Time recognizes UM professor’s invention as one of the year’s best

Derek Lovley, professor of microbiology, was credited in Time Magazine’s list of the top 50 inventions of 2009 for extracting energy from Geobacter bacteria.

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Preserve UMass advocates for historic buildings survey

Preserve UMass negotiates with officials over the fate of several historic buildings on campus, including whether or not to maintain them or allow them to deteriorate.

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Hawk feasts on area squirrel, crowd gathers

Students traveling to and from Bartlett Hall yesterday found themselves observing survival of the fittest firsthand.

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UMass makes the Recreation Center official

An official opening ceremony for the UMass Recreation Center will be held Thursday Dec. 3 with University officials such as Chancellor Robert C. Holub and President Jack Wilson scheduled to attend.

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UMass alum wins poker jackpot

UMass alum Brian Barboza set to compete for $1,000,000 in “Pokerstars Million Dollar Challenge,” with other top contestants and poker extraordinaire Daniel Negraneu.

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82 UMass buildings added to Mass. historic asset inventory

82 new University of Massachusetts buildings have been added to Massachusetts’ “Inventory of Archaeological and Historic Assets of the Commonwealth” list – raising the total number of UMass buildings on this list to 105.

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UMass Transit Services hosts second-annual Food Bus Drive

The University of Massachusetts Transit Services has announced that it will sponsor its second-annual Food Bus Drive beginning Nov. 30.

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UMass offers high school students a chance at polymer research

The University of Massachusetts Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications from high school students interested in gaining first-hand laboratory research experience.

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Alumni Association considers restructuring dues in hope of raising larger donations

After years of fundraising lagging behind the alumni networks of its peer institutions, the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association is now considering different ways to attract members to the Alumni Association. One of the plans currently being discussed is lowering the annual dues required for membership to the association.

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Professor Forbes implanted the cancer-fighting protein into mice with breast tumors

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineering professor Neil Forbes has successfully implanted the cancer-fighting protein TRAIL into mice with breast tumors and activated it. According to a release, 100 percent of the mice survived over the next 30 days after the cancer-fighting protein was implanted.

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Psychological Services Center opens new Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment program

UMass’ Psychological Services Center is conducting “research-based interventions” to alleviate and lessen many of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of their new treatment program.

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UMass Budget Planning Task Force sets out to advise administration

Barring another injection of federal stimulus money, the University of Massachusetts will itself be facing down a large budget cliff in the coming months and years. In the meantime, Chancellor Robert Holub has retained the Budget Planning Task Force (BPTF) that was brought together last year, and rekindled its efforts in advising the UMass administration.

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UMass hopes to bring law school into fold

While Massachusetts has never offered its residents a public law school, things could be changing for those who feel they cannot afford private school prices.

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Panel discusses the impact of 20th Century black poetry

A panel discussion of black poetry of the 1960s and 1970s took place Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Campus Center, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Afro-American Studies Department.

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Charles Simic speaks in University Fine Arts Center as guest in Visiting Writers Series

Thursday night, Charles Simic came to the University of Massachusetts to speak in the Fine Arts Center’s University Gallery as a part of the University’s Visiting Writers Series.

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Countries join together to celebrate benefits of international education

The University of Massachusetts hosted various events in recognition of International Education Week, which ran from Sunday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 20. Events included presentations featuring Cambodian dancing, live speakers from Afghanistan, films from Africa and East Asia, as well as multiple workshops and fairs to aid students in their quest to study or work internationally.

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Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts held an educational forum at UMass

On Thursday, in the Cape Cod Lounge, the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM), held an educational forum to discuss the issue of rising tuition and budget cuts called “Budget Crisis: UMass at the Tipping Point.”

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Ground broken on new UMPD station

Last Friday, UMass broke ground on a brand new, $12.5 million police station. The 27,130 square-foot building will be located at 585 East Pleasant Street, across from the North Fire Station behind Orchard Hill and past Sylvan and the North Apartments.

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Dew the U, UMass that is

Some people call the University of Massachusetts ZooMass. One group of students in the sports management department would prefer for it to be known as DewMass. The group of 14 students in the Isenberg School of Management’s sports management program founded its own student-owned agency, DewMass Marketing, last year to help Mount Snow, a West Dover, Vt., ski resort, promote the Winter Dew Tour’s stop there last year.

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University plays with idea of increasing undergraduate fees to build new classrooms

A $450 per-semester fee could be levied on undergraduates for a new classroom building if the University of Massachusetts administration accepts a motion from the Faculty Senate.

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