1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. WNEU Receives Funding to Advance Skills in Computing Education

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      WNEU Receives Funding to Advance Skills in Computing Education

      Dr. Heidi Ellis and Dr. Stoney Jackson of the Computer Science and Technology Department at Western New England University recently received a grant of $389,569 from the National Science Foundation program titled OpenPath — Improving Student Pathways to Computing Professions via Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software. This funding is part of a nearly $1 million collaborative grant initiative with Nassau Community College in New York and Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    2. Springfield College 'thinking big' in expansion to downtown

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      Springfield College 'thinking big' in expansion to downtown

      Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper and Mayor Domenic Sarno celebrated the opening of the college's new downtown office space with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning. The new offices, on the second floor of the MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street will provide a flexible space for future projects and partnerships, Cooper said. The college does not yet have definite plans for the space, but Cooper said she expects administrators to work from the new offices and that students working at downtown internships could use them as a work space. "We're starting here, starting small, but were thinking big," Cooper ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College

    3. Innovative UMass Design Building 'designed by designers for designers to teach design'

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      Innovative UMass Design Building 'designed by designers for designers to teach design'

      For years, Michael Davidson has been teaching landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts in a building that was a former dorm. He can't wait for the new $52 million Design Building to be finished. He can keep track of the building's progress from the former Hills dorm overlooking the site. "It's very exciting," he said. "This is designed by designers for designers ... to teach design," and will serve as a teaching tool in its own right.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Congressman John W. Olver

    4. Springfield College to open office in downtown building

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      Springfield College to open office in downtown building

      In a signal of its commitment to the city Springfield College is opening an office on Main Street, just around the corner from City Hall. College officials are planning an official ribbon-cutting on Wednesday at the new office and conference room space on the second floor of 1350 Main Street. "By working with the city, its community organizations and their leaders, the college plays an active role in providing support that ensures the growth and development so crucial to the future of the city of Springfield and its neighboring communities," the college said in a press release.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    5. Elms College receives $31,700 grant for research on biological diversity

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      Elms College receives $31,700 grant for research on biological diversity

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has received a research grant of $31,700 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide for international and domestic travel, field work and collaboration with colleges across the U.S. The funding will allow Nina Theis, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Elms College to travel to Peru with two undergraduates to study tropical cucumber species in the field, as well as peacock flies (a type of true fruit fly that feeds on these cucumbers) and wasps that feed on the flies. It also will allow Elms students to ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    6. UMass President Marty Meehan to celebrate new UMass design building

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      UMass President Marty Meehan to celebrate new UMass design building

      University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan will be attending the ceremonial ground breaking for the new $52 million Design Building that will be home to three colleges when it opens in 2017. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Katherine Newman, Joseph Naughton, University of Massachusetts Building Authority director of capital projects, and State Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst will be part of the celebration, according to a press release. When completed, the building will be home to Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the Department of Architecture from the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Berkshire County college, University of Massachusetts Law School to establish joint program | masslive.com

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      Berkshire County college, University of Massachusetts Law School to establish joint program | masslive.com

      Eligible students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will be able to begin studies toward a law degree in their senior year through an affiliated program that will combine undergraduate and legal studies into six years.  According to a release, the Berkshire County college will sign an articulation agreement with the University of Massachusetts School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a bachelor's degree from MCLA and a juris doctor degree from the law school on Oct. 19.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    8. Five College Consortium to meet with presidents, UMass chancellor to talk about book annex

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      Five College Consortium to meet with presidents, UMass chancellor to talk about book annex

      The executive director of Five Colleges, Inc. will be meeting with the leaders of the five campuses, which comprise the consortium Oct. 21 to talk about next steps with the proposed book annex. The Hadley Planning Board in a 3 to 2 vote rejected the proposal to build an annex of up to 74,325 square-foot on 46 acres of land off of North Maple Street.   The annex is needed to store books from the five colleges in the consortium particularly the University of Massachusetts and Smith College.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst

    9. Chicopee Academy to team with Westover Job Corps to give students a chance to learn job skills

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      Chicopee Academy to team with Westover Job Corps to give students a chance to learn job skills

