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Jim Holden and deep sea exploration in Indonesia

By Katie Landeck

September 26, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Two thousand meters below sea level, an unmanned submarine videotaped footage of species and underwater landscapes that have never been viewed before. At the same time, University of Massachusetts microbiologist Jim Holden direc...

Students don’t listen to diverse opinions, finds study

By Ashley Berger

September 26, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News

When you’re in class and you hear someone speaking with what you consider an "out-there" perspective, do you really listen ? A recent study led by Eric L. Dey at the University of Michigan and overseen by the Association of Ameri...

Julie Hayes, new Dean of College of Humanities and Fine Arts

By Sam Hayes

September 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News

For the first time in 30 years, Julie Hayes will not be teaching French to college students. As of Sept. 1, she became the dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts. Hayes, an Odessa, Texas na...

SGA Elections to take place next week

By Collegian News Staff

September 22, 2010

Filed under Campus News

While the nation’s mid-term elections will not take place for over a month, the student body at the University of Massachusetts will soon vote in student government elections. This year’s Student Government Association (SGA)...

Author speaks about cultural differences

By Melanie Muller

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Monday, Sept. 13, Anne Fadiman spoke at the University of Massachusetts about “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” her award-winning book about the experiences of an epileptic Hmong girl, Lia Lee and the cross-cultural...

UMass number four in country for Gilman scholarship

By Collegian News Staff

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News

University of Massachusetts undergraduate students received the fourth-largest number of Gilman Scholarships for study abroad of campuses nationally. This semester, 16 UMass students were awarded the scholarships for fall 2010....

Provost to convene new “working group” to examine merging HFA, SBS

By Sam Butterfield

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Five College News

Also see: "Proposed merger between SBS and HFA met with scrutiny, opposition from faculty" University of Massachusetts Provost James V. Staros is convening a new Provostial Working Group for the Arts, Humanities and Soci...

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

By Michelle Altman

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

“We have to understand the planet in order to colonize the moon or Mars, and that means geology,” explained University of Massachusetts assistant professor of geology Christopher Condit. Along with over 100 scientists,...

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

By Sam Hayes

September 21, 2010

Filed under Business, Campus News

It’s the spring of your senior year of high school, and you come home every day eagerly awaiting that coveted acceptance letter from your top choice school. You visualize the bold letterhead with your school’s logo on it, plan out in your head how you will tear open the manila and k...

Quidditch more fun to play than read

By Reggie Kwok

September 21, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Campus News

Ever wondered why people are running around in circles at the Metawampee Lawn? What exactly are those people doing? Is it just ‘a run around with a stick’ game? Quidditch is a highly evolving sport, mostly on college cam...

UM researcher receives NSF grant to study gravitational waves

By Lucia Panasci

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

Editor's note: This article has been corrected due to several errors, as noted by Laura Cadonati. She is studying gravitational waves, not sound waves. Laura Cadonati, a physicist here at the University of Massachusetts has re...