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<br /> Summer 2011<br /> THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS Amherst<br /> You<br /> can get there<br /> hemre<br /> fro<br /> Making travel and transport<br /> swifter, safer, and smoother<br /> <br /> Peace Corps at 50 Campus Wins McCormack Papers <br /> <br /> <br /> Summer 2011<br /> THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS<br /> 14 Keep on Moving On<br /> How alumni make transportation<br /> smoother, smarter, and safer.<br /> 22 We Come in Peace<br /> Why joining the Peace Corps is a 50-year campus tradition.<br /> 26 Katy Did It<br /> After years of reporting on education, Katy Abel ’11<br /> has her diploma in hand.<br /> 28 Goal!<br /> UMass Amherst wins the papers of<br /> sport-marketing pioneer Mark H. McCormack.<br /> 32 Rock Solid<br /> A professor’s mineral kingdom<br /> comes to campus.<br /> Departments<br /> 3 Inbox<br /> 4 Around the Pond<br /> We get a new garden,<br /> a new leader of th<a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=1"> Summer 2011 THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=2"> </a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=3"> Summer 2011 THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FR</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=4"> Vol. 15 | No . 3 | Summer 2011 Executive Edit</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=5"> Inbox Boston Bravo Congratulations on a long-ov</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=6"> Around the Pond Goodbye Grass, Hello Garden PROD</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=7"> JOHN SOLEM A late spring gave students time for </a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=8"> Around the Pond Football Goes Big Time MINUTEMAN</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=9"> Really Big Botany TWO MONUMENTAL labors </a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=10"> Around the Pond Student</a> <a title="_umag-summ11-zmags.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c67c27d?page=11"> Who’s That Boy? 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