      Within a month of moving into a new school, educators at Chicopee Academy are developing a partnership that will allow students to learn a trade at Westover Job Corps. Under the proposal, juniors and seniors in good standing and on target to graduate will be allowed to spend half a day at the Job Corps so they can receive vocational training as well as a high school diploma, Academy Principal John G. Leonard said. The best part is the program will be virtually free to Chicopee Public Schools. The only expense may be a need to provide occasional busing for ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Chicopee   Holyoke

    10. Curtis Blake pledges $50,000 challenge grant to new Springfield school bearing his name

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      Curtis Blake pledges $50,000 challenge grant to new Springfield school bearing his name

      Friendly co-founder and philanthropist Curtis Blake has pledged a $50,000 challenge grant in support the new Curtis Blake Day School, which is now operating under a new state license on the campus of the Children's Study Home on Old Acre Road. In March, American International College announced its decision to close the off-campus day school, located at 979 Dickinson St., by the end of the school year – touching off a wave of protests from school leaders, teachers, parents, students and former students who said the school's unique educational approach could not be replicated elsewhere.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    11. UP Education Network will take over Springfield middle school next year rather than turn it into charter school

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      UP Education Network will take over Springfield middle school next year rather than turn it into charter school

      Boston-based UP Education Network will take over a chronically under-performing Springfield middle school next school year in partnership with the The Springfield Empowerment Zone, rather than running it as a charter. That means the chosen middle school will retain its student body and will allow the organization to "make significant changes in the school" without having to seek a charter, UP Education Network founder and CEO Scott Given said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Hadley Planning Board rejects Five Colleges Library Annex plan | masslive.com

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      Hadley Planning Board rejects Five Colleges Library Annex plan | masslive.com

      The facility would house up to 2.5 million books that are not in wide circulation from libraries at UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. Of the site, 35 acres would be preserved with a conservation restriction.  Dwyer's motion to reject passed 4-1, with Joseph Zgrodnik voting no, arguing that the courts have interpreted the Dover Amendment quite broadly. 'There is a senior housing center in Weston that qualified as educational,' he said. 'The list goes on an on.... We can regulate but not prohibit. They followed everything according to our site plan ...

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    13. Friendly co-founder Curtis Blake has AIC remove his name from campus building

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      Friendly co-founder Curtis Blake has AIC remove his name from campus building

      Friendly's co-founder and philanthropist Curtis Blake said on Tuesday he has asked American International College to remove his name from the campus building that bears his name, saying, "I have lost interest in helping American International College." Earlier this year, Blake expressed his disappointment with the decision by AIC's Curtis Blake Learning Services to close the off-campus Curtis Blake Day School for 37 students students with language learning disabilities.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    14. UMass President Marty Meehan pledges to keep tuition down, make Amherst campus a priority

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      UMass President Marty Meehan pledges to keep tuition down, make Amherst campus a priority

      University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan said on Tuesday he will work hard to keep tuition from rising and that the flagship UMass-Amherst campus and UMass Center in downtown Springfield will remain priorities under his administration. Just three months on the job, Meehan, the former chancellor of UMass-Lowell, paid his first official visit to Springfield for a breakfast in his honor at the UMass Center at Tower Square in a room overlooking Main Street. More than 100 business leaders and elected officials turned out to honor Meehan, a former congressman from Lowell and Washington roommate of U.S. Rep. Richard ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    15. UMass Center at Springfield Looks to Grow Its Influence

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      UMass Center at Springfield Looks to Grow Its Influence

      Dan Montagna says he can easily quantify the success enjoyed by the UMass Center at Springfield during its initial year, as well as the momentum it gained for the second, which started earlier this month.  Indeed, the number of classes offered at the 26,000-square-foot facility in Tower Square increased from 20 in its first semester of operation a year ago to more than 25 this fall. And while he didn’t have an exact count when interviewed by BusinessWest — the so-called ‘add/drop period’ for many classes was still ongoing — he was quite certain that the number of students ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    16. WMBExpo Boasts a Strong Educational Component

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      WMBExpo Boasts a Strong Educational Component

      This special corridor of the Expo show floor will be occupied by a host of agencies with varying missions but a common purpose — helping area businesses thrive. “The Business Resource Hub will be a true resource,” said Campiti. “It has never been tougher to be in business and stay in business, and those trying to run often have questions — about everything from how to secure financing to how to navigate the new sick-leave law — but often don’t know where to look to find answers. The Business Resource Hub will help them make important contacts with a host of state ...

