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Dec 10, 2009 UMass trustees approve law program proposal
Dec 02, 2009 UMass law receives finance committee approval
Nov 19, 2009 UMass President Honors Faculty Public Service
Nov 18, 2009 UMass law program wins committee approval
Nov 13, 2009 President Wilson recommends public law program
Nov 12, 2009 UMass Marks 10th Annual Internatiional Education Week
Oct 20, 2009 Lt. Gov. Murray, President Wilson highlight importance of STEM education, careers
Oct 14, 2009 Law school letter opens donation discussion
Oct 09, 2009 University of Massachusetts announces
Sep 17, 2009 UMass generates $73 million in intellectual property income, receives $47 million in federal stimulus research funding
Aug 07, 2009 University of Massachusetts announces $1,100 student fee rebate
Jul 30, 2009 The University of Massachusetts taps former Penn State World Campus Executive Director, Dr. Ken Udas, to be UMassOnline Chief Executive Officer
Jul 08, 2009 UMass Awarded Sloan Foundation Grant to Launch Life Science Masters Degree Programs
Jun 25, 2009 UMass President Awards $1 Million to Innovative Faculty Research and Scholarship
Jun 10, 2009 UMass Hosts National Forum on Public University-led Economic Growth
May 18, 2009 President Wilson Delivers Commencement Address at Kent State University
Apr 23, 2009 UMass Announces Top Placing High School Students in National Chinese Language Speech Contest
Mar 30, 2009 UMass President awards $175,000 to faculty to accelerate commercialization of early-stage technologies
Feb 27, 2009 UMass trustees approve fee increase, say stimulus funds would lead to rebate
Feb 20, 2009 President Wilson announces salary freeze for employees earning $120,000 or more
Feb 20, 2009 UMass finance committee approves fee increase, says rebate is possible with federal funds
Jan 29, 2009 UMass Leads Regionally and Nationally in Technology Licensing
Nov 19, 2008 UMass President Honors Faculty Public Service
Nov 17, 2008 University of Massachusetts Celebrates International Education November 17-21
Oct 30, 2008 Professor Herrington, Zuckerberg Chair, Hosts Writing Assessment Conference
Oct 28, 2008 UMass Nobel Laureate Touts Science Education at Statewide Conference Focusing on Pre K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Oct 20, 2008 SBLI CEO Robert Sheridan Elected Chair of University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Oct 15, 2008 UMass President Announces Actions To Manage State Budget Reduction, Pledges To Protect The Excellence Of The University's Academic Programs
Sep 26, 2008 UMass Trustees elect Michael F. Collins, MD, to Medical School chancellorship
Sep 10, 2008 UMass finance panel approves $2.56 billion capital plan
Sep 03, 2008 University of Massachusetts Leads Environmental Sustainability Efforts Across All Five Campuses
Aug 19, 2008 UMass President Awards $1.4 Million to Innovative Faculty Science & Technology and Creative Economy Initiatives
Aug 14, 2008 Search committee names Michael F. Collins, MD, finalist for Medical School chancellorship
Aug 07, 2008 Team of Massachusetts High School Students Takes The Silver In China: Places Second In International
Jun 26, 2008 Mass Tech Transfer Center Awards Grants to Massachusetts Researchers with Spin-off Potential
Jun 16, 2008 Medical School search panel holds input sessions and third business meeting
Jun 12, 2008 UMass Board approves
Jun 12, 2008 UMass trustees unanimously rescind Robert Mugabe degree
May 30, 2008 Committee selects search consultant, cites
May 28, 2008 UMass Board Finance Committee approves “Welcome Home” waiver program
May 12, 2008 President Wilson to recommend rescinding Robert Mugabe degree
May 09, 2008 President Wilson Presents the President's Medal to UMass Lowell Alumnus Charles J. Hoff
May 05, 2008 Dr. Robert C. Holub approved as UMass Amherst Chancellor
Apr 30, 2008 Robert C. Holub tapped for UMass Amherst Chancellorship
Apr 22, 2008 Alumna Natalie Cole to Perform at UMass Night at the Pops on May 8
