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The campus’ 7th annual Freedom Seder will be featured on the PBS series “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly,” airing locally on April 24.

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A UMass Extension program to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices among Brockton elementary school students and their families has received a national award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Eight campus staff and 10 student employees have been selected to receive awards recognizing their outstanding performance.

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The fifth annual Juniper Festival, a yearly gathering of writers, editors, publishers, scholars and readers organized by the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, will be held May 6-7.

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The graduate program in Computer Science is ranked 25th in the country along with Yale University, and its artificial intelligence specialty is ranked 6th, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Heather A. Harrington, of Concord, a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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A proposed $23.7 billion state budget unveiled April 13 by the House Ways and Means Committee calls for a 1.3 percent increase, or $5 million, for the University system in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Alumna Ann Reale has been named the state’s first commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.

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"The Anxieties of Affluence: Critiques of American Consumer Culture, 1939-1979," written by Smith College professor Daniel Horowitz and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has received the 2005 Eugene M. Kayden Press Book Award for the best book in the humanities published by an American university press.

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Faculty dissatisfaction with the Student Information System (SIS) was raised anew April 7 as a Faculty Senate committee called for improvements in the reporting process used by academic advisors and departments.

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