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6 hrs ago | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Katherine Newman Named Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named nationally recognized sociologist and administrator Katherine Newman of the Johns Hopkins University to be its next provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

10 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Alleged UMass Amherst rape victim addresses inconsistencies between...

NORTHAMPTON - A University of Massachusetts student who says she was raped by a fellow student and Chinese national in his dorm room last year admitted under cross-examination Thursday that her testimony in court was not consistent with what she told police shortly after the Feb. 19, 2013 incident.

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12 hrs ago | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Annual UMassGives Fundraising Drive Set for Apr. 29-30

The University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday is kicking off its second annual UMassGives fundraising campaign, a 36-hour online event driven by social media and aimed at increasing the number of donors to the state's flagship campus.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Art Voice

The False Promise of Austerity

From 2009 to 2011, riots and massive protests erupted in the so-called PIIGS countries of Europe-Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain-and these reactions were caused by austerity policies imposed by European Union politicians.

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Related Topix: US News

KurzweilAI.net

Gecko-like adhesives now work on real-world surfaces

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers report in Advanced Materials how they have expanded their design theory to allow Geckskin to adhere powerfully to a wider variety of surfaces found in most homes such as drywall, wood, and metal, not just glass - an elusive goal of many research teams across the world.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

The Jersey Journal

Westfield Historical Society First Wednesday luncheon set for May 7

The contrast between the morality and the mental cultivation of the 19th century education at Oxford and Cambridge universities, and the modern and scientific education on the continent, especially in Germany, will be the topic of Jim Hewitt at the First Wednesday Luncheon of the Westfield Historical Society on May 7. It will begin at noon, at the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oxford, NJ, Westfield, NJ, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Calvin College

MassLive.com

UMass Amherst student on trial for raping another student...

Former University of Massachusetts student Weiland Wang, with his interpreter, listens to testimony during his rape trial in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton.

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA, Northampton, MA, Hadley, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

'State Dinner' at UMass Amherst Honors Graduating Seniors

More than 350 graduating seniors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will get an extra special sendoff when the award-winning UMass Dining Services fetes them again at a White House-style "state dinner" replete with four-course dinner, presidential red carpet and an honor guard of ROTC cadets.

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MassLive.com

For May graduates, like Priya Nadkarni, art 'a career and serious business'

A number of area colleges and universities are known for their rigorous degree programs in studio art.

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Related Topix: Fine Arts, Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Painting

WBUR-AM Boston

Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence

Many colleges are reaching out to students to help stop sexual harassment and assault.

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Related Topix: Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire

Tue Apr 22, 2014

MassLive.com

Academy of Music project, 'Nobody's Girl,' seeks funds

Harley Erdman, who did the libretto for the opera "In the Garden of Martyrs," recently performed at the Academy of Music, in Northampton, has been commissioned by the academy to write "Nobody's Girl."

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Related Topix: Northampton, MA, Theater, Arts, Amherst College

University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst Named a Top Green College

Just in time for Earth Day, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to the just-released The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges , created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

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EurekAlert!

New electric fish genus and species discovered in Brazil's Rio Negro

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Brazil, have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in several tributaries of the Negro River This image shows Procerusternarchus pixuna , the new species collected in shallow tributaries of the upper Negro river, a tributary ... (more)

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

MassLive.com

'Together in Song' awards to air live on Sunday on WGBY-TV, Channel 57

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Chorale directed by Stephen A. Paparo performed on WGBY Channel 57's live broacast of "Together in Song" in 2013.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Catch a tick? Get it tested

So far this spring, Cape Codders have mailed nearly three dozen deer ticks to a University of Massachusetts Amherst laboratory that will test them free of charge for Lyme and two other diseases.

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Related Topix: Barnstable County, MA, Nantucket County, MA, Nantucket, MA

RedOrbit

Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Material Now Usable On Wood, Other Surfaces

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists behind a super-adhesive material inspired by gecko feet have described a new, more versatile version of their invention that can be used on real-world surfaces.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Antigo Daily Journal

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Local students who will be packing in a few months to make the move of a lifetime, to the University of Wisconsin, gathered Thursday evening to be a key part of the annual spring Founders Day program.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Antigo, WI, Langlade County, WI, Cornell University

MassLive.com

UMass-Amherst art professor Young Min Moon wins Guggenheim fellowship

Young Min Moon, associate professor of studio art at the University of Massachusetts , said winning a Guggenheim fellowship is "a form of honor."

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Arts, Painting

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

CT on Returning to MTV's The Challenge and Being the "Old Man" on Free Agents - Exclusive

Every reality star wants their 15 minutes of fame, and for most, their newfound celebrity is over as soon as the reunion wraps.

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Capital Weekly

Root Rhythms - " Vision Voyage

On Wednesday, May 7, The Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women's Network will host guest Amy Root.

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Related Topix: Hope, ME

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