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News Briefs
News Briefs

Need career advice?The National Education Empowerment Foundation, Inc. launched a new Web site to act as a virtual career center for students, parents and schools. The Web site, www.collegecareerlifeplanning.org, is free for people to use, and is designed to empower students, parents and schools access to hundreds of resources for career and education planning. The site offers tools such as a search engine for schools, practice tests for college and graduate school admissions and financial aid resources.

SAEC showing free movies for studentsUMass Boston’s Student Arts and Events Council is offering free movies about every other week in the Campus Center ballroom for students to enjoy. They began with the film “Knocked Up,” and will be showing movies such as “Stomp the Yard,” “Disturbia,” “1408” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” The show times fall between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., depending on the day. For a full schedule and showtimes, contact [email protected].

New social network for budding artistsAnthony Zanontian and Allen Vartazarian, two recent University of California graduates, started FameSource, a new online social network for aspiring artists. The purpose of FameSource is to connect those aspiring artists to fans and industry professionals. It is free to register, and offers the ability to create a profile, upload images, audio and video, and use what they call “unique tools” to promote. It also has a voting system where users can rank “fame” or “shame” in categories such as Music, Art, Comedy, Sports and others. Visit famesource.com to find more information and to register.

Former editor appointed fellow at McCormack Graduate SchoolRobert L. Turner, former deputy editor of the Boston Globe, was named the first Boston Globe Fellow at the McCormack Graduate School on Sept. 14. Turner will be focusing on directing the Diversity Project, which is designed to accelerate the embracement of the Boston area’s growing diversity and its importance to the area’s long-term economic and social health. The Diversity Project began in fall 2006, when it was assembled by McCormack Graduate School dean Steve Crosby, Boston Globe publisher Steven Ainsley and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce chairman Ralph Martin.