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The five UMass campuses are being “discouraged” from considering candidates for honorary degrees if the individuals have previously been honored by one of the campuses, according to changes adopted Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees.

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The implications of “open access” for scholars, publishers and libraries will be the focus of “In the Public Interest: Expanding Access to Scholarly Research” on Thursday, March 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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Volunteer marshals, aides, and ushers are needed for the 2005 Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 22.

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A revised mission statement for the University system was approved Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees.

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Julie A. Caswell, professor of Resource Economics, will present a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled “A Food-Scare a Day: Why Aren’t We Better at Managing Dietary Risks?” on Monday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

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After a decade of operating a joint Ph.D. program in Nursing, the Amherst and Worcester campuses have been given the go-ahead by the Board of Trustees to establish independent doctoral programs.

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Eugene and Ronnie Isenberg have made a $1 million gift to establish the Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professorship in Integrative Environmental Science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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A $119 million supplemental spending bill that includes $32 million in retroactive pay raises for public higher education employees sailed through the Legislature this week and was sent on to Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Anthropology professor Arthur Keene was appointed Feb. 16 by the Board of Trustees to be the first Terrence Murray Commonwealth College Honors Professor.

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Kenan Sahin, founder and president of TIAX LLC and a former School of Management faculty member, will discuss "The Innovation Backlog" on Friday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Engineering Laboratory II auditorium.

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