Assumption University names liberal arts college in honor of Donald and Michele D’Amour

Assumption University announced this week the naming of one of its schools as the D’Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in honor of philanthropists Donald D’Amour and wife, Michele. In its mission statement, Assumption University, sponsored by a religious order, says its students “will benefit from 2,000 years of the Catholic intellectual tradition and…

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Mass Life Sciences Awards $2 Million in Capital Funds to IALS Research

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) this week announced an award of $2 million in capital grants to be shared by four of the campus’s Core Facilities managed by the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The funds are for the purchase of hardware and software, analytical and other equipment, as well as research supplies…

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Smithsonian Spark!Lab Kits Go Directly to Springfield Kids

The Springfield Museums will distribute 500 Smithsonian Spark!Lab Activity Kits to Springfield children to help emphasize the fun of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. “The Museums are open, but we know not everyone is able (or ready) to visit in person,” said Larissa Murray, Director of Education at the Springfield Museums. “So we…

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PeoplesBank Grant Helps Fund Western New England University Student Startup

PeoplesBank and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Western New England University (WNEU) College of Business are working together to help students expand their entrepreneurship education beyond the classroom. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WNEU works to develop students’ entrepreneurial mindset. Through co-curricular efforts, such as Startup Weekend and the cross-disciplinary…

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UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Offer WiFi-Based Contact Tracing Software for National Campus Use

Researchers at the Center for Smart and Connected Society at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently released a new digital contact-tracing technique that is based on widely-deployed Wi-Fi technology. They intend the open-source software tool to help universities and colleges deploy campus contact tracing as students return under special pandemic management rules this fall. The…

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State Allocates $50 Million in CARES Act Funding to Schools and Colleges

The Baker-Polito administration announced last week it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund will improve early literacy, expand remote learning opportunities, and cover costs associated…

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WNEU to Offer Master of Science Program in Construction Management

Western New England University (WNEU) announced the addition of a new master of science program in construction management to the list of graduate-degree offerings. “Construction management is defined as a professional service that uses specialized project-management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end,” said Kenneth…

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UMass Amherst Engineering Professor to Join National STEM Leadership Program

Woodrow Winchester, a senior lecturer and director of engineering management in the mechanical and industrial engineering (MIE) department with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was today named a fellow in the second cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a leadership program aimed at helping STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges…

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Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst Joins Digital Health Sandbox Network

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) selected six new healthcare research and development (R&D) hubs to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network, including UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The Sandbox Network program connects digital-health startups to cutting-edge R&D facilities in the Commonwealth and allows Massachusetts startups to apply for funding to…

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UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences Joins Massachusetts Digital Health R&D Sandbox Program

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has selected six new healthcare research and development (R&D) hubs to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network including the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), the state program announced this week. The Sandbox Program connects digital health startups to cutting-edge R&D facilities in the…

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