President Meehan Arrives

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UMass Boston Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa, an internationally recognized and honored evolutionary ecologist and one of India’s most prominent conservation biologists, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in April and will be formally admitted on July 10, 2015.


In a White House ceremony on June 17, President Barack Obama saluted UMass Amherst professor Sandra Petersen, with 14 others and one organization, who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring for 2012 and 2013.


Martin T. Meehan kicked off his term as president of the University of Massachusetts Wednesday morning with a roundtable discussion with students at UMass Boston, saying he is committed to making the system a world-class research university.


Three researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have been awarded $300,000 apiece for work on diabetes under a program aimed at supporting younger scientists.


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