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Campus Announcements and Activities

Honors alumna Esther A. Cuesta, Ecuador’s current Vice Minister of Human Mobility and graduate of several UMass Amherst programs, will present "From Literacy, Language and Cultural Studies to Citizen's Diplomacy in Ecuador." She will be discussing how her formation in languages, literatures, and... Read More
Is exercise really medicine? Dr. Lieberman will use the lens of evolution to consider the kinds of physical activity and inactivity for which humans are adapted and their health implications. Dr. Lieberman’s evolutionary perspective offers insights for how to help each other prevent illness and... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 18th Annual Fall Reception, “Through the Photographer’s Eyes: Diana Mara Henry Twentieth Century Photographer Collection.” Guests can enjoy a guided tour of Diana Mara Henry’s photographs, professional and personal memorabilia, and an excerpt of... Read More
No classes will be held on October 10, 2016.
A Monday class schedule will be followed on Tuesday, October 11.

Honors College Events

Why is it so difficult to elect equivalent numbers of men and women to political office in the United States? Is sexism a factor in the 2016 presidential race? Discuss some of the answers offered—and debated—by political scholars and experts. Presented by Seth Goldman, Assistant Professor &... Read More
Attend an info session to learn about study abroad opportunities and scholarships. Campus staff and faculty will present on these topics: International Program Office What is Study Abroad? Programs Available for Study Abroad Plan your Travel Now International Scholars Program Boost... Read More
Students who are interested in law careers are invited to meet alumni attorneys in a fun, speed-dating format.  Get your questions answered about practice areas, applying for law school, and what to expect as a law student and as a working professional and more!  A light dinner of sandwiches and... Read More

Academic Opportunities

Come discover what graduate opportunites and special scholarships are available for CHC students! Any Commonwealth Honors College graduate, past or present, who is accepted by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) will receive a $14,000 merit scholarship.  Need-based financial... Read More


Rising Researchers are exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership and impact in their chosen area of study.  Impact can take the form of research results/scholarly publications; innovation/entrepreneurial activities; or significant contribution to a creative work... Read More
Do you know a faculty member deserving of recognition? They could be the next UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.  The Spotlight Scholar Program recognizes faculty members whose research, scholarship or creative activity really shines. Anyone can nominate a scholar and it takes only minutes to do!... Read More
The student deadline to apply for Honors Research Grants or Research Assistant Fellowships for Spring 2017 is Monday, October 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m. GRANTS: Juniors and Seniors may apply for support of their research expenses. FELLOWSHIPS: Sophomores and Juniors apply as research assistant for a... Read More