Scrolling Headlines:

Divest UMass and STPEC host panel on building ‘solidarity economies’ in the Trump era -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s basketball losing streak extends to 10 games after loss to URI -

February 23, 2017

Sixth annual Advocacy Day set to take place March 1 -

February 23, 2017

Panel discusses racial, sexual and psychological violence in response to art exhibit -

February 23, 2017

Judy Dixon enters final season with UMass tennis with simple message: One match at a time -

February 23, 2017

UMass baseball enduring early-season limitation in playing in New England -

February 23, 2017

Minutewomen softball begins season with cross-country travel, string of tournaments -

February 23, 2017

UMass baseball looks to bounce back from disappointing 2016 season -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse senior Hannah Murphy is Angela McMahon’s latest legend in the making -

February 23, 2017

UMass women’s lacrosse senior defenders accept leadership roles in quest for ninth consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship -

February 23, 2017

Kelsey McGovern rejoins UMass women’s lacrosse as an assistant coach after starring for Minutewomen -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse looks to continue improving throughout 2017 season -

February 23, 2017

Spring Sports Special Issue 2017 -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse defense relying on senior leadership with new faces in starting lineup -

February 23, 2017

UMass softball fills holes left by seniors with freshmen for 2017 -

February 23, 2017

The Hart of the Lineup -

February 23, 2017

UMass softball prepares for a long, busy season in 2017 -

February 23, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse defenseman Tyler Weeks makes his way back from ACL injury -

February 23, 2017

Quiet beauty roars in ‘Lion’ -

February 23, 2017

‘Hidden Figures’ is warm and brilliantly inspirational -

February 23, 2017

UMass researcher seeks to prevent diabetes in mothers

Lisa Chasan-Taber, a UMass epidemiology professor, has been awarded a five-year, $2.56 million grant to asses with studying the prevention of diabetes after pregnancy.

Dealing with Diabetes at UMass

Almost 3 million Americans have type 1 Diabetes, but only one of them started The College Diabetes Network.
University of Massachusetts student Christina Roth started the organization at UMass in the 2010 spring semester and now it has grown to include Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Trinity College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and soon Loyola.

New funding for MA diabetes research

Dr. Alan Schneyer, a senior faculty member at the Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been awarded a $737,000 research grant. The “Physiologic Roles of Activin and Myostatin Antagonists” grant will provide Schneyer with funds to research diabetes over the next three years.

Groups raise awareness of diabetes

Yesterday the nursing, nutrition, and exercise science departments came together to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease that is growing in frequency, especially among children and young adults. “It used to be just an adult onset disease, but now we’re seeing Type II diabetes in elementary-aged children” says Emily Rice, a Nutrition major. “What we wanted to do is bring about awareness, specifically about Type II Diabetes, to the UMass campus,” said Carrie Sharoff, a graduate student in the Nursing program. The event consisted of various tables in the Campus Center concourse, set up by each department, each with different…

Music legend Johnny Cash dies of complications from diabetes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Johnny Cash, a towering musical figure whose rough, unsteady voice championed the downtrodden and reached across generations with songs like “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” died Friday. He was 71. Cash, known as “The Man in Black,” died at 2 a.m. in Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes that resulted in respiratory failure, said his manager, Lou Robin. The funeral service will be private, but a public memorial is being planned and the date will be announced later. In his songs, Cash crafted a persona as a dignified, resilient voice…

Calling the shots: everything you need to know about the flu vaccine

The flu shot carries one of the highest rates of misconception of all the major vaccines, and this year staying healthy could mean staying informed

UMass CWC Rape Crisis Services: Myths and misconceptions

Edridge D’Souza dispels some common myths about the role of rape counselors.

Forever kicking it: Influential Phife Dawg dead at 45

A Tribe Called Quest rapper succumbed to complications with diabetes.

‘Fuller House’ an unbearable slog that never needed to exist

This obnoxious reboot of the fetid ’80s sitcom represents the absolute worst of a nostalgia-obsessed culture.

Animal rights activist Rachel Atcheson speaks on campus

Rachel Atcheson, director of campus outreach with the Humane League, a national farm animal protection organization, spoke to roughly 20 students Tuesday evening.

Local Pioneer Valley food banks aim to fight hunger

Organizations work to provide nutritious and fresh food for those who have difficulty obtaining it.

The constant coffee conundrum

What college students should know about caffeine intake.

The challenge of breaking the sugar habit

Karen Podorefsky gave up sugar for 21 days after reading an article about the health benefits that come with kicking the habit and she shares her experience with the challenge.

Food scientist proposes way to improve health via breast milk

University of Massachusetts food scientist David Sela’s research finds properties of breast milk could be used to improve human health.

A global case to be more healthy

David Blake offers a solution to America’s poor relationship with food.

Healthy eating is more important than exercise

Elise Martorano explains why nutritious eating is more important than exercise when it comes to a healthy mind and body.

Twenty years later, memories of Calipari-Chaney feud live on

Twenty years have passed since the famous postgame confrontation between John Calipari and John Chaney, the result of one of the most heated rivalries in college basketball history.

Martha Coakley visits Amherst

Massachusetts Attorney General meets with members of the community on Sunday as part of her campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor.

The pros and cons of coffee

Americans love their coffee, but while it has its benefits, it does have some downfalls.

UMass professor receives $3.2M research grant

Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber received a $3.2 million grant to help Hispanic women in western Mass. maintain a healthy weight during and after pregnancy.