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Dr. George Corey, assistant medical director at University Health Services, has been appointed executive director by James Sheehan, vice chancellor for Administration and Finance. Last month, Florida pediatrician Bruce Kraut was named director of UHS, but Sheehan said the doctor, citing personal...
Parking Services was recognized by state officials on May 2 for reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to use green transportation options through its Commuter Options Program (COP).   The Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Pinnacle awards are organized by the...
Five faculty-led projects focused on violence prevention and education in health, science and language arts in the region have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for Research and Engagement.   The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the...
Students from the next generation of science communicators got a chance to practice their interviewing and visual storytelling skills this month as 12 UMass Amherst researchers volunteered to serve as subjects for Smith College’s summer science writing course for pre-college women, “Narrative and...
Visitors to the Renaissance Center this summer can enjoy the sense of traveling back in time to experience sights, smells and tastes of an authentic 16th-century kitchen garden, now open for tours in North Amherst. Stockbridge School of Agriculture students under the direction of professor John...
Flavia Montenegro-Menezes of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and Jean Forward of the Anthropology Department are among 11 UMass system faculty awarded  $259,900 from the President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund.   Announced July 23 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants support...
As a heat wave continues in the region, Ray Jackson, interm director of Physical Plant, is asking the campus community to take voluntary energy conservation measures.   “With ongoing high temperatures, ISO New England, the electrical grid operator for New England, is forecasting New England’s...
A new, two-week residential summer camp, now being conducted on campus through July 19, is designed to teach 17 high school students the joy, creativity, discovery and complexity of engineering.   The Summer Engineering Institute, organized by director Bernd F. Schliemann, is a multi-faceted...
Jim Capistran of the UMass Innovation Institute has been awarded $150,000 from the President’s Office for a project aimed at increasing industry engagement with the campus’s life sciences research community.   The award from the President’s Science and Technology...
Just about the only time Native Americans of New England are mentioned in K-12 classrooms, it’s as part of the Thanksgiving story, according to History professor Alice Nash; they are considered centuries-old artifacts with little relevance to American culture today.   “Even Native American...

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