Apr 14, 2008 UMass Medical School search committee holds its first meeting
Apr 11, 2008 Search committee names four finalists for Amherst chancellorship
Dec 14, 2007 Robert J. Manning elected Chairman of UMass Trustees
Nov 20, 2007 University of Massachusetts Trustee Committee Reviews University R&D, Research Expenditures Top $400 Million For First Time, Growth Above National Average
Nov 13, 2007 University of Massachusetts Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 12-16
Oct 17, 2007 More Than 600 Participate in Summit Focusing on Accelerating Student Progress in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Oct 11, 2007 The University of Massachusetts Reintroduces Advertising Campaign with Ad Featuring Governor Deval Patrick
Oct 05, 2007 UMass Holds Public Safety Incident Management Training, Certification by International Law Enforcement Association for Officials Across All Campuses
Sep 27, 2007 UMass President Awards $1.42 Million to University Science and Technology and Creative Economy Initiatives
Sep 19, 2007 Hoff family creates largest-ever UMass scholarship program
Sep 05, 2007 University of Massachusetts Trustee Committee Gives Preliminary Approval to Five-Year, $2.9 Billion Capital Plan
Aug 29, 2007 UMass Intellectual Property Commercialization Revenue Jumps to $41 million for FY2007, Increasing By $13 Million Over Previous Year
Jul 11, 2007 University of Massachusetts and Tsinghua University unveil Massachusetts Technology Base in China
Jun 27, 2007 Trustee taskforce to study UMass Amherst football program
Jun 21, 2007 University of Massachusetts Board Issues Resolution Rebuking Zimbabwean President Mugabe
Jun 21, 2007 UMass Board of Trustees Votes to Continue UMass Lowell Hockey Program
Jun 21, 2007 UMass trustees approve chancellorships for Motley, Collins
Jun 19, 2007 Governor Patrick’s Readiness Project to Include UMass as Part of Pre-K through Workforce Review
May 17, 2007 Collins and Motley to assume top posts, Lombardi to serve one more year
May 15, 2007 Message to the University of Massachusetts Community From President Jack M. Wilson
May 10, 2007 Nobel Prize Winner Craig Mello To Be Honored at 7th Annual University of Massachusetts Night at the Boston Pops
May 08, 2007 Wilson, Mello of UMass Praise the Role of the University of Massachusetts in the Governor's Life Sciences Initiative
May 03, 2007 Report Shows University of Massachusetts Research Tops $400 Million, Ranks Second in Massachusetts In University Life Sciences Research
Apr 30, 2007 UMass Foundation Moves Forward on Sudan Divestment
Mar 26, 2007 UMass Medical School Nobel Laureate Craig Mello Travels To China, Lectures at Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Mar 20, 2007 University of Massachusetts Hosts UMass Night At The Pops On May 10
Mar 14, 2007 Congressman Martin Meehan chosen to lead Lowell campus
Mar 14, 2007 UMass Board of Trustees Approves 3.4% Student Charges Increase For 2007-2008
Mar 05, 2007 Survey Ranks UMass a National Leader In Technology Licensing Income
Feb 20, 2007 Search Panel Names Three Finalists for UMass Lowell Post
Feb 14, 2007 University of Massachusetts Trustee Committee Backs 3.4% Student Charge Increase; For Fourth Year, UMass Increase At Or Under Inflation
Feb 05, 2007 Football History Made During Black History Month
Feb 02, 2007 Cline Appointed Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations for the University of Massachusetts
Jan 18, 2007 DeVecchi Appointed Communications Director for UMass President's Office
Dec 15, 2006 A Season to Remember: the University of Massachusetts Minutemen
Dec 08, 2006 UMass Presents President's Public Service Awards for 2006
Nov 20, 2006 UMass and Chinese Officials Launch The University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute
Nov 15, 2006 University of Massachusetts Celebrates International Education Week
Nov 02, 2006 UMass Dartmouth site of final face-to-face meeting of gubernatorial candidates Nov. 3
