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Dining Services is a recipient of the Silver Award for the 2013 Nutrition Awards, given by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The Nutrition Awards aim to help member institutions advance their culinary expertise by acknowledging successful promotions and...
Poverty rates among all Americans have increased during the current recession, but people in our country’s lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities are more likely to be poor than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a new study co-authored by M.V. Lee Badgett, professor of Economics...
Ferdous-E-Elahi Jabin, a visiting scientist from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, will work in professor Rob Wick’s laboratory this summer under the auspices of a Norman Borlaug Fellowship. Jabin is a plant pathologist and is seeking training in nematology through the Wick lab. She will...
Alumnus Ed Ward, a longtime campus supporter, has made a $2.25 million commitment to the Athletics Department. With just under a month to go before the close of the fiscal year, the Athletics has received $4.28 million, surpassing last year’s fundraising mark of $3.2 million. “I...
The results of a new statewide UMass Poll released June 6 shows Democratic U.S. Representative Edward Markey with a strong 11-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez among likely voters in advance of the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election scheduled for June 25. Markey and Gomez are...
Ten campus programs driven by early-career or under-represented faculty, along with 12 pre-tenure faculty members, will receive Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grants for 2013-14, the Center for Teaching...
The three chicks hatched by the mating pair of adult peregrine falcons nesting atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library were banded May 29, allowing wildlife officials and researchers their first opportunity to study the tiny birds and the nesting box they currently call home.   Two males and one female...
The Environmental Health and Safety department has received the Excellence in Safety Award from the Safety Council of Western New England.  The award was presented recently at the organization’s 96th annual awards banquet held at Chez Josef in Agawam.   The Excellence in Safety Award represents...
Radhameris A. Gómez, a doctoral candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study transportation engineering in Madrid, Spain during 2013-14.    In Spain, her Fulbright sponsor is a former member of the engineering faculty at the Universidad de Castile-...
The Massachusetts Senate passed a $34 billion dollar state budget on May 23 that earmarks $454.8 million for the five-campus UMass system, $23 million less than the budget proposals presented by Gov. Deval Patrick and approved by the State House of Representatives and advocated by UMass President...

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