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The Graduate School held its Commencement ceremony May 21 in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. Degrees were conferred on approximately 1,200 master’s and doctoral candidates.

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Studies by Lixin Gao, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, are bringing a measure of order to the Internet, where the proliferation of domains, Internet Service Providers and routes connecting them is gradually getting out of control.

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MassNanoTech, an interdisciplinary institute launched last year to coordinate research in nanoscale science and engineering, was formally approved May 16 by the Faculty Senate.

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The proposed $23.98 billion fiscal 2006 state budget released May 17 by the Senate Ways and Means Committee calls for an increase of $18.6 million for the University system.

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Returning undergraduates who were admitted prior to 1986 will now be required to fulfill General Education requirements to obtain their degrees, according to a May 16 vote of the Faculty Senate.

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A new concentration in Clinical Nursing Leadership within the existing Nursing M.S. program was approved May 16 by the Faculty Senate.

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Changes aimed at expanding oversight of study abroad programs and increasing the financial base of the International Programs Office were approved May 16 by the Faculty Senate.

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UMass Amherst is among the nation’s leaders in promoting social responsibility and public service, according to a guide compiled by The Princeton Review and College Compact.

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Robert Wilson of Hospitality and Tourism Management was reelected presiding officer of the Faculty Senate at its May 16 meeting. Senators also returned Biology professor Brian O’Connor to his post as delegate to the Board of Trustees.

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In an effort to increase faculty awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence, the Faculty Senate voted May 16 to distribute annual data reports and a resource guide to all academic departments, faculty and teaching assistants.

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