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Berkeley professor researches high-poverty high school -

December 11, 2017

Rosenberg steps down as Senate President during husband’s controversy -

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Students aim to bring smiles to kids’ faces at Baystate Children’s Hospital -

December 11, 2017

‘Growing Cannabis On the Farm’ event held at Hampshire College -

December 11, 2017

UMass women’s basketball defeats Saint Peter’s for third straight win -

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Celebrity culture could be a part of the problem -

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Mulligan’s defense, rebounding helps push Minutewomen past Saint Peters -

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Gaudet’s power play goal clinches 2-1 victory over Union for UMass hockey -

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The department of Judaic Studies makes a disappointing decision -

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The merits of print journalism shouldn’t be overlooked -

December 11, 2017

Tips to help manage stress during finals -

December 11, 2017

‘Coco’ is a colorful movie with a refreshing culture -

December 11, 2017

UMass women’s basketball rolls over Fisher College 121-38 in a record setting affair -

December 10, 2017

Hailey Leidel catches fire, breaks program record for 3-pointer’s in 121-38 victory over Fisher College -

December 10, 2017

Hockey Notebook: Jake Gaudet beginning to find his rhythm with UMass hockey -

December 10, 2017

Pipkins’ scoring outburst leads UMass past Providence -

December 9, 2017

Second half run leads UMass men’s basketball over Providence -

December 9, 2017

Students vote ‘yes’ for Student Union renovations -

December 8, 2017

Editorial: Our shift to a primarily digital world -

December 7, 2017

Writer and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King speaks at Amherst College -

December 7, 2017

Birth Control may be less effective for overweight women

A study finds birth control may be less effective for women who are overweight or obese.

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Study released on the study of sleep

A recent study by researchers at Princeton University revealed that your mother’s words were right: If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re going to get sick.

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UM researcher finds air pollution increases the cost and rate of asthma

Research by University of Massachusetts Associate Professor Sylvia Brandt finds that asthma medications and treatments are pricey.

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UMass psychology department program helps to facilitate conversations for adopted youth

The Rudd Adoption Research Program within the University of Massachusetts’ psychology department has partnered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hampshire County to create a mentor program for adopted youth in the community.

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Department of Health and Human Services hosts conference call

The media was invited to a conference call Wednesday sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services where the results of a study were announced claiming the Affordable Care Act helped one million young adults get health insurance.

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UMass psychologist exploring infants’ ability to recognize and differentiate faces, objects

Two studies by a UMass psychology lab are investigating an infant’s development of face and object recognition.

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Students learn how to get sex ‘right’ at lecture

At a Wednesday lecture, students were treated to a discussion on how to have positive, rewarding sexual experiences by Joyce Joseph, the former clinical director of the Human Sexuality Institute.

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UMass group to host bone marrow drive today and tomorrow

The UMass DKMS Americas, a branch of a national bone marrow recruitment agency, will be hosting a bone marrow drive today and tomorrow in an effort to try to garner more donators for those in need.

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UMass expands support and therapy groups to counter stress, anxiety

New support and therapy groups have been established at University Health Services this semester.

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Premature balding may be a precursor to prostate cancer

A recent study by French researchers found that premature balding may be linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

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Energy drinks may pose potential dangers

Recent research shows that popular energy drink may pose harmful effects to the body.

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Consumers ask Taco Bell, “Where’s the beef?”

“Where’s the beef?” was once a slogan of the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, in regards to the quality of meat of their competitors’ products. Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco Bell. An Alabama law firm has filed a class-action law suit against the fast-food company, that claims the “seasoned beef” served in its products does not contain enough beef to be considered beef, seasoned or otherwise. According to the lawsuit, only 35 percent of the beef filling served in tacos was actual beef, with the remaining 65 percent consisting of ingredients including: water, isolated oat product, wheat…

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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…

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Medical system can’t pay attention to what it’s prescribing

One University of Massachusetts student felt she “held her doctor in the palm of her hand,” when she went to her primary care physician to get a referral to a psychiatrist who “tests” for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

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Adderall used for recreation and study on UMass campus

Adderall and other “study drugs” are becoming the drugs of choice for college students across America, for both academic assistance and recreational use.

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Are students turning to Adderall to get A’s?

Students are increasingly turning to prescription study drugs around finals time to give themselves that extra edge, but University Health Services’ Diane Fedorchak cautions that abuse of such substances can have consequences.

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Distractology 101: Arbella Insurance donates new driving research facility to UM

The Department of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and Arbella Insurance of Quincy, Mass., have teamed up to create the Distractology 101 program, which guides drivers through a simulator, throwing at them different scenarios where they may be distracted.

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Disability Services helps students get the accommodations they need

The University of Massachusetts’ Office of Disability Services helps provide “full access” for people with a range of disabilities.

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Merger strengthens campus counseling services

The new Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) was formed when Counseling and Assessment Services (CAS) became part of the mental health department at University Health Services (UHS) earlier this semester.

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Students get involved in giving blood

Last year’s American Red Cross-sponsored blood drive attracted large crowds of students and faculty alike to the campus center to donate the life-saving fluid. Donors included both students and faculty, several of whom have been donating for years.

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