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The process of crafting a state budget for the next fiscal year will shift to the Legislature’s upper chamber next week when the Senate Ways and Means Committee releases its proposed spending plan.

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A gift of $2.5 million from Andrew and Virginia Rudd of California, combined with matching funds, will create a $6.25 million endowed professorship in the Psychology Department. The position will be dedicated to the study of complex issues surrounding adoption.

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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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The Scientific Reasoning Research Institute (SRRI) has received two research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), totaling $5 million.

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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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