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A study of the effects of calcium and vitamin D on lowering the risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) led by assistant professor of Public Health Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson is attracting international attention.

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Several books published by the University of Massachusetts Press have garnered awards and honors in recent weeks.

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Rev. J. Joseph Quigley, 81, longtime director of the Newman Center and chaplain to thousands of UMass Amherst students and alumni, died June 9 in Amherst after an extended illness. “Father Joe,” as he was known to many students, was in his 50th year as a priest.

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The Center for International Education (CIE) is playing a key role in designing and providing health education and literacy training to women in war-torn Afghanistan through its Learning for Life program.

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The long-awaited UMass Amherst license plate program is officially under way.

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A new master’s degree concentration in Food Science Policy has been established by the Department of Food Science and the Center for Public Policy and Administration.

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Three peregrine falcon chicks were removed from the nest box on the Du Bois Library roof and banded May 31 by two staff from the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife''s Connecticut Valley District.

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Campus officials, alumnus Bill Cosby and regional school district representatives from the Athol-Orange and Gill-Montague areas will celebrate the inaugural year of the “Bridges to the Future” teacher preparation and community improvement program on June 2.

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Janet Rifkin, interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences since 2002, has been appointed permanently by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, following a national search.

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Gerald “Jay” Schafer, interim director of Libraries for the past 16 months, has been appointed to the permanent post following a national search.

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