Headliners

Robert Schrader has been appointed interim director of UMass Extension, effective Aug. 10, according to John Mullin, vice provost for University Outreach.

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James J. Karam was elected Aug. 4 to chair the University’s 22-member Board of Trustees. Karam succeeds Grace K. Fey, who remains on the board but did not seek a fifth one-year term as chair.

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The campus-based Air Force ROTC Detachment 370 will close in the summer of 2007 due primarily to the small number of officers it has produced during the past decade and the need to move manpower to other locations to support significant growth in the Air Force ROTC program nationwide, Air Force officials have announced.

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The sale of 110 acres of University-owned land on Nantucket to a conservation group won legislative approval on July 30.

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UMass Amherst is among the 16 public universities and colleges in the U.S. rated “best buys” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005.

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The annual Community Breakfast, organized by the Office of Public Affairs and co-hosted by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7:30-9 a.m. at Franklin Dining Commons.

Now in its 38th year, the event kicks off the new academic year by bringing together members of the campus community, local legislators, civic and business leaders, area college presidents and townspeople to discuss common interests and goals.

Parking is available in Lot 62 and carpooling is suggested.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. To reserve tickets, call 577-1101 by Aug. 25.

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Michael F. Malone, a distinguished campus researcher and teacher for more than two decades, has been named dean of the College of Engineering.

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Seven leading members of the German Social Democratic Party (SDP) will meet with three local residents July 28 at noon at the Lathrop Community, 100 Bassett Brook Dr., in Easthampton. The visit of the German officials, who are in Boston to attend the Democratic National Convention, was arranged by the department German languages and literatures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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As the role of school counseling increases in importance, a center based in the School of Education’s Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services is playing a key role in shaping the development of the profession. The mission of the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research is “to improve the practice of school counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice.”

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Due to ongoing construction, W.E.B. Du Bois Library will be closed on Friday, July 23, and Monday, July 26.

The Library will be open on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library hours are not affected; the facility in the Lederle Graduate Research Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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