The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 28
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
April 11, 2003

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Seniors Troy Lorusso (left) and Sara Antion take a "tea break" during inventory re-organization at the Crafts Center in the Student Union on Jan. 16. The two are wearing batik and painted silk items they found during the inventory. (Stan Sherer photo) Steve Pielock, audio visual equipment technician II with Academic Instructional Media Services, installs a Sanyo multi verse digital projector in 65 Bartlett Hall. AIMS staff installed the new projectors in four auditoriums during spring break. (Stan Sherer photo)

Candidates for SPHHS dean visit
The first of four candidates for dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences visited campus April 7 for meetings with faculty, staff and students.

Texas dean pursues Research VC post
The committee conducting a search for a vice chancellor for Research announced this week that a sixth candidate, Ellen Wartella, dean of the college of communication at the University of Texas at Austin, will visit campus April 16-17.

Lightning strikes twice
Defying the odds and their own expectations, two History doctoral students who are also roommates have been awarded $28,000 fellowships by the Social Science Research Council to support their dissertation research on sexuality issues.

Student perishes in off-campus blaze
A 21-year-old undergraduate died April 5 in an early morning fire at her off-campus apartment in North Amherst.

Senate approves new department names for HRTA, Sport Studies
Newly ensconced in the Isenberg School of Management, the departments of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration and Sport Studies have had name changes approved by the Faculty Senate.

First police cadet class graduates
The first class of 15 UMass Police cadets were sworn in April 1 in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including Chancellor John Lombardi.

Japanese garden to be dedicated
Japanese garden developed by undergraduates in "The Lively Arts" General Education course will be dedicated this weekend at Durfee Conservatory.

Library to observe centennial of 'The Souls of Black Folk'
The Library is hosting an exhibit, Du Bois homesite tour, and a symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Isenberg students assist Habitat for Humanity in Florida
When 17 Isenberg School of Management students headed to Miami in March, they knew they'd be doing more than hanging out at the beach. The students were participating in an alternative spring break program, sponsored by KPMG, LLP, one of the nation's largest accounting firms and an employer of many Isenberg graduates.

Wiarda book aids budding policy wonks
Many undergraduates are attracted to life inside the Washington Beltway, home of countless government agencies, federal departments and think tanks, but information on those types of careers is often hard to come by.

Kujawski wins rare honor at Agriculture Day in Hub
Ron Kujawski, veteran UMass Extension horticultural expert and helping-hand to thousands of home gardeners, was given the Massachusetts Agricultural Award at Agricultural Day ceremonies on April 1 at the State House.

Measure for measure
Local history buffs and chefs alike have a growing resource to draw from in the Special Collections and Archives charitable cookbook collection, which recently celebrated its fifth year and contains more than 400 cookbooks.

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