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New CloudLab will help researchers test new cloud architectures
UMass Amherst is part of CloudLab, which will allow scientists to run huge or very complex experiments on an enormous and flexible new shared network of reliable, secure and fast computers without having to build their own cloud There's nothing like CloudLab available today, says University of Massachusetts Amherst's Mike Zink.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Webster library to study "giving potential" for new home
Library trustees, in recovery mode after former legislator Paul J. Kujawski failed to raise any money for a new proposed library, despite being paid $34,500 for his yearlong effort, announced on Tuesday they have hired a company to study "the financial giving potential of the Chester C. Corbin Library's service area."
Amherst schools to celebrate start of new school year Aug. 27,...
On Aug. 27, school, town and community members will gather on the Town Common to celebrate the start of the new school year the following day.
Work on Norwottuck Rail Trail won't be completed until 2015...
Stephanie Barry of Hadley waves to traffic letting her cross from the newly opened section of the rail trail starting at South Maple Street in Hadley.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
SJC rules former Amherst teacher eligible for state pension despite 2007 conviction for child porn
In this 2007 file photo, former Amherst Regional High School Teacher Ronald T. Garney, of Amherst, walks out of Hampshire District Court after his arraignment on possession of child pornography.
California X touring, playing NYC w/ Mannequin Pussy - dates
Poppy Amherst, MA sludge-punks California X are heading out on tour in a couple days.
Retirement benefits untouched by porn conviction
Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a former high school teacher convicted of child pornography charges can keep his retirement benefits.
Water and sewer work beginning on Wildflower Drive in Amherst
With Revoli Construction finishing its water and sewer work on Harkness Road about three weeks ahead schedule, the company is now moving to Wildflower Drive.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
UMass benefits from governor's environmental bill
AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and two other sites it operates in the eastern part of the state stand to reap $37.5 million for various projects and improvements, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Club Scout: Artist exhibits work at Thirsty Mind in South Hadley
That's when artist Jonathan Wilhelm will hold a reception for his new exhibit, "Art of the Spirit" at Thirsty Mind Cafe and Wine Bar in South Hadley.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
CBS 3 Springfield
Western Mass. colleges take precautions concerning deadly Ebola outbreak
While the centers for disease control and prevention say it is very unlikely the disease will come to our shores, some colleges in Western Massachusetts are taking precautions.
The Jewish News Weekly
Listen to Yiddish books for free
An extensive collection of Yiddish-language audio books is available for free listening and downloading through a project of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.
Granola company looking to expand in Greenfield or Deerfield
New England Natural Bakers , which churns out various granola-based products at its Fairview Street headquarters here, is doing so well that the company is looking to expand, either to another location in Greenfield or one in Deerfield , according to its president.
Judge delays decision on 1 trial for rape suspects
A judge has delayed a hearing on the prosecution's request to have four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room in 2012 tried together to give defense lawyers more time.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
For Dr. Thomas Rowland, of Longmeadow, tennis is more than a game
Dr.Thomas W. Rowland of Longmeadow has recently published his third book, Tennisology: Inside the Science of Serves, Nerves and On-Court Dominance.
DA: Rape suspects should be tried together
Prosecutors say four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room in October 2012 should be tried together.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Making Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles'
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic ... (more)
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Ensuring fire safety in the kitchen
After a recent apartment fire in Amherst, 22News did some digging and discovered that in Massachusetts cooking fires account for 35% of all fires in the state.
What Triggered Abrupt Climate Change in Paleo Arctic?
AMHERST, Mass. - Climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a three-year, $595,922 grant from the National Science Foundation to study an extremely thick, immobile area of ice that may once have covered much of the Arctic Ocean during glacial periods, providing new insights into its possible role in, and ... (more)