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Following through on a series of warnings about unruly behavior, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will immediately discipline all 68 UMass Amherst students arrested during this week’s baseball-related disturbances.

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Columbia University legal scholar and The Nation columnist Patricia J. Williams will present the third Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium. Her talk, which refers to her column in The Nation, is entitled “Diary of a Mad Law Professor: Recent Entries.”

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The state Board of Higher Education voted Oct. 19 to approve a new, multidisciplinary master’s degree program in Architecture in the Department of Art and Art History. The program was previously approved by the Board of Trustees in August.

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Sheldon Goldman, professor of Political Science, will give this year’s first Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. His talk is titled, “Judicial Confirmations: The New Battle Zone in American Politics,” and is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

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A special 22-member Commission on Campus Diversity has been created to assess and reframe the university’s commitment to building a racially and ethnically diverse community. The commission will convene at the request of its chair on Nov. 13, with a target date of Feb. 1 for presentation of specific recommendations.

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"The Political Dr. Seuss," a new documentary by alumnus Ron Lamothe, will have its Pioneer Valley premiere on Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in 137 School of Management.

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Greg Bouris ’83, director of communications for the Major League Baseball Players Association, was recently presented the Department of Sport Management’s VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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The Physical Plant will soon be starting a $50 million to $80 million energy conservation project for the campus. The Capital Improvement project will be funded by utility savings over a 20-year period. A key goal of the project is to improve campus building performance in conjunction with saving on operating costs.

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Twenty club leaders, faculty and staff from the Isneberg School of Management participated in its third annual leadership retreat Oct. 1-2 at the Becket YMCA Camp.

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Peter J. Givler, executive director of the Association of American University Presses, will address a colloquium, “Freedom of Speech & Speech for Free: University Libraries, University Presses, and the Law,” on Friday, Oct. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

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