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Members of the Syracuse University men's hockey club practice at the Marilyn and William Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion on South Campus. The pavilion, which features a main rink and a studio rink, opened in the fall, following a dedication ceremony honoring the Tennitys, whose gift made the rink possible.

When Dennis Romano, professor and chair of the history department at the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship last spring, he became the fifth faculty member in his department to receive the prestigious honor.
      Romano, who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, Renaissance Italy, and Venice, is writing a biography of Francesco Foscari, who served as doge, or chief magistrate, of Venice from 1423 to 1457.
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      The Department of African American Studies (AAS) hadn’t had a permanent chair for several years. That changed this summer when Linda Carty joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty as AAS chair.
      Carty, co-author of We’re Rooted Here: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History (University of Toronto Press, 1994), hopes to capitalize on the department’s strengths and bring it to an even higher level.
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Mary Hatch Marshall

Syracuse University Professor Emerita Mary Hatch Marshall, an authority on Shakespeare and the first woman to rise to the rank of full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, died September 25 at her Syracuse home. She was 97.
      Marshall, whose love of teaching bloomed into a 69-year career, joined the SU faculty in 1948 and was named the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of English Literature in 1952. She retired from full-time teaching in 1970, but continued teaching through 1993 for University College’s Humanistic Studies Center. Marshall also helped found SU Library Associates and the Honors Program, serving as its first director.
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      English professor Mary Karr is back in the media spotlight with more stories of her Texas childhood. Cherry, released this fall, picks up where The Liars’ Club, her 1995 best-selling memoir, left off.
The College of Human Services and Health Professions will consist of two schools—the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work—and three departments: Child and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Nutrition and Hospitality Management.
      The two schools will have directors, while chairs will head the three departments. “I came to this decision about the structure with difficulty,” says William Pollard, founding dean of the College of Human Services and Health Professions. “I am dealing with three formerly autonomous units that have long histories and traditions at Syracuse University. I thought it was important to take into consideration not only my own ideas and philosophies, but those of my colleagues throughout the college as well.”


The Syracuse University Library now offers access to 1,000 electronic journals, primarily in the sciences. Previously, only 250 of these journals were available—all in print form. After consulting with faculty members, the library decided to discontinue these print subscriptions, enabling it to dramatically increase its journal holdings with no increase in cost.
      Peter McDonald, associate University librarian for collection development, is leading the transition to electronic journals. “The students and staff love the change to more digital journals,” he says. “The journals are available at all hours of the day ïnd night to members of the University—on campus, in classes, at home, or anywhere in the world. Multiple users can access the same journal simultaneously, and users have greater flexibility in searching than they had using print indexes.”

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