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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the campus nearly $1.5 million over three years to combat underage drinking and drug abuse on campus through innovative screening and intervention services for high-risk drinkers. UMass Amherst is one of 12 colleges and universities nationwide to receive such a grant.

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The Annual Community Breakfast, jointly sponsored by the campus and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30-9 a.m. at Franklin Dining Commons.

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University officials have instructed offices and departments to reduce electrical consumption while Physical Plant continues repairs to a failed feeder line that blacked out much of the campus on Aug. 9.

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Much of campus is without power this morning after the switch for a feeder line failed about 7:20 a.m. The university remains open, and campus officials hope to restore power to central campus buildings by noon.

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Faculty, staff and students being asked to curb power consumption while repairs continue to an electrical feeder that failed early this morning causing an outage that affected much of campus.

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The Office of Information Technologies has introduced a new, improved "People Finder" option that allows visitors to the UMass Amherst website to use a simple name query to search the campus''s online directory.

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Frank R. Hugus has been named associate provost and director of International Programs, where he has served as interim director since September 2002.

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George M. Langford, a biological sciences professor at Dartmouth College, has been named the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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University Child Care is adding a new toddler classroom this fall, providing nine additional spaces to help meet the high demand for quality early childhood services.

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Suzanne O’Connell, a Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences postgraduate student from Beverly, has been awarded the $1,000 Integrated Pest Management Scholarship by the New England Pest Management Association.

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