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Volume 7 Number 4 - Summer 1996

IN A GREEK LIGHT
Merging the physical and the intellectual: an ancient ideal, a contemporary goal.

SPORTS & SMARTS
Alumnus Trent Poole saw a need and filed it. The result is a
study space especially for student-athletes.

NAME OF THE GAME
One of the largest majors on campus prepares students for the booming sports industry.

BOYS OF SPRINGTIME
At spring-training camp in Florida with three aspiring former Minutemen baseball players.

MUCH IN THE MOMENT
With Coach Pam Hixon's US women's field hockey team in Atlanta; plus the on-the -spot research of a UMass exercise scientist.

WOMEN'S CREW RULES
Move over, Muffy and Buffy, UMass is putting in its oars. Plus a visit with arch-friend of crew Tom Carhart.

COACHING THE RHYTHM
The up-from-behind spirit of our tenth-in-the-nation equestrians. Plus the winning philosophy of alumna Jane Savoie.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
The body politic: at the Public Health and Health Sciences, Dean Gehlbach has ideas for shaping it up.

EPILOGUE
The Old Chapel eye-test, the odoriferous outfield -- tales of Coach Dick Bergquist.

MASS GATHERINGS
Reunion '96, a tribute to Doric Alviani, and more.

CLASS NOTES
Wherein we pump the sports theme still further, and you remind us there's more to life.

SPORTS
"you went a little crazy, didn't you" -- an antic look back at manic hoops season.


Spring 1996 - Volume 7 Number 3

WHAT A STANGE MARTYRDOM
A literary nun of 17th century Mexico captures the heart of a UMass scholar.

WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE
That obliging addictive, olestra; what our profs say about fat-free fat.

GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS
Make that six fried catfish suppers with peach cobbler, please: the upscale LA soul food of Brad Johnson '79.

ENTERPRISING STUDENTS
With names like Earthfoods, People's Market, and the Valley Women's Voice, can these be just another set of capitalist tools?

AT THE ODYSSEY/ ALL THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPUSES
A brief encounter with UMass President William Bulger, plus a pocket tour of his domain.

FLAGSHIP FLYING/ MARRIAGE OF MINDS/ WHAT'S IN A NAME
The W.E.B. DuBois Library is dedicated; the passion of Shirley Graham DuBois is recalled; a

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Undergrads are up to their lab coats in research, says Dean Linda Slakey of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

EPILOGUE
President Emeritus John Lederle is the father of maodern UMass. He says we can blame him for the bricks on the library too.

FAMILY MATTERS
A Bachelor of Arts with a 3.63 at 61, Pat Bresnahan '96 is a proud product of the University Without Walls.

MASS GATHERINGS
Including announcement of the ascension of another UWW grad, and a poetic offering by


Volume 7 Number 2 - Winter 1996

A MAN OUT OF TIME
A grandson's homage to an alumnus of the land: Lewis Black '27 of Williamsburg.

DOLLARS & SCIENCE
The life and death of cells, the inner workings of cows, the demands of grantmanship: two hefty awards further the work of an exemplary UMass scientist.

TEN AT THE TOP
Ten UMass departments had reason to whoop when the National Research Council announced its rankings of Ph.D. programs. Liguistics and polymer science were the creme de la creme.

FOR THE RECORD
It's a jungle out there, but faculty musicians are going forth and recording.

TRASHING IT
The waste stream, that is. Thanks to Marc Fournier '76 and his crew, our river of garbage is forming frugal tributaries.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
UMass' first dean of graduate education gets a grip on 120 programs.

THE DEAN'S LIST
You want faculty honors? We got faculty honors. A new Mass. Magazine feature.

VISUAL ARTS
Her sculpture is at MOMA, her reviews are in Art in America, and she's teaching our students. A visit to the UMass foundry and art professor Pat Lasch.

FAMILY MATTERS
A scholarship and a sense of acknowledgement for one UMass student and her parents.

