1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. MassMutual Helps Multicultural College Students Realize Dreams

      Explore sacbee.com (Sep 7 2010)

      The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has awarded $135,000 in scholarships to students who reside in or are attending college in 9 metropolitan areas across the United States. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    2. Technology park 'hidden gem'

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 7 2010)

      Technology park 'hidden gem' Tenants at the Technology Park account for about 900 jobs, according to an economic impact study released this week by the STCC Assistance Corp., which oversees the park, and the Appleton Corp., which serves as the on-site management company. The study, completed by the Center for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, also said that the park tenants have an estimated payroll of $37 million, and $1.4 million is spent in the local economy to buy goods and services. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Area colleges welcome the Class of 2014

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 5 2010)

      College president Vincent M. Maniaci was also present to help students unpack. Maniaci carries a cheat sheet with photos and names of all the incoming freshmen. “This is a new experience for most of them. They are leaving their homes and their families and if I refer to them by name it often makes them feel welcome and at home,” he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski

    4. $85 million in National Science Foundation awards issued to 178 universities, colleges in Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 2 2010)

      The NSF funds research and education across in science and engineering by providing grants and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the nation. More than $218 million in National Science Foundation grants have been awarded to Massachusetts organizations and schools since March. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Hampshire College

    5. Valley Communications Systems Inc. donates "Smart Boards" to Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 2 2010)

      Valley Communications Systems Inc. donates "Smart Boards" to Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence The teaching equipment, known as Smart Boards, was donated by Valley Communications Systems Inc. of Chicopee, and was immediately being used in classrooms in Grades 3-5, along with the computer lab, library and cafeteria. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    6. Youths learn to make Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs at Springfield Technical Community College summer camp

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 19 2010)

      Youths learn to make Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs at Springfield Technical Community College summer camp The week-long camp is the product of a national model developed by John Ratzenberger, of “Cheers” fame. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    7. Smith College Names New Sustainability Director

      Explore smith.edu (Aug 16 2010)

      Smith College Names New Sustainability Director As part of its commitment to the environment, Smith College recently named Boston College’s Deirdre Manning to serve as its next environmental sustainability director. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    8. KEEPING THE BEST MINDS LOCAL

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2010)

      Massachusetts’ greatest natural resource is its stock of 535,000 college and graduate-school students. Human capital brings the ideas and entrepreneurship needed for regional success (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston Fed

    9. 12 Massachusetts schools, including 1 in Springfield, share $27M in federal funds

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2010)

      12 Massachusetts schools, including 1 in Springfield, share $27M in federal funds Kiley received $2.2 million of the $27 million in federal funding that was distributed. It is to be used to implement new, innovative educational plans, according to the Department of Education. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    10. Massachusetts Career Development Institute celebrates youth who participated in summer jobs program

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2010)

      Massachusetts Career Development Institute celebrates youth who participated in summer jobs program A total of 69 employers participated in the program, providing summer jobs to nearly 400 city youth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    11. Westfield State College changes name to Westfield State University

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 28 2010)

      “We can compete in the global market better,” said Nancy Salvidio, executive assistant to the president at Westfield State College, who attended the event with several other college officials, including Robert A. Hayes, vice president of academic affairs; Barry Maloney, vice president of student affairs and Kenneth A. Lemanski , vice president of advancement and college relations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield State University   Holyoke

    12. UMass campus system enjoys building boom

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 26 2010)

      UMass campus system enjoys building boom Projects worth more than $375 million are under way at the flagship Amherst campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Western New England College hosts elite high school students in biomedical engineering program

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 23 2010)

      Western New England College hosts elite high school students in biomedical engineering program The students, who hail from 16 states, were chosen from among about 50 applicants to participate in the first year of the college’s Biomedical Engineering Summer Program for Elite High School Students. The week-long program, which ends Saturday, was created by professor Judy L. Cezeaux. It’s intended to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the field of biomedical engineering. “This is a time when students are beginning to make career choices, but are still taking relevant classes like biology, chemistry, physics and math,” said Cezeaux. “Now they’ll be able to go into the classroom and say ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    14. UMass worried Gov. Deval Patrick action might cost school $44 million

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 22 2010)

      UMass worried Gov. Deval Patrick action might cost school $44 million University of Massachusetts officials here are concerned that action by Gov. Deval L. Patrick might inadvertently cost it as much as $44 million in revenue tied to out-of-state students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski

    15. Gov. Rell Announces public meeting on New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Project

      Explore Welcome to Hersam Acorn Newspapers (Jul 19 2010)

      Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that a public informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 29, in Hartford to discuss environmental issues surrounding the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Mass., high-speed rail line. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Amtrak   Springfield

    16. Springfield College signs collaboration deal with Hokkaido Junior College in Takikawa, Japan

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 14 2010)

      Springfield College signs collaboration deal with Hokkaido Junior College in Takikawa, Japan As Springfield College celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the institution is beginning of another endeavor its hopes will last just as long. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    17. Academic Entrepreneurs

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 14 2010)

      Academic Entrepreneurs As part of Bay Path’s commitment to providing students with a career-focused education, the college has been fine-tuning its entrepreneurial academics on all levels, with offerings from graduate programs all the way to summer sessions for area high-school girls. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Hampshire College   Springfield

    18. UMass-Amherst raises school's Boston profile

      Explore Boston.com (Jul 11 2010)

      The University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus has hired a veteran state Senate staffer to help raise the school's profile in Boston. University of Massachusetts Amherst - University of Massachusetts - Boston - Massachusetts - Education (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Westfield State College reopens Downtown Art Gallery with reception for artist Jasmina Danowski

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 10 2010)

      Westfield State College reopens Downtown Art Gallery with reception for artist Jasmina Danowski Westfield State College reopened its Downtown Art Gallery at 105 Elm St. Saturday after it was closed for two months for renovation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    20. Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 8 2010)

      Westfield State College would become Westfield State University under bill approved by Massachusetts House Westfield State College and the eight other state colleges would be joined in a new state university segment, according to the bill. Supporters said the name change may help the campuses attract more leading students and donations and achieve a higher status. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Westfield

    21. Westfield State College to expand its criminal justice program with a campus in Southbridge

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2010)

      The new campus will be open by next September, and perhaps as early as January. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    22. Economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki touts Prima North America of Chicopee as Mass. manufacturing model

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 18 2010)

      Economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki touts Prima North America of Chicopee as Mass. manufacturing model State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory P. Bialecki hailed Chicopee's Prima North America as an example of what is going right with manufacturing in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Chicopee

    23. UMass gets emergency planning grants to help communities in times of disaster

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2010)

      The university has received $368,000 in emergency planning grants from the state and federal governments, and some of that money will pay for two trailers full of sheltering supplies to serve at least 600 people. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    24. Grant set to aid women researchers

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2010)

      The grant was awarded to Santore, Rebecca Spencer, an assistant professor of psychology, and Barbara Pearson of the UMass Research Development Office. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

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