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Senior officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and non-government partners announced June 14 the launch of US Ignite, a national “innovation ecosystem” for developing and deploying public sector applications and services on...
Cells must routinely dispose of leftover or waste proteins by breaking them down, but the problem for biochemists studying this fundamental process is that molecules can be toxic garbage in one situation but essential for function in another, says Peter Chien, assistant professor of Biochemistry...
The campus was recently awarded a five-year, nearly $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to reestablish an Upward Bound program in partnership with two high schools in Springfield.   Upward Bound is a year-round, multi-year program for high school students who have the...
Alejandro P. Heuck, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has received a five-year, $950,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medicine for his project “Molecular Mechanism of Translocon Assembly into Cell Plasma Membranes.” The goal...
The three female peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month on the roof of the Du Bois Library all successfully began flying over the weekend of June 9-10. They have been coming back to the box at night to be fed, but they will spend less and less time at the box over the next few days until...
The UMass Family Business Center has joined Business Families Foundation (BFF) Affiliate Network to work collaboratively on developing additional educational material, supporting business family communities and encouraging research in the field of family business. As a philanthropic organization,...
Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and 1995 graduate of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, has been named the U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.   Trethewey is a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. She was born in Gulfport, Miss., and is...
The Board of Trustees on June 6 approved a 4.9 percent increase in student fees for undergraduates and most graduate students, but pledged to freeze charges for the next two years if the state agrees to fund 50 percent of the five-campus system’s education budget.   “If the state agrees to take on...
Developmental biologists Dominique Alfandari and Helene Cousin of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department recently received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate craniofacial development in a frog model to better understand genetic control of...
University Health Services (UHS) offers four-star care in many areas which patients value most, according to a survey published in the current issue of Consumer Reports magazine. Released by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP), a coalition working to promote improvements in the quality...

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