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The new $25 million Engineering Laboratory II, which will house research programs in Chemical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was dedicated during ceremonies on May 7.

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Five faculty members have been awarded $10,000 grants from a new University system fund intended to accelerate the commercialization of technology developed in UMass laboratories.

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Gregory N. Tew, assistant professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant under the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) program run by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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Several changes in Code of Student Conduct (CSC), including parental notification for violations of alcohol and drug policies by minors, were approved by the Board of Trustees during its May 5 meeting at the Mullins Center.

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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,...

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