SPORTS
Coach Joanie O'Brien has those Minutewomen on an upward trajectory.


Volume 7 Number 1 - Fall 1995

THOMAS AHOY
Gingrich and Clinton agree on one thing: "Thomas," a navigational device for the information age, courtesy of UMass cybernauts.

UMASS MEDIA
Tune in, turn on -- no, no, no. Drop IN on cable TV produced by School of Ed students, with faculty luminaries as stars.

STICKING WITH IT
A long-term relationship with slime mold isn't everyone's cup of protein. But it's brought this UMass biochemist within the sight of a promising cancer therapy.

OUR CAMPUS POND
Its history, lore, and allure. Its decling fortunes, and what can be done to reverse them.

SOME DOGS' LIVES
UMass people are a socially conscious lot. Improving life for people with disablities is an important goal. Throw in puppies, and who can resist?

DEADHEAD-IN-CHIEF
UMass made a historian out of Dennis McNally, but it took Jerry Garcia to make him a publicist.

AT PEACE IN VIETNAM
Photographs of a formerly war-torn land, by nurse-educator and alumna Barbara Poremba.

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
A talk with the School of Management's Thomas O'Briend, and several tales of his deandom, kick off a new MM department.

BOOKS
A taboo approach to a hot-button topic: comparative literature professor David Lenson's On Drugs.

FAMILY MATTERS
Coping with the death of his father, UMass senior finds a way to help fellow students deal with loss.

SPORTS
Rene Ingoglia: a tale of triumph over a sprung knee and a shattered dream.


Volume 6 Number 4 - Summer 1995

THE WHEELBARROW AND THE COQUI
Martin Espada -- poet, lawyer, professor, one-time bouncer -- brings the sensibility of the Puerto Rican working class to the art of American poetry.

SHE CAN TELL YOU HOW SHE GOT, HOW SHE GOT TO SESAME STREET
For a quarter of a century, children have enjoyed Loretta Long '73 Ed.D. on the show where learning is brought to you by the letters F-U-N.

ON HER OWN TURF
Entomologist, athlete, and umpire Patricia Vittum knows her science, and her sports, from the ground up.

IN THE RIGHT PLACES AT THE RIGHT TIMES
Josh Meyer '87 got his first taste of investigative reporting at the Collegian. Today he's an award-winning star of the Los Angeles Times newsroom.

HIGH ADVENTURE
Cady Coleman '91 Ph.D. always wanted ajob with out-of-the-ordinary challenges and rewards. Like being an astronaut, for example.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Commencement '95, faculty artists, Airstreams fill the campus, familiar faces in the news again, and more.

BOOKS
For an emeritus English professor, cop stories are all in the family.

SPORTS
Baseball and softball diamonds sparkle.

EPILOGUE
Stevenson Fletcher still looms larger than life in the memories of HRTA alums.


Volume 6 Number 3 - Spring 1995

HALLELUJAH
Move your body, clap your hands -- Horace Boyer wants you to feel the spirit of gospel music.

SIDE BY SIDE
They've gone a long way together since their graduate student days. Today, Eva Schlanger is an educational consultant and Marvin Schlanger is Arco Chemical's Chief Operating Officer.

THE ROCKYROAD TO UTOPIA
Feminist scholar Daphne Patai once believed that women's studies could change the world. Now she wants to see the field reform itself.

FOR ALL THE TALES IN CHINA
Lucien Miller saw a storyteller catch fire while performing one of those folktales. Translating them wasn't quite that dangerous.

THESE WERE THE YEARS OF HAPPY UPHEAVAL
Alumni remember the winds of change that swept the Mass. State campus when the war ended, the battle for university status escalated, and a new era took shape.

ALMOST ALL THE WAY
The Minutewomen didn't quite make it to Seattle, but fans will never forget the thrills of this best-ever basketball season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Maya Angelou and Elie Weisel at the Mullins Center, Lake Woebegon by the Campus Pond, a professor's legacy, ROTC from A to Z, a biology field trip, the AIDS Quilt on CD-ROM, Coach Cal loves the library, and more.

