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Alumnus Thomas C. Krajeski this week assumed his new duties as the U.S. ambassador to Yemen. He presented his credentials to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at an Aug. 15 ceremony in the capital of Sana’a.

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In what Manageent professor James Theroux calls a case of “reality programming meets business education,” students at the Isenberg School of Management will take part in a real-time case study of a Framingham-based high-technology company this fall. The company, Theroux says, is on the cutting edge of technology and will give students a view into the “invisible” and astonishingly complex world of the computer chip.

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As of July 1, several reorganizations affecting a dozen academic departments across four schools and colleges went into effect and resulted in the creation of three new units. The departmental consolidations, which were supported by the respective deans, were approved in April and May by the Faculty Senate.

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Gov. Mitt Romney this week signed a bill authorizing the sale of University-owned land on Nantucket to a conservation group.

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Five Colleges, Incorporated has received a grant of $325,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support one-time costs for the management of a new Five College fiber optic network that will furnish nearly limitless bandwidth for the five member campuses of the consortium. Funds from the grant will also be used to offset partial costs for the first two years of operation.

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A new, multidisciplinary master’s degree program in Architecture is awaiting approval by the state Board of Higher Education after being endorsed Aug. 4 by the Board of Trustees.

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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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A new compensation committee and a freestanding audit committee were established Aug. 4 as the Board of Trustees approved changes in its bylaws.

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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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