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With a goal of raising $380,000, departmental coordinators kicked off the annual UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) Oct. 19 with encouragement from campus leaders and this year’s chair, Cathryn Lombardi, during a luncheon at the Mullins Center.

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World renowned artist and alumna Shan Shan Sheng will discuss her work and career on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Environmental justice scholar and activist Manuel Pastor will speak on "Reframing Sustainability: Environmental Justice and Social Wealth" on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Gordon Hall.

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Strategies that use microbes to clean up polluted sites are becoming more refined as scientists merge advances in gene sequencing methods, culture techniques and computer modeling, says microbiology professor Derek Lovley.

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Beginning this week the totally renovated Newman Center Cafe, bristling with state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, is open for business.

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Through a $995,000 federal education grant to the Hampshire Educational Collaborative, the campus will be a partner in a three-year collaborative effort to enhance the knowledge of local teachers of American history and improve their teaching techniques.

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Students who participated in the Skip-a-Meal campaign on Sept. 29 contributed $5,496 for Oxfam America''s hurricane relief efforts.

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A delegation of public officials, residents and students from Hokkaido, Japan visiting Massachusetts to mark the 15th anniversary of a sister-state relationship will pay a call to campus Oct. 15 to renew ties that extend back to 1876.

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Gov. W. Mitt Romney’s veto of $42.2 million in back pay for about 13,000 public higher education employees was overwhelming rejected by the Legislature this week.

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South African leader Ahmed Kathrada, will reflect on changes in his homeland since the fall of apartheid on Monday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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