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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...

A 12-member Institutional Privacy Committee (IPC) has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to review current campus policies, procedures and training, and make recommendations for any improvements needed to safeguard sensitive information that may fall under state or federal regulations.

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Following approval on June 19 by the Board of Trustees, the schools of Education and Nursing are now colleges, a move intended to clarify the role of academic units amid some other name changes on campus.   The action follows the designation last December of the Department of Computer Science as a...
A proposal to freeze tuition and fees for the coming academic year moved ahead July 1 as the Legislature approved $39 million in additional funding for the UMass system as part of a $34 billion state budget and sent the measure to Gov. Deval Patrick.   Crafted by a legislative...
The results of a new campus survey show that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum oppose the outsourcing of lethal military and defense targeting decisions to machines. The opposition to autonomous weaponry is bipartisan, with the strongest opposition on the far left and far right...
Meeting in Lowell, the Board of Trustees on June 19 authorized President Robert L. Caret to raise tuition and fees by up to 4.9 percent for the coming academic year if the Legislature’s compromise budget does not include a $39 million funding increase for the five-campus system.   “Because the...
Taking advantage of UMass Amherst’s investment in cutting-edge analytical equipment for geosciences research, several visiting geologists who collected the first subglacial sediment cores ever extracted from a lake deep below the west Antarctic ice sheet recently spent three days at the campus’s...

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