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A proposed $36.25 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015 released May 14 by the Senate Ways and Means Committee calls for nearly $519 million for the UMass system. The increase of about $50 million for the UMass system from this year’s budget could potentially trigger a second freeze in...
Young Latina parents in the “Hear Our Stories” project shared their digital stories on May 7 at the Visitors Center at Heritage State Park in Holyoke. About 75 guests, including students, staff, family and friends of the Community Adolescent Resources and Education (CARE) Center of...

Senior Kurt Schultz, a Commonwealth Honors College student majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, was honored May 8 at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

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The Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Internships has been given to seniors Sean McGrath of North Andover and Ellen Porell of Fitchburg and fall 2013 graduate Chinelo Obiudu of Worcester. Since 1965, the Furcolo Award has recognized selected students who complete an outstanding internship in either public service or government.

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A pair of peregrine falcons nesting atop the Du Bois Library Tower hatched the first of four eggs on May 7 and a second chick was reported by Library staff monitoring the nest via a live-feed camera. This is the 12th year the falcons have produced offspring at the rooftop aerie.  

Mackenzie Consoer, a second-year doctoral student in the department of environmental conservation, has been selected for the Edith Robinson Fellowship by the Graduate School. The one-year award will provide Consoer with a full tuition scholarship and a stipend totaling more than $26,000.

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Combining interpretive dance, biochemistry and the cinema arts, members of professor Lila Gierasch’s lab illustrate the folding of a protein in a bacterial cell in a video competing in a National Institutes of Health online contest. Gierasch and her team are appealing for campus votes in the...
Four undergraduates were honored with the Rising Research Award at an April 23 reception with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. The award was launched last year to recognize outstanding undergraduate researchers who have demonstrated leadership and impact in their chosen area of study. This year...
The Libraries have awarded Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each to nine faculty members to support revising existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Liaison librarians work with faculty to integrate library resources and information literacy into their...
The Center for Research on Families has given grants and awards to 13 graduate students and undergraduates to support their research on family issues. The CRF Family Research Graduate Student Grant provides $10,000 for one year for students to work with faculty on research projects. Three pre-...

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