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Expanded McHenry Library to boast global-themed café, reading garden

Sketch of expanded library

Plans for a café/meeting place in the expanded McHenry Library are taking shape, after donors step forward to create a cyber cafe with a global theme and also a reading garden. (Image by BOORA Architects Inc.) [More]

Pre-Columbian ruin uncovered in Peru

Photo of Keith Muscutt

Hidden until now in the remote and densely forested eastern slope of the Andes Mountains in Peru is a previously unknown pre-Columbian ruin. Assistant dean of the arts Keith Muscutt reported the existence of the massive ruin, thought to be a remnant from Peru’s Chachapoya people. [More]

Campus chefs cook up a storm

Photo of chefs

Campus chefs got extra helpings of inspiration at a recent three-day conference where they heard "top-notch" speakers, got hands-on instruction in preparing Spanish tapas, or "small plates," and heard a lot about "flavor profiles" and what customers want. [More]