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American Muslim Stories Wanted for WebOne Nation, a collaborative that’s working to build on shared values and beliefs of all Americans by challenge stereotypes of American Muslims, and Link TV, a national TV channel that presents global perspectives on news, is holding an online film contest called “One Nation, Many Voices.” The goal of the contest is to get different perspectives about being an American Muslim onto the Internet and bring exposure and understanding by airing these stories. The contest lasts until Nov. 25, with voting lasting until Nov. 30. For more information: www.onenationfilmcontest.org.

Undergraduate Research Funding AvailableUndergraduate students looking for research funding can get help from the Honors Department at UMass Boston. The deadline for applications is Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. and will need the application form, a copy of the student’s transcript and a letter from a faculty sponsor giving their support. The largest grant is $500, which can cover things such as buying books and materials, payments to human subjects, equipment and travel to conferences. More info can be found at, and the applications can be picked up from the Honors Office on the first floor, Campus Center, or by email from [email protected].

2 UMB Students Win Top Awards In Research CompetitionJose Luiz Prado-Fillo and Lydia Grinnell are winners in the New England area Students as Scholars Program, Prado-Fillo for his essay Goodridge et al v. Department of Public Health et al: The Role of Litigation in the Struggle for Same Sex Marriage (faculty advisor Elizabeth Bussiere) and Grinnell for her essay “Knights of the Rail” (faculty advisor Lorna Rivera.)

Winners are chosen via a blind reading by an awards committee that includes faculty from Lesley University, UMass-Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Emmanuel College, Massasoit Community College, Rhode Island College, UMass-Dartmouth and UMass-Boston. Their achievements will be honored at an awards banquet on November 2, 2007, with Chancellor Keith Motley and social justice advocate Hubie Jones as speakers. For more information about the program, see www.km-awards.umb.edu