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A memorial service for Ellsworth “Dutchy” Barnard, professor emeritus of English, will be held Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.

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Cloudy skies did not deter the Class of 2004 from celebrating its success during the 134th undergraduate Commencement on May 23 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. About 22,000 well-wishers filled the stands as bachelor’s degrees were conferred upon approximately 4,000 seniors.

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Degrees were conferred on approximately 1,300 master’s and doctoral candidates at the Graduate School Commencement on May 22 in the Mullins Center.

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Nearly 5,500 degrees will be awarded during three separate Commencement ceremonies this weekend, while several other events are planned to celebrate this year’s graduates.

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Charlena Seymour was appointed May 20 as provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Chancellor John V. Lombardi made the announcement.

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Professor Thomas P. Russell of the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment was approved May 5 by the Board of Trustees.

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David Gray, the interim head of UMassOnline since last fall, was appointed May 19 as the permanent chief executive officer of the unit by President Jack M. Wilson. Gray will continue to serve as vice president for Information Services and chief information officer for the UMass system.

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The removal and replacement of the concrete deck around the Du Bois Library is scheduled to begin on June 1.

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Donald Futrell has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Facilities and Campus Services and David Murphy has been named director of the Budget Office, according to a May 14 memorandum from Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Joyce M. Hatch.

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Excellence in teaching, research and academic advising were recognized May 12 at the campus''s annual awards banquet.

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