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UMass doctoral student receives fellowship to support research on teaching juveniles in youth correctional facilities

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral student studying how best to teach science to juveniles in youth correctional facilities, has received a national fellowship to aid her research. Christina Anderson Bosch, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in special education in the College of Education at UMass, was awarded a fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, according to a statement this week …

‘Monte’s March’ raises $150,240 to help western Massachusetts residents who need food

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AMHERST — Radio personality Monte Belmonte’s 42-mile anti-hunger march wound its way through the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, where it was joined by chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “The scourge of hunger is in our own back yard,” Subbaswamy said Tuesday morning at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Massachusetts Avenue, …

UMass officials say ‘White Students Union’ Facebook page is fake, and one of several reported around the country

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AMHERST — A recently created “UMass Amherst Area White Students Union” Facebook page is not associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst or any student groups, according to campus officials, and appears to be one of a number of similar hoax pages reported at colleges and universities around the country. UMass student trustee …

UMass police chief candidate Tyrone Parham seeks job for professional growth

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

AMHERST — Tyrone A. Parham has been involved with the Pennsylvania State University Police Department for 26 years, including four as its chief, but he told University of Massachusetts Amherst community members at a forum Tuesday that he …

Area police news

Monday, November 2, 2015

Amherst • Erik Hernandez, 26, of Springfield, was arrested at 10:13 p.m. Sunday on East Leverett Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and possession of a Class B drug (cocaine). • A …

Cuts coming at UMass after Legislature removes money for pay raises from supplemental budget

Friday, October 30, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst will bear nearly half of a system-wide $10.9 million cut after that amount to cover money already spent on pay raises was removed from a $328 million supplemental budget sent this …

UMass Center for Data Science draws representatives from Amazon, Google and more to campus

Thursday, October 29, 2015

AMHERST — Well-known businesses and organizations in Massachusetts and beyond are lavishing both time and money on the new Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The center, established earlier this year, has received more than $1.5 million worth of computer hardware, cloud computing infrastructure, …

UMass police chief finalist Joseph Riley cites importance of engaging community

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

AMHERST — New York City Deputy Police Chief Joseph R. Riley said he wants the job of police chief at the University of Massachusetts Amherst because he has always wanted to work in a higher education environment. While …

Area police news

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Amherst • A Main Street woman reported at 7:28 p.m. Monday that her neighbor has been entering her home to steal toilet paper and undergarments. Police found no evidence to support the allegations. Easthampton • Michael D. Brusco, 25, of 16 Hudson St., was arrested on a warrant …

UMass Amherst professor Joseph Berger named chair of global higher ed initiative

Sunday, October 25, 2015

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts professor who has worked on improving access to higher education across the world has been tapped to lead a global research effort along the same lines. As chairman of the Global Higher Education & Research Challenge, Joseph Berger will oversee efforts to …

University of Massachusetts Amherst libraries director Jay Schafer retires

Sunday, October 25, 2015

AMHERST — After 11 years as director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jay Schafer is stepping down. Schafer, who will be 67 in April, started as a library assistant at the El Paso, Texas, public …

Area police news

Friday, October 23, 2015

Amherst • A man wearing a sign with words indicating opposition to Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president was reported wandering into traffic at the intersection of Main and North Pleasant streets at 3:49 p.m. Thursday. Police were unable to find him. • A resident of Hawkins Meadow Apartments, …