March 30, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

Hird appointed dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences -

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UMass women’s lax cruises to 17-7 win over George Mason -

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Earl Sweatshirt explores his dark side on great sophomore album -

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East Village explosion painful, revealing -

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Courtney Barnett offers unique outlook on life on debut album -

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Lessons learned from a boy band -

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Angela McMahon earns 100th career win in UMass women’s lacrosse’s win over George Mason -

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Cornell professor explores education, politics and inequality -

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UMass softball swept by St. Joseph’s -

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ is a wild, unpredictable masterpiece -

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UMass baseball falls 8-0 to VCU in series finale -

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UMass men’s lacrosse’s win streak snapped in battle with No. 18 Towson -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Closing arguments presented, jury deliberations begin Friday in first of four 2012 gang rape trials -

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Defendant in 2012 gang rape case says accuser consented to sex -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For the love of the craft: UMass Juggling Club -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The dark, twisty special on Robert Durst proves that, yet again, humanity’s biggest “Jinx” is hubris -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Law and order, UMass style -

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Hillel fails to represent all Jewish students -

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Study shows that not all smiles created equal

Researchers at Michigan State University are finding despite what employers and moms say, smiling may not always be the best option.

Hens may find new homes in Amherst

A new zoning bylaw set to be brought up at Town Meeting in May could simplify the process for Amherst residents to raise chickens.

UMass professor studies Salmonella scare of 2008

You say tomato, I say Salmonella. Between 1996 and 2008, 14 of 84 produce-related outbreaks of food-borne illness were linked to tomatoes, according to a report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Although the popular fruit was proven innocent during the Salmonella scare of 2008, in which 1,440 people fell ill (the likely culprit: jalapeño peppers), it’s been linked to 20 Salmonella outbreaks since 1990, according to the website for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Lynne McLandsborough of the University of Massachusetts department of food science wants to find out why – and…

Mike’s Maze offers art…in a cornfield

Warner Farm owner Mike Wisseman and longtime friend and neighbor Will Sillin, an artist, have teamed up since 2000 to create “ Mike’ s Maze,” a corn maze shaped in an artistic design.

Md. Congresswoman Donna Edwards Draws Crowd at Smith Lecture

Congresswoman Donna Edwards, of Maryland’s Fourth District, lectured Sunday to a crowded hall of students and local residents at Smith College. The congresswoman spoke on a wide range of issues, including money in politics and military spending.

Eaarth makes people think

Bill McKibben’s latest book is about a distopian planet called “Eaarth.” The planet is eerily similar to the planet we may live on if we don’t start changing our destructive habits, according to the author. With it, he has created a comentary that turns out to be considerably eye opening.

“Ajami” a portrait of personal strife amidst Israeli-Palestinian tensions

“Ajami” is a film about Israeli-Palestinian tensions directed by one of the unlikeliest pairs Middle Eastern cinema has ever seen: Scandar Copti, a Christian Palestinian from Israel, and Yaron Shani, an Israeli Jew. The result is a film that refuses to pick sides; that instead engages the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on a micro level; it tells the stories of children, families and lovers who are caught, sometimes literally, in the crossfire.

Potty talk “What’s My Pee Telling Me?”

With the five-and-under demographic monopolizing what little open conversation exists today regarding urine, feces and flatulence, there has been no opportunity for adults to just … let it out. Authors Josh Richman and Dr. Anish Sheth of “What’s My Pee Telling Me?,” the much anticipated sequel to “What’s Your Poo Telling You?,” are hoping to open up a new line of communication between medical experts and those of us who are looking for information outside of the doctor’s office about what’s happening inside our bathrooms.

The Next Generation of Online Romance?

Match.com. eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them.