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The campus recently joined as an institutional partner the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and...
A campus-wide forum on several key issues, including the definition of a UMass undergraduate education, research foci, and outreach and engagement, is planned for Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in 168 Campus Center. Last year, the Joint Task Force on Strategic Oversight (JTFSO) completed a Phase...
A Sparq meditation labyrinth has been installed on floor 9 of the Du Bois Library as part of a stress and relaxation study being conducted by associate professor Donna Zucker of the College of Nursing, the Libraries and University of Oklahoma Bizzell Library.  The Sparq labyrinth is an...
The UMass Amherst community celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on April 4, 2014 with a special event, Madiba's Gifts: Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacies – A Tribute. The event featured keynote speaker Garrey M. Dennie, a former speechwriter for Mandela and a current professor of...
Julie Goddard, food science, recently received a four-year, $489,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of making value-added agricultural products such as emulsifiers from...
Zhenhua Liu, nutrition, recently received a four-year, $499,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study nutritional approaches to preventing obesity-related intestinal inflammation, which is believed to increase risk of colorectal...
Last week, Artwain Davis and Alex Guevara stripped vinyl from banquet hall booths. It was one step in the revitalization of not just the booths, but also the city of Springfield. Davis and Guevara work at the Wellspring Upholstery Cooperative, a new South End business that’s located on Main...
The University of Massachusetts on March 31, opened a welcome center at its new downtown satellite center in Tower Square and began allowing prospective students to register for courses and degree programs before the start of classes Sept. 2 at the UMass Center at Springfield.
Sean Bernard and David Kutz-Marks are the winners of the 2014 Juniper Prizes for fiction and poetry awarded by the University of Massachusetts Press. The winning authors were chosen by faculty from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers. Kutz-Marks’ collection of poems, “Violin Playing...
The report and recommendations of the Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation (JTFRA) will be the subject of an open campus forum on Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m. in 163C Campus Center, according to the co-chairs, Elizabeth Chilton, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and...

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