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Two much-celebrated campus buildings were honored again July 11, receiving design excellence awards from the Society for College and University Planning. The John W. Olver Design Building earned a SCUP Merit Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design and Old Chapel garnered a SCUP/AIA-CAE Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation.

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Old Chapel
  After three years of construction, the new $101 million Physical Sciences Building (PSB) is beginning to fill with physicists, chemists and their staffs, equipment and experiments. The 95,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building, which incorporates the reconstructed West Experiment...
PSB from North Pleasant Street
At the direction of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, the campus is undertaking a series of steps to address concerns raised by graduate students around the issues of sexual harassment, violence and assaults. The chancellor detailed the actions in a reply to the Graduate Women in Science Task Force...
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Beginning today, a new 87,000-square-foot Worcester Dining Commons is under construction on the former site of Parking Lot 63, north of the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) and between the current dining commons and North Pleasant Street. The new building is scheduled to be completed and in...
Worcester DC
Jay Berkovitz, professor and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern studies; Lixin Gao, electrical and computer engineering; and Andrew McCallum, computer science, were appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting. The title Distinguished...
Gao, Berkovitz, McCallum
Aclarity LLC, a startup water technology company founded by civil engineering Ph.D. student Julie Bliss Mullen and Barrett Mully, a spring MBA graduate of the Isenberg School of Management, was recently awarded $225,000 by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant...
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The university is No. 24 on a newly released list of vegan-friendly institutions compiled by Rent CollegePads.com, a Milwaukee-based company that helps students find off-campus housing. The rankings were created by crunching data from a combination of previous national lists, the number of vegan restaurants in the surrounding area, as well as SEO data from student searches.

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A development brochure from the Isenberg School of Management won a gold award in the Individual Fundraising Publications category in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Circle of Excellence competition.

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Isenberg development brochure

Inside the John W. Olver Design Building–itself a teaching tool for builders and architects–the Building and Construction Technology program (BCT) has built eight movable, full-scale mockups of building assemblies to help students see how modern building components go together in the real world.

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BCT mockup
Three projects proposed by faculty members from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Nursing and College of Education have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants (PSEG) from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the...
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