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    1. University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub forecasts severe cuts in federal aid

      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub forecasts severe cuts in federal aid
      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub told the Faculty Senate Thursday that the Amherst campus has weathered the current fiscal year with a combination of budget cuts and revenue increases, but he warned that it faces severe cuts in federal aid in coming years.
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    2. Knowledge Corridor Campaign Marks Tenth Anniversary

      This month marks the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (“HSEP”) and our “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” business development campaign. Two members of the HSEP Steering Committee, one each from Connecticut and Massachusetts, have been making presentations to the Boards of Directors of our collaborating partners to mark the occasion, highlight the accomplishments of our first decade and talk about priorities for our second decade. For instance, Doug Fisher of Northeast Utilities and Tim Brennan of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission presented to the EDC Board this morning. EDC President and CEO Allan Blair and ...
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    3. Business Monday Debuts With Feature About AMICCON

      The EDC would like to congratulate Springfield Republican Publisher George Arwady and his team for the successful launch of Business Monday, a new tabloid that will appear weekly. MassLive, the online home of the Republican, has spruced up its business section, too. The EDC will continue to drive content from MassLive via our daily News Briefing. An example is the feature story in the inaugural issue about AMICCON, a new organization that is planning a manufacturers trade show at the MassMutual Center in November. Many manufacturers are enthusiastic about the opportunities that AMICCON represents.
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    4. Industrial Directory Reports Massachusetts Lost Fewer Industrial Jobs Over Past Year

      Bright spots for the state include the opening of Tyco Flow Control's Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development facility in Mansfield; the opening of Nuclea Biotechnologies' Nuclea Genomics Center in Pittsfield; the opening of a new production line at Fusion Optix in Woburn; the planned expansion of Coca-Cola's bottling plant in Northampton; the opening of a TPI Composites wind blade facility in Fall River; and the recent announcement that Terrafugia Inc. plans to begin production of its Roadable Aircraft or "Flying Car," potentially adding 50 manufacturing jobs to its Woburn plant.
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    5. Technology park 'hidden gem'

      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.
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    6. Area colleges welcome the Class of 2014

      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.
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    7. $85 million in National Science Foundation awards issued to 178 universities, colleges in Massachusetts

      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.
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    8. Westfield State College changes name to Westfield State University

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

      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 ...
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