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Aligning with the College of Education’s work to develop higher education leadership capacity in countries where higher education has been underdeveloped and has the opportunity to make significant impact, faculty members Benita Barnes, Shane Hammond and Joseph B. Berger will conduct...
President Robert L. Caret, has been named chancellor of the 12-institution University System of Maryland, effective July 1, 2015. Caret’s selection was announced Dec. 18 by James L. Shea, chairman of the University System of Maryland board of regents. Caret, who took office in July 2011,...
President Robert L. Caret

Anthropology professor Elizabeth Chilton has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone, who said she will work on implementing research and engagement elements of the campus strategic plan, improving communication, and increasing research support capacity and services.

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Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, and anthropology professor Elizabeth Krause have launched a website that is part of Hear Our Stories, a digital storytelling project that uses new media to reveal how young parenting Latinas experience and negotiate sexual health...

A search for a new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is being chaired by sociology professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School of Management.

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The UMass Doo Wop Shop, a 10-member, male a cappella group, will perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, Dec. 18. The group will perform a selection of holiday songs prior to the 8 p.m. performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. According to the group’s...
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Students Allison Masley, Shayna Nolan, Curtis Owen, D’Andre Quinerly and Amanda Rutherford are the recipients of the fall 2014 Rising Researcher award. Rising Researchers are promising undergraduates whose leadership and accomplishments demonstrate excellence in their chosen field.
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The Campus Planning Department on Dec. 4 received an honor award for its 2012 Campus Master Plan from the Western Massachusetts American Institute of Architects in association with Boston Society of Landscape Architects Western Massachusetts Section. The award was presented during the group’s...

Through a $424,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the department of nutrition has launched the Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool online training program. The department has partnered with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to develop the free, interactive food safety program to help early childcare educators, foodservice staff, volunteers and parents understand the importance of reducing the risk of food safety related to fresh fruits and vegetables in young children.

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A recording by trumpeter Eric Berlin of the department of music and dance has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The recording of Stephen Paulus’ “Concerto for Two Trumpets and Band” on the MSR Classics label also features the...

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