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The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts will mark the opening of the new Five College Episcopal Center at a dedication and blessing led by Bishop Gordon Scruton on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.

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Banks and credit unions can make money and help their low- and middle-income customers by offering lower cost alternatives to high-fee payday loans, according to professor Sheila Bair of Finance and Operations Management, author of the report, “Low Cost Payday Loans: Opportunities and Obstacles.”

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi will give a state-of-the-campus address and recognize 12 professors for their research and creative activity at a Faculty Convocation on Friday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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The Fifth Annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies was presented May 13 to certificate students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.

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Starting this fall, instructors can use SPIRE to create e-mail lists based on their course rosters.

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Ruben Jose King-Shaw Jr., senior partner at Pine Creek Health Care Capital, a $2.5-billion asset management firm with offices in Carlisle, Mass. and Nashville, Tenn., has been named to the Board of Trustees by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.

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When Luke Trusel says he was on top of the world this summer, he isn’t kidding. The senior Geology student spent three and a half weeks conducting research in the Arctic.

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The first, new on-campus housing construction project since the 1970s will be officially launched Sept. 9 when University officials break ground for four residence halls to house 864 beds at a site on Eastman Lane. The ceremony is set for 1:45 p.m.

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Campus researchers have invented a new algorithm that solves a network-searching conundrum that has puzzled computer scientists and sociologists for years.

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In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, UMass Amherst is enrolling students displaced by the storm on a fast-track basis and supporting relief efforts for victims along the Gulf Coast.

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