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Four students will receive the fifth annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies for their creative film projects on Friday, May 13 at noon in 601 Herter Hall.

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Surrounded by poster displays of participant achievement, several hundred people gathered April 26 in Goodell for a celebration of worker learning hosted by the Labor/Management Workplace Education Program.

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The search committee for dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has invited another candidate, Myron Salamon, for a campus interview.

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Just four months after transferring to UMass Amherst, junior Biology major Simon V. Miner has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. He is one of only 81 students in the country to receive the merit-based scholarship.

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Five speakers noted for their innovative work in education, administration, community and human development will be featured at “Human Values and Harmony in Diversity in Educational Systems: an educational symposium” on Thursday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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John McCarthy, professor and director of the graduate program in Linguistics, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A total of 196 fellows were elected this year.

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Frank Trusdell of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will present the annual R.W. Bromery Lecture in the Department of Geosciences on Wednesday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 231 Herter Hall.

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Noralv Veggeland of Lillehammer University College in Norway will serve as a lecturer in the Center for Public Policy and Administration during the spring 2006 semester through a program sponsored by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

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Student presentations on a wide variety of subjects highlighting the ways that plants enhance our everyday lives will be featured at the Plant, Soil and Insect Science Department’s 18th annual HerbFest on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in he Student Union Ballroom.

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A team of scientists led by Entomology professor Joseph Elkinton are releasing a few hundred parasitic flies in Hingham on May 4 as part of an effort to control the winter moth, a new invasive species in eastern Massachusetts.

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