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    1. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy joining Gov. Patrick on trip to Israel

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      UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy joining Gov. Patrick on trip to Israel

      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy will be joining Gov. Deval L. Patrick and others on a trip to the Middle East beginning Tuesday. The mission that includes other state government, academic and industry leaders is to expand opportunities for the Commonwealth, Israel and the United Arab Emirates to improve economic development and job creation in the emerging “innovation economy,” according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    2. University of Massachusetts Amherst has nearly $2 billion in economic impact, part of $6.1 billion impact for five-campus UMass system | masslive.com

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      University of Massachusetts Amherst has nearly $2 billion in economic impact, part of $6.1 billion impact for five-campus UMass system | masslive.com

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst contributed $1.9 billion to the commonwealth's economy in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to a study released Thursday by the university's Donahue Institute.  That impact included 9,000 jobs in the community in addition to the 5,109 full- and part-time faculty and staff and 24,871 undergraduate and graduate students.  That contribution is part of a $6.1 billion annual economic impact from the entire five-campus UMass system. Statewide, more than 45,000 jobs are tied to the university system's activities, according to the news release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Springfield to receive nearly $3 million to aid 2 underperforming schools

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      Springfield to receive nearly $3 million to aid 2 underperforming schools

      The city is in line to receive nearly $3 million to help turn around two underperforming schools. According to a press release from the office of Gov. Deval Patrick Thursday, more than $9 million in federal funding has been awarded to six underperforming schools in Springfield, Boston, Fall River and New Bedford. In Springfield, $1.5 million will go to the High School of Science and Technology and $1.4 million to the Milton Bradley Elementary School.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    4. New School of Thought | BusinessWest

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      New School of Thought | BusinessWest

      Paul Stelzer, president of Holyoke-based Appleton Corp., which manages the tech park for its owner, the STCC Assistance Corp., called this series of developments a “win-win-win” scenario, with maybe a few more ‘wins’ as well. He counted Phoenix, the college, the Mason Square area, and the city as a whole among those that will benefit from these projects in one way or another, while the Tech Park itself will get a new look and new opportunities to expand its tenant base.
      “We’re excited about this, because we have the ability to do something good for the community,” Stelzer said ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    5. Bay Path's new national, online college has expansive view from Springfield

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      Bay Path's new national, online college has expansive view from Springfield

      The college’s downtown hub is a 10,000-square-foot space overlooking downtown Springfield and the Connecticut River. The open floor plan was designed with women’s needs in mind, Hobin said. It has a full kitchen, cozy seating areas, desks of various heights that take advantage of the view - and even a meditation space. Bay Path leaders don't envision the online college replacing its more traditional campus-based courses. And it doesn't want to see The American Women's College get so big that it would undermine the personalized instruction it aims to offer. Leary and Hobin see Bay ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    6. UMass President Robert L. Caret praises Massachusetts Senate budget proposal | masslive.com

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      UMass President Robert L. Caret praises Massachusetts Senate budget proposal | masslive.com

      University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret praised Wednesday the state Senate's $36.25 billion budget for fiscal year 2015 saying it could, if passed, mean a second straight freeze in tuition and fee increases.

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    7. MassMutual looking for students to participate in Summer Legal Institute | masslive.com

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      MassMutual looking for students to participate in Summer Legal Institute | masslive.com

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, MassMutual ,is looking for high school students, and 8th graders heading into high school, to participate in the second year of its Springfield Summer Legal Institute, a week-long program meant to give students a look at the legal profession.  The program runs July 7 through July 11 at the Western New England University Law Center, is free and open to students from Springfield, Enfield and a few surrounding towns, said Patrice Sabach a MassMutual lawyer who is managing the program this year. She said MassMutual has 25 students signed up already for 45 slots.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    8. Demand Is Heating Up | BusinessWest

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      Demand Is Heating Up | BusinessWest

      Community colleges have also seen a brisk increase in summer enrollment. “We have a very robust summer program. Almost everything that is offered in the fall and spring is also offered in the summer, but with fewer sections, or classes,” said Debbie Bellucci, dean of Continuing Education and Online Learning at Springfield Technical Community College. “We try to add a few new courses every summer, whether they are online or totally new topics, and this summer we have instituted a format change. In the past, we ran two five-week sessions, but this summer we have some 10-week, on-site courses for ...

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    9. Attorney Mary McNally appointed executive director of Springfield Parking

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      Attorney Mary McNally appointed executive director of Springfield Parking

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated "It is my pleasure to announce Attorney Mary McNally as the new Executive Director of the Springfield Parking Authority. Mary brings a wealth of experience with her from the Hampden County District Attorney's Office as well as serving as the previous SPA Board Chairwomen." Mayor Sarno went on to say, "Attorney McNally has played a pivotal role in the turnaround in the operations of the authority. I look forward to working with her in an increased capacity as we continue to utilize the SPA as an economic development tool in downtown Springfield."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    10. 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.

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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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