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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...
NerdScholar, a website that tries to help students make the best decisions about their higher education, recently featured UMass Amherst on its site as one of the nation’s “Best Mentoring Programs for Women” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.   “We were very...
The new football press and skybox complex at McGuirk Alumni Stadium will be named in honor of alumnus Martin Jacobson and his brother Richard, according to athletic director John McCutcheon. Marty Jacobson of the Class of 1968 committed $2.5 million to the campus on June 10 at a ceremony with...
A new documentary by Northampton Cable Television about the construction of an 80-foot green labyrinth at the Hampshire County Jail notes the role of the School of Nursing and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, which worked with the Sheriff’s Department on the project...
Eight campus scholars have been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.   The competitive program selects current university students and recent graduates for their academic success and leadership potential and supports a year of study abroad. Participants...
A recent visit by videographers from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) to the laboratory of geneticist and neurobiologist Dan Chase in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department highlighted special experimental techniques his lab uses to perform genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi...

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