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In preparation for its long-term plan to recruit more professors and expand research at the university, Northeastern University plans to begin the construction of its new science and engineering center next month.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
UMass Trustees remember Nelson Mandela, pass resolution
The UMass Board of Trustees remembered Nelson Mandela for his "singular contribution to the quest for freedom and democracy" and celebrated his ties to UMass at Wednesday's board meeting at Woodland Commons.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
NCI Grant Targets a Key Enzyme in Cancer
AMHERST, Mass. - Immunologists Barbara A. Osborne and Lisa M. Minter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of a multi-institution research team, will share a five-year, $4.8 million National Cancer Institute grant to target multiple diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's and graft-versus-host disease by manipulating an enzyme that ... (more)
Esteemed panel judges Lab Theater's 'Second Annual 24-Hour Playwriting Challenge
The Laboratory Theater of Florida hosted its second annual 24-hour playwriting challenge over the past weekend.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
West County Notebook
The Board of Health will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss the possible elimination of a "perc season" for soil percolation tests.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Projected population changes are all over the map
A UMass-Amherst Donahue Institute study of population trends released last week in Massachusetts projects that Central Massachusetts - which in their analysis includes most, but not all, of Worcester County - will see an increase in population of 6.9 percent by 2030.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Stereotype casting Director examines Hollywood's portrayal of the...
Director eyes Hollywood's portrayal of the disabled in 'CinemAbility' ORLANDO, Fla.
Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit left lasting impression
Well-wishers lined Martin Luther King Boulevard in 1990 as Nelson Mandela's motorcade left Madison Park High School in Roxbury.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Carroll News
Carroll natives participate in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
James Madison University senior and 2010 CCHS graduate Aaron Raffeinner participated Thursday in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Marching ... It's been quite a year for James Madison University freshman Blake Mabe and quite a career for JMU senior Aaron Raffeinner.
Gov. Brown Appoints Armen Tamzarian To LA County Superior Court
GOV. BROWN APPOINTS ARMEN TAMZARIAN TO LA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT http://asbarez.com/117078/gov-brown-appoints-armen-tamzarian-to-la-county-superior-court/ Thursday, December 5th, 2013 Armen Tamzarian makes a presentation at ANCA Grassroots last weekend SACRAMENTO-Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday appointed Armen Tamzarian to a judgeship in ... (more)
exclusive Sunday preview | magazine How cigarettes became uncool
IT HAS BEEN about four months since signs went up all over Northeastern University announcing a smoking ban on school property.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Community Advocate Newspaper
Locals invited to share memories of JFK
Like so many millions of people around the globe, Worcester resident William Goldman was devastated when John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963.
Economists debate effect of KC, nationwide fast-food worker strikes
As fast food workers throughout the nation, including in Kansas City, continue protesting in demand of a $15-an-hour wage, economists have offered a wide range of scenarios that could result, The New York Times reports .
UMass-Amherst to invest $2M in dorm security
UMass-Amherst has announced plans to spend more than $2 million to enhance dormitory security, a little over a year after a woman was allegedly gang-raped in her room.
Microbe steals neighbour's electricity to make methane
From cow burps to tree hiccups and melting permafrost , the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced in myriad ways.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Big Apple was their Thanksgiving stage
When the UMass Amherst Marching Band stepped through New York City with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, six Leominster High School graduates were among the 394 performers this year.
Governor Patrick Announces Capital Investments That Will Create...
BOSTON , Dec. 4 -- Gov. Deval Patrick , D- Mass. , has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick today released his Administration's seventh Capital Investment plan.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
UMass to make $2 million in improvements to campus security following independent review
The University of Massachusetts has agreed to spend more than $2 million during the next three years to make the 51 residence halls safer.
Sea level rise and shoreline changes are lead influences on floods from tropical cyclones
Writing in the current special issue of Nature dedicated to coastal regions, geoscientist Woodruff, with co-authors Jennifer Irish of Virginia Tech University and Suzana Camargo of Columbia University, say, "Society must learn to live with a rapidly evolving shoreline that is increasingly prone to flooding from tropical cyclones."
Director eyes Hollywood's portrayal of the disabled in 'CinemAbility'
"Tom McBride played a guy, confined to a wheelchair, in 'Friday the 13th Part 2," Gold says.