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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...
With the campus in the midst of a $1 billion capital improvement program, the university has adopted a new physical master plan that looks 50 years into the future. The plan matches academic vision with facilities to strengthen a sense of community and enhance the campus's beauty. Chancellor...
A dynamic and colorful painting honoring the life and work of the late evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis was installed this week in the Morrill Science Center, where it aptly dominates a hallway between the Biology and Geosciences departments. Her colleagues say the 4-by-6-foot reproduction of...
Campus research spending increased 7.2 percent to $181.3 million during fiscal 2011, according to Michael Malone, vice chancellor for Research and Engagement, who cited nanotechnology, new weather radar systems and international education among the areas attracting strong external support....

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