BOOKS
A communication professor takes a dim view of the way Hollywood has portrayed people with disabilities.

MASS GATHERINGS
The Class of'45 at 50, "Family Matters," and club news from all over.

 


Volume 6 Number 2 - Winter 1995

ALL THAT JAZZERCISE
Patty Gorman '82 loves teaching, whether it's in a classroom full of special-needs children or a workout room full of sweaty, dancing adults.

SMALL MATTERS OF LIFE & DEATH
Pediatric surgeon Jay Wilson '76 had turned his back on medicine for a career in genetic research, but dying babies drew him out of the lab and into the operating room.

WHOSE WEST IS IT, ANYWAY?
The defense of Western civilization, says Afro-American studies professor John Bracey, is too important to be left to white people.

BACK TO THE GARDEN
In the water resources of the parched Middle East, professor emeritus Daniel Hillel sees a wellspring of peace and prosperity.

THE CANDLE MAN CAN
To Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge, bayberry and a hundred other scents add up to the smell of runaway marketing success --$30 million a year and still growing.

DURFEE IN THE PINK
At any season of the year, this garden is designed to make the campus more beautiful, more livable, and more fun.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A giant-killing start to the basketball season, a spruced-up Fine Arts Center, second thoughts of a one-time Minuteman-hater, a windmill in Massachusetts, a telescope in Mexico, and new honors for faculty writers.

BOOKS
Madeleine Kunin writes a political life as gracefully as she has lived it.

SPORTS
The Minutewomen, with a hard-driving new coach at the helm, set their sights on a volleyball championship.

FAMILY MATTERS
Melissa and Caitlin make the Walters clan a two-generation family of UMass educators and engineers.

MASS GATHERINGS
Get ready for Reunion 1995, and catch up on Alumni Club activities and other matters of interest.

CLASSNOTES
More on the professors who made a difference in your lives. And more, and more, and more. Plus news from the classes, Lost & Found, and In Memoriam.


Volume 6 Number 1-Fall 1994

AS GOOD AS THE GUYS
Gearing up to play for the Silver Bullets, Julie Croteau tests her mental and physical toughness on the field with the Minutemen.

IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANCESTORS
At New York's African Burial Ground, anthropologist Michael Blakey '85 unearths a treasure trove of neglected black history.

MAD ABOUT ANDY
The cameras are rolling on the set of NBC's hit comedy, "Mad About You." When a gag falls flat it's writer and jokemeister Andy Gordon '84 to the rescue.

TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN
The food was great and the price was right, so giant PepsiCo gobbled up two restaurant chains, much to the delight of their alumni CEO's.

ESTHER'S BOUNTY
Former professor Esther Wallace has been a swimmer all her life, but she's made a really big splash with generous gifts to the university and the Salvation Army.

BACK TO BURUNDI
U.N. field officer Tina Ghelli '90 tries to make life a little less desperate for Rwandan was refugees.

LETTERS
On cow towns and sports teams, our editorial completely missed the evident mistreatment of circus animals, a professor rejects "jazz" label, memories of a Ferris wheel operator turned Coast Guard officer, a foul call on the priority point system for basketball tickets, and other issues on the minds of our readers.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Lou Roe takes basketball around the world; Legos in Lilliput -- SOM students build a miniture campus; plus new appointments and big news in science.

BOOKS
Bill Meissner, poet and lifelong baseball enthusiast, chooses his favorite game as the subject for his first book of prose.

FAMILY MATTERS
UMass is one family tradition for Paul and Neal Melley. Music is another.

MASS GATHERINGS
Hundreds followed the Yellow Brick Road to Homecoming '94; the Alumni Association -- its membership campaign and its new president; plus club activities from around the country.

CLASS NOTES
They changed your life! From Ray Torrey in the thirties to Julius Lester in the nineties, memories of favorite professors abound.


