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AMHERST, Mass. – The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners in recognition of her “...
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Cynthia I. Gerstl-Pepin, a finalist for dean of the College of Education, will make a public presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 2:45 p.m. in 101 Furcolo Hall. Gerstl-Pepin is currently associate dean for academic affairs and research at the College of Education and Social Services at the...
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Two more finalists for dean of the College of Natural Sciences will make public presentations in the coming week. The schedule is as follows: Peter Wainwright, interim dean of the College of Biological Sciences and distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis; Monday, Oct. 31 at...
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The Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) will host a two-day training event, the first of its kind, for as many as 70 graduate students and early career professionals who are part of the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) climate science center research network on Wednesday and Thursday...
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In an on-campus ceremony Oct. 19, New England Public Radio celebrated the formal renaming of its refurbished studios in Hampshire House and the completion of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign for WFCR, which raised more than $8.5 million since May 2011. More than 80 supporters, contributors...
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The Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee is seeking comments on proposed revisions to the goals identified in the campus’ Diversity Strategic Plan. The strategic plan, adopted in spring 2015, set forth five goals to improve the current state of diversity at UMass Amherst. Last spring...
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The $150 million Institute for Applied Life Sciences will be launched formally on Friday, Oct. 21 as industry partners join state and university officials to celebrate the investment aimed at bringing new discoveries in healthcare services and products to the marketplace. Details of the daylong...
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A new map of notable campus trees is available at no charge for anyone who wants to learn more about the thousands of trees that add beauty and history to the university and make up the Frank A. Waugh Arboretum. The map was funded by the university Physical Plant and compiled by Todd Beals, an...
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Two finalists for dean of the College of Natural Sciences will make public presentations this week. The session with William Baker Tolman, who chairs the department of chemistry and is Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in S330 Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL). Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont, senior provost for academic affairs and director of interdepartmental graduate programs in the life sciences, will make her presentation on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in S330 LSL.

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Implementing the first phase of a major fellowship program designed to facilitate the recruitment, retention and success of academically talented students from historically underrepresented populations, the Graduate School recently welcomed its inaugural class of 37 Research Enhancement and...
Barbara Krauthamer, Graduate School associate dean and Darius Taylor, REAL Fellow and graduate student in Education

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