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Web visitors to UMass Amherst are finding familiar materials presented to them in a new format that was recently unveiled to the public. The new website is easy to use, easy to navigate, and friendly to those who seek news, information, and calendar listings, and those who want to provide information about events, activities and services on campus.

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Julie Leiston-Belanger, a student in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship by IBM Corporation.

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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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Spring cleaning may give some offices a little extra space, but the additional trash can be a headache for the Office of Waste Management, according to Lorenzo Macaluso, special projects coordinator for the unit.

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

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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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