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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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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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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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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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Dining Services has been awarded first place in this year''s national Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards contest for Residence Hall Dining – Multiple Concepts.

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi today posted the university''s completed campus diversity action plan, a process that began with the appointment of a special commission last October to study to the issue.

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Following a vote by patrons, the cafe in the Du Bois Library lobby has been named “Procrastination Station.”

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With a $547 capital construction and renovation effort under way on campus, Chancellor John V. Lombardi is laying the foundation for another renewal project: rebuilding the teaching ranks by hiring 250 new faculty over four years.

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