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Food science Ph.D. candidate Cassandra Suther has received a prestigious predoctoral fellowship of $180,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the effect of norovirus on the development and severity of food allergies. 

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On Friday, July 30, the UMass Fine Arts Center’s Jazz in July program celebrates its 40 Year Anniversary with a free student, alumni and faculty concert as part of the Amherst BID’s Downtown Beats Summer Concert Series.

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Govind Srimathveeravalli, an assistant professor in the mechanical and industrial engineering department and an adjunct professor in the biomedical engineering department, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He will pursue a revolutionary technique for tissue-engineering grafts for bladder reconstruction.

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Not long after earning her Ph.D. in sociology and losing her brief first job with a software startup that shut down overnight, Rachel Volberg took a chance – on gambling studies, a nearly nonexistent field.

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the University of Massachusetts continue to gather data on the prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 in the state.

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As Greater Boston prepares for a post-COVID-19 environment, the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is opening co-working space for startup or small companies interested in co-locating with the state’s flagship public university.

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UMass Dining has added another award to its resume. The recently constructed Worcester Commons at UMass Amherst is being honored with the Best New Facility Award from Food Management Magazine.  

The modern façade of Worcester Dining Commons is visible on the University of Massachusetts

Professor Donghyun Kim, College of Information and Computer Sciences, a specialist in dynamic, bipedal motion in robots, is helping to build a robot that can take robotic acrobatics to the next level.

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In an article appearing in the American Journal of Sexuality Education, doctoral student Mira Weil, senior author and faculty advisor Aline Gubrium, and alumna Aneliese Apala Flaherty ‘18MPH describe how they developed a new body-positive, queer and trans inclusive sexuality education curriculum for elementary school students called Liberatory Education Tools

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