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Lisa E. Chasan-Taber, associate professor of Epidemiology, has received a five-year, $2.29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. She will study how physical activity and psychosocial stress affect the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Latinas.

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Father J. Joseph Quigley, the longtime director of the Newman Center who died June 9, will be remembered at a special tribute and celebration of his life, spirit and ministry on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Librarians MIT and the University of Rochester will discuss “University E-Repositories: Solutions for the Scholarly Community” on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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A $166 million supplemental budget approved Sept. 20 by the Legislature includes more than $30 million in retroactive pay raises for University employees and funds contracts with the campus’s two police unions for fiscal 2005 and 2006.

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There was good news for those who attended the Food Science Department’s 7th Alumni Weekend Sept. 16-17: fund-raising for a $1 million endowment for graduate student scholarships is 80 percent towards its goal.

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Several environmentalists and naturalists, including two faculty members, will celebrate the campus'' Second Massachusetts Audubon Day with lectures and readings on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Andreas Dresen, one of the most successful contemporary German filmmakers, will visit the Amherst area next week as part of a two-week U.S. tour organized by the campus-based DEFA Film Library, which recently released his film "Changing Skins" on DVD.

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Physics professor John F. Donoghue will discuss “Is This the Best of All Possible Universes?” to open the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

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The state of the campus is “remarkably good” as it rebounds from the most severe state cuts in its history, Chancellor John V. Lombardi said Sept. 16 during a Faculty Convocation in Bowker Auditorium.

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Environmental engineer Dominic Di Toro will present the 2005 Tsuan Hua Feng Lecture, "Modern Water Quality and Sediment Criteria: Toxicological and Chemical Interactions," on Monday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Gunness Student Center.

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