The UMass campus seen from the west at sunset.
Another view of the campus. The Computer Science and Polymer science buildings are in the cluster in the center, just left of the larger white Lederle Graduate Research Center.
The Computer Science building. For enough money, we'll name it after you...
Front view of the Conte Polymer Science building, site for the conference lectures. Republican Congressman Silvio Conte (1921-1991) was a great supporter of UMass, and in general was so popular that he sometimes won both the Republican and Democratic nominations for re-election.
The lecture hall in the Conte Polymer Science Building, with some unidentified polymer scientists.
The Campus Center Hotel, principal lodging site and location for lunches.
The Old Chapel and the W.E.B. DuBois library seen from the base of the Campus Center. DuBois, a native of western Massachusetts, was among the leading African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century.
DuBois Library, the Campus Pond, and our two trumpeter swans.
The Old Chapel seen across the Campus Pond.
The Campus Center Hotel seen across the pond, with the swans again.
Metal sculptures of Amherst residents Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, near Emily's house in downtown Amherst. Emily is buried in West Cemetary.
The 2003 Taste of Amherst festival on the Town Common. The 2004 festival should be sometime around the conference, perhaps even overlapping.
Another view of the 2003 Taste of Amherst.
The Holyoke Range, seen from the War Memorial on the campus of Amherst College. The Holyoke Range rises a maximum of about 1000 feet (300m) above the Connecticut Valley and offers spectactular views.
The western portion of the Holyoke Range, known as the "Seven Sisters". We may have an organized hike along this ridge during the conference.
Photos by David Mix Barrington and Jessica Mix Barrington
Last modified 1 July 2003