Lindsay Craig (right), junior Dima Colchen (center) and Amherst
resident Jason Steps study the architectural details of the Fine
Arts Center during a "Basic Drawing" class taught by Shamek Weddle.
Continuing Education's second summer session ends this week as
the campus gears up for fall semester. (Stan Sherer photo)
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Housing System Expected to Meet Demand
for Rooms: Hotels, Temporary Spaces to Handle Overflow Numbers
Several hundred students will be placed in temporary rooms and local hotels
when the semester begins, but the campus is better prepared than a year
ago when the dormitory system was swamped by a large incoming class, according
to the director of Housing Services.
Getting a New Look
The signage at the entrances to the campus has been redesigned for the
upcoming school year. The three existing gateway signs on the north, west
and east entrances will sport a simpler, easier-to-read look, and a fourth
gateway sign is being built on the south side at the northeast corner
of University Drive and Amity Street.
Sciences Funding Vetoed by Governor
A life sciences research partnership between the University and Baystate
Medical Center in Springfield suffered a setback two weeks ago when Gov.
Paul Cellucci vetoed $5 million in funding for the project, which supporters
say will spur the development of thousands of jobs in the biomedical industry.
Snares Two Rising Stars
Members of the Philosophy Department committee that hired two new faculty
for this year can only be described as exuberant about the results of
their search. And they are hoping for a similar success this year to help
them toward greater national recognition.
Phone System Marks
10 Years of Service
There was a collective deep breath, the flip of a switch, and suddenly,
the campus telephone system took a quantum leap into the future.
Decade After the Woburn Toxic Waste Case, Chemist Still Ponders Truth,
In 1990, chemist Michael DeCheke's meticulous analysis of a soil sample
swept him into the legal morass that became known as the Woburn toxic
waste trial, a lawsuit chronicled in Jonathan Harr's book, "A Civil Action,"
and a movie by the same name.
Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prashant Shenoy, assistant professor of Computer Science, recently received
a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The highly
competitive awards are intended to help junior faculty members develop
careers in research and teaching. From more than 2,000 applications, NSF
annually selects 300-350 science and engineering faculty from across the
country to receive the four-year, $200,000 awards.
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Vol. 15, Issue 41
August 25, 2000