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The campus community demonstrated its pride and support for the Commonwealth’s flagship during the past year as more than 1,200 faculty and staff contributed $1,251,465 to the 2013-14 UMass Rising Faculty and Staff Campaign, according to Nathan Adams, interim co-director of Annual Giving....
The community is invited to celebrate the music program’s 75th year with a free concert by the Alumni Band, Chorus and Orchestra, which will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The Alumni Ensembles will perform under the batons of Timothy T. Anderson,...
A proposed $36.2 billion state budget released April 9 by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian Dempsey includes $518.8 million for the UMass system, an increase that was hailed by President Robert L. Caret. “We appreciate the generous funding proposal put...
The Center for Agriculture in the College of Natural Sciences is now the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. “We’ve changed the center’s name so that it better represents what we actually do and represents the web of linked areas that we work in,” said Steve...
The campus recently joined as an institutional partner the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and...
A campus-wide forum on several key issues, including the definition of a UMass undergraduate education, research foci, and outreach and engagement, is planned for Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in 168 Campus Center. Last year, the Joint Task Force on Strategic Oversight (JTFSO) completed a Phase...
A Sparq meditation labyrinth has been installed on floor 9 of the Du Bois Library as part of a stress and relaxation study being conducted by associate professor Donna Zucker of the College of Nursing, the Libraries and University of Oklahoma Bizzell Library.  The Sparq labyrinth is an...
The UMass Amherst community celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on April 4, 2014 with a special event, Madiba's Gifts: Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacies – A Tribute. The event featured keynote speaker Garrey M. Dennie, a former speechwriter for Mandela and a current professor of...
Julie Goddard, food science, recently received a four-year, $489,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of making value-added agricultural products such as emulsifiers from...
Zhenhua Liu, nutrition, recently received a four-year, $499,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study nutritional approaches to preventing obesity-related intestinal inflammation, which is believed to increase risk of colorectal...

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