Volume 5 Number 4 - Summer 1994

SETTLED OFF THE COURT
Women's tennis makes a comeback thanks to Title IX.

OF TWO MINDS
Popular, schmopular. Professor Seymour Epstein's new book is being misunderstood by everyone!

EUREKA!
That enlightening, terrifying, and slightly seductive moment when Rodney Hart '66 knew he was hooked on teaching.

THE SOUND
Yusef LAteef: A jazz legend who provides music for the soul.

AMONG THE STARS
A Nobel Prize before he's even middle-aged. Russell Hulse '72 is enjoying every minute of it.

PARADISE PRESERVED
Following their leader into the Mundo Maya, a UMass class explores the tricky territory of travel for the ecologically aware.

THE GREATEST OF EASE
Peter Gold '86 blows off a slot in corporate America and joins the circus.

THE UGLIEST FISH IN THE WORLD
With a face only an ichthyologist could love, an obscure relative of the shark earns the academic ardor of Dominique Didier '92.

REUNION '94
Those were the days, my friend.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Commencement -- a scorching send-off. Equestrians gallop to the Nationals. Thrill-seekers improvise on eclipse day.

SPORTS
Baseball: How a star athlete maintained perfect balance while losing the feel; UMass' long history in the big leagues.

FAMILY MATTERS
Meet the Kozodys: basketball nuts, phtographers, mother and daughter.

MASS GATHERINGS
Th eyear in review, basketball in France, Homecoming in Oz.

CLASS NOTES
Moon Walk inspires memories of grainy TV's, kids being born, travels here and abroad. Are we turning into our parents?


Volume 5 Number 3 - Spring 1994

L.A. STORY
Can a doctor from Boston find hapiness in La-La Land?

A PHANTOM PEACE
Amid bombs and assassinations, an Irish-American scholar reports on the first stirrings of peace in Belfast.

SHELL GAME
As Turtlemania hits new merchandising heights, cartoonist Peter Laird '76 feels a certain vertigo.

SALVAGING JUSTICE
Attorney Randall Coyne '80 used to support the death penalty. Then he met Federico Macias.

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR
Despite dashed hopes and broken hearts, Midnight Madness can't come soon enough.

MEMORIES IN STONE
How countries memorialize the Holocaust says as much aboutthem as their terrible subject.

Rx RAINFOREST
The glamour and savvy of the Huaorani of Amazonian Ecudor.

LETTERS
Some voices In defense of lesbian mothers; readers' memories of Buffy, Taj, and Theresa de Kerpely; parents wish us well; and a conservative consigns us to Rush Limbaugh.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
UMies in high places: The Congress! The White House! The Grammys! The Solar System!

BOOKS
Inner-city violence and mainstream American values.

SPORTS
Born the same day in the same town in Puerto Rico, two freshman athletes join forces as teammates and roommates.

FAMILY MATTERS
Introducing a new section for parents.

MASS GATHERINGS
'80s Decade Reunion gathering speed; alumni cluns forming all over the galaxy.

CLASS NOTES
Items from alums, plus profiles: the used car salesman from heaven; the women who was doc-to-the-jocks; the alumni family who helped make NASA's space suits. And why you, yes, you, should leave the lights burning.

BALLOT
Bylaws and candidates for your inspection and VOTE!


Volume 5 Number 2 - Winter 1994

BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE
Through a physicist's eye: the Umass of tomorrow as imagined by Chancellor David Scott.

WORLD CLASS
Barbara Burn, of International Programs, has given us a campus as big as the entire globe.

IT'S NOT JUST CRAZY KAYAKERS ANYMORE!
Join journalism professor Norm Sims for a wild ride on the political currents of the Deerfield River.

ROAMING WITH WOLVES
Rick McIntyre got his start photgraphing Minutemen. Now his specialty is the large animals of Alaska.

NATIVE VOICE
The heart and soul of Buffy Sainte-Marie have lifted her musical career up where she belongs.

A POWERFUL LEGACY
Keeping Bobby's ideals alive: Philip Johnston and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.

