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Minutewomen stunned by last-second free throw -

January 19, 2018

UMass hockey returns home to battle juggernaut Northeastern squad -

January 18, 2018

Slow start sinks Minutemen against URI -

January 17, 2018

UMass three-game win streak snapped in Rhode Island humbling -

January 17, 2018

Trio of second period goals leads Maine to 3-1 win over UMass hockey -

January 16, 2018

Small-ball lineup sparks UMass men’s basketball comeback over Saint Joseph’s -

January 14, 2018

UMass men’s basketball tops St. Joe’s in wild comeback -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s track and field have record day at Beantown Challenge -

January 14, 2018

UMass women’s basketball blows halftime lead to Saint Joseph’s, fall to the Hawks 84-79. -

January 14, 2018

UMass hockey beats Vermont 6-3 in courageous win -

January 13, 2018

Makar, Leonard score but UMass can only muster 2-2 tie with Vermont -

January 13, 2018

Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle -

January 10, 2018

Conservative student activism group sues UMass over free speech policy -

January 10, 2018

Report: Makar declines invite from Team Canada Olympic team -

January 10, 2018

Prince Hall flood over winter break -

January 10, 2018

Minutemen look to avoid three straight losses with pair against Vermont -

January 10, 2018

Men’s and women’s track and field open seasons at Dartmouth Relays -

January 10, 2018

Turnovers and poor shooting hurt UMass women’s basketball in another conference loss at St. Bonaventure -

January 8, 2018

Shorthanded, UMass men’s basketball shocks Dayton with 62-60 win -

January 7, 2018

Northampton City Council elects Ryan O’Donnell as new council president -

January 7, 2018

Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth

UMass geology professor Christopher Condit worked with NASA on its Desert Rats (DRATS) program last summer simulating conditions on the moon and Mars north of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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What’s in an envelope? One school bets on your enrollment

The University of Dayton is taking an unconventional admissions route; the school is sending accepted students mail in DHL and UPS envelopes hoping to show prospective students that they are valued.

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Quidditch more fun to play than read

Think Quidditch is only played on the silver screen? Think again, because UMass has its very own, very active team that plays on campus several times a week. Reggie Kwok explains how the game works and when it’s played, just outside of the Campus Center.

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UM researcher receives NSF grant to study gravitational waves

University of Massachusetts physicist Laura Cadonati has received a $700,000 grant from the NSF to study ancience raves of sound reverberating through space since the Big Bang.

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Everywomen’s Center awarded funding

The University of Massachusetts Everywoman’s Center has received a $149,520 grant to assist teen victims of sexual assault and dating violence.

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UMass researchers create Critical Links program to aid wildlife

Using digital maps, aerial photography, and first hand observation, UMass researchers created a program called Critical Links. It is working to improve water, underground, and above ground transportation routes for wildlife.

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Holub speaks before Faculty Senate over budget woes

Facing an alarming budget shotfall for the upcoming fical year, UMass Chancellor Robert Holub spoke before the Faculty Senate Thursday afternoon to outline plans to weather the shortfall, partly through increased student fees and out-of-state student enrollment.

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UMass launches new grad program in fish engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Hadley to create a new, one-of-a-kind graduate program in ecohydrology and fish passage engineering this fall.

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UMass presidential search raises new insights and questions

Transparency in the process of selecting the next president of the University of Massachusetts Amherst was at the forefront of Tuesday’s public forum. Committee members debated whether or not the search should be open or confidential.

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Presidential search panel holds public forum

The University of Massachusetts Presidential Search Committee held a public forum Tuesday morning to hear questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff. Members of the campus communitee attended to voice their opinion on what types of qualities the new UMass president should embody.

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New social niche for college students

New social networking website promises to keep away the prying eyes of employers, schools, parents and pre-teens. The website is designed for the use of college students only and will be coming to a campus near you.

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UMass professor scouts out cave for underground lab

An assistant professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Massachusetts went on an excursion to South Dakota this summer to examine a defunct gold mine for its research potential.

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AIDS activist to speak at UMass

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Center on the University of Massachusetts campus, AIDS activist Cleve Jones will speak Wednesday September 15, kicking off a semester-long speaker series.

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Is facebook keeping kids in school?

Researchers found that students who used facebook regularly had a more active social life and stayed in school longer than those who did not.

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Proposed merger between SBS and HFA met with scrutiny, opposition from faculty

A committee who examined the feasibillity of merging two colleges, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA) and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS), reported negative views of such a discussion. The reorganization plan is still being debated.

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New sciences program, iCons, stresses problem solving

This spring, a program called iCons will launch its first course for freshmen looking to enhance their education in modern scientific procedures. The program is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

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How connected are your professors? More so than some might think.

A survey called Social Media In Higher Education found that 80 percent of college professors use at least one form of social media. The May 4 survey asked 939 professors at two and four-year colleges if they had at least one social networknig account.

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Amherst PD make two drug possession arrests last week

Last Wednesday, the Amherst Police Department arrested two Springfield men on charges of possession of a Class D substance, marijuana, with intent to distribute and possession of a Class B substance, cocaine.

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Amherst PD reports spate of break-ins in South Amherst

Since the start of July, the Amherst Police Department has investigated a string of 12 “separate but distinct residential breaks in the South Amherst neighborhood.” The majority of these breaks, according to the Sept. 7 release, have occurred late at night.

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Amherst PD have busy first weekend of 2010 school year

The Amherst Police Department announced Monday that it is investigating two “serious assaults” which took place last weekend. Amherst police responded to 231 calls for service this weekend, with 31 disturbance calls and 49 individuals charged with crimes through arrest or summons.

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