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The School of Nursing will honor three distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Buffet Luncheon Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union. The awards honor alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in either clinical practice, nursing education, nursing research, nursing leadership, advancement of the professional nurse role, service to underserved populations, or innovation in healthcare system design, says Eileen T. Breslin, dean of the School of Nursing.

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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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