UMass takes a leap into the world of big data

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New college and data science center have one UMass administrator hoping to turn the Pioneer Valley into the next Silicon Valley.

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Information Technology begins upgrading campus network amid growing concerns

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The department hopes to fundraise $64 million to aid in modernizing the entire campus network.

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UMass hosts 36-hour hackathon over the weekend

HackUMass saw an estimated 500 people attend the hacking marathon Saturday and Sunday.

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Residential security technology and infrastructure main focus of University’s reforms

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The 2012 gang rape incident currently moving through the courts pushed UMass to implement more physical security renovations than policy changes.

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Minuteman Launch Team races to space in upcoming competition

(Max Perham, Greg Kelley, Nate Fowler, and Andrew Dodd are all part of the NASA Student Launch competition in which they had to build their own rocket and robot. They will be competing in Alabama with other colleges next Tuesday. Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian.)

Senior mechanical engineering students built rocket for NASA Student Launch challenge in Huntsville, Alabama.

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UMass library opens groundbreaking 3D printing lab

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MakerBot Innovation Center on third floor of Du Bois is the first of its kind and promises to have wide ranging use for students and faculty.

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UMass organizes ‘active threat exercise’ on campus

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The Office of Emergency Management held an active shooter training in Franklin Dining Commons as part of emergency response training Thursday.

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UMass professor working on new drug platform to combat disease

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Professor Margaret Riley partners with Chinese scientist to work on a new drug that could target different types of diseases.

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New Design Building to break ground next month

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The $52 million Design Building will eliminate some Lot 62 parking spots

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Amherst Fire Department trains UMass students in auxiliary force

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UMass students volunteer with Engine Company 3 to support campus operations.

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Harvard professor speaks about abolishing nuclear weapons.

Elaine Scarry, a professor of English and American literature at Harvard University, discussed violations of humanitarianism and democracy in nuclear proliferation.

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Ballot question asks for increased student health fee to hire new CCPH staff

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The $7 increase to the semesterly health fee would aid in the hiring of new staff for the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

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Professor Neil Forbes receives $1.56 million grant to develop cancer-killing Salmonella

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National Institute of Health awards five-year grant to UMass chemical engineer

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Twitter executive speaks to future entrepreneurs

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UMass alum and Twitter executive Wayne Chang shared entrepreneurial tips Sunday at the Integrative Learning Center.

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ESPN employees seek to get women involved in technology

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UMass hosts TechTalks to encourage young women to pursue careers in technology.

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UpCycling initiative aims to make use of UMass students’ trash

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The initiative is promoting alternative recycling of food wrappers, which is becoming more prominent in University cafés.

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Send cash to friends over Snapchat with Snapcash

A partnership with Square allows social sharing of more than just pictures for certain Snapchat users.

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Divest UMass urges Board of Trustees to split with fossil fuel industry

Photo by Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Representatives from the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign were granted three minutes to speak at Wednesday’s meeting, but were disappointed with lack of access for students.

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Grant of $4.1 million to allow research into different options.

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UMass looks for alternatives to small water system treatments with $4.1 million grant

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‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability

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Students warned about false advertising and lack of transparency during Monday lecture.

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