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Buehler named
UMass vice chancellor

Buehler, who has served as deputy chief information officer at Rochester since 2008, will oversee UMass Amherst’s Office of Information Technologies. Working with the campus administration, individual colleges and faculty governance bodies, and in coordination with the UMass system IT office, she will also plan and implement the campus’ information and electronic communication strategy including academic, research and administrative computing.

Renaissance Center opens kitchen garden

Stockbridge School of Agriculture students under the direction of professor John Gerber raised many historic fruit and vegetable varieties to create the full-scale replica on the center’s grounds.

The new garden, the adjacent to the Renaissance Center’s apple orchard and grounds, are free and open to the public for tours and picnics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For those who can’t visit during the week, Renaissance Center staff also plan a Saturday, Aug. 17 event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UMass chemist awarded Fulbright

Hardy has received a Fulbright Scholar award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to pursue the research.

Smith grants alumna $23K for race research

Cook is the third recipient of the college’s Helen Gurley Brown Magic Grant program, which helps Smith’s Ada Comstock Scholars or recent graduates reach their highest potential by underwriting expenses associated with internships, independent research and travel, and creative and artistic projects. Cook graduated from Smith in 2011.

Hampshire prof wins animal research grant

The project, called The Role of the Environment in the Evolution of Multimodal Animal Communication in the Eastern Gray Squirrel, will be led by associate professor of animal science Sarah Partan.

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