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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...
A third finalist for provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, Bruce Bursten, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, is scheduled to visit campus Monday, April 7 and participate in a public forum from 3-4 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center. Students, faculty...
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events from April 7-13 in honor of National Public Health Week. The theme of this year’s observance is “Public Health: Start Here.” The events highlight the school’s message of...
Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, has been selected as a finalist for senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. The search committee, chaired by Julie Hayes, dean of the...

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