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Apple Inc. has put a spotlight on an online course created by Information Technology (IT) and the College of Nursing to help educators learn whether students understand what they were taught. “Assessing student learning with iPads” is available on iTunes U, a section of iTunes...
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Judges awarded $10,500 in seed funding recently to seven ventures that showed the most promise for future development during the Seed Pitch Competition part of the UMass Innovation Challenge. Each venture presented their pitch in a closed-door session with five minutes to demonstrate the...
Seed pitch

During phase one of construction of an advanced physics and chemistry complex at UMass Amherst, the unstable West Experiment Station is being carefully dismantled. It will be rebuilt as part of the new Physical Sciences Building with its 1880s facade preserved.

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One hundred fifty graduate students from historically underrepresented populations will receive increased financial support and augmented professional training through a major fellowship initiative recently launched by the Graduate School. With a $600,000 annual investment, the Research...
Old Chapel
The Building and Construction Technology program has been honored with a 2015 Green Giant award in the education category for its efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability. Kathleen Lugosch, director of the master’s program in architecture, was runner-up. The...
Alex Schreyer
Shake off college stress, get a workout and make new friends with the UMass Amherst Ballroom Dance Team. Everyone is welcome at the team’s regular social dances, held in the foyer of the Fine Arts Center. For information visit https://www.facebook.com/UMassBallroom.
Ballroom dancers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its state counterpart, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, have approved a campus blueprint for protecting facilities and services from natural hazards such as storms or flooding.

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State Rep. Paul Schmid (D-Westport), House chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, visited Hampshire Dining Commons Nov. 16 to learn about Dining Services’ sustainability programs and use of locally produced food. Schmid was...
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A 7-ton magnetic resonance imaging machine has been delivered to the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst, dramatically increasing research opportunities.

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MRI magnet delivery
Emergency closing and snow-related policies were distributed this week to faculty, staff and students. As winter approaches, all staff and faculty should know how to obtain information related to severe weather, including closing announcements, parking rules, staggered departure procedures for...
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