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For the third year in a row, the National Council on Public History''s New Professional Award has gone to a recent graduate of the History Department''s Public History Program.

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Wind, sun and switchgrass are all on the list of energy sources that could reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but debate remains concerning the costs and benefits of each technology—and the likelihood of each one’s success. Now the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $347,000 to scientists, including one at UMass Amherst, to help untangle the pros and cons of such greener alternatives.

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A five-person team from the campus chapter of Engineers Without Borders is traveling to western Kenya today to kick off a project that will provide a reliable, healthy water supply for a village of 1,000 subsistence farmers.

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The Isenberg Professional MBA Program has announced that effective June 1 the Springfield Professional MBA campus will be moving from its current location at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to the new Kittredge Center located at Holyoke Community College.

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UMass Amherst will host the conference “ReMapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture” from April 21-23. The conference will explore topics such as race and colonialism in Germany, as well as the black presence in the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Cold War and contemporary Germany.

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Polymer Science and Engineering faculty and a delegation of Chinese scientists will discuss their research efforts a a special seminar on Modnay, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. in A110-111 Conte Polymer Research Center.

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The Faculty Senate voted March 9 to approve seven new courses and a new professional doctorate in Nursing.

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Prospects are bright for a $400 million, seven-year package for the state’s higher education system, Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) told the Faculty Senate March 9.

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The campus community is invited to meet two more candidates for vice provost for Research.

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Since the attacks of Sept. 11, Central Asia has become a breeding ground for terrorism due to lack of self-identity and a rise in radical Islamic influence, according to Robert P. Finn, former ambassador to Afghanistan.

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