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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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An initial blueprint for hiring 250 additional faculty over five years targets teaching deficits in academic departments as well as key research needs across the campus, according to Chancellor John V. Lombardi and Provost Charlena Seymour.

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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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Karen Winger, student operations supervisor for UMass Transit and an MBA student in the Isenberg School of Management, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship at the annual meeting of the Northeast Passenger Transortation Association (NEPTA) on Dec. 1 at Anthony''s Pier 4 restaurant in Boston.

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Construction of the Large Millimeter Telescope in central Mexico reached an important milestone Nov. 19 as the 440-ton reflector backup structure was lifted into place by two large cranes perched at the summit of a 15,000-foot extinct volcano.

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Starting next month, the Berkshire Dining Commons will undergo a $10 million renovation to improve the dining experience of students. The project is expected to be completed in time for the fall semester.

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James Bamford, author of A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of the Intelligence Agencies,, will speak on “Iraq, Torture, and Preemptive War — What Is Happening to Democracy in America?” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in 101 Campus Center.

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The first-ever police mutual aid agreement between the campus and the town of Amherst was approved Nov. 28 by the Amherst Select Board.

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