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Community Foundation of Western Mass., Davis Foundation Fund Scholarships for Community College Honors Students to Attend UMass

August 3, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. – Honors students at three area community colleges planning to pursue their studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will benefit from $550,000 in scholarships funded by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation.

UMass Amherst Receives $600,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for W.E.B. Du Bois Center

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center

July 7, 2016

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries a three-year, $600,000 grant to support a program for faculty fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduates from UMass Amherst and community colleges to engage deeply with the W.E.B. Du Bois archives through the W.E.B. Du Bois Center.

UMass Amherst Biochemist Named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator

June 11, 2015
Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – Li-Jun Ma, a University of Massachusetts Amherst biochemist and genomics expert, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award to develop new treatment options for opportunistic fungal infections.

UMass climatologist Raymond Bradley wins Zuckerberg Leadership Award

July 06, 2014
By Mary Serreze | Special to The Republican 

AMHERST — UMass Amherst climatologist Dr. Raymond S. Bradley has been awarded the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Award "in recognition of his courage, conviction and selflessness in devoting his time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals."

The Distinguished Professor is director of the Climate System Research Center and co-director of the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

UMass Amherst Biophysicist Receives $500,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Early Career Award

June 23, 2014
Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – Biophysicist Nikhil S. Malvankar, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 career award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to assist him in moving from advanced postdoctoral training into a faculty position.