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马萨诸塞大学安姆斯特分校|University of Massachusetts Amhers

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校    训:By the sword we seek peace; but peace only under liberty
创立时间:1863
学校类型:公立
现任校长:Jack M. Wilson
所 在 地:Amherst, MA, USA
校园环境:市区
吉 祥 物:Sam the Minuteman
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马萨诸塞大学安姆斯特分校建于1863年,1947年正式并入马萨诸塞大学,是一所研究为主的公立大学,现有约25000名学生,来自美国50个州和世界100多个国家。大学开设了87个本科专业,73个研究生专业,以及51个博士专业。大学每年对于研究的投入多达一百多万美金。校园位于马萨诸塞州西部,占地1450英亩。


阿姆赫斯特校区有10个学院,主要包括:教育学院、工程学院、人文和艺术学院、管理学院、自然资源和环境学院、自然科学和数学学院、护理学院、公共卫生和健康科学学院、社会和行为科学学院、农学院。


阿姆赫斯特校区的商学院下设六个系:会计和信息系统;金融和运营管理;旅游管理;管理;市场;运动管理;商业沟通。
MBA项目具有自己的特色,教师在教学和研究上均有出色成绩,强调小班教学和师生之间的合作。同时,学生还有机会获得经济资助,实习机会以及与当地企业进行交流的机会。

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1.Academics

Commonwealth College


The Commonwealth College (ComCol) is the honors college at UMass. The honors college provides students the opportunity to intensify their UMass academic curriculum. The requirements of the college are to complete a set number of the required classes for one's major at the honors level as well as complete a senior year thesis or capstone project and several Dean's book courses. Completion of the ComCol courseload is required in order to graduate the University with higher Latin honors designations, such as magna or summa cum laude. Graduates with Grade Point Averages of higher than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale receive the Latin honor cum laude whether they are members of the ComCol or not. ComCol provides honors students an additional community of students to interact with outside of their academic department.


Library


The W.E.B. DuBois library is the tallest library in the United States and the tallest academic library in the world. It is also well regarded for its innovative architectural design, which incorporates the bookshelves into the structural support of the building.It is home of the memoirs and papers of the distinguished African-American activist and Massachusetts native W. E. B. Du Bois as well as being the depository for other important collections, such as the papers of the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte.

Special Collections include
Social change and movements for social change
African American history and culture
Labor, work, and industry
Literature and the arts
Agriculture
The history of the region
The W.E.B. DuBois Library is also notable for being home to the Learning Commons,opened in 2005. The Learning Commons provides a central location for resources provided by several departments across campus including Library Reference, Office of Information Technologies help desk, Academic Advising, Writing Center, Career Services, and Assistive Technologies Center. The Learning Commons has 164 computers with a broad range of software installed arranged in a variety of configurations for both individual and collaborative work. The library has all sorts of services including tutoring, writing workshops, and supplemental instruction scattered among its 26 floors. The building itself is so large that it needs a security force. That security force is the Building Monitor Desk. The desk is managed by various supervisors and student employees.

The Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library is the other main library on campus. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Center (occasionally referred to as the Lederle "low rise").

UMass Amherst is home to the DEFA Film Library, the only archive and study collection of East German films outside of Europe.

Other libraries include the Shirley Graham Du Bois Library in New Africa House, the Biological Sciences Library in Morrill Hall, and the Music Reserve Lab in the Fine Arts Center.

Information technology


UMass Amherst is a member of Internet2.

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) provides all faculty, staff, and students with an OIT account which provides access to a variety of services including email (UMail), online storage space (UDrive), web hosting space, and blogging space.

OIT maintains 11 computer classrooms across campus with approximately 300 computers available to members of the UMass community. Many of these are the computer available in the Learning Commons located in the WEB DuBois Library. Additionally many departments and programs have their own computing resources available for members of those groups.

Many UMass Amherst instructors make use of Blackboard's WebCT Vista learning management system (which has been branded as SPARK on campus) for delivery of course content via the web.

In the winter of 2003, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) rolled out the SPIRE system, which is based on PeopleSoft's student information system. At UMass, SPIRE is a web-based system used to register for courses, as well as a variety of other tasks.

On October 21, 2005 UMass Amherst was designated as the first-in-the-nation Microsoft IT Showcase School by CEO Steve Ballmer, recognizing the university's innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning.

In April 2008, UMass Amherst announced a campus alert system whereby members of the university can receive emergency notification via text messaging

2.Ranking and reputation

U.S. News and World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UMass Amherst as one of the top 100 universities in the nation, placing it at #96, and ranking it the joint 46th amongst Public Universities.The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked UMass Amherst as the 175th best university in the world.The MBA program is highly ranked by the Princeton Review.

3.Student life

Registered Student Organizations


UMass Amherst has many registered student organizations (RSOs). Most RSOs are funded by the Student Government Association (SGA), from the activity fee that all students pay, however, the SGA has oft been criticized for not funding all clubs fully or equally. In recent years, the fee has been about $81. In order to start an RSO, one needs a group of at least 8 interested students, who then petition the SGA for recognition. Each semester, the SGA reviews RSOs, and those which have too few members are considered inactive. Club Sports, which are non-NCAA athletic or organized sports teams, are considered RSOs.

