1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Nine towns, University of Massachusetts explore regionalized emergency dispatch services

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      Nine towns, University of Massachusetts explore regionalized emergency dispatch services Regionalizing emergency dispatch services could save hundreds of thousands of dollars for nine towns and the University of Massachusetts, according to Town Manager Laurence R. Shaffer. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    2. Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire The Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums has appointed Holly Smith- Bové as the new president of the Museums, effective May 1. According to a release from the museums, Smith-Bové succeeds Joseph Carvalho who is retiring after 34 years at the organization and 16 years as its president. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    3. Editorial: Western Massachusetts community colleges pay big dividends

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2010)

      Editorial: Western Massachusetts community colleges pay big dividends Spring enrollments are up: 13 percent at Greenfield Community College; 11 percent at Holyoke Community College, and 10 percent at Springfield Technical Community College. You know things are looking good when one of a college president’s biggest worries is finding enough parking for students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    4. Latest Massachusetts unemployment figures show a job market that's 'clawing back'

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2010)

      Latest Massachusetts unemployment figures show a job market that's 'clawing back' Springfield and its surrounding communities added 1,000 jobs in March, according to figures released on Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Community colleges in Western Mass. report dramatic increased in enrollment

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 19 2010)

      Community colleges in Western Mass. report dramatic increased in enrollment Greenfield Community College has seen the largest increase with 13 percent more students attending the college this spring than last year. Holyoke Community has seen an 11 percent increase in the number of students, and Springfield Technical Community College saw a 10 percent jump in students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    6. Holyoke Community College workshop focuses on jobs, research and educational potential of high performance computing center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 15 2010)

      Holyoke Community College workshop focuses on jobs, research and educational potential of high performance computing center The scientists and engineers behind the planned high-performance computing center don’t yet know what types of computers will go into that center, even though a groundbreaking is set for this fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Amherst

    7. Editorial: Springfield College honors spirit of James Naismith

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 15 2010)

      Editorial: Springfield College honors spirit of James Naismith James Naismith was a 30-year-old instructor at what is now known as Springfield College when he came up with 13 rules for an indoor winter game. The year was 1891 – and peach baskets were the forerunners of the nets used in the game today. Naismith died in 1939, three years after he watched his game introduced at the Olympics. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    8. Interview: Dietz & Company Architects

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2010)

      Interview: Dietz & Company Architects Dietz & Company Architects is one of Western Mass' largest general practice architectural firms. What’s the secret to your success? (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. COMMUNITY MATTERS! BAY PATH COLLEGE’S 15TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 14 2010)

      Bay Path College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Celebrating its 15th year as one of the premiere, regional events attended by over 1,000 women and men, this year’s conference captures the spirit of participation and action with the theme Community Matters! (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Bay Path College

    10. Mass Health Data Consortium - Events

      Explore Mass Health Data Consortium (Apr 14 2010)

      along with federal officials and the Massachusetts healthcare community to discuss how we can successfully implement health information technology and health information exchange. (Read Full Article)

    11. Family members attend dedication of statue honoring basketball inventor James Naismith

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2010)

      Family members attend dedication of statue honoring basketball inventor James Naismith Several members of the Naismith family attended the ceremony, held on what is now known as Naismith Green. Since 2005, the college has named the green and its gymnasium after Naismith, in addition to commissioning the statue by renowned sculptor Elden Tefft. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    12. PAVING A PATH TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 13 2010)

      Bay Path will host Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Editor Janet Bodnar, who will paint portraits of the four leading money personalities during the series’ second workshop. The seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, in Blake Student Commons on the Bay Path College Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St. in Longmeadow. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bay Path College

    13. WMECo to upgrade transmission line

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Apr 12 2010)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. says it has received state approval to upgrade a transmission line between Agawam and West Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    14. Sale pending for state school land A price of $80,000

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2010)

      The town's Economic Development Industrial Corp. is moving close to selling a piece of former Belchertown State School property to be used for a proposed restaurant. (Read Full Article)

    15. Senate passes overhaul of economic development agencies

      Explore Wicked Local Blog (Apr 10 2010)

      The legislation creates a ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses seeking to expand or locate in Massachusetts by requiring the existing Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) to contract with regionally-based economic development organizations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    16. Hydro-Quebec to Decide on US Power Link This Year, CEO Says

      Explore BusinessWeek (Apr 9 2010)

      The proposed line, a partnership with Northeast Utilities and Boston-based NSTAR, would link hydroelectric dams in Quebec to transmission lines in southern New Hampshire. The line would deliver up to 1,200 megawatts, enough for about 960,000 typical U.S. homes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. $4,000 grant enables students to attend technology camp at Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 7 2010)

      “You not just doing a camp that’s nice for kids, but you are giving them a thought process to use it in their daily life,” said Heather M. Van Sickle, executive director of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    18. Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com

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      Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com On Friday at 12:30 p.m., Maestro Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony will present an hour-long preview of Saturday night’ concert program, including excerpts from Rossini’s “Semiramide” overture, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with soloist Jeffrey Biegel, and Franck’s Symphony in D minor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    19. Plan could help small businesses

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Apr 1 2010)

      Plan could help small businesses Michael Hunter, the undersecretary for business development at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, said the Senate is expected to release its own version of a state jobs bill today, while a House version should follow by the end of June. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    20. Springfield's unemployment rate dips from 15.2% tp 12.4%

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 30 2010)

      As a region, Greater Springfield gained 600 jobs last month, the labor market’s first monthly gain since October, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the state Division of Unemployment Assistance. A year ago, Greater Springfield gained 400 jobs from January to February. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    21. Belchertown selectmen want the town and MassDevelopment to help develop former Belchertown State School land

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      The Board of Selectmen is supporting plans to link the town with its Economic Development Industrial Corp. and the quasi-public agency MassDevelopment in working jointly on demolition and decontamination at the former Belchertown State School campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    22. Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges A delegation from Pskov, Russia, was welcomed to the city on Monday, taking in sights ranging from City Hall to Baystate Medical Center and learning how officials here tackle some of the same challenges they face in their homeland. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    23. Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment The Regional Employment Board helped to employ 2,000 youths in the Pioneer Valley last summer, using all or parts $2.7 million in federal and state funding. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    24. Westfield State College accepting students for new 4-year nursing degree program | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Westfield State College is adding a four-year nursing degree program and expects to enroll its first students for the semester that begins in September. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

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