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UMass President and Chancellors sign on to national non-partisan student voter commitment

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s goal is 100 percent student voter registration and participation in all elections University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the university’s Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Medical School...

Dr. Julie Chen named UMass Lowell Chancellor

President Meehan cites Dr. Chen’s “deep commitment to empowering students and communities through education and innovation” Dr. Julie Chen, who has served as UMass Lowell’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation since 2016 and has been a member of the faculty...

University of Massachusetts research grows to record high $752 million

A nearly 10 percent increase in fiscal year 2021 BOSTON – The five-campus University of Massachusetts system research enterprise grew to $752 million in fiscal year 2021, shattering the previous high of $687 million set only a year earlier, according to the system’s...

UMass receives $330,000 grant from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to expand early college in Massachusetts

Proposed Commonwealth Collegiate Academy would offer high school students a free one-year head start on earning a college degree The University of Massachusetts has received a $330,000 grant from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to support development of...

Recapturing an Indivisible America

Like many Americans, I grew up believing in essential truths. One nation, indivisible. E pluribus unum … out of many, one. “We the people,” forming “a more perfect union.” As is the case for many Americans, my forebears emigrated from a land scarred by violence...

UMass President Meehan appoints Dr. Nefertiti Walker as Presidential Advisor on Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Walker to support system-wide collaboration while continuing to serve as UMass Amherst Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan announced at today’s Board of Trustees meeting that he has...

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences receives nearly $95 million to enhance nationally ranked program and facilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAgx2X5zoeU Transformative gift from Robert and Donna Manning and major state capital investment by Baker-Polito Administration will further the college’s vision of Computing for the Common Good™ AMHERST, Mass. – The University of...

Statement from University of Massac­­husetts President Marty Meehan on the passing of Colin Powell

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell. General Powell’s trailblazing career was marked by many firsts – the first Black national security advisor; the youngest and first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and...

UMass Dartmouth receives $1M gift from Robert and Jeanne Leduc to support community engagement

Gift to further the impact of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement By Ryan Merrill UMass Dartmouth announced a $1M gift from Robert and Jeanne Leduc to continue their support of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. This latest donation follows $1M given by Robert...

College of Nursing at UMass Amherst receives $21.5 million gift from Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation

Largest cash gift in UMass Amherst history to further innovation and excellence; nursing college to be named for Marieb, late alumna and influential textbook author By Ed Blaguszewski AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that it has...
Dr. Julie Chen named UMass Lowell Chancellor

Dr. Julie Chen named UMass Lowell Chancellor

President Meehan cites Dr. Chen’s “deep commitment to empowering students and communities through education and innovation” Dr. Julie Chen, who has served as UMass Lowell’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation since 2016 and has been a member of the faculty...

University of Massachusetts research grows to record high $752 million

University of Massachusetts research grows to record high $752 million

A nearly 10 percent increase in fiscal year 2021 BOSTON – The five-campus University of Massachusetts system research enterprise grew to $752 million in fiscal year 2021, shattering the previous high of $687 million set only a year earlier, according to the system’s...

Recapturing an Indivisible America

Recapturing an Indivisible America

Like many Americans, I grew up believing in essential truths. One nation, indivisible. E pluribus unum … out of many, one. “We the people,” forming “a more perfect union.” As is the case for many Americans, my forebears emigrated from a land scarred by violence...

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