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The Institute for Applied Life Sciences took delivery of a $3.2 million, 7.3-ton, 3-Tesla magnet and related equipment on Nov. 17 for use in its Human Magnetic Resonance Center in the Life Sciences Laboratory Building. The research suite was purchased with funds from the $95 million, Massachusetts Life Sciences Institute grant to the campus in 2013.

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A series of “campus listening sessions” is being launched by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to hear student concerns and to solicit suggestions for improving the climate at the university. The first session is planned for Friday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium. Subbaswamy and...
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Inside UMass newsletter on Nov. 26. Publication will resume on Dec. 3. For updated news, visit www.umass.edu/newsoffice.

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We received 423 entries for this year's #umassfallphoto contest. Here are the finalists and winners in the three categories: People, Places and Things.
Fall photo contest

A new billboard celebrating a long-standing campus partnership to prevent underage and dangerous drinking is greeting drivers crossing the Coolidge Bridge into Hadley. The billboard, which went up in late October, highlights the efforts of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking and bears the message “Working Together to Prevent Underage and Dangerous Drinking” with the website link for the coalition.

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Route 9 billboard
The Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs will conduct their annual Veterans Day observance on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall. The guest speaker will be Army veteran Bernd F. Schliemann, a senior lecturer in mechanical and industrial engineering....
umass rotc veterans day
Friends, family, colleagues and literary heirs of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe met Oct. 14-15 at UMass Amherst to honor the iconic 1975 campus talk in which Achebe took Joseph Conrad and his “Heart of Darkness” to task for distorting Africa and its people. 
Chinua Achebe
UMass Amherst’s 2015­–16 Innovation Challenge kicked off on Oct. 28. This yearlong series of events has deep connections and a proud history on campus, and is back for a 10th year with new formats, more money on the table, and greater emphasis on mentoring and venture creation. The...
Abhishek Dwaraki
Sandra Petersen, director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) reports that the program recently welcomed a record number of new fellows to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral programs at UMass Amherst. Petersen says that at...
Sandra Petersen
Campus forums with three finalists for the post of assistant vice chancellor/chief of police will take place over the course of the next two weeks, according to David Vaillancourt, senior associate dean of students and chair of the search committee. The finalists are Joseph R. Riley, deputy chief...

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