On May 6 of 2008, the Center for Student Development hosted an awards show entitled The Sammies for the second time. The Sammies is designed to allow RSOs to give awards to other outstanding RSOs. Over 50 different awards were presented to student leaders and exemplary RSO in more than 20 categories. Among the winners was the Umass International Relations Club which garnered the coveted "Best RSO of the Year" award.

Student government


The Student Government Association (SGA) is the undergraduate student governmental body, and provides funding for the many registered student organizations (RSOs) and agencies, including the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO) and the Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA). The SGA also makes formal recommendations on matters of Administration policy and advocates for undergraduate students to the Administration, non-student organizations, and local and state government.

The SGA has three branches: the President and Executive Cabinet, the Undergraduate Student Senate, and the Student Judiciary.

Area governments There are a total of six area governments. Each of the campus's six residential areas has an area government, and there is also a Commuter Area Government to serve commuter students. Area governments provide social programming for their areas, and are in charge of the house councils for the dorms in their area. They also represent the needs and interests of students in their areas to the Administration, Housing Services, and the SGA.

Area Governments have a tradition of sponsoring large events, generally in the Spring, such as Fill the Hill, Bowl Weekend and Southwest Week.

House councils Each residence hall or residential "cluster" (a group of residence halls) at UMass Amherst has a house council. House councils report to their respective area governments. Its budget comes from voluntary dues collected in return for access to common supplies (access to the kitchenette, rental access to vacuums, brooms, games, etc). House councils also engage in social programming for their halls or clusters, and advocate to housing staff in regards to concerns of students in their hall/cluster.

Army ROTC


The Minuteman Battalion is one of the permiere Army ROTC battalions in the Army. Boasting a program that annually performs well above national averages and among the top handful of programs in the northeast USA, Army ROTC recently enjoyed the announcement of a senior Cadet being named the #1 Cadet in the nation in a national class of over 4,000 Cadets. UMass has earned this prestigious achievement twice in the last 15 years. The training program is among the best at preparing officers for the US Army and commissionees regularly outperform their peers in initial Army officer training. Active on the Amherst campus, the program's Scabbard and Blade community service club is very active and represents UMass well throughout the year with food drives, assistance to local veteran's groups and assistance with the Medical Readiness Corps at UMass in preparing for large-scale medical disasters. The most unusual activity associated with Army ROTC is the Light Leader's Tactical Society, in which Cadets train in dynamic real-world environments and scenarios. Most students are on a full tuition scholarship. UMass-Amherst is the host program for the Pioneer Valley and Five Colleges Army ROTC programs including: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Western New England College (WNEC), Springfield College, Westfield State College and American International College (AIC). At AIC and WNEC, students on Army ROTC Scholarships also earn free room and board.

Marching band


Main article: University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band
UMass Amherst has the largest marching band in New England. The Minuteman Marching Band consists of over 360 members and regularly plays at football games. The band is led by George N. Parks. The Minuteman Band also won the prestigious Sudler Trophy in 1998 for excellence. The band is well known across the nation for its style and excellence, particularly for its percussion UMass Drumline and tuba sections UMass Tubas. The band also performs in various other places like Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bands of America, Boston, and on occasion Montreal.

Fraternities and Sororities


UMass is home to numerous fraternities and sororities, organized under four councils: IFC, NPC, NPHC, and the MGC. Several Greek Life organizations had houses on North Pleasant Streetuntil Alpha Tau Gamma, Inc. who owned the property for many years, did not renew the leases. The North Pleasant Street houses were colloquially known as Frat Row. Most of Alpha Tau Gamma Properties' houses were out of code and were razed November, 2006. The land was then sold to the University.Currently several sororities & fraternities still live in "Frat Row" including Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Iota Gamma Upsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa and Theta Chi. Behind "Frat Row" or North Pleasant Street there are more sorority houses such as Sigma Kappa, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Alpha Chi Omega. Two other houses Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon are situated on Olympia Drive, on the northern outskirts of the campus. Delta Upsilon is also situated on North Pleasant Street just past Lederle and Totman. Alpha Epsilon Pi is also on campus. Alpha Epsilon Pirecently relocated to Sunset Ave, and Pi Kappa Alpha returned to campus in Spring of '07.

Several organizations do not have houses, such as Pi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and the NPHC, and the MGC fraternities and sororities.

The Greek community has several annual traditions, including 'UDance', the Relay for Life and the annual Greek Week, during which the various fraternities are partnered with sororities, and these teams compete with each other throughout a week of challenges.

The Daily Collegian


The student-operated newspaper, The Daily Collegian, is published Monday through Friday during the University of Massachusetts' calendar semester. The Collegian is independently funded, operating on advertising revenue. Founded in 1890, the paper began as Aggie Life, became the College Signal in 1901, the Weekly Collegian in 1914 and the Tri-Weekly Collegian in 1956. Published daily since 1967, the Collegian has been broadsheet since January 1994.
 

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