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The Faculty Senate on Feb. 24 approved a new professional doctorate in Audiology intended to meet new national standards for clinical certification of audiologists set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Jean Spence, executive vice president of global technology and quality for Kraft Foods, will speak on “Best of Global, Best of Local: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Research and Development” on Wednesday, March 2 at 3:35 p.m. in 162-75 Lincoln Campus Center.

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Nearly $30 million in funding for retroactive pay raises for 13,000 public higher education employees was vetoed Feb. 24 by Gov. Mitt Romney. The money was part of a $120 million spending bill.

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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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