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Alumnus Jason Fettig will become director of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band on July 12. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. president since John Adams. Known...
Thayer Laboratory is no more. The 57-year-old building, which officials said was badly out of code compliance and not salvageable, was razed last week. The 2,865-square-foot, single-story building was dedicated on June 5, 1957 and designed to supplement diagnostic and research facilities in the...
A groundbreaking campus initiative launched this month is helping 50 science and engineering graduate students achieve greater professional success by teaching them how to engage more effectively with the private sector. Established by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and the...
Three faculty-led projects have been awarded $15,000 Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for research and engagement. Jonathan Rosa, assistant professor of anthropology, plans to use the grant to train students from Holyoke’s Paolo Freire School as sociolinguistic...
The STEM Diversity Institute was the host institution for an all-day symposium held May 30 for members of the Northeastern Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), who discussed strategies for continuing its mission to increase the number of underrepresented students...
Gabriela C. Weaver of Purdue University has been named associate provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Weaver is currently the Jerry and Rosie Semler Director of the Discovery Learning Research (DLRC) and professor of chemistry and science...

A free, six-week wellness program for faculty and staff is being offered by Get Moving UMass, the outreach arm of Campus Recreation, beginning July 8. From Work to Wellness is designed to bring fitness and wellness opportunities to participants through weekly walks, new workouts, physical activity tips and nutrition advice taught by Get Moving UMass volunteers.

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UMass Amherst is among the lead institutions behind a new regional consortium aimed at identifying best practices for improving diversity in the recruitment, retention and success of students and campus employees. The Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium grew out of a two-day...
The Senate voted 39-1 on May 22 on a $36.2 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The measure includes $519 million for the five-campus UMass system that could pave the way for a second freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. Differences between the...
Samantha Bernecker, a third-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program, has been selected for a two-year, $54,826 National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Mental Health for her dissertation work titled “Crowdsourcing Mental Health with a Web-Based...

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