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Psychology professor Rachel Keen is among 175 new fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society whose members are drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs and the arts.

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A free and legal peer-to-peer file sharing program is now available to students through a deal between the Student Government Association and the Virginia-based Ruckus network.

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Computer Science graduate student Megan Olsen has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and Google Inc.

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A conference on cellular engineering scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 will focus on campus research on the interface of engineering and biology, exploring topics such as protein engineering, cell and drug delivery, stem cell science and research, applied systems biology and metabolic engineering.

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Rosemary S. Turingan, a Ph.D. student in Chemistry, received a Student Research Achievement Award from the Biophysical Society during its 50th annual meeting held Feb. 18-22 in Salt Lake City.

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Commencement weekend activities will include a ceremony for undergraduates on Sunday, May 28 and separate ceremonies on Saturday, May 27 for the Graduate School and the Stockbridge School.

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Due to a reporting error, In the Loop Weekly incorrectly reported the details of pay raises for faculty, clerical staff and graduate employees. The measure covers fiscal years 2005 and 2006, with the first 2 increase dated to April 2005 and a second 2 percent hike dated to last January.

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The campus will host one of the nation’s elite nanotechnology centers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced April 24, awarding $16 million to establish the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing.

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In the continuing battle against drug-resistant bacteria, campus scientists are adding new weapons to the arsenal.

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Alumnus Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), will give a talk titled "While the World Warms: Restoring Scientific Integrity to Climate Public Policy Making” on Monday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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