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    Internext

    UMass Amherst experts are driving the future of Internet infrastructure

    Our current Internet architecture was built for a wired world and has not kept pace with the rapid explosion of technical, business, and social applications. This puts users at risk for security... More

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    Forcing Bias to Show its Face

    On campus, in the courts, and out in the world, Linda Tropp fights the best of good fights

    Linda R. Tropp is dedicated to recognizing, comprehending, and eliminating racism and discrimination in our society. Many Americans, of course, would like to believe that these scourges no longer... More

  • Pictured: Javier Sabogal, a recipient of the Isenberg Award for 2014

    Incubating Innovation

    The annual Eugene M. Isenberg Awards support inspired and entrepreneurial student researchers

    During the 2014 spring semester 10 UMass Amherst doctoral students received Eugene M. Isenberg Awards in recognition of their demonstrated academic merit and commitment to integrating science or... More

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    A Bright Future for Clean Energy

    Patrick Administration designates UMass Amherst Energy Extension Hub

    As one of the earliest land grant universites, UMass Amherst has been applying campus expertise to societal problems for more than 150 years. At first it focused on agricultural technologies, but now... More

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    Deep Discovery

    Scientists find immense ‘lemur graveyards’ in Madagascan underwater caves

    Researchers from UMass Amherst and Brooklyn College are leading a team of scientists who have discovered what could be the most extensive collection of extinct lemur fossils ever found.

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    Rapid Determination

    Researchers invent fast, accurate nanoparticle-based sensor system for cancer drug screening

    Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent... More