University of Massachusetts Amherst

Coronavirus Protest

Academic Studies: Staying at Home Saved Millions of Lives Globally

Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.

June 15, 2020 - The Washington Post

Dickinson Homestead

Friday Eye Candy: The Restored Gardens of Emily Dickinson

Fans of poetry and gardens will appreciate the effort to restore the historic home of Emily Dickinson—along with her cherished garden.

May 27, 2016 - The New York Times

An App to Help the Visually Impaired Use Transit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is testing an app that will help the blind navigate Arlington Station in early 2015. The app will eventually be free to use throughout the system.

December 23, 2014 - The Boston Globe

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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