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Chemical engineer Paul Dauenhauer is one of only 14 scientists worldwide to receive recognition for scientific innovation from the 2013 DuPont Young Professors Program, the company recently announced. He will receive $75,000 over three years to advance progress on his discovery of a process for...
Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan, Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues report this week that they’ve discovered a new chemical process to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics, at 90 percent yield from lignocellulosic biomass, the highest yield achieved to date. Details are...
Hari Balasubramanian of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program to research streamlining the delivery of primary care to patients.   Through his project, “...
The life and legacy of former chancellor Randolph W. Bromery were remembered May 17 at a memorial gathering hosted by the Chancellor’s Office at the Marriott Center for Hospitality Management in the Campus Center.   Bromery, who served as chancellor from 1971-79, died Feb. 26 at the age of 87.  ...
A recent exclusive license agreement between UMass Amherst and LidoChem, Inc., a New Jersey-based wholesale turf and agricultural nutrient supply firm, means a fungus-fighting bacterium discovered and developed by Haim Gunner, professor emeritus of Environmental Sciences, will now be marketed...
Amherst Town Meeting members on May 15 approved a proposal by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to jointly hire a consultant to study strategic planning issues involving the university and the town.   The $30,000 for the town’s share of the cost passed on a 122-46 vote.   Subbaswamy addressed Town...
The Senate Ways and Means Committee is proposing a $33.92 billion fiscal 2014 state budget that calls for a $35 million increase for the public higher education system, about $75 million less than the amount included in the House budget and backed by Gov. Deval Patrick.   The Senate plan, which...
UMass Rising, the campus’s $300 million, comprehensive fundraising campaign, has launched a new website outlining its goals and priorities accompanied by testimonials from alumni benefactors, recent graduates, faculty, staff and Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.   The campaign, which was formally...
Jeff Harness, director for integrated care and population health at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, was honored April 26 at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ Celebration of Service Breakfast in the Campus Center.   Harness, who received his master’s in Public Health through the school,...
Larry Pellegrini, a Ph.D. candidate in the Health Policy and Management Program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, recently received the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2013 Medical Care Student Session Award.   Pellegrini will present his winning abstract, “The Impact...

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