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Many Maine schools need to test for lead in drinking water

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are extending a deadline for schools to test for lead in drinking water. Lead exposure can cause health and behavioral problems, especially in young children. It can enter drinking water through lead pipes. The Maine Legislature passed a law ...

5 UMass faculty members receive Manning Prize for teaching excellence

BOSTON – Five outstanding University of Massachusetts faculty have been awarded the 2022 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for their exemplary dedication to students and the university. The faculty members — one from each UMass campus — will receive $10,000 awards in recognition of ...

Nashua South tech students present problem-solving ideas

NASHUA – There is homework, and then there is working at home to research, design and create a prototype that could be marketed as a solution to every-day problems. That is how Nashua High School South students in the Nashua Technology Center program has devoted a large chunk of their free ...

UMass Lowell launches school of computer science

UMass Lowell will launch a new school of computer science to be named in honor of distinguished alumnus Rich Miner, co-founder of Android, the company and mobile operating system that was acquired and launched by Google. University leadership had approached Miner, believing his story and ...

UMass Amherst Chancellor Subbaswamy announces retirement

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, who has helped drive a dramatic rise in the school's academic profile in his decade on the job, announced Thursday that he will retire next June. "It has been a privilege to serve as chancellor of this ...