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    1. Under construction: Bay Path College's new health sciences grad school building taking shape in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

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      Under construction: Bay Path College's new health sciences grad school building taking shape in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

      The state-of-the-art facility is being funded by a $19.5 million tax-exempt bond issued by MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, which works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and communities to stimulate economic growth.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Carol A. Leary   Hasbro, Inc.

    2. HCC Will Expand into Former Photo Studio, Modernize Facilities

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      HCC Will Expand into Former Photo Studio, Modernize Facilities

      The opportunity to expand and modernize those facilities is what inspired the college to become motivated when it came to the Jarvis Avenue property, said Messner, noting that the school is now moving forward with a multi-faceted, $15 million initiative centered around creating its new Center for Health Education in the 22,000-square-foot Grynn & Barrett building.  Plans call for moving the nursing program, the radiology technician (rad-tech) offering, and the medical assisting program from the Marieb building to Jarvis Avenue, said Hankel, and then renovate the vacated space to create what will be called the Center for Life Sciences, which ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Microtest

    3. Reading initiative #413reads designed to improve children's skill by fourth grade

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      Reading initiative #413reads designed to improve children's skill by fourth grade

      Research shows that reading, talking and singing to children from birth helps them become good readers in school, according to Sally Fuller, project director for Reading Success by 4th Grade. To spread the word, the community initiative Reading Success by 4th Grade on Monday launched a social media campaign, #413reads, aimed at engaging the community by encouraging the sharing of photos of adults reading to children as well as their favorite books or favorite time of day or place to read, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Community Music School of Springfield to celebrate 30th year

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      Community Music School of Springfield to celebrate 30th year

      Since their founding by Eric Bachrach in 1983, The Community Music School of Springfield has been a pivotal part of the Massachusetts musical landscape. On Friday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p,m. at the Robyn Newhouse Hall, they celebrate the milestones of their 30-year commitment to excellence in music education and honor the founding faculty who made the institution possible at their 30th anniversary Spring Gala. "For 30 years," Interim Executive Director Eileen McCaffery said, "CMSS has focused on our mission: opening doors to the power of music to educate, inspire and transform lives." And in over the ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   West Springfield   Baystate Health

    5. Western New England University wins $50,000 federal grant to compete in next year's Solar Decathlon

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      Western New England University wins $50,000 federal grant to compete in next year's Solar Decathlon

      Western New England University has won a $50,000 grant for having one of 20 teams nationwide chosen to compete next year in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Along with Yale University, Western New England was one of two New England schools selected for the annual event.As part of the competition, Western New England engineering students will collaborate with their peers at the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama and the Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana in Honduras at the Irvine, Calif.-based event.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    6. Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite center as vital for education, economic development

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      Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite center as vital for education, economic development

      Gov. Deval Patrick, in providing $5.2 million on Thursday to allow completion of the University of Massachusetts satellite center at Tower Square, called it an essential investment in education and economic development. Patrick was joined by local officials, business leaders and university officials in viewing the new center, under construction on the second floor of Tower Square. The $5.2 million investment includes construction and all furnishings with the Springfield center scheduled to open this fall. There is an incredible concentration of colleges and other educational institutions and “brain power” within an hour and 15 minutes of downtown Boston ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    7. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $5 million state grant for UMass' Springfield

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $5 million state grant for UMass' Springfield

      Gov. Deval Patrick will announce on Thursday the state is giving $5.2 million to the University of Massachusetts’ satellite center in Springfield, money that will allow the center to open for classes this fall. “This is an exciting day for the people of Springfield,” said Assistant Secretary for Innovation Policy Eric Nakajima. “The next major moment will be when we have an opportunity to visit the facility with students learning and teachers teaching.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    8. Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College partnering to create 4-year online degree program

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      Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College partnering to create 4-year online degree program

      Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College are partnering to create a new four-year online degree program for students, who will be able to transfer from HCC's online associate-degree program to WSU's online bachelor's program. WSU President Elizabeth Preston and HCC President William Messner are scheduled to formally sign the agreement creating the new program at 3 p.m. Tuesday in WSU's Tekoa Room. At that time Preston and Messner will answer questions from the press and public.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University   Holyoke