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    17. Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl to retire

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      Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl to retire

      The president of Springfield Technical Community has announced he will retire after serving in the post for a dozen years. Ira H. Rubenzahl announced his plans to retire to the college's Board of Trustees on Thursday night and told staff and faculty on Friday in a letter, said Carla J. Potts, coordinator of Media Relations for the college.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    18. Greenfield Community College to Celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 1

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      Greenfield Community College to Celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 1

      In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Greenfield Community College (GCC) will open its doors on Thursday, Oct. 1 between 5 and 7 p.m. to students, parents, and others interested to learn more about manufacturing practices, free training programs, and the outstanding opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide. Manufacturing Day is an annual national event at the local level supported by area manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. The goal is to expand the community’s knowledge ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    19. Westfield officials allocate Community Preservation funds for hangar renovations

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      Westfield officials allocate Community Preservation funds for hangar renovations

      City officials have allocated $300,000 in Community Preservation funds toward renovations at Hangar 2 at Barnes Regional Airport. The city's CPA committee approved the allocation followed last week by approval from the City Council. Airport Manager Brian Barnes told the City Council the funds will be used to repair the exterior of the hangar which will then be followed by efforts to renovate the interior of the structure for the eventual use by Westfield Technical Academy for its new aviation program.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    20. Preliminary proposals for new charter schools in Holyoke, Springfield and Quabog Valley approved by state

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      Preliminary proposals for new charter schools in Holyoke, Springfield and Quabog Valley approved by state

      New proposals for charter schools in Springfield, Holyoke and the Quabog Valley have been approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and will move to the next step in the application process. The proposals are for a grade six to 12 school in Springfield, a grade six to 12 school for Holyoke, Westfield and Agawam and a kindergarten to grade eight school that would serve at least 15 small towns in the Quabog Valley. "We are trying to bring the exact same model to another region. We became a level 1 school and we want to serve different ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    21. Holyoke Community College eyes locating regional facility in Ware

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      Holyoke Community College eyes locating regional facility in Ware

      Last week, a senior HCC official, Jeffrey Hayden, spoke to a group of business and community leaders at Workshop13. The Ware Business and Civic Association organized the event.Hayden is the college's vice president for Business and Community Education, and executive director of the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. He said the work-in-progress first must assess the survey results that he hopes will include responses from at least 50 local businesses and several hundred individuals. The college is also scouting for a Ware headquarters. HCC President Bill Messner, who did not attend the Sept. 17 event, refers ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    22. Planned Renovation Project Would Change the Landscape at STCC

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      Planned Renovation Project Would Change the Landscape at STCC

      Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl likes to say the school moved into the historic Springfield Armory site back in 1967 … “and it’s been moving in ever since.” Elaborating, he said the process of converting former Armory manufacturing buildings, office space, officers’ quarters, and other structures into classrooms, administration areas, and assorted other academic facilities hasn’t really ceased since it first began back when Lyndon Johnson patrolled the White House. And the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, example of this phenomenon in the college’s nearly-50-year history is the planned conversion of the structure known as Building ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    23. Springfield's Early Childhood Center humming with activity under public-private partnership

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      Springfield's Early Childhood Center humming with activity under public-private partnership

      Thomas Weber, commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick led the parade of officials through the bright hallways and into the colorful classrooms to observe a brand new public-private partnership in action in the 15 Catharine St. building. The center, which opened to children last week, represents the expansion in free pre-kindergarten opportunities for 195 additional 4-year-olds as a result of the city's partnership with three private early childhood education providers. The Early Childhood Center is one of five programs in Massachusetts sharing $15 million from the federal ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    24. 7 UMass researchers again named to list of leading 'scientific minds'

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      7 UMass researchers again named to list of leading 'scientific minds'

      The Thomson Reuters compilers, who set out to identify "some of the best and brightest scientific minds of our time," recognized UMass Amherst food scientists Eric Decker and David Julian McClements, chemist Vincent Rotello, polymer scientist Thomas Russell, soil chemist Baoshan Xing of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, microbiologist Derek Lovley and astronomer Mauro Giavaliso in its recent Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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