fight for the future of this classic American research university'
Coming from as near as Hillside, the Chancellor's residence, and
from as far as Venezuela, family, friends, colleagues, and admirers
traveled through falling snow Feb. 7 to see John V. Lombardi inaugurated
as chancellor of the Amherst campus.
campus foundation to focus on fund-raising
In a bid to boost the involvement of volunteers
in fund-raising efforts, Chancellor John V. Lombardi this week announced
the creation of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation,
a private, non-profit corporation established to raise private support
for the campus.
attend gala dinner
As the floor of the elegantly appointed Mullins
Center slowly filled for the gala inaugural dinner on Feb. 6, Chancellor
John V. Lombardi simply seemed to be everywhere. At one moment he
was greeting guests, then posing for photographs with dignitaries,
electrifying the crowd with an evangelical address extolling the
virtues of his new campus and by evening's end, tearing up the dance
floor with his wife, Cathryn.
researchers win NSF CAREER awards
Four faculty members have received CAREER awards
from the National Science Foundation. The highly competitive five-year
awards are granted to faculty under the age of 35. The awards emphasize
the importance the foundation places on integrating research and
education activities in academic careers.
on Us' sharpens parental skills
Approximately 25 parents and 36 children gathered
for pizza, salad and cookies in the Student Union Feb. 3 as the
first installment of a semester-long weekly program, Dinner on Us.
Run by Commuter Services, the program provides students who are
parents and some Amherst community parents with a meal for themselves
and their children and with educational programming.