Issue 5 - June 2013


Photo of Dean Steve Goodwin$95M life sciences grant ensures future of exceptional research
I have seen the future — heck, I've even toured it in the company of Gov. Deval Patrick! He was on campus June 6 as the bearer of great news: UMass Amherst will receive a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to enhance research and innovation on campus. …Read more



Photo of the Large Millimeter TelescopeLarge Millimeter Telescope begins regular operations
Perched on a dormant volcano in Mexico, the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) watches how stars, galaxies, and planets form. The LMT recently began regular operations, starting to collect data for top-ranked proposals submitted for this first round of regular observations. …Read more



Group photoAdoption Mentoring program connects undergrads and adopted kids
"This program has helped me feel less alone as an adopted person. I don't feel like the only one on campus who is adopted." That's the kind of impact that the Adoption Mentoring Partnership (AMP) can have for the undergrad mentors of adopted kids in Amherst. …Read more

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