LETTERS
The Minuteman mascot controversy, advice on reading aloud to children, happy memories of Sumner Dole, Whitey Lanphear, and hockey the last time around, hostility to lesbian mothers, Disney on Ice.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
UMass basketball wins big at Madison Square Garden, Albey Reiner is Mass. Professor of the Year, Bill Cosby on thebattle against racism, astronomy researchers win the Nobel Prize, the mascot muddle.

SPORTS
In field hockey and soccer, two great goalies shut down the opposistion.

MASS GATHERINGS
A WWII grad wowed by Homecoming '93; '80's Decade reunion is coming up, alumni clubs are springing up all over; Parents Newsletter in the works.

CLASS NOTES
Trekkies rejoice, one of ours is on the Enterprise, baseballbuddies reunited at the Mets, UMass spirit in the mountains of Nepal, and thanks for the memories.

EPILOGUE
Theresa de Kerpely - Orchard Hill once had a house mother who was a writer, a mentor to students, and a citizen of the world.


Volume 5 Number 1 - Fall 1993

HONORING THE QUEEN OF COLE
From the Pub to the Emmys, even for Nat King Cole's daughter, it wasn't an easy road.

KING OF THE ROAD
Bringing General Motors back from the brink - homeboy Jack Smith takes the wheel.

DREAM WEAVER
If the Chama Valley is to remain a farming community, we'll have Maria Varela to thank.

OUT OF THE CLOSET AND INTO THE PTA
When her partner had a baby, two things happened to Phyllis Burke - she became political, and she became a mother.

TAKING ANOTHER SHOT AT IT
Hockey is back with a new coach, a brand new team, and a fabulous facility. But can they shoot to score?

KANSAS OR BUST
In 1930, four frat boys set off in their flivver looking for work. What they found was America.

LETTERS
The Kennedy Assassination - last words from Manchester and Prouty; our education series draws praise and criticism; more Mo Lanphear; Department of Correction disappointed in Carey's response.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Marching Band's the subject of a new documentary film, Father Quigley retires, the ambassador to Venezuela and the minister in Nigeria are two of ours.

BOOKS
A combat veteran describes the pastoral horror show of Vietnam as "camping out with a terrifying undercurrent."

MASS GATHERINGS
Homecoming and '68 Reunion - Elton John concert, bonfires, games, dances, fall foliage - who could ask for more?

CLASS NOTES
News of the classes, plus Emil Corwin '25 at 90 years old - nowhere near retirement. Christian Jones making bikes for the connoisseur, Kevin Moeller '88 on life and fishing since graduation, Sue Butkewich '80 is keeping the weeds out of the cranberry patch - it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

EPILOGUE
Dutch Barnard: Rebel with a lifetime of causes.


Volume 4 Number 4 - Summer 1993

BANNED IN THE USA
An explorer of censorship is threatened with the same: Jonathan Stack '79 and his film "Damned in the USA."

CLASSROOM CRUSADERS: READING
You'll need to do even more than turn off your TV, says Jim Trelease '63. Pick up a book and read aloud to your children.

CLASSROOM CRUSADERS: WRITING
Can five-year-olds write? Sharon Edwards '71 answers this question with another: Can four-year-old walk?

CLASSROOM CRUSADERS: ARITHMETIC
Bill Morrissey '71 paces the sidelines as his lean, mean MATHletes take to the field and calculate their way to victory.

JOINT VENTURES
Joint-venturing in the former Soviet state? Prepare to ponder the differences between "no" and "nyet," says an enterprising graduate student.


'70S REUNION - POLITICS TO PLATFORMS
Somewhere between the love-fest at Woodstock and the election of Ronald Reagan lies the seventies. What was it all about, ALfie?

LETTERS
Does anyone not have an opinion about the death of JFK? We heard from lots of you. Plus hockey remembered (stay tuned for brand new NCAA hockey in the Mullins) and a current student calls for rememberance of things past.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Our new Chancellor's been named and he's a Scot and a scholar. Commencement poetics and heroics. And more campus news.

