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    1. Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

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      Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

      The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, reacting to industry demand for skilled workers, is adding a machine technology program starting in fall 2015. "This is something our member school districts have been asking for," said Principal Donald Jarvis. "They see the demand from their students."

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    2. Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School | BusinessWest

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      Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School | BusinessWest

      Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School, which begins its spring session on March 19, will give area residents a reason to come out of hibernation from the long, cold, snowy winter and join others interested in the expanding field of medicine.  Mini-Medical School program is an eight-week health education series featuring a different aspect of medicine each week. Classes this spring will include sessions on various medical topics, such as surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, pathology, and several others. Many of the ‘students,’ who often range in age from 20 to 70, participate due to a general interest in medicine and ...

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    3. Teach for America recruits college grads to join new corps in Springfield

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      Teach for America recruits college grads to join new corps in Springfield

      Teach for America, founded in 1990 by Wendy Kopp, works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty by recruiting a diverse corps of college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools – with the long-range goal of developing lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequality.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College awarded $300,000 for Center for Life Sciences | masslive

      Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to purchase biotechnology laboratory equipment and supplies for the college's future Center for Life Sciences. This grant will supplement a $3.8 million grant the college received in 2013 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for renovations to the Marieb Building that will create the Center for Life Sciences

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    5. Western New England University Sports Managment program accredited | masslive

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      Western New England University Sports Managment program accredited | masslive

      The Western New England University Sport Management program was recently accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) for 2014 through 2021. It is one of only two sport management programs in the U.S. accredited by both COSMA and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, according to a news release.  COSMA is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. COSMA reviews sport management programs and evaluates how well the program educates students and prepares them ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Western New England University   Springfield

    6. Springfield officials praise Putnam Vocational Technical Academy students for major house renovation project in Old Hill

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      Springfield officials praise Putnam Vocational Technical Academy students for major house renovation project in Old Hill

      City officials praised students from the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy on Friday, saying their extensive work to renovate a blighted, tax-foreclosed house at 162 Tyler St., in Old Hill, has resulted in its sale and return to the tax rolls. "I think the Putnam kids did a great job and got some valuable experience," City Treasurer-Tax Collector Stephen J. Lonergan said. "The person buying it got a completely remodeled house. The city gets the house owner-occupied, and it helps the neighborhood. It's definitely a win for all sides."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    7. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012

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      UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012

      University or Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy provided a kind of state of the state report to the Faculty Senate Thursday, outlining a number of accomplishments and goals ahead. He said he's been chancellor for a about 2 ½ years  - he took over in June 2012 form Robert C. Holub - and wanted "to take stock." He said he is an optimist and sees the glass as half full. He talked for about 10 minutes and would have answered questions but no one asked any.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. Foreign Policy

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      Foreign Policy

      Michelle Kowalsky’s business card declares that, among other things, she is the director of International Admissions at Western New England University.  She’s the first person in the 95-year history of the school to take the title, and that fact speaks to a rather large movement within higher education — and education in general.  Indeed, while schools in this region and across the country have always admitted international students, they have not pursued them in anything approaching the aggressive manner that they are now — for several reasons.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    9. Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman

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      Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman

      Woolridge, who is vice president of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, has chaired the UMass Board's Committee on Administration and Finance since 2011. His term on the board expires in 2019. He is a graduate of UMass-Amherst with a bachelor of arts degree in legal studies.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account

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      Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account

      "The University Without Walls is the bachelor's degree completion program of UMass Amherst. UWW has helped over 3,000 adults earn their degrees since 1971," said Jose Delgado, Pre-admissions Advising and Recruitment Coordinator. "The program is designed for the adult with maybe a career or a family who wouldn't be able to pursue their degree the traditional way."

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

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      Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

      The presidents of Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College said a new agreement between the institutions, capping the cost of an associate degree plus a bachelors's degree at $30,000 for eligible students, will expand access to a higher education to those who can't afford it while adding to the pool of highly skilled workers the region's economy needs.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University   Holyoke

    12. Bay Path University opens Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow | masslive

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      Bay Path University opens Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow | masslive

      Bay Path University's new Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center features a simulated emergency room where students in the physician assistant program can practice assessing patients and a model apartment where student occupational therapists can practice teaching people living with physical limitations how to perform everyday tasks.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   United Bank   Carol A. Leary

    13. War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

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      War on Poverty: Bridging gap between education, manufacturing jobs

      A resurgence in manufacturing can help put a lot of people on the pathway to the middle class – a pathway that has been disrupted, Healy said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    14. Valley Opportunity Center receives grant to rebuild Chicopee preschool

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      Valley Opportunity Center receives grant to rebuild Chicopee preschool

