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Robert C. Wood, 81, president of the UMass system from 1970-77 and a former top official in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, died April 1 at his home in Boston.

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Margaret A. Riley, professor of Biology, has been awarded a four-year, $900,000 grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study the development and spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance.

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The University Gallery will participate in the "First Thursday Amherst Gallery Walk" on Thursday, April 7 from 5-8 p.m.

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Christine Arnold, who finished her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2002, has been named co-winner of the European Union Studies Association Dissertation Prize.

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Tina Wakolbinger, a doctoral student in Management Science at the Isenberg School, has been awarded an international travel grant to present a paper at the First Vienna ASCINA Conference in April.

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Continuing Education has moved its base operations from 358 North Pleasant St. in Amherst to the Mass Ventures Building in Hadley.

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The Office of Jewish Affairs is marking its 10th anniversary this month with four programs which exemplify its efforts to build bridges of understanding and mutual respect between Jews and other religious, racial and ethnic communities on campus.

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The campus community is invited to attend presentations by two candidates for director of Continuing and Professional Education.

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The Graduate School and the Office of Research Affairs are sponsoring the Second Annual Conference on Ethics in Graduate Education on Friday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 904-08 Campus Center.

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Former Anthropology professor and associate provost Johnnetta B. Cole, now president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., will be honored April 7 as this year’s Distinguished Citizen Scholar by the Citizen Scholars Program in Commonwealth College.

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