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The Expanding Computing Education Pathways team at the College of Computer and Information Sciences is once again taking part in the annual online “STEM for All Video Showcase” from May 15-22, a week of presentations that highlight cutting-edge work funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.

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The Class of 2017’s new gift to the university already has more than a century of living history. The gift, a Japanese elm planted May 5, was grown in the Physical Plant tree nursery from a cutting from the South College Japanese elm, the oldest and largest example of the species in North...
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Two peregrine falcon chicks hatched in the nest box atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library shortly after 3 p.m. on May 10. The news was tweeted out by library staff who maintain a live webcam for falcon fans who want to keep abreast of events. They report that four eggs were laid around April 11, and it...
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This month the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences held their third annual two-day, spring training workshop for 26 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers accepted into the Teaching Fellows program. The program gives those who plan careers that involve teaching a...
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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has awarded the Center for Women and Community (CWC) $235,964 annually for the next three years to continue its work battling sexual violence. CWC receives funding from a number of sources, but the DPH support is what Rebecca Lockwood, associate director...
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The Center for Research on Families (CRF) and the Healthy Development Initiative (HDI) have awarded two $15,000 pilot grants as part of a new Community Partnership Research Grant Initiative. The proposed initiative represents a step in newly emerging commitment to creating and nurturing ongoing...
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The leaders of the Five College Consortium campuses have endorsed a number of recommendations to enhance the organization’s effectiveness as a search begins for a new executive director to succeed Neal Abraham, who recently announced plans to step down in June 2018. The following message was...
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Making a 19th century science facility part of its 21st century counterpart requires construction skills from both eras. Here, masons using original bricks and stonework recreate the façade of West Experiment Station, built in 1887 and soon to be part of the new UMass Amherst Physical Sciences Building.

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Nearly 200 people attended the official launch of the new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) on April 19 in the atrium of the Design Building, where founding director Curt Griffin thanked Provost Katherine S. Newman, Steve Goodwin, dean of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), and other...
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Two researchers in chemical engineering and another in computer science are among the recipients of $25,000 grants from the university system’s Tech Development Fund, which helps bring cutting-edge UMass research to market.

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