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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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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    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September

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      UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September

      The new University of Massachusetts Center at Springfield welcome center will open March 31 with the official opening of the satellite center in September. The announcement came from Lynn Griesemer, co-director of start-up for the center and associate vice president of economic development and executive director, UMass Donahue Institute. She presented an overview of the center during the UMass faculty senate meeting Thursday. Class schedules will be available when the center opens and the welcome center will be open from to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

    14. UMass President Robert L. Caret says perfomance review will help strengthen all five campuses

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      UMass President Robert L. Caret says perfomance review will help strengthen all five campuses

      The report looks at all five campuses together as a whole and covers almost every aspect of the University's operations. Everything got one of four grades: excellent progress, good progress, some progress or limited progress. None of the 21 categories got a "limited progress", a fact that Caret, who took office in 2011, said he knows will open the process up to criticism. "These are subjective," he said. "But I sat in on the meetings were these were evaluated and we took a look at every category, particularly those that got "some progress and "good progress" to see if ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    15. Change Agent | BusinessWest

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      Change Agent | BusinessWest

      In his first year, Traverso found that several students had earned enough academic credits to qualify as 10th graders, but were recorded as seniors, or were making the grade in their academics but not in their vocational classes, and were still being passed upward. Making more friends by the day, Traverso and the teachers met with 60 quite upset parents, one on one, and explained that the credits would have to be made up, with the help of the school, or the student in question would have to transfer. But the recommendation was to stay at Putnam, and most students ...

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    16. People in Business: Tony Maroulis named director of community relations at UMass Amherst

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      People in Business: Tony Maroulis named director of community relations at UMass Amherst

      Tony Maroulis, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and co-director of the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council has been named director of community relations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, effective March 3.  “Tony’s reputation as a strong leader of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and his breadth and depth of knowledge of the issues in town-gown relations will be a tremendous boost to our team,” said Nancy Buffone, executive director of external relations and university events in a prepared statement. “He has great relationships with civic, political and business leaders in the region and ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. First phase of new $53 million Greenfield High School is under construction | masslive.com

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      First phase of new $53 million Greenfield High School is under construction | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts School Building Authority has estimated a maximum state funding for the project at $43.1 million and has approved of the design, according to the authority. The school is designed for an enrollment of 585 students in grades 8 through 12.  The first phase includes 85,000 square feet of classroom space that will be ready for the next school year. The school will not close; rather, students will shift from space to space as parts of the building are torn down and rebuilt.

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    18. Massachusetts announces $15 million "pay for success" grant program for adult

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      Massachusetts announces $15 million "pay for success" grant program for adult

      Massachusetts will set aside $15 million to invest in adult basic education, administration officials announced Friday. The state will use a new payment model dubbed “pay for success” in which the money for services is fronted by private investors and the state pays only based on results.The state is using the same model to fund a $27 million program of outreach to at-risk young men in Greater Springfield and Greater Boston, through a contract with the nonprofit ROCA aimed at reducing recidivism. The state is also developing a similar partnership with the United Way and others to address chronic ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. Springfield Preparatory Charter School will focus on early literacy and preparing children for college

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      Springfield Preparatory Charter School will focus on early literacy and preparing children for college

      The Springfield Preparatory Charter School was one of two charter schools in the state to receive approval this year to open. The other is the Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River that will open in September 2014. The board also approved opening the TEC Connections Academy, a virtual school.  “We believe every child can make it to college and deserves to make it. Kindergartners will take college trips. We will use the language of college to get kids thinking college is something they can and will do,” said Bill Spirer, the head of the school.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Square One's King Street Children's Center wins accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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      Square One's King Street Children's Center wins accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

      Square One, the Springfield-based nonprofit provider of early education and care for at-risk children and programs and services for families, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children for its King Street Children’s Center. “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment as it represents months of effort on the part of our staff and program directors,” said Joan Kagan, president and chief executive officer for Square One. “NAEYC accreditation is the result of Square One undergoing a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement, and it validates that our program is truly high quality ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    21. MassDevelopment issues $19.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to Bay Path College for Health Sciences building | masslive.com

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      MassDevelopment issues $19.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to Bay Path College for Health Sciences building | masslive.com

      Bay Path College will use bond proceeds to build a 56,000-square-foot, two-story Center for Graduate Studies in Health Sciences on 11 acres of land on Shaker Road and Denslow Road in East Longmeadow. A portion of the bond proceeds will refund a previous MassDevelopment bond, which funded projects at the main campus in Longmeadow. PeoplesBank, United Bank, and Nuvo Bank & Trust Company purchased the bonds.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   United Bank   Bay Path College

    22. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces internship development challenge

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces internship development challenge

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has announced the launch of the 2014-2015 Internship Challenge. The workforce development program, first launched in 2009, creates hundreds of new paid internship opportunities each year throughout Massachusetts.  Eligible college students and recent graduates can apply online through the MLSC’s website for an internship with one of over 300 life sciences companies registered to host interns. Companies review candidates through a web-based interface in which they can match skills with their needs. Upon conclusion of the internship, the MLSC reimburses companies for stipends paid to their interns.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    23. UMass Donahue Institute will look at whether online classes can help boost graduation rate

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      University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute researchers will look at high schools with high dropout rates, including schools in Holyoke and Springfield, to determine whether online courses help keep students in school. The Quincy-based Nellie Mae Education Foundation has awarded the institute $354,000 for the two-year study. He said by the time they are finished with the data, the study will include 6,000 students.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    24. Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses

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      Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses

      “The Business Growth Center really needed to be clearer on what it did,” said Marla Michel, director. “Even though we’re a building that can take tenants, we do programming to help businesses growth. Our service provider organizations do a lot to help people starting a business.” The Business Growth Center works in partnership with its resident partner organizations, including the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), and the New England Business Associates Business Development Center.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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