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<br /> Fall 2012<br /> Meet the<br /> Chancellor<br /> Kumble Subbaswamy<br /> <br /> Dr. J Today A Visit to Cree Country <br /> 2012 ANNUAL REPORT OF DONORS<br /> spring 2011 15<br /> 16 umass amherst<br /> Fall 2012<br /> THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS<br /> 16 Meet Our New Global Chancellor<br /> An interview with Kumble Subbaswamy.<br /> 18 No Walls<br /> For 40 years, UWW has had a rich tapestry of students,<br /> including Julius Erving ’86, ’86G(Hon).<br /> 22 Could You Still Get In?<br /> As admission standards keep rising, some alums might<br /> wonder whether they’d find a place on today’s campus.<br /> 24 The Sidewalk Historian<br /> Seth Kamil ’89 makes a business of walking<br /> and talking in New York City.<br /> 26 Cree Time<br /> A student expands her horizons in northern Quebec.<br /> 30 What’s Your Opinion?<br /> UMass pollsters want to know.<br /> 32 Cruising the Lower River<br /> with Pa<a title="fall12-zmags page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=1"> Fall 2012 Meet the Chancellor Kumble Subba</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=2"> 16 umass amherst</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=3"> Fall 2012 THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIE</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=4"> </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=5"> Vol. 17 | No . 1 | Fall 2012 Executive Editor Ro</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=6"> Inbox Sylvan Fan Regarding “Meme Madness” (Summ</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=7"> producer, Diana Calland, who later moved to NPR. </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=8"> Around the Pond Happy Returns Photo</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=9"> Helping Sophomores Soar WHEN STUDENTS RETURN to </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=10"> Around the Pond JOHN SOLEM tra Women have</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=11"> JOHN SOLEM Trethewey Becomes U.S. Poet Laureate </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=12"> Around the Pond JOHN SOLEM College Heats Up I</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=13"> Life of Consummate Newsman and Teacher Celebrated</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=14"> Sports Minutes Cruz and Quick: At the top of thei</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=15"> P H I L I P P R I , KEY HALL OF F</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=16"> Science Notebook Tracking Bees, Birds, and Bunnie</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=17"> Michael Akresh looks for prairie warblers. </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=18"> A Traveler’s Perspective and a Scientist’s Curios</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=19"> that. But a foremost issue for this cam- pus is i</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=20"> NO WALLS But UWW has always had a rich tapestry o</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=21"> Serena Williams GOLD MEDAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=22"> For Director Ingrid Bracey, who became a </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=23"> Julius Erving in Springfield in September and in C</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=24"> COULD YOU STILL JOHN SOLEM As admission standar</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=25"> still reading applications and taking a holistic </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=26"> THE SIDEWALK HI RIA S T </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=27"> Sidewalk caption here it is right here for your r</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=28"> Cree Time A student expands her horizons in north</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=29"> Lawrence paused along t</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=30"> The steel towers and power lines loomed above us </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=31"> all took turns carrying w the lake, splitting fire</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=32"> What’s Your The New UMass Poll UMass Poll, which</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=33"> Opinion? By Judith B. Cameron ’75 </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=34"> Cruising the Lower River with Paul Theroux A </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=35"> STEVE MCCURRY STUDIOS “I joined the Peace</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=36"> UMass People A Light in the Studio O </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=37"> “Not Just a Pony Ride” W </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=38"> Bookmarks Mark Peter Hughes '95G L</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=39"> Paul Bauer ’78, The Rio Grande: A River Guide to </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=40"> In Memoriam 1930s Isabel R. Jolma ’33, 5/31/201</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=41"> Back in the Day Football and Romance A </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=42"> ZIP 20380 THE PENTAGON, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Foll</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=43"> LET UMASS PROVIDE YOU WITH The University of Ma</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=44"> Nonprofit Org US Postage PAID Danville KY Perm</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=45"> </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=46"> UMASS AMHERST FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=47"> DEAR ALUMNI & FRIENDS, Our impact on society by </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=48"> Fulfilling Dreams ◆ PREPARING GLOBAL CITIZENS ◆ T</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=49"> “ IT WAS P</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=50"> EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR MUSICIANS & ARTISTS As a fir</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=51"> GIFT HELPS STUDENTS GO GLOBAL As a businessman w</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=52"> AdvancingtheMission ◆ BUILDING BRIDGES ◆ TACKLING</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=53"> “ THE AGRICUL</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=54"> DONORS HEED HIS CALL Dan Lyons ’12 graduated fro</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=55"> GIFT TO BENEFIT SCHOOL COUNSELORS In 1958, the y</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=56"> Leading new Discoveries ◆ PURSUING EXCELLENCE ◆ A</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=57"> “MAKING PEACE OUT OF CONFLICT </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=58"> Creating Knowledge ◆ MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PL</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=59"> “ PEER MENTORIN</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=60"> Building Excellence CREATING A 21ST CENTURY C</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=61"> “ I’M HOPING THE </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=62"> A COMMONWEALTH HONORS COLLEGE CHAMPION Aaron Spe</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=63"> Recognizes lifetime giving based on cash, pledges</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=64"> Patrons (continued) Estate of Harold G. Dickey</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=65"> Herbert L. Cheever ’65 + v Carl R. Christenson ’8</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=66"> Advocates (continued) & Nancy J. (Freedman)</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=67"> Robert P. Neil, Jr. ’78 ‡ & Mary (Martins) Nei</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=68"> Members (continued) Christopher M. Clarke ’85 </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=69"> Richard P. Halgin ¤ & Lucille F. Halgin John F</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=70"> Members (continued) & Gail B. Mangurian + C</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=71"> Philip J. Sabra ’71 & Wendy L. Lash Sabra ’72 </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=72"> Members (continued) Xiaoyu Yang ’04PhD & L</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=73"> THE WILLIAM SMITH CLARK SOCIETY The following ind</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=74"> The William Smith Clark Society (continued) Jo</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=75"> IN HONOR OF Robert J. Ackermann Band Alumni Assoc</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=76"> FISCAL YEAR GIFTS 2011-12 AMOUNT </a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=77"> 20 YEAR REVIEW (GIFT RECEIPTS) $60,000,000 $55</a> <a title="fall12-zmags page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8aaed6f?page=78"> PHILANTHROPY FOR TODAY & TOMORROW Gifts of all s</a>