given broader budget cutting power
Lawmakers voted last week to expand Gov. Mitt Romney's authority
to make emergency cuts in the areas of local aid and higher education
to close a $450 million to $600 million gap in the current state
alumni serve as legislators
With the opening of a new legislative session, the number
of Amherst campus alumni serving in the state House of Representatives
and Senate has dropped from 24 last year to 21 this year.
names leadership team
Newly installed Senate President Robert E. Travaglini (D-East Boston)
named his leadership team Jan. 8, tapping Frederick Berry as majority
leader and Therese Murray of Plymouth as chair of the Senate Ways
and Means Committee.
plate in the works
Alumni and other campus supporters could be sporting UMass license
plates on their cars in the near future, under recently enacted
helpers play key role in protein folding
It is a dance as old as life itself, the intricate folding of proteins
into three-dimensional functional structures within cells.
named Lottery head
One of the campus's most steady alumni supporters in the Legislature,
Rep. Joseph C. Sullivan (D-Braintree), has been chosen to be the
new executive director of the state Lottery.
needed for inaugural events
Organizers of next month's inauguration of Chancellor John V. Lombardi
are seeking volunteers from the campus community to assist with
planned activities, including the ceremony and associated academic
protects UMass forests, farmland
A bill signed into law Jan. 1 by Acting Gov. Jane Swift will conserve
more than 1,900 acres of UMass forest lands in four area towns and
places a University-owned parcel in South Deerfield under the state's
Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program.
& Distribution manager starts job
It's all in the delivery for Mail and Distribution Services, which
have been united under new manager Charles Apicella.
Dept. regains a trace of its history
Some of the Chemistry Department's lost heritage came home recently
as a former campus employee returned a cache of old photographs
he found in a trash heap a few years back.