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Two Amherst campus faculty projects are among eight across the UMass system sharing $270,000 in grants from the President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. Announced July 8 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants support faculty-led projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences...
The third annual UMass Amherst food sustainability conference, “Revisioning Sustainability,” drew 175 students, faculty and staff from other universities, food service managers, sustainability coordinators and business people from over 60 institutions in the U.S. and Canada to the...
A $36.5 billion state budget that includes $519 million for the five-campus UMass system was approved June 30 and sent to Gov. Deval Patrick. The compromise spending plan put forth by a legislative conference committee passed in the House 144-7 while the Senate approved the bill on a voice vote....
Nine years before the Civil War, former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass addressed an Independence Day observance in Rochester, N.Y. and delivered a blistering indictment of national idealism that overlooked, ignored and accepted slavery as part and parcel of the American identity and...
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...

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