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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has awarded the Center for Women and Community (CWC) $235,964 annually for the next three years to continue its work battling sexual violence. CWC receives funding from a number of sources, but the DPH support is what Rebecca Lockwood, associate director...
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The Center for Research on Families (CRF) and the Healthy Development Initiative (HDI) have awarded two $15,000 pilot grants as part of a new Community Partnership Research Grant Initiative. The proposed initiative represents a step in newly emerging commitment to creating and nurturing ongoing...
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The leaders of the Five College Consortium campuses have endorsed a number of recommendations to enhance the organization’s effectiveness as a search begins for a new executive director to succeed Neal Abraham, who recently announced plans to step down in June 2018. The following message was...
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Making a 19th century science facility part of its 21st century counterpart requires construction skills from both eras. Here, masons using original bricks and stonework recreate the façade of West Experiment Station, built in 1887 and soon to be part of the new UMass Amherst Physical Sciences Building.

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Nearly 200 people attended the official launch of the new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) on April 19 in the atrium of the Design Building, where founding director Curt Griffin thanked Provost Katherine S. Newman, Steve Goodwin, dean of the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), and other...
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Two researchers in chemical engineering and another in computer science are among the recipients of $25,000 grants from the university system’s Tech Development Fund, which helps bring cutting-edge UMass research to market.

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The renovated Whitmore Café, featuring a design modeled after the Blue Wall Café, has reopened with an updated menu that includes a good portion of old favorites. Physically, the renovation included a new floor and wall coverings and updated kitchen equipment, and the single serving...
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The three finalists for the position of dean of students will be coming to campus to participate in campus forums between April 24 and May 2. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the open sessions and provide comments to the search committee. The finalists are: Michael Jasek,...
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The student organization UMass For the Kids raised $133,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield this school year, including more than $20,000 on April 8 when more than 1,000 UMass Amherst students participated in the group’s annual UDance marathon. The $133,000 is a 49 percent increase over last year’s total.

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University officials celebrated the two-year transformation of South College on April 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the four-story atrium shared by renovated and new parts of the building.

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