The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVII, Issue 41
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
August 23, 2002

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XXXXX Deb Caldwell, clerk II in Financial Aid Services, posts job listings for undergraduates in the second floor hallway of Whitmore. Fall classes begin Sept. 4. (Stan Sherer photo)

Fewer students destined for temporary housing
While demand for on-campus housing remains high, fewer new students will find themselves placed in temporary living spaces this fall than last, according to Housing Services officials.

Hugus to head International Programs
Frank R. Hugus, head of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, has been appointed interim director of the International Programs Office and interim associate provost for International Programs, effective Sept. 1.

Professor searches for ancient land bridge to Asia
A campus geoscientist is part of a team of researchers sailing the Bering and Chukchi seas this summer, searching for clues about the sea floor history and the land bridge that once existed between what is now Alaska and Russia.

Chancellor, three faculty awarded tenure
The Board of Trustees on Aug. 7 approved the appointment with tenure of Chancellor John V. Lombardi as professor of History.

Wiarda's new books draw upon sabbatical research
Political Science professor Howard J. Wiarda is currently completing work on three monographs that grew out of his sabbatical leave in 2001, which he spent conducting research in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Hedge fund database donated to center
The Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) has received a multi-million dollar gift of the Zurich Alternative Investment Performance Databases from Zurich Capital Markets (ZCM), an international leader in the alternative asset management industry.

Five Colleges awarded grant for teaching African languages
Five Colleges, Inc. has received a year-long grant of $75,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to test two new models for language instruction to be developed by the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, formerly known as the Five College Foreign Language Resource Center.

Grant supports education on non-proliferation issues
The Ploughshares Fund has awarded Five Colleges, Inc. a two-year, $40,000 grant to assist the Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) Program in updating curricula in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

International, domestic visitors rally 'round Citroëns
The campus had its own French Connection for four days early in August.

Keene State plans service for Redfern
A  memorial service for Leo F. Redfern will be held Friday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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