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Ryan McGorty, a junior Physics and Journalism major in Commonwealth College, last month was among 310 Goldwater Scholars selected nationally. Only 14 students in Massachusetts received the scholarships.

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A six-member legislative conference committee this week opened negotiations to resolve differences between the $22.5 billion fiscal 2005 state spending packages approved by the House of Representatives and Senate.

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Colleagues, students and alumni will gather June 5 to celebrate the careers and contributions of professor emeritus George Richason, Jr. and Richard S. Stein, Goessmann Professor Emeritus, whose combined years with the Chemistry Department total more than a century.

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The upper levels of the Campus Center parking garage will be closed June 1-2 to allow contractors to install new exhaust fans to allow proper ventilation of the floors of the garage that are below grade. Permit holders and vendors who enter the garage via the Power Plant Road will still be able to access the garage.

The garage will be open for normal business on Wednesday, June 3.

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Nearly 500 middle school students will be coming to a National Science Foundation- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Connections Science Conference on June 1 at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Web visitors to UMass Amherst are finding familiar materials presented to them in a new format that was recently unveiled to the public. The new website is easy to use, easy to navigate, and friendly to those who seek news, information, and calendar listings, and those who want to provide information about events, activities and services on campus.

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A memorial service for Ellsworth “Dutchy” Barnard, professor emeritus of English, will be held Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.

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Spring cleaning may give some offices a little extra space, but the additional trash can be a headache for the Office of Waste Management, according to Lorenzo Macaluso, special projects coordinator for the unit.

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Julie Leiston-Belanger, a student in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship by IBM Corporation.

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Cloudy skies did not deter the Class of 2004 from celebrating its success during the 134th undergraduate Commencement on May 23 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. About 22,000 well-wishers filled the stands as bachelor’s degrees were conferred upon approximately 4,000 seniors.

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