UMass professor working on new drug platform to combat disease

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

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

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

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

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

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Twitter executive speaks to future entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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.

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

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‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability

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

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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.

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EPA Game Day Challenge aims to clean up McGuirk Stadium

UMass will attempt to divert 90 percent of the waste from landfills at the next football game Wednesday night.

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Sunday street cleanup promotes relationship between fraternities and Amherst

New initiative by the Interfraternity Council aims to clean up streets of Amherst and eliminate stereotypes about fraternities.

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UMass hosts Ebola panel to address concerns of the public

Experts presented research and findings to community and answered questions from audience.

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UMass students say Yik Yak poses no cyber bullying problems

Despite fears that the anonymity of the app could perpetuate bullying, UMass students say it has not been a problem at the school.

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A comprehensive guide to the Ebola virus

A look at what the Ebola virus is, what the symptoms are and what is being done to keep UMass healthy.

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UMass Permaculture Initiative to add three new programs

Focus will go beyond sustainable planting and harvesting to examine energy and repopulation.

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