˜”๏ธ With rain predicted, remember to plan and dress accordingly! We'll be giving away free ponchos upon entry.
๐Ÿ’ป Not attending but want to follow along? Check out the live stream: http://bit.ly/2LATaSG

#UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Full event information for the University of Massachusetts Amherst commencement ceremonies.

The Chancellor's Citation and Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Awards recognize those on campus who have d...
05/09/2019

The Chancellor's Citation and Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Awards recognize those on campus who have demonstrated outstanding performance and exceptional contributions of their time and skills to help the university achieve its goals. Congratulations to all!

The Chancellor's Citation and Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Awards recognize those on campus who have demonstrated outstanding performance and exceptional contributions of their time and skills to help the university achieve its goals. Congratulations to all!

We're so proud of our graduating seniors and we thought there was no better way to pay tribute than to share some of the...
05/07/2019

We're so proud of our graduating seniors and we thought there was no better way to pay tribute than to share some of their stories. Meet some of the graduating students of the Class of 2019! See someone you know? Tag them! #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Compiled, photographed, and conceptualized by Jen Gately '20

We're so proud of our graduating seniors and we thought there was no better way to pay tribute than to share some of their stories. Meet some of the graduating students of the Class of 2019! See someone you know? Tag them! #UMass2019๐ŸŽ“

Compiled, photographed, and conceptualized by Jen Gately '20

Congratulations to Michael Davis '22 on winning our Summer Session giveaway - a stand up paddle board! If you need to co...
05/07/2019

Congratulations to Michael Davis '22 on winning our Summer Session giveaway - a stand up paddle board!

If you need to complete a requirement, fit in an extra class, or just earn a few more credits, check out our full list of Summer Session courses. Sessions start May 20 and July 8! https://bit.ly/2Lu7BrD

Looking forward to celebrating the class of 2019 this week! ๐ŸŽ“
05/06/2019

Looking forward to celebrating the class of 2019 this week! ๐ŸŽ“

Is that.. sunshine we see on campus? Enjoying this not-rainy weather while we can! [๐Ÿ“ธ: @atinusb on Instagram]
05/06/2019

Is that.. sunshine we see on campus? Enjoying this not-rainy weather while we can!

[๐Ÿ“ธ: @atinusb on Instagram]

Graduate Student Radwa Ashour โ€˜75PhD was immersed in American culture rather abruptly when she witnessed the streaking...
05/05/2019
The Scholar and the Streakers

Graduate Student Radwa Ashour โ€˜75PhD was immersed in American culture rather abruptly when she witnessed the streaking craze of the 1970s come to UMass Amherst. Read her description of the event in the latest edition of the #UMassMagazine.

Photo of the week: When the sun hits juuust right. โ˜€๏ธ[๐Ÿ“ธ: @juliannedoyle on Instagram]
05/04/2019

Photo of the week: When the sun hits juuust right. โ˜€๏ธ

[๐Ÿ“ธ: @juliannedoyle on Instagram]

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