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The Jeffery Amherst Bookshop and College Store will once again donate 10 percent of its Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 26-28) proceeds to the UMass Amherst Library.

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As a new legislative session approaches, the Romney administration’s higher education agenda includes capital spending, construction reform and strengthening ties between the UMass, state college and community college systems, according to Ann Reale, senior policy and education advisor to the governor.

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The Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a federally-designated patent and trademark depository library on Nov. 14.

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The special Commission on Campus Diversity will meet for the first time Nov. 12-13 to review its charge and establish procedures. During next week’s private sessions, the 22-member panel expects to establish a date for a public campus forum in December, according to commission chair Orlando L. Taylor.

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The campus has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at attracting undergraduates interested in becoming secondary science and math teachers. The money will fund more than 50 scholarships.

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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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