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Music professor Ernie May was reelected as secretary of the Faculty Senate on March 30.

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A new dual master’s degree program in Business Administration and Public Policy and Administration was approved March 30 by the Faculty Senate.

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The Faculty Senate voted March 30 to approve eight new courses.

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“Dynamite, Whiskey & Wood: Connecticut River Log Drives 1870-1915,” a documentary produced last year by Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS), will be distributed by American Public Television to more than 130 public television stations and shown across the country this spring.

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A colloquium titled “Research and Scholarship in the Digital Age: An Exploration” will be presented on Thursday, April 6 from 2–5 p.m. in the Learning Commons of the Du Bois Library.

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MassMutual Financial Group’s cooperative programs with UMass Amherst were recognized March 7 at the 7th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning held in Orlando, Fla.

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Alumna freelance journalist Jill Carroll was freed in Iraq today after nearly three months in captivity.

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Jill Carroll

Traffic flow on several campus roads, including access to the campus Center Garage, will be affected next week by construction projects, according to Jim Hunt of Facilities Planning.

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Nilanjana Dasgupta, assistant professor of Psychology, has received a five-year, $400,500 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate what enhances or constrains female students in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Robert Faulkner, professor of Sociology, and Howard S. Becker, of the Chicago School of Sociology, have received a two-year, $115,000 National Science Foundation grant to study repertoire in action among jazz musicians.

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