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The Senate voted 39-1 on May 22 on a $36.2 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The measure includes $519 million for the five-campus UMass system that could pave the way for a second freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. Differences between the...
Samantha Bernecker, a third-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program, has been selected for a two-year, $54,826 National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Mental Health for her dissertation work titled “Crowdsourcing Mental Health with a Web-Based...
A new website for teaching statistics using the open source statistical computing language R was launched last month, according to Nick Reich, assistant professor of biostatistics and one of the faculty developers of the tool. The website, statsTeachR, includes open-access, online lesson plans...
The Center for Heritage and Society (CHS) is holding its fourth annual international conference, Heritage and Healthy Societies, Cultural Heritage, Environment and Resilience, on campus this week. Co-organized by Elizabeth Chilton, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Heritage...
A proposed $36.25 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015 released May 14 by the Senate Ways and Means Committee calls for nearly $519 million for the UMass system. The increase of about $50 million for the UMass system from this year’s budget could potentially trigger a second freeze in...
Young Latina parents in the “Hear Our Stories” project shared their digital stories on May 7 at the Visitors Center at Heritage State Park in Holyoke. About 75 guests, including students, staff, family and friends of the Community Adolescent Resources and Education (CARE) Center of...

Senior Kurt Schultz, a Commonwealth Honors College student majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, was honored May 8 at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

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The Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Internships has been given to seniors Sean McGrath of North Andover and Ellen Porell of Fitchburg and fall 2013 graduate Chinelo Obiudu of Worcester. Since 1965, the Furcolo Award has recognized selected students who complete an outstanding internship in either public service or government.

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A pair of peregrine falcons nesting atop the Du Bois Library Tower hatched the first of four eggs on May 7 and a second chick was reported by Library staff monitoring the nest via a live-feed camera. This is the 12th year the falcons have produced offspring at the rooftop aerie.  

Mackenzie Consoer, a second-year doctoral student in the department of environmental conservation, has been selected for the Edith Robinson Fellowship by the Graduate School. The one-year award will provide Consoer with a full tuition scholarship and a stipend totaling more than $26,000.

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