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The campus community is invited to attend a presentation by Walter S. Pearson, a candidate for director of Continuing and Professional Education, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. in 905-09 Lincoln Campus Center.

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David Reckhow, director of the Environmental Institute and professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is coordinating a three-year, $400,000 nationwide project to study potentially carcinogenic compounds that can be formed in drinking water by the interaction of chlorine and natural organic matter contained in all reservoirs. A key goal is to find ways to keep organic debris out of reservoirs and rivers in the first place.

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A Board of Trustees committee on Feb. 9 approved a tuition-and-fee increase that will see in-state undergraduates paying an average of 3.2 percent more during the 2005-06 academic year.

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With slightly more than four months left in fiscal year 2005, Chancellor John V. Lombardi has issued his annual online assessment of the campus’s budget and its spending challenges and priorities.

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Dan Kibe, a technical specialist in Food Science who recently returned from a tour of duty as an Air Force Reserve medic in Iraq, will discuss his experiences on "Upfront!" on WMUA, 91.1 FM on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6-6:30 p.m.

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The Center for Educational Assessment in the School of Education has been awarded four contracts totaling more than $4 million to help educators at the state and national levels improve their assessment of students and educational programs.

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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 search committee for the director of Undergraduate Admissions invites the campus community to hear presentations from six candidates over the next two weeks. Open forums will be held 3-4:30 p.m. as follows.

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Eve Beglarian, an American composer who has been described as by one reviewer as "one of new music''s truly free spirits," will be in residence at the Five Colleges Feb. 9-11.

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Thirteen area college students were sworn in as UMass Amherst police cadets during ceremonies at the Mullins Center on Jan. 31.

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