Oct 02, 2006 UMass a $4 Billion Economic Force in Massachusetts
Oct 02, 2006 UMass Medical School Professor Wins Nobel Prize
Sep 28, 2006 Board Elects Stephen Tocco as New UMass Chair
Aug 28, 2006 UMass Alum and September 11th Compensation Master to Speak at UMass Club
Aug 24, 2006 James J. Karam re-elected as UMass Board chairman
Aug 23, 2006 UMass-Lowell Chancellor Search Committee Appointed
Jul 26, 2006 UMass President's Office Awards $1.1 million for 2006 Science and Technology Projects
Jun 16, 2006 David MacKenzie to serve as UMass Lowell interim Chancellor
Jun 14, 2006 UMass Honors Night At The Boston Pops; Mayor Menino, Philanthropists Andrew and Jinny Rudd Receive President's Medals
Jun 05, 2006 UMass television ad wins Emmy Award
May 31, 2006 UMass Honors University Scholars At Scholarship Reception
Dec 20, 2010 UMass ranks eighth nationally in technology transfer income
Dec 16, 2010 UMass presidential search making progress, moving forward
Dec 08, 2010 Robert J. Manning steps down as Trustees chairman
Dec 08, 2010 UMass pumped $4.8 billion into Massachusetts economy in Fiscal Year 2010
Nov 29, 2010 UMass President Honors Faculty Public Service
Nov 18, 2010 President Wilson honored by Scouts
Nov 10, 2010 University of Massachusetts celebrates International Education Week November 15-19
Nov 04, 2010 Akamai's Sagan, Boston Power's Lampe-Onnerud, Acme Packet and Carbonite take honors at Council Awards
Oct 27, 2010 Robert K. Sheridan re-elected to University of Massachusetts Building Authority chairmanship; lower rate saves UMass $52 million in borrowing costs
Oct 14, 2010 University of Massachusetts receives credit rating upgrade
Sep 22, 2010 UMass approves $546 million in construction projects
Sep 16, 2010 University of Massachusetts rated one of the best universities in the world, only New England public university to make “gold standard” list
Sep 09, 2010 President Wilson supports Commissioner Freeland warning
Jun 14, 2010 Presidential search on track, search committee taking “important steps”
Jun 09, 2010 UMass maintains in-state tuition and fee rates, boosts financial aid
Jun 02, 2010 Trustee committee votes to maintain tuition and fee rates at current levels
May 20, 2010 President Wilson outlines a 'framework for stability and affordability
May 03, 2010 Committee launches
Mar 25, 2010 UMass announces presidential search committee
Mar 15, 2010 UMass announces CVIP Technology Development Fund winners for 2010
Mar 11, 2010 UMass research spending reaches a high of $489 million, grows at a record pace
Mar 01, 2010 Jack M. Wilson to conclude UMass presidency in 2011
Feb 10, 2010 Financial aid report demonstrates UMass commitment to affordability
Feb 02, 2010 President Wilson, Chancellor MacCormack praise law school approval
Jan 29, 2010 University of Massachusetts Endowment Ranks in Top Quartile of Investment Returns of American Colleges and Universities According to NACUBO
Jan 27, 2010 President Wilson says proposed state budget provides “hope and opportunity” for students
May 17, 2006 UMass regional leader in meeting student need
May 01, 2006 President Wilson praises Chancellor Hogan as
Apr 10, 2006 The University of Massachusetts Reintroduces Advertising Campaign
Mar 03, 2006 UMass Signs Agreement With China To Establish Confucius Institute
Feb 22, 2006 University of Massachusetts Honors Nelson Mandela With Honorary Degree
Feb 21, 2006 UMass President Awards Medal to South African Anti-Apartheid Leader
Feb 15, 2006 For third consecutive year, UMass Trustees vote tuition and fee increase lower than inflation
Dec 02, 2005 University of Massachusetts Presents 2005 Public Service Awards
Nov 28, 2005 UMass Tops List for Commercial Ventures and Licensing Income in Massachusetts for the First Time
Oct 29, 2005 University of Massachusetts Opens Club
Oct 19, 2005 University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson Named a Mass High Tech All-Star
Sep 06, 2005 UMass-Amherst ranks 14th nationally in lowest debt accumulated by graduates
