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Educational Booth on the Morgan Horse at Equine Affaire

Cassandra Uricchio runs an educational booth on the Morgan breed of horse at Equine Affairs, the largest equine symposium and trade show in the United States. Dr. Uricchio has been working closely with Dr. Gradil, a reproductive specialist, and January Arkle, the Barn Manager of the Hadley Farm, to bring back the Bay State Morgan Line. The number of Morgans at UMass has diminished dramatically over the years, so this project is very important to the Equine community.

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program for low income families and youth that has been in existence for almost 50 years. Nutrition education is delivered by paraprofessionals (supervised by professionals) in low income communities in all states and territories. In Massachusetts, we currently have offices in Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, and Raynham.

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Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Pathways to Sustainability

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. This year, speakers from 26 countries will be coming to share how they have approached greenway planning and to communicate how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.

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Futurescape City Tours

Futurescape City Tours is a national public engagement project that enables citizens to explore how new technologies are changing their cities. Springfield, MA, was one of six participating cities in 2013. In addition to UMass/CPPA, partners included the Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University, the Loka Institute, the Springfield Science Museum, Putnam Technical High School, the UMass Design Center, and U.S Congressman Richard Neal’s office, among others.

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Garden Design in the time of Shakespeare: Labyinths, Mazes and Grottos with Ellen Kosmer.

Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. April 2, 9, 16 and 30. Held at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. Informal classes for the community. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email at renaissance@english.umass.edu.

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Higher Education Project

The Higher Education Project (HEP) is part of a long term program undertaking the challenge of building and strengthening the national quality system of higher education throughout Afghanistan. With the USAIDs’ support and managed by the UMass Center for International Education (CIE), HEP has been able to implement solutions to rehabilitate and develop Afghanistan’s education system.

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iCons: Integrated Concentration in Science

iCons (Interdisciplinary Concentration in Science) is a 20-credit academic program providing integrative science and engineering education by addressing problems of global significance through interdisciplinary teamwork and student directed learning. The program teams up with community partners to bring innovative science instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds. iCons is partnering with Holyoke Community College to design renewable energy labs and with Girls Inc. of Holyoke to provide science instruction to girls K-12 from underserved local communities

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Italian Literature with Nina Cannizzaro

Renaissance Forbidden Texts. Wednesdays 5-7pm, Cheney Room at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. 6 sessions: March 13th and 27th. April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. No familiarity with the Italian language or literature expected or needed. Informal classes for the community. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email at renaissance@english.umass.edu. Some of the topics to be broached include: Medieval condemnation of books and individuals vs.

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jubilat / Jones Reading Series

The jubilat / Jones Reading Series brings to Amherst a variety of new and established poets to read in tandem with poets who live closer to Amherst and Western Massachusetts. Every jubilat / Jones poet travels to Amherst with the help of a $200 honorarium, which the series is able to offer through the generosity of the Friends of the Jones Library and Amherst Cultural Council. Dara Wier (UMass-Amherst MFA Program for poets and writers) is co-founder and co-director of the series; Emily Pettit, editor and publisher of the nationally acclaimed literary journal jubilat is co-director.

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Large Millimeter Telescope Project

UMass Amherst, in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Astrofiscia, Optica y Electronica in Mexico, successfully built a 50 meter diameter telescope at a high altitude site in Mexico. The LMT is known to be the biggest millimeter-wave telescope in the world. Designed for astronomical observations it assists in the exploration of the physical processes that lead to the formation and evolution of planetary systems, stars, black-holes and galaxies throughout the 13.7 billion year history of the Universe.

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