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MassMutual Financial Group’s cooperative programs with UMass Amherst were recognized March 7 at the 7th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning held in Orlando, Fla.

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Nilanjana Dasgupta, assistant professor of Psychology, has received a five-year, $400,500 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate what enhances or constrains female students in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Robert Faulkner, professor of Sociology, and Howard S. Becker, of the Chicago School of Sociology, have received a two-year, $115,000 National Science Foundation grant to study repertoire in action among jazz musicians.

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UMass Amherst last week was named one of the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Campus staff are invited to meet three candidates for vice provost for Research.

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The Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards on Monday, April 3 at noon in the Great Hall of the State House.

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The campus community is invited to meet four candidates for dean of the Isenberg School of Management (ISOM).

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Campus staff are invited to meet with Lynne Goodstein, a candidate for dean of Commonwealth College, on Wednesday, March 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m. in 905-09 Campus Center.

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The Learning Commons in the Du Bois Library has added several new services to meet the increasing demands of students using the facility.

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For the first time, students in Communication 433, “Advanced Television Production/Direction,” taught by David Maxcy, are producing a nine-episode live drama series in the UMATV studio on campus.

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