      The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded the Valley Opportunity a $1 million grant that will allow the organization to tear down its center at 374 Montgomery St and construct a building better designed for a school. "Without the state resources, the project was stalled for several years," said Stephen C. Huntley, executive director of the Valley Opportunity Council.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    15. UMass grant to help improve health of Springfield Caring Center patients

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      UMass grant to help improve health of Springfield Caring Center patients

      The Commonwealth Corporation has awarded a three-year $249,659 grant to Stuart Chipkin, research professor of kinesiology; Cristina Huebner Torres, center vice president and a UMass Amherst doctoral candidate in epidemiology; and Sabina Dhakal, the agency's community programs coordinator/ethnographer. The money will be used to train 30 staff members about how to support patients in adopting healthy lifestyles. Decreasing the patient no-show rate for appointments is part of that.  Chipkin said in the release, "Most inner city clinics face high no-show rates and our goal is to see if we can decrease the no-show rate." 

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Berkshire Bank announces 30 scholarships | masslive

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      Berkshire Bank announces 30 scholarships | masslive

      Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont through its annual Scholarship Awards Program.
      The Program will award $45,000 in total scholarship dollars to students who have demonstrated community service through their volunteer efforts, have been successful academically and have a financial need. Additionally, students must attend a high school that is located in a community with a Berkshire Bank office or in a community primarily served by a Berkshire Bank office.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    17. UMass, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke receive community engaged designation from Carnegie Foundation

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      UMass, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke receive community engaged designation from Carnegie Foundation

      The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named all five University of Massachusetts campuses as a "Community-Engaged University." The foundation, an independent policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, recognized UMass Amherst for its engagement initiatives integrating research and teaching with the community, according to a UMass Amherst press release. Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, Springfield College in Springfield and Worcester State University were also named along with Williams College in Williamstown.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   Hampshire College

    18. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $5 million in tech grants for schools in 14 Massachusetts communities

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $5 million in tech grants for schools in 14 Massachusetts communities

      The governor's office on Tuesday announced $5 million in technology grants for schools in more than a dozen commonwealth communities.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield   The Republican

    19. Report: 'Innovation economy' creates 100000 jobs in Mass. since 2003

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      Report: 'Innovation economy' creates 100000 jobs in Mass. since 2003

      But The Innovation Institute points to several intransitives here in Western Massachusetts . Those include efforts by Paperlogic, part of Southworth Paper Co., to develop new papers using very small fibers, to MassMutual's creation of the $5 million ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Springfield Technical Community College

    20. UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

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      UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

      Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts have received more than $200,000 from the federal government to look at how climate change is affecting coastal fish and wildlife.The funding is part of nearly $690,000 the Department of the Interior has awarded to universities and other partners for research to help managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change, according to a press release

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    21. Thirst for Progress

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      Thirst for Progress

      David Reckhow says water treatment is ripe for innovation.  “We’re working with technologies that are about a century old. We haven’t really advanced all that much over the past 100 years,” said the professor in UMass Amherst’s College of Engineering. “Think about biotechnology or information technology, and all the advances that have been made over the past century. Now imagine what our lives would be like if we had 100-year-old information technology.”  But that’s what water-treatment workers must deal with. Admittedly, one reason is that the processes in use have worked remarkably well at keeping people ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    22. UMass President Robert Caret 'saddened' to leave post he has held for nearly 4 years

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      UMass President Robert Caret 'saddened' to leave post he has held for nearly 4 years

      Robert L. Caret said in a statement that he is saddened that he will be leaving the University of Massachusetts where he has been president since 2011. Caret announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon to become chancellor for the University of Maryland system. "While I am excited and energized to return to Maryland, where I have accepted the position of Chancellor at the University System of Maryland, at the same time, I'm saddened that I will be leaving the University of Massachusetts

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    23. Western New England University offers Mini-Law School

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      Western New England University offers Mini-Law School

      Western New England University School of Law will open its doors to the community with a five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 through March 10, meeting on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blake Law Center Room D, 1215 Wilbraham Road. “Individuals interested in becoming better informed and engaging in stimulating dialogue will find this program rewarding,” says Pat Newcombe, associate dean for library and information resources. “No legal knowledge is necessary, just a curious mind.”

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    24. Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

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      Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

      Massachusetts is putting nearly $1.5 million into vocational training for manufacturers over the next 18 months and also granting $400,000 to update the machine shop at Smith Vocational and Agricultural School in Northampton. The  $1.5 million is a continuation of grants the state has been giving regional employment boards around the state for a few years now, said Greg Bialecki, outgoing state secretary of Housing and Economic Development. The grants are for 18 months, not the 12-month grants the state had been making. The money is administered through Commonwealth Corp.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

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