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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams, founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), will be given the Center for Public Policy and Administration’s annual Public Service Award on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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Four faculty from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have been named Family Research Scholars by the campus’s Center for Research on Families (CRF).

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A comprehensive Web-based homework system developed by UMass Amherst researchers is being offered nationwide this fall as an accompaniment to Thomson Higher Education’s textbooks.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts will mark the opening of the new Five College Episcopal Center at a dedication and blessing led by Bishop Gordon Scruton on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.

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Banks and credit unions can make money and help their low- and middle-income customers by offering lower cost alternatives to high-fee payday loans, according to professor Sheila Bair of Finance and Operations Management, author of the report, “Low Cost Payday Loans: Opportunities and Obstacles.”

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi will give a state-of-the-campus address and recognize 12 professors for their research and creative activity at a Faculty Convocation on Friday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

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The Fifth Annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies was presented May 13 to certificate students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.

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Starting this fall, instructors can use SPIRE to create e-mail lists based on their course rosters.

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When Luke Trusel says he was on top of the world this summer, he isn’t kidding. The senior Geology student spent three and a half weeks conducting research in the Arctic.

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Ruben Jose King-Shaw Jr., senior partner at Pine Creek Health Care Capital, a $2.5-billion asset management firm with offices in Carlisle, Mass. and Nashville, Tenn., has been named to the Board of Trustees by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.

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