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Nearly three years after absorbing a $150 million cut in state support, the University system is on the rebound, but still has a long way to go on several fronts, President Jack Wilson told the Faculty Senate April 13.

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English professor and writer Martín Espada and William H. Meeks, professor of Mathematics and Statistics, are among 187 artists, scholars and scientists named this week as Guggenheim Fellows.

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Several campus departments will participate in a community-wide drill to test preparedness for various health emergencies on Thursday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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WMUA, the campus’ student-run radio station, won three awards from Massachusetts-Region Island region of the Associated Press on April 8.

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Kristen Vella, a doctoral student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been awarded an Endocrine Scholars Award for 2006-07.

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Building a face is no small task — the cells that will become its bone, cartilage, muscle and nerves must travel far from their origin in the developing embryo before colonizing the head.

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Computer vision systems that can figure out what they are looking at without continuous training are the focus of a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER program grant recently awarded to Erik Learned-Miller, assistant professor of Computer Science.

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Brown University biologist Kenneth R. Miller, a leading opponent of intelligent design, will give the 6th annual Kathryn and Paul Williamson Commonwealth College Lecture on Wednesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

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A proposed $25.27 billion fiscal 2007 state budget filed yesterday in the House includes an increase of $27.8 million, or nearly 7 percent, in funding for the University system.

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Author Matthew Bogdanos will speak on "Thieves of Baghdad: The Journey to Recover the World''s Greatest Stolen Treasure" on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium.

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