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A new partnership with the Education Advisory Board’s Student Success Collaborative was introduced Dec. 4 as Carol Barr, vice provost for Undergraduate and Continuing Education, hosted a full day of meetings and demonstrations for the campus community. The Education Advisory Board is a best-...

The UMass Amherst Libraries has become one of the newest partners of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. As HathiTrust members, UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff will have access to more than 3.5 million public domain books. The campus community will be able to search HathiTrust’s catalog and download titles in the public domain.

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Alumnus Richard Baker, historian emeritus of the U.S. Senate, will present and discuss his new book, “The American Senate: An Insider’s History,” on Dec. 12 at the Congressional Visitors Center. Hosted by Congressman James McGovern and organized by the College of Humanities and...
Richard A. Baker
Commonwealth Honors College seniors Renée Barouxis, Jessica Boakye, Morgan Opie and Daniel Stubbs are the recipients of the 2013-14 Rising Researcher Award. The award was launched last spring as a way to bring to the forefront outstanding undergraduate researchers who have demonstrated...
As part of an ongoing strategic planning process, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and the Faculty Senate have launched a joint effort to review how resource allocation works on campus, explore practices at other schools and recommend a process to be used in the years ahead. In a Dec. 4 broadcast e-...
The new Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) last month launched a website that describes the history, mission and objectives of the institute and its constituent research centers. Formed with $150 million in capital funding from the Massachusetts Life Science Center and the university, IALS...
A campus campaign to assist residents of the Philippines affected last month by Typhoon Haiyan kicks off Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. with UMass Night Out: All Around the World in the Student Union Ballroom. Representatives of the newly formed effort called UMAHON, a Tagalog word that means “to...
The John Merck Fund has awarded a $45,000 grant to the Wellspring Collaborative, an economic development project in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA). The one-year grant will support research and planning for a large-scale...
Fred Rose
The architecture + design program has been selected as one of three 2013 National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Award recipients for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education. The winning proposal, submitted by professor Kathleen Lugosch and assistant...
Cynthia Baldwin, professor in the department of veterinary and animal sciences, has been named the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist for 2013-16 by the International Union of Immunological Societies. The award, which was presented in Milan, Italy in September, is made to one individual...
Cynthia Baldwin

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