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Bank of America’s $1 Million Supports Educational Pathways for Massachusetts Community College Graduates to Study at UMass Amherst Honors College

March 21, 2017

AMHERST, Mass. – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new program to build academic pathways for high-performing graduates from the Commonwealth’s community colleges with a $1 million gift.

Scandinavian Studies Receives Grant from Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

January 25, 2017

The program in Scandinavian studies has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation for “Scandinavian Impulses” programming in 2016-17. In addition to individual cultural events, the grant will provide major support for the upcoming public symposium “Managing Multicultural Scandinavia” on March 31 and April 1. 

Community Foundation of Western Mass., Davis Foundation Fund Scholarships for Community College Honors Students to Attend UMass

August 3, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. – Honors students at three area community colleges planning to pursue their studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will benefit from $550,000 in scholarships funded by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation.

UMass Amherst Receives $600,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for W.E.B. Du Bois Center

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center

July 7, 2016

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries a three-year, $600,000 grant to support a program for faculty fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduates from UMass Amherst and community colleges to engage deeply with the W.E.B. Du Bois archives through the W.E.B. Du Bois Center.

UMass Amherst Biochemist Named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator

June 11, 2015
Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – Li-Jun Ma, a University of Massachusetts Amherst biochemist and genomics expert, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award to develop new treatment options for opportunistic fungal infections.

UMass climatologist Raymond Bradley wins Zuckerberg Leadership Award

July 06, 2014
By Mary Serreze | Special to The Republican 

AMHERST — UMass Amherst climatologist Dr. Raymond S. Bradley has been awarded the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Award "in recognition of his courage, conviction and selflessness in devoting his time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals."

The Distinguished Professor is director of the Climate System Research Center and co-director of the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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