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Frank Trusdell of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will present the annual R.W. Bromery Lecture in the Department of Geosciences on Wednesday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 231 Herter Hall.

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Noralv Veggeland of Lillehammer University College in Norway will serve as a lecturer in the Center for Public Policy and Administration during the spring 2006 semester through a program sponsored by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

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Excellence in classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, and academic advising will be recognized May 13 when the campus holds its annual awards banquet. The event is sponsored by the vice provost for Research.

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The campus community is invited to attend a presentation by William S. McClure, a candidate for director of Continuing and Professional Education, on Friday, May 6 at 10:45 a.m. at the Continuing Education Building, 100 Venture Way in Hadley.

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Student presentations on a wide variety of subjects highlighting the ways that plants enhance our everyday lives will be featured at the Plant, Soil and Insect Science Department’s 18th annual HerbFest on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in he Student Union Ballroom.

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A team of scientists led by Entomology professor Joseph Elkinton are releasing a few hundred parasitic flies in Hingham on May 4 as part of an effort to control the winter moth, a new invasive species in eastern Massachusetts.

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Students who participate in the University system exchange will be able count their credits towards the campus’s residency requirements under changes approved April 29 by the Faculty Senate.

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An incoming class of 4,200 students is expected next fall, according to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Michael Gargano, who reviewed admissions for the Faculty Senate on April 29.

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The search committee for the dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has invited another candidate to campus to meet with faculty, staff and students.

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Two campus scientists are studying the electronic and magnetic properties of nanomaterials made from proteins combined with nanoparticles, research that could lead to the discovery of new materials combining the properties of nanomaterials with those of biological systems.

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