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Two Computer Science doctoral students from the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) have been awarded two-year Microsoft Research Fellowships.

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The campus is hosting a variety of educational, cultural and social events as part of its celebration of Black History Month during February.

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WFCR is offering a new, 24-hour all news and information service on its high-definition (HD) digital radio signal.

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Byron S. Bullock has been named associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life. Michael Gargano, Jr., vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced the appointment Feb. 1.

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The 13th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, “World Cinema Now,” will pay special tribute to the rise of Asian cinema with six events featuring four women filmmakers who will be present to discuss their work.

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Stronger rules governing alcohol policies in residence halls, including new restrictions on large gatherings and prohibitions on drinking games and alcohol-related paraphernalia, have been adopted by the campus administration.

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The ability to bite off more than one can chew is related to the anatomy of the skull, contend campus scientists, who are putting their heads together to explore the relationship between the biomechanics of biting and the evolution of skull shape diversity in bats.

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Anthropologist and author Jacqueline Nassy Brown of Hunter College will discuss the racial politics of Britain when she presents the Anthropology Department’s Annual Distinguished Lecture, New Directions in the Anthropology of Europe, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in 162-75 Campus Center.

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Design innovations, zoning issues, new materials and technologies that shape housing costs will be the focus of “Housing Within Reach: Innovations in Affordable Housing Design,” an upcoming conference organized by the Architecture and Design Program in the Art Department.

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Five students and a faculty member sponsored by the Department of Public Health attended the Massachusetts Health Policy Student Forum held Jan. 5-6 at the State House.

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