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The DEFA Film Library in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures was awarded a 5,000-euro Program Prize on Nov. 24 at the Kino Babylon: Mitte in Berlin, Germany. The award recognizes the library for “Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany,” a retrospective of 22 films presented in October at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Lynne Rudder Baker, professor of Philosophy, will give the second of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lectures on Monday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The talk, titled “When Do Persons Begin and End? A Philosopher Looks at Life, Death and What We Are,” is free and open to the public.

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Artist and essayist Barry Moser will present a lecture regarding his work on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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The exhibition, "The Miraculous in the Everyday," which explores the work of three renowned conceptual and installation artists -- Tom Friedman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Gabriel Orozco -- will be on view at the University Gallery from Dec. 1 to March 12.

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Few people realize that the annual incidence of brain injury is eight times that of breast cancer; 20 times that of HIV/AIDS. Here are the facts:

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All campus libraries will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25 for maintenance work.

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Although the campus’s next major fund-raising kickoff is still several years away, the administration is quietly laying the groundwork for The Campaign for Amherst and its preliminary goal of $350.76 million.

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Plans for a $50 million student recreation center have been revived and a building site has been identified, Chancellor John V. Lombardi reported at the Nov. 17 Faculty Senate meeting.

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The Faculty Senate on Nov. 17 approved a new minor in Building Materials and Wood Technology in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation.

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Unionized professional and classified staff at the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses voted overwhelmingly to sever ties with the Service Employees International Union and affiliate with the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

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