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Yesterday |

Beyond antibiotics: Separating fact from fiction

Antibiotic literally means "anti-life." Any drug that's anti-life is undoubtedly going to cause varying degrees of harm or even death in some cases.


Related Topix: Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Influenza, MRSA

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Monday | MotherJones

The St. Louis Area Has a Long History of Shameful Racial Violence

A mob blocks a street car during the East St. Louis Riot of July 1917 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Libraries The shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent riots, protests, and police crackdown have highlighted the area's long history of racial strife .


Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL, Riot, Violent Crime

Monday | The Daily Beast

Is UMass Biased Against Male Students?By Emily Shire

Two new lawsuits say the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is overzealous in its prosecution and punishment of male students in Title IX assault hearings.


Sun Aug 17, 2014


Study Identifies 'Bonus Effect' for Certain Multiracial Daters

While previous research has documented the existence of a racial hierarchy within the dating world with white women and men on top, a new study finds that in certain circumstances multiracial daters are actually seen as more desirable than individuals from all other racial groups, including whites.


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Muralist makes splash on New Bedford walls

Fish don't usually swim through the trees, but that's exactly what the cod are doing in the North End.


Related Topix: Bedford, MA, New Bedford, MA, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: Amherst, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst on Top 50 List of LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been recognized as one of the best 50 campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by Campus Pride, a support and advocacy organization for LGBT college students.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Pharmaceutical Technology

USP Awards Analytical Research

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention has announced that an international group of three scientists are the recipients of USP's 2014-2015 Global Fellowship Awards, aimed at advancing research involving quality standards for medicines.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

West Springfield residents: 150 Front St. mill is a 'dead tree' that needs to be reborn

"Why not use these buildings that are already there for the things that you want?" - Allyson Manuel, UMass Amherst researcher WEST SPRINGFIELD - The former mill at 150 Front St. is not the most popular place in town.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, Natural Disasters, Flood, Agawam, MA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Two new mayors, two different paths

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh were seen following a meeting with President Obama and other newly-elected mayors.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, Tufts University

Eco-friendly 'pre-fab' self-assembling nanoparticles...

Pre-assembly of molecules and polymer chains from the molecular scale to form nanoscale "pre-fab" building modules will allow for making large, mesoscale assemblies for devices.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Science, Department of Energy

US News & World Report

How to Transfer Academic Credits to Online Programs

When Kim Blackham, a licensed marriage and family therapist, began searching for online universities to earn her doctorate, she knew she wanted to transfer in credits for several classes she had previously taken at Atlanta's Richmont Graduate University.


Related Topix: Northcentral University, Berkeley College

Rappers Lil John, Just Blaze coming to Mullins Center at UMass Amherst

AMHERST - Grammy award-winner Lil John, the metal-mouthed rapper, and special guest Just Blaze will bring their Wild On: UMass show to the Mullins Center on Oct. 12. Wild On, billed as "the hottest party of the fall 2014 semester," combines "jungle decor, world-class DJs, special FX, and state-of-the-art production," says Rachel Meyrowitz, director ... (more)


Related Topix: Marketing, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Tunable Assembly of Nanoparticles for (Photovoltaic) Devices

Photovoltaics are an interesting case where atomic precision is not necessary to achieve potentially dramatic global impacts.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

The Recorder

UMass 'villages' raise concerns

The idea of using state land at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support private enterprises employing workers not affiliated with the university is raising concerns for unions representing campus employees.


Related Topix: Massachusetts


3 Plastic Companies That Could Benefit From The 3D Printing Revolution

The potential of the new, three-dimensional printing technology cannot be denied.


The Times of Israel

UMass Amherst scraps fall study programs in Israel

The school, the flagship of the UMass system, cited a July 21 recommendation from the U.S. State Department that U.S. citizens defer "nonessential travel" to Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in response to the Israel-Gaza conflict.


Related Topix: Travel, Israel, Israel Travel, World News, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Palestinian Territories,

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Ex-student sues UMass Amherst over sex-related expulsion

A former University of Massachusetts Amherst student has filed a federal lawsuit against the school, claiming he was expelled after a consensual sexual encounter with another student was ruled a violation of the student conduct code.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Amherst College


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)


Related Topix: Amherst, MA, Chemistry, Science, Department of Energy

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. public universities fundraising surges

Focused efforts by public universities in Massachusetts to boost private fundraising during a time of shrinking state support have paid off.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, UMass Boston