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The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management has announced that UMass Amherst is a finalist for the 2016 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award.

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UMass Amherst faculty and staff established early momentum with a strong kickoff to the 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign, which runs through June 30, 2016. As of Dec. 15, UMass Amherst faculty and staff have pledged more than $893,000. “I am very proud of the philanthropic spirit of...
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Two teams of international researchers led by Om Parkash, agriculture biotechnologist at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, have been awarded funding from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to initiate global projects designed to...
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Apple Inc. has put a spotlight on an online course created by Information Technology (IT) and the College of Nursing to help educators learn whether students understand what they were taught. “Assessing student learning with iPads” is available on iTunes U, a section of iTunes...
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Judges awarded $10,500 in seed funding recently to seven ventures that showed the most promise for future development during the Seed Pitch Competition part of the UMass Innovation Challenge. Each venture presented their pitch in a closed-door session with five minutes to demonstrate the...
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During phase one of construction of an advanced physics and chemistry complex at UMass Amherst, the unstable West Experiment Station is being carefully dismantled. It will be rebuilt as part of the new Physical Sciences Building with its 1880s facade preserved.

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One hundred fifty graduate students from historically underrepresented populations will receive increased financial support and augmented professional training through a major fellowship initiative recently launched by the Graduate School. With a $600,000 annual investment, the Research...
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The Building and Construction Technology program has been honored with a 2015 Green Giant award in the education category for its efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability. Kathleen Lugosch, director of the master’s program in architecture, was runner-up. The...
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Shake off college stress, get a workout and make new friends with the UMass Amherst Ballroom Dance Team. Everyone is welcome at the team’s regular social dances, held in the foyer of the Fine Arts Center. For information visit https://www.facebook.com/UMassBallroom.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its state counterpart, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, have approved a campus blueprint for protecting facilities and services from natural hazards such as storms or flooding.

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