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Sankaran Thayumanavan
The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) in late December announced Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund grants of $40,000 each to eight faculty researchers across the UMass system who are developing promising technologies, including Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan, chemistry...
Sydni Lockeby Catalano
Freshman Sydni Lockeby Catalano is going to China this month with the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad program in advanced Chinese language immersion. In the spring semester at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, Catalano will take classes in Chinese language, dance, and perhaps economics...
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Communication disorders faculty and students contributed research through poster sessions and presentations in oral and technical seminars during the American Speech-Language Hearing Association annual convention in Denver Nov. 12-14. Mary Andrianopoulos and a group of graduate students delivered...
Corinna Serviente
Corinna Serviente, a master’s and doctoral student in kinesiology, was honored for her presentation at the American Physiological Society (APS) Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 17-20. The conference was subtitled “Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and...
Gerald Epstein

Gerald Epstein, economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, has been awarded a 2015 European Central Bank grant targeted for research projects on the history of monetary theories, policies and institutions.

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Nine faculty teams along with 10 individual pre-tenure faculty members will receive Mutual Mentoring Grants for 2015-16, the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced. The award-winning Mutual Mentoring Initiative was originally funded by multiple grants from...
Cynthia Jacelon

Cynthia Jacelon, College of Nursing, was recently named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging.

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Elena Carbone
Elena Carbone, nutrition, was one of six nutrition experts named a Kids Eat Right Hero for December by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). These awards recognize members of the academy from across the country who are bringing healthy change to their communities. Carbone was honored for...
Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
A new and updated second edition of Encyclopedia of Astrobiology was recently published by the German scientific press Springer, with William Irvine, professor emeritus of astronomy, as one of its co-chief editors. The “reference resource of the remarkably interdisciplinary field of...
Albert E. J. Ress, 82, of Kokomo, Ind., a retired electrician, died Dec. 10. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1923, he graduated from Chaney High School and was a member of the Youngstown Junior Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and drummer. During World War II he served with the 87th Infantry...

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