Headliners

Five students and a faculty member sponsored by the Department of Public Health attended the Massachusetts Health Policy Student Forum held Jan. 5-6 at the State House.

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Talks by Barbara Chung, Microsoft Corporation’s chief security advisor for education, and colleagues will kick off the 2006 Microsoft IT Showcase School Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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The Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) is giving $100,000 to UMass Extension’s Nursery, Landscape and Urban Forestry Program to establish an endowment to support its work with the “green industry” and the public.

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Gov. W. Mitt Romney is proposing a $20.4 million increase in funding for the University system for the next fiscal year.

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Alumna Jill Carroll, a freelance journalist who was abducted Jan. 7 in Iraq, remains missing nearly a week after the deadline set by her kidnappers, who threatened to kill her if U.S. forces did not release Iraqi female detainees.

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Researchers from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that race/ethnicity is a predictor of plasma lipids in patients with HIV-1 on HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy).

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UMass Extension is teaming with armed services, state agencies and youth and veterans’ organizations to offer a series of workshops focused on the often-overlooked needs of young people whose military parents are deployed far from home.

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"Edward Lansdale''s Cold War," a new book written by Indiana University historian Jonathan Nashel and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, is a "useful if workmanlike" account of the CIA operative, according to the Jan. 15 issue of The New York Times Book Review.

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Five faculty affiliated with the Center for Research on Families (CRF) have been awarded more than $903,000 in research support by the National Science Foundation.

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Work by astronomer Martin D. Weinberg and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the most prominent of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are interacting with the Milky Way’s ghostly dark matter to create a mysterious warp in the galactic disk that has puzzled astronomers for half a century.

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