16 hrs ago
UMass Amherst students, police in riot gear scuffle in Blarney Blowout melee
Amherst and other police officers in full riot gear moved in on a crowd of what appeared to be several thousand University of Massachusetts Amherst students celebrating the annual Blarney Blowout party in the area of several large apartment complexes off Cottage Street in North Amherst shortly after noon on Saturday.
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16 hrs ago
Some arrests reported as UMass Amherst students hit the bars for annual Blarney Blowout
UMass Amherst students line up outside McMurphy's Uptown Tavern in downtown Amherst on Saturday as the annual Blarney Blowout bash kicked off.
Detroit Free Press
Super lice that just won't die are creeping up in U.S.
They're the creepy-crawly critters that make every parent squirm. And new research shows that they are becoming increasingly difficult to kill.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
CBS 3 Springfield
UMass Amherst holds annual job fair
It is the largest student-run career fair in New England. Nearly 800 students are projected to visit with the 65 companies.
Jazz musician Kenny Garrett coming to UMass' Bowker Auditorium
The University of Mass. at Amherst Fine Arts Center is presenting Kenny Garrett , an alto saxophonist, and his Quintet on April 5 at 8 p.m.in Bowker Auditorium.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Lansing State Journal
MSU likely won't face any punitive penalties
The most severe penalty that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights might impose on Michigan State University, if the investigation made public last week finds that the university has mishandled cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment, would be to take away the university's federal funding.
Umass Amherst warned on rowdy behavior
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is taking steps to crack down on rowdy behavior at an annual pre-Saint Patrick's Day bash planned for this weekend.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The silver frozen lining to the polar vortex
"This winter has been a godsend for the hemlock. Overnight temperatures dipped to minus 15 [Fahrenheit, or -26A C] here in Amherst [Massachusetts], and that's cold enough to guarantee almost complete adelgid die-off," Joseph Elkington, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told the Worcester Telegram .
Stopover spotlight: Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz: Lyricist and lead singer Sadie Dupois says she's "always just been intererested in bands that focus more on wordplay."
Mon Mar 03, 2014
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Guide to Undergraduate Programs
This is the Guide to Undergraduate Programs of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate School Bulletin
The Graduate School Bulletin is available online and is updated anually. Information in this issue is as complete and accurate as possible as of September 1, 2013 The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges .
Sun Mar 02, 2014
The Huffington Post
Fighting For Enough Sleep... In Preschool?
Napping may be something many parents of young children take for granted, but you may need to fight for it at your child's preschool.
Archaeologist envisions survey at historic site
An imposing Italianate estate home vanished from the rural landscape during the Great Depression, but it may yet have a tale to tell.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Tyngsboro, Bedford march on
Austin Coene scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while powering Tyngsboro past Bartlett, 69-62, in a Division 3 Central Sectional boys basketball quarterfinal.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The American Prospect
Roberts Was Wrong on Voter Rights
Writing about the Supreme Court's outrageous decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v.
Debt and growth: Breaking the threshold
CAN countries imperil their growth prospects by having too much debt? In 2010 Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University argued that countries experience a sharp slowdown in growth when their public debt-to-GDP ratios hit 90%.
'Oddball science' has proven worth, say UMass Amherst biologists
Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important economic and social benefits are lost Without decades of basic research on unusual animal adaptations, including the anatomy of gecko ... (more)
With public higher education officials saying they would be unable to keep tuition and fees frozen under Gov. Deval Patrick's budget and other fiscal demands pressing down on the state, the prospect of following through on keeping the student costs flat for two straight years is in question.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Institute for Public Accuracy: Ukraine Crisis Leading to a New Cold War? Or Worse?
February 26 - The Wall Street Journal reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a test of combat readiness for troops stationed in a region that touches Ukraine's northern border."
Indian classical music virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan to play UMass-Amherst
But his relative anonymity here may start to change when the renowned Indian classical musician shares the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with his sons Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Saturday at 8 p.m. a Revered as a virtuoso, the 68-year-old Ali Khan is a legend on the sarod.