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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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Marcellette G. Williams, who served as interim chancellor in 2001-02, has been named senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and International Relations by President Jack M. Wilson.

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

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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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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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