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Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Israeli Knesset and Geneva Accord negotiator, will speak on: “Struggling Towards Peace in Times of Terror” on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in 20 Hasbrouck.

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Three prominent experts on race and athletics will discuss “Sport, Integration and the Quest for Racial Justice” on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Flavin Auditorium in the Isenberg School of Management.

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UMass Extension is leading a coalition of area colleges and grass roots community groups in addressing tough urban problems in Holyoke.

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As results from today’s election start rolling in tonight, WGBY-TV anchor Jim Madigan will be joined by in-studio analyst Michael Hannahan, assistant professor of Political Science, and Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) and Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), who will provide commentary from a College of Engineering broadcast site.

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With an initial endowment of approximately $340,000 from the Oct. 29 performance by alumnus Bill Cosby, the campus is launching a new program to recruit, encourage and support students from Springfield and Holyoke elementary, middle and high schools who want to attend the university.

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Campus officials announced Oct. 29 that they have raised $1,518,500, inspired by the leadership of alumnus Bill Cosby, who starred in a benefit performance at the Mullins Center to kick off Homecoming. Proceeds from the event are part of the $1.5 million raised, which will be primarily devoted to scholarships.

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Three new University trustees, including former professional basketball player Julius “Dr J” Erving, were appointed Oct. 29 by Gov. Mitt Romney.

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A new exhibit, "Bill Cosby Up Close: A Selected Look at his Work and Life," is on display on the main and entrance floors of the Du Bois Library through Nov. 11.

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Harvard psychology professor Marc D. Hauser will present a public lecture on the evolution of human language on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in 124 Hasbrouck.

Hauser''s talk, titled “Evolving a linguistic mind: from grunts to Shakespeare,” is the Fourth Annual Donald C. and Margaret H. Freeman Lecture in the Department of Linguistics.

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A gift of more than $900,000 to Polish Studies is ensuring that the small but thriving program has a solid future on campus.

The newly established Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr. and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Endowment for Polish Language, Literature and Culture is the largest gift ever made to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The gift is eligible for the Commonwealth’s recently established endowment matching program, which will result in a state match of $450,000 and an endowment totaling $1,350,000.

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