weathers major test
SPIRE, the campus's new online registration tool,
had its first workout between Nov. 14 and Dec. 3 when nearly 15,500
undergraduates and more than 1,800 graduate students registered
for spring classes.
to recognize top seniors
Chancellor John V. Lombardi is calling for nominations from the
faculty for a new set of awards to recognize outstanding seniors,
according to the Provost's Office.
a virtual spin on the Big Dig
Nervous about negotiating the Big Dig when it
opens early next year? Through the efforts of Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering professor Donald Fisher and his assistants, drivers
can test-drive their routes through Boston before ever pulling out
of the driveway.
has Minutewomen fans cheering
What a difference a year makes. At the end of
the fall semester in 2001, the wo-men's basketball team had won
one game and lost eight, this year they are 8 and 1, riding a six-game
winning streak and showing no signs of slowing down.
staff pitch in for Jessie's House
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - dozens
of them, who work in the tall brick building in the middle of campus.
Institute director named
David Reckhow, professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, has been appointed director of The Environmental Institute
by interim Vice Chancellor for Research Frederick W. Byron. The
appointment is retroactive to Sept. 1.
Vladimir Haensel dead at 88
Vladimir "Val" Haensel, 88, of Amherst,
an award winning ground-breaker in petroleum-products research and
a professor emeritus of Chemical Engineering, died Dec. 15. He held
nearly 150 U.S. patents and more than 400 foreign patents.