The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 34
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 23, 2003

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Graduate student Ivelisse Lescano holds two of the masks she made for Education 615U, "Mask Making," taught by Amaryllis Sinniossoglou. The mask at left, according to Lescano, who teaches fifth grade at the Freedman Elementary School in Springfield, is an animal mask used during funeral rites of the Guo tribes of the Ivory Coast and Guinea and represents the departed soul of the deceased. The mask at right is a Vejigante, a fantastic, colorful character introduced into carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. During the carnival celebrations in Loíza Aldea and Ponce, the Vejigantes roam the streets in groups and chase children with their vejigas. Graduate student Ivelisse Lescano holds two of the masks she made for Education 615U, "Mask Making," taught by Amaryllis Sinniossoglou. The mask at left, according to Lescano, who teaches fifth grade at the Freedman Elementary School in Springfield, is an animal mask used during funeral rites of the Guo tribes of the Ivory Coast and Guinea and represents the departed soul of the deceased. The mask at right is a Vejigante, a fantastic, colorful character introduced into carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. During the carnival celebrations in Loíza Aldea and Ponce, the Vejigantes roam the streets in groups and chase children with their vejigas.
The masks and works created by students in Education 697B, "Book Arts and Illustration" were displayed in Furcolo Hall in an end-of-the semester exhibition organized by Sinniossoglou. (Stan Sherer photo)
   
 

Tuition retention proposed
Taking a different tack on funding the state's higher education institutions, the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to allow public campuses to retain all tuition monies, a step that could provide more than $90 million for the five-campus University system.

OIT takes aim at spam
UMail account users will soon have the opportunity to have most of the spam filtered out of their inbox, according to David Powicki, a network analyst at the Office of Information Technologies.

5,300 degrees to be conferred at weekend ceremonies
In a final blur of ceremonies and celebrations, more than 5,300 graduates will bid the campus farewell this weekend.

Romney files measure to eliminate Bulger's office
Despite apparent legislative opposition to Gov. Mitt Romney's bid to eliminate the office of President William M. Bulger, the governor last week filed a measure to force lawmakers to take a public stand on the issue.

New 21st Century Leader Awards to be given to 11 seniors
Eleven members of the Class of 2003 will be awarded 21st Century Leader Awards during the Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday.

Clydesdale appointed Distinguished Professor
Fergus M. Clydesdale, head of the Department of Food Science has been appointed Distinguished Professor by President William M. Bulger. The appointment was made following a vote of approval by the Board of Trustees at its meeting May 7 at the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Student to receive 3rd bachelor's, begin 4th
More than half a century ago, James Conway dropped out of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., but these days, nothing can keep him out of the classroom - certainly not graduation.

Alumna wins Guggenheim for photographic work
Campus-connected Guggenheim Fellowship winners this year aren't limited to faculty. Alumna Anne Rearick of Gloucester received one for her work as a photographer.

9 staff cited for outstanding performance
Nine campus employees received Chancellor's Citation Awards May 15 in recognition of their outstanding performance and contributions to the campus.

Rockefeller Foundation funds professor's studies
The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Program is funding a multidisciplinary research project by Operations Management professor Anna Nagurney and two colleagues.

 

 
 
    
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