"This dramatic growth reflects the rising impact of our research enterprise and the groundbreaking work being conducted by our faculty," said UMass President Marty Meehan.
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The scholarship funds will be allocated next academic year and will provide aid to pre-9/11 veterans, and performance-based aid.
CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will be the featured speaker at UMass Amherst's Undergraduate Commencement on May 11.
A team of international researchers co-led by UMass Medical School's John Landers has identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.