March 2010

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Public Affairs & Publications

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Albert Sherman Center construction begins April 19

When the building is completed in 2012, the facility will provide a new front door for the campus and house some of the institution’s leading-edge programs . . .  Read full story >>

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Harold Varmus to deliver UMass Worcester commencement address

Nobel Prize winner and former director of NIH, along with local philanthropist Mary DeFeudis and former CEO and Registrar of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Michael Horgan, to receive honorary degree . . .  Read full story >>

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Two GSBS students receive prestigious Weintraub award

Pedro Batista and Chengjian Li received the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award for their work unraveling the molecular mysteries of small RNA pathways . . .  Read full story >>

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Resource Max engages employees to optimize resources

Resource Max is about finding ways to save time, space, materials, energy and money, as well as redirect resources to their best purposes . . . Read full story >>

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UMMS student inventions wins grand prize at global social entrepreneurship competition

A UMass Medical student has come up with a safe, affordable solution to keeping the lights turned on in rural Rwanda . . . Read full story >>

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Robert Brown receives $800,000 grant for ALS research collaboration

Brown and colleagues to investigate the use of RNA biology in ALS research and therapies . . . Read full story >>

UMass Medical School responds to call from City of Worcester