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    1. Clean energy grants worth $160K awarded by MassCEC, MTTC - Mass High Tech Business News

      • Bart Lipkens, Western New England College’s Mechanical Engineering Department, “Ultrasound and Acoustophoresis Technology for the Collection and Processing of Oleaginous Microorganisms for the Production of Bio-oils.” From MassCEC: The funding will help researchers develop a laboratory-sized prototype that uses ultrasound and acoustophoresis technology to produce biofuels from micro-algae. The system involves the harvesting of micro-algae, the production of biofuel from the algae, and the concentration and separation of the biofuel.
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    2. Springfield sells tax-title properties to Springfield College, Gray House

      The City Council has approved the sale of a tax-foreclosed lot on Eastern Avenue to Springfield College, adding green space to the campus and resulting in annual payments to the city in lieu of taxes. The college plans to install walkways, fencing, trees, benches and landscaping on the site, which is 4,244 square feet, said Tina M. Quagliato, the city’s deputy director of neighborhood stabilization.
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    3. Elms College adds three new MBA programs

      Elms College adds three new MBA programs
      Students in all three programs will take the same five core courses which include subjects such as managerial finance and leadership and current events and its impact on the economy. Students will also take courses related to their concentrations such as budgeting in health care, said David C. Kimball, professor of management and the chairman of the division of law.
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    4. Dedicated UMass financial advisors credited with helping endowment top $500 million

      Dedicated UMass financial advisors credited with helping endowment top $500 million
      Robert M. Goodhue, executive vice president/chief operating officer and legal counsel for the UMass Foundation, said this investment committee meets monthly to oversee the endowment. “They’re all volunteers. All superstars in the financial world. We’re just blessed with a great group of people.”
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    5. Editorial: Despite endowment, Massachusetts must help UMass

      Editorial: Despite endowment, Massachusetts must help UMass
      To appreciate the significance of the University of Massachusetts’ endowment topping $500 million for the first time in the school’s history, it’s worth noting that the fund was a mere $47 million 15 years ago . The astounding growth of the endowment - to $506 million as of Dec. 31, 2010 - at a time when the stock market losses have battered endowments at other universities is a tribute to the growing reputation of UMass as a top-notch research university.
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    6. Rockville Bank VP Laurie Rosner chosen as Bay Path College's first executive in residence

      Rockville Bank VP Laurie Rosner chosen as Bay Path College's first executive in residence
      Laurie A. Rosner, of Enfield, Rockville Bank’s senior vice president for marketing and administrative services, has been named Bay Path College’s first “Executive in Residence” for the college’s master’s degree program in business administration in entrepreneurial thinking and innovative practices.
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    7. Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level

      Editorial: Grant funds push UMass to new level
      Research projects that UMass-Amherst faculty members are working on brought in a record $170 million in grants in fiscal year 2010. And Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, believes the university’s funding success will only serve as an incentive to win more next year. Malone said the university plans to double its research during the next five years.
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    8. IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development

      IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development
      Professor James Allan and his team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts are working on information retrieval, or text search. This important capability of QA technology is the first step taken: looking for and retrieving text that is most likely to contain accurate answers.
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    9. Great Time to Build

      Great Time to Build
      Higher education is one industry that has embraced the advantages of building when prices are low, said Fontaine, whose firm counts colleges and universities among its niches. “The private colleges seem to have picked up on this,” he continued. “Last year we just finished the pharmacy school at WNEC, which benefited immensely from that market, and a dormitory at the College of the Holy Cross; they put that out to bid a year ago and benefited tremendously.”
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