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Cast of "Rock the Boat" (Photo by Willow O'Feral)

On Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. ET, the UMass Fine Arts Center premieres a family-friendly, virtual, film screening of “Rock the Boat” by Sandglass Theater.

Sarah Perry

A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has teamed up with a researcher at Michigan Technological University to develop a method using proteins to keep vaccines stable without the need to refrigerate them.

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With Thanksgiving approaching, the Public Health Promotion Center is providing travel guidance and COVID-19 testing information for the winter break and spring preparations.

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In response to new measures aimed at minimizing increases in COVID-19 cases in the state, Jeff Hescock, executive director of environmental health and safety, and Ann Becker, public health director, sent an email to the UMass Amherst community outlining how these measures should be observed on campus.

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Chancellor Subbaswamy Shares his thoughts on the 2020 Presidential Election

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he UMass Donahue Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $6.5 million per year cooperative agreement to direct the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO)

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The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) has launched a new website of resources for faculty caregivers. The curated resources are designed to support faculty as they navigate working from home while caring for young or elderly family members, supporting children in remote learning, outsourcing care or choosing to prioritize care.

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UMass Amherst SEIGMA researchers present social and economic impact reports at 2020 Public Research Day Webinar

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The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, based at UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host on Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 2020 Public Research Day Webinar titled “Springfield’s Two Years as a Casino Host: Looking Back and Looking Forward.”

Ning Zhang

Ning Zhang, assistant professor of health promotion and policy, has received a two-year, $181,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the burdens of multimorbidity on hospitalization and mortality in nursing home residents with obesity.

Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and launch the fall 2020 calendar of virtual activities to promote health and wellness in the Spanish-speaking community, the Spanish and Portuguese program at UMass has organized a series of virtual events, "Salud y Bienestar en Pioneer Valley," which will be moderated by internationally recognized Latino/a artists, UMass professors, alumni, students and local members of the Spanish-speaking community.

Micheal Ash

The total fee payments to lenders by the U.S. Treasury may have instead been used to preserve 2.1 million jobs, researchers find