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Gabriela C. Weaver of Purdue University has been named associate provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Weaver is currently the Jerry and Rosie Semler Director of the Discovery Learning Research (DLRC) and professor of chemistry and science...

A free, six-week wellness program for faculty and staff is being offered by Get Moving UMass, the outreach arm of Campus Recreation, beginning July 8. From Work to Wellness is designed to bring fitness and wellness opportunities to participants through weekly walks, new workouts, physical activity tips and nutrition advice taught by Get Moving UMass volunteers.

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UMass Amherst is among the lead institutions behind a new regional consortium aimed at identifying best practices for improving diversity in the recruitment, retention and success of students and campus employees. The Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium grew out of a two-day...
The Senate voted 39-1 on May 22 on a $36.2 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The measure includes $519 million for the five-campus UMass system that could pave the way for a second freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. Differences between the...
Samantha Bernecker, a third-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program, has been selected for a two-year, $54,826 National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Mental Health for her dissertation work titled “Crowdsourcing Mental Health with a Web-Based...
A new website for teaching statistics using the open source statistical computing language R was launched last month, according to Nick Reich, assistant professor of biostatistics and one of the faculty developers of the tool. The website, statsTeachR, includes open-access, online lesson plans...
The Center for Heritage and Society (CHS) is holding its fourth annual international conference, Heritage and Healthy Societies, Cultural Heritage, Environment and Resilience, on campus this week. Co-organized by Elizabeth Chilton, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Heritage...
A proposed $36.25 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015 released May 14 by the Senate Ways and Means Committee calls for nearly $519 million for the UMass system. The increase of about $50 million for the UMass system from this year’s budget could potentially trigger a second freeze in...
Young Latina parents in the “Hear Our Stories” project shared their digital stories on May 7 at the Visitors Center at Heritage State Park in Holyoke. About 75 guests, including students, staff, family and friends of the Community Adolescent Resources and Education (CARE) Center of...

Senior Kurt Schultz, a Commonwealth Honors College student majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, was honored May 8 at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

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