Apr 11, 2008 UMass wins $1.6 million grant for judicial-education work in China
Mar 31, 2008 UMass Signs Groundbreaking Agreement with China
Mar 26, 2008 UMass President awards $240,000 in grants to accelerate research commercialization
Mar 25, 2008 President Wilson delivers commencement address at Japanese University
Mar 19, 2008 UMass Board of Trustees approves 3.1 percent student charge increase for 2008-2009
Mar 05, 2008 UMass finance panel approves 3.1 percent student charge increase for 2008-2009
Feb 26, 2008 University of Massachusetts launches Medical School chancellor search
Feb 25, 2008 UMass and Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Bowles Sign MOU for Clean Energy Collaboration
Feb 25, 2008 Exceptional new leader sought for UMass Amherst
Feb 06, 2008 Wilson announces winners of the President's Public Service Awards for 2007
Feb 04, 2008 Chancellor search gathering
Feb 01, 2008 University of Massachusetts and Genzyme Launch Genzyme/UMass Scholars Program
Jan 22, 2008 SBLI CEO Robert Sheridan Appointed to UMass Building Authority by Governor Patrick
Official Statements
Sep 18, 2010 President Wilson mourns the passing of George N. Parks
Sep 16, 2010 President Wilson's letter on UMass ranking in Times of London's global Top 200
Sep 08, 2010 A Letter to the UMass Amherst Community by President Jack M. Wilson
May 03, 2010 Trustee Chairman's Charge To President Search Committee
Apr 13, 2010 President Wilson statement on the passing of former UMass President David C. Knapp
Jan 19, 2010 Statement from Robert J. Manning, Chairman, University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees
Nov 10, 2009 President Wilson statement on Levasseur invitation
Oct 21, 2009 Joint statement from MIT, UMass and BU on planning for a high-performance computing center in Holyoke
Aug 26, 2009 In Memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Jun 11, 2009 UMass President's Statement on High Performance Computing Partnership between UMass, MIT, BU, EMC and Cisco Systems
Apr 24, 2009 UMass President's Statement on Medical School's Number 7 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report
Apr 15, 2009 UMass President's Statement Regarding Proposed House Budget
Mar 24, 2009 UMass President's Statement Regarding Governor Patrick's Release of Federal Stimulus Funds to the University
Sep 08, 2008 UMass President's Statement on Medical School Professor Receiving the Lasker Award, considered the American Nobel
Feb 14, 2008 UMass President's Statement About Massachusetts House Life Sciences Bill's Strong Support for UMass
Jan 23, 2008 UMass President’s Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal
Sep 18, 2007 Statement From Chairman of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees on Governor's UMass Board of Trustee Appointments
Sep 18, 2007 Statement From UMass President on Governor's UMass Board of Trustee Appointments
Sep 10, 2007 Statement on the passing of Paul Sullivan
Jun 07, 2007 UMass Boston Faculty Council Votes Strong Support for the Appointment of Dr. J. Keith Motley
Jun 01, 2007 President Wilson on Governor's Education Reform Provisions and
May 24, 2007 Reaction to University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate Vote
Apr 11, 2007 UMass statements on House Ways and Means budget proposal
Mar 30, 2007 Statement From UMass President On Governor's Stem Cell Policy Announcement Today & UMass Stem Cell Initiatives
Mar 15, 2007 President Wilson praises Dr. Aaron Lazare's leadership
Mar 01, 2007 Statements on Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Submission
Sep 01, 2006 Board of Trustees Statement
May 05, 2006 President Wilson's letter to the UMass-Lowell community regarding chancellor search
Apr 10, 2006 President Wilson's reaction to House budget proposal
Mar 30, 2006 President Wilson's statement on Jill Carroll's release
Mar 20, 2006 Commission on the Future of Higher Education


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