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In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a UMass Amherst cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent chemicals used in such common products as shampoo, makeup, vinyl flooring, toys, medical devices and car interiors.

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For the fourth time in five years, UMass Amherst has been named a “Top Producing Institution” of Fulbright student awards among research colleges and universities. With 13 students receiving scholarships in the distinguished competition, UMass Amherst tied with Dartmouth College and Duke University in the 15th position.

 

 

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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has appointed a search advisory committee to recommend candidates for the vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer position. The committee will be chaired by William Brady, associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer....
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The Public Engagement Project (PEP) will present “Public Engagement 101: Goal Setting, Network Mapping and Message Development,” a workshop and discussion open to anyone interested in improving their public engagement efforts, on Thursday, Feb. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Hadley Room of the Campus Center. 

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After thirty-two years working for the University Without Walls (UWW), with 10 of those as UWW’s director, Ingrid Bracey has retired. UWW faculty members Abigail Dallmann and Lisa Modenos have been appointed interim co-directors. Bracey taught and advised UWW students for two decades...
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More than 600 university employees donated $440,334 to 411 local, national and global nonprofit organizations through the UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC). The campaign enables faculty and staff to donate to any registered nonprofit of their choice. “Once again, I am proud our campus...
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The 1960s and '70s at UMass Amherst saw football victories, the development of the marching band’s signature style and the building of the Southwest residential area. In 1963, there were only 7,600 undergraduate students and the library had a very different home. 

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Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy today shared a new strategic plan with the UMass community through a campus-wide email. The 2018-2023 plan, “Be Revolutionary: A Vision for the Future,” is the result of a five-year process that involved stakeholders from throughout the campus community. 

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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) was recently awarded $250,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize a suite of collections documenting the history of disability in America and the growth of the disability rights movement. 

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The university has again been named to The Princeton Review’s guide of the nation’s 200 “Best Value Colleges.” The education services company profiles UMass Amherst in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual guide, “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with...
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