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Bangor Daily News
Schoodic celebrates Solstice with art, film, poetry, crashing surf
The Schoodic Education Research Center is set to kick off its summer programming on the first official day of summer June 21, with a Summer Solstice celebration and opening of a major art installation by renowned east coast painter George Wardlaw.
7 hrs ago
Long-Lost Soviet Holocaust Films Under New Spotlight
WASHINGTON, June 19 Nearly a dozen long-lost, rarely seen Soviet films and scores of screenplays that were never produced about the persecution of Jews during World War II have been revived to offer decades-old evidence of a side of the Holocaust few people recognize today.
12 hrs ago
UMass Amherst researchers develop powerful new technique to study protein function
In the cover story for the journal Genetics this month, neurobiologist Dan Chase and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst describe a new experimental technique they developed that will allow scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Speedy Ortiz Hit the Accelerator
Growing up in Manhattan, Sadie Dupuis realized early that she wanted to be more than just another "earnest-singing, pretty-voiced frontwoman."
Mon Jun 17, 2013
SHSU dean resigns from CHSS
The dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has signed his letter of resignation, according to university officials.
The Hartford Courant
Courtney Rallies Support To Prevent Student Loan Rate Hike
U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney was in Connecticut on Monday to try to muster the momentum that last summer forced a one-year extension of the 3.4 percent rate on federally subsidized Stafford student loans.
Expert Available to Comment on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisions,...
Topic: Expert available to offer commentary on the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions, with a focus on social & economic implications Expert: M.V. Lee Badgett, expert on same-sex marriage policy issues and professor of economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; key ... (more)
Sun Jun 16, 2013
My room mate Rachel Levine and I have spent 4 years tirelessly working to make the most out of our experiences at UMass Amherst.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Minimal impact for in-state tuition plan
After failing for years to win legislative support, Gov. Deval Patrick announced in November that he would allow the children of illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Foster's Daily Democrat
UMass to receive $95m life sciences grant
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is receiving a $95 million state grant to help the school build and equip a new life sciences research facility.
The 2013 Trailblazer Honoree: Dr. Josie Johnson
For over 87 years, the Minneapolis Urban League has led the charge to serve the community and all those who call it home by serving families, helping people find jobs, homes and create their own pathways to opportunity.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and autism spectrum disorder share common molecular vulnerabilities
Findings also suggest that a low dose of the thyroid hormone thyroxin to the pregnant mothers appears to alleviate some of the effects of alcohol exposure on their offspring.
Driving without distractions
The invention of the smartphone has provided users with the ability to retrieve information at anytime, anywhere.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Center for Environmental Civics in Amherst offers summer academies
Simon Elliott, Mel Devoney, Alexis Foley and Daniel Kamlarz, clockwise from top left, have attended the summer program at the Center for Environmental Civics.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
UMass Center for Urban Sustainability in Waltham
On Wednesday, June 5th, I had the opportunity to host a meeting with UMass officials and local farm owners, along with environmental and sustainability advocates, to discuss the University of Massachusetts's plans of transforming the site of the former UMass Suburban Experiment Station on Beaver Street into a Center for Urban Sustainability.
American Electric Power Tops US Industrial Polluters Index
American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Southern Company are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the US, according to the Greenhouse 100 index, a new ranking of US polluters developed by researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Scott Brown, Joe Kennedy post strong showings in poll for governor's race
Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown is currently leading the field of potential candidates in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race to take place next year, according to a new UMass-Amherst poll.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gomez closes in on Markey lead
Gabriel Gomez, left, and Edward Markey, candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
America's 20 Worst Corporate Air Polluters
The Mohave Generating Station, a 1,580 MW coal-burning power station near Laughlin, Nevada was dismantled in 2009.