Headliners

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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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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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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The 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center was celebrated last week during a State House ceremony attended by about 100 people, including state Secretary of Economic Development Ranch Kimball.

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“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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