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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...
Starting this week, public meetings with five candidates for the post of chief information officer (CIO) are being held for members of the campus community to meet and listen to the candidates and offer feedback to the search committee.   The five candidates were chosen by a 17-member search...
In the cover story for the journal Genetics this month, neurobiologist Dan Chase and colleagues describe a new experimental technique they developed that will allow scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism.   The advance should allow...
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies will be hosting two faculty from the University of Toronto as scholars in residence for the fall semester. Stevens is a professor and Canada research chair in early modern literature and culture, and Magnuson is a professor of...
The STEM Diversity Institute is hosting four faculty members from minority-serving institutions through the Visiting Partner Faculty Program funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development.   Through the program, visiting faculty will spend five to 10...
A group of eighth-grade girls from the greater Holyoke area will get a hands-on introduction to science-related learning this summer through a new program announced June 17 by leaders of Girls Inc. of Holyoke and the College of Natural Sciences.   Eureka!, a nationally recognized program designed...
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Jean Kim today announced that she will be leaving her position at the end of June to pursue other professional opportunities.   Enku Gelaye, currently dean of students and associate vice chancellor, will become interim vice chancellor for Student...

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