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Frank R. Hugus has been named associate provost and director of International Programs, where he has served as interim director since September 2002.

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George M. Langford, a biological sciences professor at Dartmouth College, has been named the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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University Child Care is adding a new toddler classroom this fall, providing nine additional spaces to help meet the high demand for quality early childhood services.

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Suzanne O’Connell, a Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences postgraduate student from Beverly, has been awarded the $1,000 Integrated Pest Management Scholarship by the New England Pest Management Association.

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The 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center was celebrated last week during a State House ceremony attended by about 100 people, including state Secretary of Economic Development Ranch Kimball.

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“Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood – Connecticut River Log Drives, 1870-1915,” a new documentary produced by three campus employees, will premiere Aug. 7 on WGBY, Channel 57 in Springfield.

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Six undergraduates have been awarded competitive scholarships for study in Asia during the upcoming academic year, according to Laurel E. Foster-Moore, associate director of International Programs.

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Beginning Monday, July 25, the entrance to the Du Bois Library will be temporarily relocated to the west side of the building, facing South College.

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The Center for Rural Massachusetts, working with the Highland Communities Initiative, has received a two-year $92,000 grant from the Jessie B.Cox Charitable Trust to help five area towns implement plans to manage growth.

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“The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by retired English professor Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.

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