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Randolph W. Bromery, former chancellor and Commonwealth Professor Emeritus of geophysics, has been reappointed by President George W. Bush to a three-year term on the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

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A symposium examining the nature of the visualization process and the ways it has been used by artists and scientists to convey the wonderment of discovery to a broad audience will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall.

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A team of campus researchers is developing new polymer materials that can encapsulate organ cells and other materials and deliver them inside the human body.

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Nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award are currently being accepted for consideration.

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The Faculty Senate has a redesigned and greatly expanded website with a number of new features.

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As UMassOnline begins its fifth year of operation, the program has six new offerings, including three certificate programs based in the Department of Hospitality and Travel Management.

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Environmental Health and Safety staff stabilized and removed nearly a dozen types of chemical compounds from a vacated laboratory in Fernald Hall on Jan. 18, according to Brian Fitzpatrick, head of Environmental Management Services at EH&S.

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A trio of campus researchers are investigating the use of technology to provide improved support for online dispute resolution. This is expected to lead to systems that could serve as models for advanced e-government services at dozens of federal agencies.

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The ground-breaking for the Joseph Troll Turf Research Center was held Jan. 6 in South Deerfield. Professor emeritus Joseph Troll, Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, ceremoniously pitched the first shovel into the ground to begin construction on the $775,000-facility.

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Two Amherst campus graduates and an honorary degree recipient are among seven women who will be recognized for excellence in business and management by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27.

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