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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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Combining interpretive dance, biochemistry and the cinema arts, members of professor Lila Gierasch’s lab illustrate the folding of a protein in a bacterial cell in a video competing in a National Institutes of Health online contest. Gierasch and her team are appealing for campus votes in the...
Four undergraduates were honored with the Rising Research Award at an April 23 reception with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. The award was launched last year to recognize outstanding undergraduate researchers who have demonstrated leadership and impact in their chosen area of study. This year...
The Libraries have awarded Sustainability Curriculum Initiative grants of $1,000 each to nine faculty members to support revising existing courses to include or augment sustainability topics. Liaison librarians work with faculty to integrate library resources and information literacy into their...
The Center for Research on Families has given grants and awards to 13 graduate students and undergraduates to support their research on family issues. The CRF Family Research Graduate Student Grant provides $10,000 for one year for students to work with faculty on research projects. Three pre-...
The Common Read Program is looking for faculty who would be interested in facilitating conversations with first-year and transfer students in the fall. A selection committee consisting of faculty, students and staff have chosen “Orange is the New Black,” a memoir by Piper Kerman, as...
As the first students in the iCons Program prepare to graduate early next month, a new interactive gallery is highlighting the research they conducted under the auspices of the four-year integrated science program. Launched in the 2010-11, iCons employs multi-disciplinary team-based learning on...
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 17th Annual Research Day held April 8. Posters were judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two categories: Research and Practice. An additional student was...
Cory Greever and Jocelyn Hafer, doctoral candidates in the department of kinesiology, have been awarded research grants of $5,000 apiece from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  Hafer will use her funds, provided by the ACSM Foundation, for her study titled, “Physical...
The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) in the Lederle Graduate Research Center lowrise will be closed from May 9 to Aug. 30 for a window replacement project. Books housed in SEL may be requested online (www.library.umass.edu) through World Cat Local (UMA Worldcat) or the Five College Catalog,...

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