Headliners

“Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood – Connecticut River Log Drives, 1870-1915,” a new documentary produced by three campus employees, will premiere Aug. 7 on WGBY, Channel 57 in Springfield.

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Six undergraduates have been awarded competitive scholarships for study in Asia during the upcoming academic year, according to Laurel E. Foster-Moore, associate director of International Programs.

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Beginning Monday, July 25, the entrance to the Du Bois Library will be temporarily relocated to the west side of the building, facing South College.

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The Center for Rural Massachusetts, working with the Highland Communities Initiative, has received a two-year $92,000 grant from the Jessie B.Cox Charitable Trust to help five area towns implement plans to manage growth.

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“The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by retired English professor Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.

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School counseling leaders from 16 states attended the third annual National Leadership Institute presented July 11-15 by the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research in the School of Education.

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The campus has been awarded $120,000 by the Clare Booth Luce Women in Science and Engineering Program to provide four doctoral fellowships over two years, beginning in 2006-07.

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A comprehensive survey of all existing administrative, academic, research and storage space on campus is under way and will continue through February, according to Jim Cahill, director of Facilities and Campus Planning.

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Following several bombings in London, campus officials say reports indicate no UMass students, faculty or staff were injured.

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The Sport Management Department is expanding its annual PRISM Award program to include awards recognizing excellence in the management of Division I intercollegiate athletics programs.

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