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Grey Heller Mobilization Effort for Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell Campuses

Filed in Collaboration, Efficiency, Featured, General by , and on September 20, 2016
Grey Heller Mobilization Effort for Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell Campuses

  It all started back in early 2014 when a task force was formed for the Student Application Services group to discuss the UMass student’s user experience. From a user population hosted by UMass/IdM, the student application has the largest number of users at all times of the day all year long. That being said, […]

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The Best of Summer 2016

Filed in Featured, General by on September 15, 2016
The Best of Summer 2016

I would like to feature some of the top articles from the past quarter. We have seen many new accomplishments such as UMass Lowell’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, UMass Amherst’s installation of solar panels, student successes, and many more. But what are the top 3 articles of this summer? The […]

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UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities

Filed in Featured, General, Innovation by on September 8, 2016
UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online. “We want to prove that their comprehension increases after they read simplified text,” said John Rochford, MS, director of the Shriver Center’s INDEX program and instructor of […]

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UMass Lowell Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

Filed in Awareness, Featured, General by on August 25, 2016
UMass Lowell Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

NSA, HOMELAND SECURITY RECOGNIZE UNIVERSITY’S EFFORTS IN PROTECTING THE NATION’S ECONOMY AND SECRETS The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security have recently designated UMass Lowell a “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research,” or CAE-R, in recognition of the university’s intensive cyber-security research and academic programs. “We are thrilled […]

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UMass Amherst Installing Solar Panels to Reduce Emissions and Cut Electricity Costs

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, General by on July 28, 2016
UMass Amherst Installing Solar Panels to Reduce Emissions and Cut Electricity Costs

AMHERST, Mass. ­– The University of Massachusetts Amherst has embarked on a major solar energy initiative that will cut its electric bills by $6.2 million over 20 years and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 31,000 non-metric tons of carbon dioxide. At no upfront cost to itself, UMass Amherst is installing 15,576 photovoltaic […]

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