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Rolling Stone magazine has named “We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War,” published by University of Massachusetts Press, the Best Music Book of 2015. Authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of coping...
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Citing safety concerns about fires and explosions linked to lithium-ion batteries in hoverboards, UMass Amherst officials have banned the devices from campus, effective Jan. 8. The campus-wide ban includes residential facilities and other university buildings.

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UMass Amherst has won first- and second-place honors in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Game Day Challenge, which promotes waste reduction at football games through friendly competition among colleges and universities. UMass Amherst placed first in the category of Green...
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The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management has announced that UMass Amherst is a finalist for the 2016 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award.

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UMass Amherst faculty and staff established early momentum with a strong kickoff to the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign, which runs through June 30, 2016. As of Dec. 15, UMass Amherst faculty and staff have pledged more than $893,000. “I am very proud of the philanthropic spirit of...
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Two teams of international researchers led by Om Parkash, agriculture biotechnologist at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, have been awarded funding from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to initiate global projects designed to...
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Apple Inc. has put a spotlight on an online course created by Information Technology (IT) and the College of Nursing to help educators learn whether students understand what they were taught. “Assessing student learning with iPads” is available on iTunes U, a section of iTunes...
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Judges awarded $10,500 in seed funding recently to seven ventures that showed the most promise for future development during the Seed Pitch Competition part of the UMass Innovation Challenge. Each venture presented their pitch in a closed-door session with five minutes to demonstrate the...
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During phase one of construction of an advanced physics and chemistry complex at UMass Amherst, the unstable West Experiment Station is being carefully dismantled. It will be rebuilt as part of the new Physical Sciences Building with its 1880s facade preserved.

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One hundred fifty graduate students from historically underrepresented populations will receive increased financial support and augmented professional training through a major fellowship initiative recently launched by the Graduate School. With a $600,000 annual investment, the Research...
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