Writing Lives

writing lives headerEdie Clark wrote a popular monthly essay, Mary’s Farm, named for the place where she lived and imbued with its spirit. Located in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, the farm once belonged to a woman named Mary and had been a working farm, with horses and sheep, as well as crops of corn and flax.



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The gleaming Physical Sciences Building is a bright new star on the north end of campus, boasting 95,000 square feet of high-tech lab space. Right next door is a hidden gem that’s ready for an extreme makeover: SEL—the Science and Engineering Library—has seen few updates since it was built in the early 1970s.


umass crew at Maker Faire
As part of grant-funded work into the skills makerspaces cultivate, this UMass group attended a MakerFaire in Queens, NY, where Professor Charlie Schweik delivered a talk, “College and Making: UMass Amherst—Untapped Potential.” Group members came back with creative new