    9. Bay Path College President Carol Leary announces new online college for women with office in Springfield

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      Bay Path College President Carol Leary announces new online college for women with office in Springfield

      In addressing more than 2,000 women attending Bay Path College's 19th annual Women's Leadership Conference on Friday, College President Carol Leary announced the school's newest enterprise - establishment of the American Women's College, "the "first fully online school designed exclusively for women in the world." Leary said the new online college will foster leadership skills in women who live around the world from California to Bangladesh. The office at the new school will be based in downtown Springfield. She said months of planning have been involved in the new enterprise.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Carol A. Leary   Bay Path College

    10. UMass names Katherine Newman from Johns Hopkins as new provost and senior vice chancellor

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      UMass names Katherine Newman from Johns Hopkins as new provost and senior vice chancellor

      The University of Massachusetts has named Katherine Newman of the Johns Hopkins University to be its next provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. Newman will replace James V. Staros who was named to that position in 2009. He said in October he would resign at the end of the academic year.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Sabis, Renaissance in Springfield among best high schools in U.S. News & World Report 2014 ranking

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      Sabis, Renaissance in Springfield among best high schools in U.S. News & World Report 2014 ranking

      Springfield's Sabis International Charter School and Springfield Renaissance School received silver and bronze medals, respectively, from U.S. News & World Report as part of the publication's annual ranking of the top public high schools around the country. The publication, which analyzed more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on how well they prepare students for college.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Renaissance School   Springfield

    12. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $1 million in job training grants for homeless

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $1 million in job training grants for homeless

      The $250,000 Western Massachusetts grant will go to HAP Housing, a Springfield-based non-profit that works with other local partners to help people obtain affordable housing. Shannon Porter, vice president of rapid re-housing for HAP Housing, said the organization tries to move people who are living in motels or shelters into permanent homes and refers them to programs that provide the skills they need to maintain their housing. "Obviously, you need to maximize their income, so employment is essential and key to making sure families are able to keep their housing," Porter said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    13. UMass alum Douglas Berthiaume, wife Diana donate $10 million to UMass

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      UMass alum Douglas Berthiaume, wife Diana donate $10 million to UMass

      The Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will be the hub of a campus network of scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs, with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education and practice, all targeted at transforming ideas into business realities. The Berthiaumes’ donation builds on the couple’s extraordinary support for the university, which includes a previous gift of $5 million in support of Isenberg School initiatives.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Coach's mentoring, successes on the field led Sherri Kuchinskas to a career in sports medicine

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      Coach's mentoring, successes on the field led Sherri Kuchinskas to a career in sports medicine

      Once she made the decision to attend medical school, Kuchinskas knew right away it would be in sports medicine. Today, her practice at Hampshire Orthopedics is non-surgical sports medicine, which includes evaluation, assessment, rehabilitation and other treatments for people injured playing sports. Kuchinskas also serves as one of the team physicians for athletic programs at UMass, Smith College and Amherst College and as medical director for the Springfield College athletics program.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield College

    15. Springfield Technical Community College will offer summer STEM academy for fall students to get early start

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      Springfield Technical Community College will offer summer STEM academy for fall students to get early start

      Springfield Technical Community College has announced a new summer program to allow incoming students a chance to get an early start on their college credits by exploring the possibility of a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines . The STEM Starter Academy will allow participants to earn a $1,000 stipend; take free college courses including: the college success seminar, essentials of engineering and math; participate in field trips; and learn from guest speakers and STEM experts working in the field.

