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The Center For Teaching (CFT) has been recognized in a national survey as one of the top faculty development programs in the United States and Canada.

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The Friends of the Fine Arts Center are going Hollywood as the group hosts the 17th Annual Benefit Gala and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Club Casablanca, also known as the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium.

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Performances by Music and Dance faculty members Christopher Krueger and Jeffrey Holmes landed them on the 48th annual Grammy Award nominations list released last week.

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The renaming of the Department of Exercise Science to the Department of Kinesiology was approved Dec. 15 by the Faculty Senate.

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The Faculty Senate voted Dec. 15 to approve two new, three-credit graduate courses, Civil and Environmental Engineering 778, “Drinking Water Indicator Organism and Pathogen Microbiology,” and Political Science 750, “Research Design.”

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A protein known for being a mover and shaker in the cellular community seems to have a hand in how nerve cells form their connections to muscles, according to a recently published study by University scientists.

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A new recording released by DOREMI is devoted to violinist Julian Olevsky, who taught in the Music Department from 1967 until his death in 1985.

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The campus has launched a first-of-its-kind online directory of its research equipment, facilities and services (REFS).

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UMass Amherst has joined more than a dozen leading U.S. universities in signing an agreement with Amrita University and other Indian institutions to enhance higher education in India through a satellite e-learning network. Microsoft Corp., QUALCOMM Inc. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. will help fund U.S. participation in the program.

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BioVeris Corporation of Gaithersburg, Md., has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with UMass Amherst for patent rights to a proprietary vaccine candidate for chlamydia, the most frequently reported infectious disease in the United States.

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