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Exercise Science professor Priscilla Clarkson will present a talk for the community titled “Ninety-Pound Weakling or Arnold Schwarzenegger? How Genes Affect Muscle” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in 137 Isenberg School of Management.

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Provost Charlena Seymour has convened search committees for four senior administrative positions: the deans of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Commonwealth College and the Isenberg School of Management, and vice provost for Research.

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With financial and in-kind support from IBM, the campus recently hosted two open source software training sessions for faculty, staff and students.

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An ABC News report on campus crime scheduled to air tonight is inaccurate and badly flawed in its methodology, University officials say. In fact, violent crime, as reported to the federal government, declined by more than 50 percent at UMass Amherst in 2004, but ABC did not use that data.

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U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland), principal author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act, will be awarded an honorary degree during a visit to the Isenberg School of Management on Monday, Nov. 21.

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Two faculty members were appointed to named professorships by President Jack M. Wilson following the Nov. 16 meeting of the Board of Trustees at the Mullins Center.

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Undergraduates Katherine Hofmann and Curt Bellemer will be honored as this year''s recipients of the F. Bulger Award in Classics on Nov. 18 at the University Club.

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The acclaimed documentary, "ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room," will be shown Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Flavin Family Auditorium, 137 Isenberg School of Management. Joseph Nocera, a New York Times business columnist and former editor of Fortune magazine, will introduce the documentary and participate in a discussion following the screening.

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Professor Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management is the leader of a team that has translated a 1968 paper on the Braess paradox that states that within some types of transportation networks, the addition of a new road may not improve travel time, and instead may make everyone worse off.

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Anna Nagurney

Starting Sunday, Nov. 27, the Learning Commons on the main floor of the Du Bois Library will be open 24 hours a day, five days a week.

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