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Since the attacks of Sept. 11, Central Asia has become a breeding ground for terrorism due to lack of self-identity and a rise in radical Islamic influence, according to Robert P. Finn, former ambassador to Afghanistan.

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A complete test unit of an innovative radar network that could transform how the country monitors weather and tracks storms was unveiled March 9 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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The campus will award an honorary degree to children’s author Jane Yolen on Tuesday, April 4 at 9 a.m. in the Learning Commons of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

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The UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) surpassed its goal of $380,000 as campus employees contributed $411,777 to local, regional and national charitable organizations.

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Looks are important, particularly when it comes to managing the nation’s forests, concludes a recently published report by Robert L. Ryan, associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

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The Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life is hosting a series of open forums with candidates for the position of director of the Everywoman''s Center.

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The Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP), a professional development program for the area’s K-12 teachers, has received a $36,000 grant to participate in Project Outreach, an ongoing initiative of the National Writing Project, a federally funded network of 195 sites in all 50 states.

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Curbstone Press authors Jon Andersen, Martin Espada and Danielle Legros Georges will read from their work and sign copies of their books on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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George Roberson, a Ph.D. candidate in Geosciences, presented a paper on Jan. 28 at the “Voices of Tangier Conference” held in Tangier, Morocco.

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A device engineered to deliver oxygen to cancerous cells in the lab could allow researchers to evaluate a potential cancer treatment that targets tumors often missed by regular chemotherapy.

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