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Students from the next generation of science communicators got a chance to practice their interviewing and visual storytelling skills this month as 12 UMass Amherst researchers volunteered to serve as subjects for Smith College’s summer science writing course for pre-college women, “Narrative and...
Visitors to the Renaissance Center this summer can enjoy the sense of traveling back in time to experience sights, smells and tastes of an authentic 16th-century kitchen garden, now open for tours in North Amherst. Stockbridge School of Agriculture students under the direction of professor John...
Flavia Montenegro-Menezes of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and Jean Forward of the Anthropology Department are among 11 UMass system faculty awarded  $259,900 from the President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund.   Announced July 23 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants support...
As a heat wave continues in the region, Ray Jackson, interm director of Physical Plant, is asking the campus community to take voluntary energy conservation measures.   “With ongoing high temperatures, ISO New England, the electrical grid operator for New England, is forecasting New England’s...
A new, two-week residential summer camp, now being conducted on campus through July 19, is designed to teach 17 high school students the joy, creativity, discovery and complexity of engineering.   The Summer Engineering Institute, organized by director Bernd F. Schliemann, is a multi-faceted...
Jim Capistran of the UMass Innovation Institute has been awarded $150,000 from the President’s Office for a project aimed at increasing industry engagement with the campus’s life sciences research community.   The award from the President’s Science and Technology...
Just about the only time Native Americans of New England are mentioned in K-12 classrooms, it’s as part of the Thanksgiving story, according to History professor Alice Nash; they are considered centuries-old artifacts with little relevance to American culture today.   “Even Native American...

A 12-member Institutional Privacy Committee (IPC) has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to review current campus policies, procedures and training, and make recommendations for any improvements needed to safeguard sensitive information that may fall under state or federal regulations.

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Following approval on June 19 by the Board of Trustees, the schools of Education and Nursing are now colleges, a move intended to clarify the role of academic units amid some other name changes on campus.   The action follows the designation last December of the Department of Computer Science as a...
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...

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