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    16. UMass Isenberg School of Management ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek

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      UMass Isenberg School of Management ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek

      The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 36th overall and 14th among public universities in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek magazine listing of undergraduate business programs.  Mark A. Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School, said in a news release, “Over the past several years we have modernized our curriculum to better meet today’s business needs, increased hands-on learning and internship opportunities and significantly increased corporate and executive engagement in the classroom. These ongoing efforts ­– along with a highly engaged faculty, staff and student body – are paying significant dividends in expanding opportunities for our graduates ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. State Treasurer Steve Grossman in Springfield for 'topping off' ceremony at Elias Brookings Elementary School in Six Corners

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      State Treasurer Steve Grossman in Springfield for 'topping off' ceremony at Elias Brookings Elementary School in Six Corners

      The state authority has approved full reimbursement for the $27.9 million Brookings project and $15.2 million for the Mary Dryden School project. Both schools suffered severe damage in the June 2011 tornado that tore through Springfield and other Western Massachusetts communities. The new Brookings school will total 65,000 square feet, which is larger than the previous structure, and will include a gym and larger classrooms, among other features.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    18. UMass, Amherst officials hire Philadelphia-based U3 Advisors for town-gown study

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      UMass, Amherst officials hire Philadelphia-based U3 Advisors for town-gown study

      The University of Massachusetts and the town have hired U3 Advisors of Philadelphia in partnership with Corneil Collaborative and The Cecil Group as the consultants to work on town-gown issues of housing and economic development. The company was one of five submitting proposals and one of three interviewed last month. The Town-Gown Steering Committee recommended they be hired and both Town Manager John P. Musante and Kumble Subbaswamy agreed.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

    19. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards $500,000 to Western New England University for cancer research and development

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards $500,000 to Western New England University for cancer research and development

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced Friday that it has awarded a $500,000 grant to Western New England University to fund equipment related to cancer drug research and development. Administrators, faculty, students and city officials gathered at the university on Wilbraham Road to praise the state-funded grant presented by the center’s president and chief executive officer, Susan Windham-Bannister. A key strategy of the statewide capital grant program is to promote academic and private sector collaboration in the life sciences, and the Western New England University grant is a “great example” of that initiative, Windham-Bannister said. "Cancer is something ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    20. Holyoke Community College embarks on $5 million capital campaign with $1 million challenge gift

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      Holyoke Community College embarks on $5 million capital campaign with $1 million challenge gift

      The Building Healthy Communities Campaign was initiated to raise money to support two building projects including the new Center for Health Education on Jarvis Avenue, which is the future home of HCC’s nursing and radiologic technology programs, and the Center for Life Sciences, which will be located on the first floor of the school’s main science building named for Marieb, one of the HCC’s most significant benefactors.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    21. University of Massachusetts opens 'welcome center' for students at Springfield Tower Square satellite campus

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      University of Massachusetts opens 'welcome center' for students at Springfield Tower Square satellite campus

      The University of Massachusetts, opening a satellite center at Tower Square this fall, formally opened its ground-floor “Welcome Center” on Monday to begin assisting students with registration. During a press conference at Tower Square, city officials and university representatives gathered to announce the opening of the center, and to provide some details about the 40 courses and various programs being offered.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    22. Westfield State University celebrates 175th anniversary with scholarship gala

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      Westfield State University celebrates 175th anniversary with scholarship gala

      Westfield State University celebrated its 175th anniversary Saturday night with a scholarship gala that raised more than $125,000 to fund educational and internship initiatives for students. Much of the $125,000, said Michael R. Knapik, executive director of university advancement and the Westfield State Foundation, will be matched dollar for dollar through the State University Internship Incentive Fund. Funds raised will assist students placed in businesses and organization internships throughout the Greater Springfield area during the upcoming spring and summer semesters.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Liberty Mutual   Westfield State University

    23. A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

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      A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

      Just twenty minutes into Thursday's Reality Fair financial literacy program at Greenfield Community College and Evan Graves was already feeling the pinch.  Graves, senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School here, had chosen a career as a graphic designer in a bustling urban center. But a $41,500-a-year salary and a choice, which he soon regretted, to buy a car had him with just $600 in his checking account and a pressing need to find a roommate.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    24. Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella on mission of engagement

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      Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella on mission of engagement

      Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella’s calendar of late shows her involvement in a variety of events, such as advocating for access and affordability to higher education for low-income students, and discussing, on local radio, topical issues related to her background as a philosopher and medical ethicist. When not involved in those activities or her other duties, she records the introduction and closing to WAMC’s “Academic Minute” program, which features academic researchers from all over the world discussing scientific research and other scholarly topics. Pasquerella, who took office in July 2010, said she enjoys the variety of opportunities ...

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      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

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