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The Department of Exercise Science has been ranked sixth in the nation in a survey of doctoral programs for 2004-05 conducted by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. UMass Amherst was among 32 colleges and universities participating in the process.

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The Journalism Program Lecture Series in Broadcast and the Media will kick off with a panel entitled “How Radio Saved the City of New Orleans” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Learning Commons of the Du Bois Library.

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Safe Passage, a Northampton-based program that provides support and services to survivors of relationship violence, is one of many agencies supported by employee donations through the University of Massachusetts Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC).

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Like many relationships, the one between fish and stream is not simple. An intensive investigation by campus researchers involving more than 12,000 tagged Atlantic salmon is bolstering a basic understanding of this fish-stream interaction and revealing some of its nuances.

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A team of faculty in the Department of Communication Disorders has received a four-year, $733,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train graduate students in speech-language pathology to become specialists in autism.

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Campus scientists are part of a collaborative project that received nearly $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop worldwide protocols for identifying and studying offshore geohazards, including earthquakes that can trigger tsunamis.

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Some campus employees will begin receiving back pay from fiscal 2003 as soon as this week, according to Juan A. Jarrett, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources.

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The world premiere performance of “home land security,” a new play examining the consequences of the “war on terror” in the lives of ordinary people, will be staged Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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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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