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The campus’ 7th annual Freedom Seder will be featured on the PBS series “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly,” airing locally on April 24.

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A UMass Extension program to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices among Brockton elementary school students and their families has received a national award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Eight campus staff and 10 student employees have been selected to receive awards recognizing their outstanding performance.

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The graduate program in Computer Science is ranked 25th in the country along with Yale University, and its artificial intelligence specialty is ranked 6th, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Heather A. Harrington, of Concord, a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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A proposed $23.7 billion state budget unveiled April 13 by the House Ways and Means Committee calls for a 1.3 percent increase, or $5 million, for the University system in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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The fifth annual Juniper Festival, a yearly gathering of writers, editors, publishers, scholars and readers organized by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, will be held May 6-7.

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Alumna Ann Reale has been named the state’s first commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi posted the second draft of an action plan to improve campus diversity on April 11.

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Scholars from more than 30 universities and colleges around the world are scheduled to attend the 29th annual gathering of the Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) section of the American Sociological Association being held on campus April 14-17.

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