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Sean Bernard and David Kutz-Marks are the winners of the 2014 Juniper Prizes for fiction and poetry awarded by the University of Massachusetts Press. The winning authors were chosen by faculty from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers. Kutz-Marks’ collection of poems, “Violin Playing...
The report and recommendations of the Joint Task Force on Resource Allocation (JTFRA) will be the subject of an open campus forum on Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m. in 163C Campus Center, according to the co-chairs, Elizabeth Chilton, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and...
A third finalist for provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, Bruce Bursten, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, is scheduled to visit campus Monday, April 7 and participate in a public forum from 3-4 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center. Students, faculty...
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events from April 7-13 in honor of National Public Health Week. The theme of this year’s observance is “Public Health: Start Here.” The events highlight the school’s message of...
Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, has been selected as a finalist for senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. The search committee, chaired by Julie Hayes, dean of the...
Jeffrey Roberts, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University and a finalist for the position of senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, will visit campus next week. All faculty, staff and students are invited to a public forum with Roberts on Tuesday...
Five Amherst campus researchers are sharing $100,000 in technology grants from the university system’s Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund to assist in accelerating the commercialization of their inventions. Eight $25,000 grants to faculty at the...
John A. Hird has been appointed interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, effective April 1, according to Provost James V. Staros. Professor of political science and public policy and senior associate dean of the college, Hird will fill the vacancy created when Robert Feldman...
The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions (ACFI), directed by Michael Ramsey-Musolf, physics, will host workshops in April and May to bring researchers from around the world to campus to discuss current topics in fundamental physics. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers from...
The Architecture + Design Graduate Team took first place in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Net Zero Energy Design Competition on March 3. The team of master of architecture students Nikki Perry, Nayef Mudawar, Grant Rocco and Matt Sutter, created a winning design that...

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