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A new, three-credit course, JUDAIC 374, “Culture and Immigration in Israel,” was approved Oct. 20 by the Faculty Senate.

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The Political Economy Research Institute this week released "Decent Work in America," a report that includes the first index ever to rank all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their climates for workers.

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“Three Graces,” a 20-foot metal sculpture, located between Coolidge Tower and Hampden Commons in the Southwest Residential Area was recently repainted.

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University officials will open a new building at the Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m.

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At a time when the Internet has changed the nature of academic research, educating students about what constitutes plagiarism is a crucial element in preventing academic dishonesty, several campus educators told the Faculty Senate Oct. 20.

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Over the next two weeks, unionized professional staff and classified supervisors at the Amherst campus and employees at other UMass campuses will choose whether to remain affiliated with the Service Employees International Union or to transfer to the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

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When the residents of Kahnawake, Quebec decided in the late 1970s to create their own high school to help preserve Mohawk language, values and traditions, they found some willing partners in professor Emma Cappelluzzo and a small cadre of interns and student-teachers from the Cross-Cultural Education Program.

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Meredith W. Michaels, co-author of "The Mommy Myth," will speak on "Women, Work and Motherhood: Discussing the ''Mommy Myth''" on Wednesday, Nov. 2, noon to 1:30 p.m. in 601 Herter Hall.

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Classes in sheep physiology or equine diseases may be standard in most veterinary science programs, but the campus has added another animal to the menagerie: alpacas. This fall the campus will launch its camelid studies program, the first such undergraduate program in the nation.

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A point-counterpoint discussion, "MCAS and High Stakes Testing: Is it working? Is it fair?," between Ronald Hambleton of the School of Education and Walter Haney of Boston College will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center.

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