The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 21
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
February 14, 2003

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Freshman David Aufiero finds the reading chair in the University Store quite comfortable as he browses through an issue of the "Next Generation of UMass," a publication about the basketball team. (Stan Sherer photo) Freshman David Aufiero finds the reading chair in the University Store quite comfortable as he browses through an issue of the "Next Generation of UMass," a publication about the basketball team. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

'We 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.

New 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.

800 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.

4 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.

'Dinner 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.

 
 
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