Headliners

The Learning Commons, a new academic support area in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library will be dedicated Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

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With a goal of raising $380,000, departmental coordinators kicked off the annual UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) Oct. 19 with encouragement from campus leaders and this year’s chair, Cathryn Lombardi, during a luncheon at the Mullins Center.

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The University Without Walls (UWW) program recently learned that a pilot scholarship program will be available for students enrolling in its Early Care and Education program once state funding is approved later this fall.

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World renowned artist and alumna Shan Shan Sheng will discuss her work and career on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Environmental justice scholar and activist Manuel Pastor will speak on "Reframing Sustainability: Environmental Justice and Social Wealth" on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Gordon Hall.

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Strategies that use microbes to clean up polluted sites are becoming more refined as scientists merge advances in gene sequencing methods, culture techniques and computer modeling, says microbiology professor Derek Lovley.

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Through a $995,000 federal education grant to the Hampshire Educational Collaborative, the campus will be a partner in a three-year collaborative effort to enhance the knowledge of local teachers of American history and improve their teaching techniques.

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Beginning this week the totally renovated Newman Center Cafe, bristling with state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, is open for business.

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Students who participated in the Skip-a-Meal campaign on Sept. 29 contributed $5,496 for Oxfam America''s hurricane relief efforts.

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A delegation of public officials, residents and students from Hokkaido, Japan visiting Massachusetts to mark the 15th anniversary of a sister-state relationship will pay a call to campus Oct. 15 to renew ties that extend back to 1876.

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