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A team of campus researchers is developing new polymer materials that can encapsulate organ cells and other materials and deliver them inside the human body.

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Nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award are currently being accepted for consideration.

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The Faculty Senate has a redesigned and greatly expanded website with a number of new features.

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As UMassOnline begins its fifth year of operation, the program has six new offerings, including three certificate programs based in the Department of Hospitality and Travel Management.

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Environmental Health and Safety staff stabilized and removed nearly a dozen types of chemical compounds from a vacated laboratory in Fernald Hall on Jan. 18, according to Brian Fitzpatrick, head of Environmental Management Services at EH&S.

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A trio of campus researchers are investigating the use of technology to provide improved support for online dispute resolution. This is expected to lead to systems that could serve as models for advanced e-government services at dozens of federal agencies.

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The ground-breaking for the Joseph Troll Turf Research Center was held Jan. 6 in South Deerfield. Professor emeritus Joseph Troll, Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, ceremoniously pitched the first shovel into the ground to begin construction on the $775,000-facility.

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Two Amherst campus graduates and an honorary degree recipient are among seven women who will be recognized for excellence in business and management by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27.

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Faculty in the School of Education’s School Psychology Program are working with school administrators and teachers across the state to improve reading scores. The program is part of the federal Reading First grant designed to help underperforming schools boost the reading scores of children in kindergarten through third grade. Work is underway to train staff for the Reading First program in schools from Boston to New Bedford and in districts in Western Massachusetts.

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With a winter storm approaching the area, Juan A. Jarrett, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources, has issued a memorandum regarding inclement weather and time and attendance policies.

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