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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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As former General Electric chairman and CEO Jack Welch ’57 concluded his April 11 presentation to about 200 Isenberg School of Management students and faculty, he summed up the lessons of a successful career: “The glass is always half full. Don’t be a moaner. Always over-deliver. And always work in a place where you’re having fun.”

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The recipients of full undergraduate scholarships named for John F. Welch, Jr., the former chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Company, were announced April 11 on the occasion of Welch’s visit to the campus.

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The campus will continue its role as lead institution in an alliance of 15 colleges and universities using a new five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help recruit, mentor, educate and retain underrepresented minority graduate students in the sciences and high technology fields.

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Andrea S. Foulkes, assistant professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop new statistical methods to be used in AIDS research and prevention.

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The Group Insurance Commission''s annual open enrollment period, during which state employees can choose health insurance plans for the coming year, runs from April 11 to May 13.

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Children of the UMass Amherst family will get a first-hand look at life and work at the university during the 13th annual “Take Our Children to Work Day” on Thursday, April 28.

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The third annual "Dinner with Friends" hosted April 2 by the Friends of the Library, raised about $16,000, double the total generated last year.

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Five alumni and an Education professor will honored April 13 by the Alumni Association during the organization’s annual awards ceremony in the Great Hall of the State House.

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Historian and scholar William E. Leuchtenberg will present the inaugural Dean Alfange, Jr. Lecture in American Constitutionalism on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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