VISUAL ARTS
Watch out for falling bottles in the University Gallery's spring show, Alumni III.

BOOKS
"Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos," a rave review of insect symphonics by biologist Vincent Dethier.

MASS GATHERINGS
A hot year for alumni clubs -- they gathered members and steam. From "Miss Saigon" to a blowout party with Coach Cal - alums are getting together in style.

CLASS NOTES
News of the classes. Plus profiles of a still-sparkling centenarian and other stand-out alums.

EPILOGUE
Many will miss the whistling Whitey Lanphear.


Volume 4 Number 3 - Spring 1993

DIPPING INTO SCIENCE
Teacher Ron Hirsch '71 and his flock of high school students came to campus and got a heady dose of biology (and geology and astronomy and physics...)

GOING FOR BROKE
Wall Street lawyer becomes million dollar Hollywood writer practically overnight. Fairytale? Not for this UMie.

WHO KILLED JFK?
Two distinguished alumni, two different answers to the question Americans can't stop asking.

SMALL WORLDS
One women'slife in nuclear physics.

OUR MAN FROM HAVANA
An odyssey from Cuba to the top of the federal bench.

IT'S IN OUR COURT!
Minute Maniacs pass the torch as The Final Rage in the Cage moves into the Magical Mullins.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME
The telling and selling of Old Sturbridge Village.

HAVING YOUR CLOCK AND TICKING IT TOO
Clockmeister Robert Cheney hits the big time.

UNLOCKING MINDS
One professor's experience behind bars.

LETTERS
Saga of the crabapple continues, Eric the Rat remembered, military men on preserving history, test for readers: spot the typo on the ID card.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Basketball, Reunion, Basketball, UMass in the News and Cool Quotes from Classnotes, Basketball, gavin Scholarship, Ask the Professor, and Why Coach Cal deserves every penny. Basketball.

CLASS NOTES
News of the classes plus tales from the cockpit, how Mat Brown never had to grow up, the Snake Lady from the Museum of Science, Dick Bresciani and the Dream Job.

BALLOT
It is election time again. Read up on the candidtaes (see inside back cover) use th ehandy card to send in your votes.


Volume 4 Number 2 - Winter 1993

A STARRING ROLE
Bill Pullman '80 returns to Amherst to film a new movie, but this time with his name in lights.

THE MULLINS CENTER
Seven years in planning and two in construction - the Mullins in all its glory.

SING A SONG OF HOPE
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu's visit inspires a celebration.

MY DINNER WITH STALIN
An account by Norman Blake '38 of an encounter with one of history's most formidable figures.

B-BALL BOUNCES BACK
In four years Coach Cal takes the team from no-man's land to fat city. Here's how.

ELECTION '92: POLITICS AND PACKAGING
Commnication scholar Jarice Hanson on the packaging of political candidates.

ELECTION '92: BACKSTAGE AT THE DEBATES
Broadcast journalist Ed Fouhy '56 on the presidential debates.

BEYOND POP
Collage meets the computer age in the confrontational art of Jerry Kearns.

LETTERS
The Kent State Club, West Virginia hollers & memories of a 1923 MAC baseball game.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
UMies making waves, Hooker on the record, quotes and questions, and campus news update.

PERFORMING ARTS
Pretending to be someone else: the fine art of auditioning.

BOOKS
In the Heart Is an Instrument Madeleine Blais paints unforgettable portraits injournalism.

MASS GATHERINGS
George Parks brings it all back home, plus Eleanor Bateman and Mildred Sheridan Barber return to campus, and alumni attend award dinners and celebrations.

CLASS NOTES
News of the classes plus Columbia's economic honcho, a Monet-grubbing computer artist, a dispatch from the dustbowl, a Young republican makes good, a retired astronomy professor answers kids' questions about the cosmos, and a pair of prodigies map the marketplace for Consumers.

 


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