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Nominations are open for the spring 2016 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student award program, which highlights promising undergraduate researchers and scholars. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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A panel on “Food Desert Dynamics,” will be presented Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the 805-09 Campus Center. Jay Minkarah, executive director of Develop Springfield, and Synthia Mitchell from Concerned Citizens of Mason Square, will discuss the campaign to develop a supermarket in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, currently one of several areas in the city without access to fresh, healthy or affordable food.

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Elana Resnick
Elana Resnick, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will present “Scavenging Votes and Scrap Metal: The Politics of Romani Labor and Poverty in Bulgaria” on Monday, Feb. 1 from 12:30-2 p.m. in E37 Machmer. Her talk is part of the 701 colloquium...
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The College of Natural Sciences will host a Neuroscience Summit on Monday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m.-12-30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 2-4:30 p.m. Both sessions are in the Amherst Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center. The summit is an opportunity for the neuroscience research community of scholars,...
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The campus community is invited to submit nominations for the Chancellor’s Citation Award, which recognizes outstanding work performance by University staff. Members of the campus community may nominate any benefited exempt or non-exempt employee or a team of employees who have demonstrated...
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The Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) will kick off its Spring 2016 Faculty Colloquium on Monday, Feb. 1 with a talk by Brenda Bushouse, associate professor of political science and public policy. The talk will take place from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson. CPPA’s...
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The Alumni Association seeks passionate, service-oriented alumni willing to commit their time and expertise to engage alumni and students as a member of its Board of Directors. The Alumni Association is committed to creating a nominee pool that represents the diversity of the University’s...
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University departments can now purchase, download, print and email temporary parking permits under a new online program from Parking Services. Departments must first register with the parking office and authorize the people who can log into the system with their university ID and password. Users...
Filming "Memories on Stone"

The 23rd annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, organized by the interdepartmental program in film studies, opens its spring season on Feb. 3 with a focus on “Films About Film.”

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The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Kriste Krstovski, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, February 4, 10 a.m., Room 203 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Efficient Inference, Search and...

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