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Alexinia Baldwin, a professor of curriculum and instruction, was installed to serve a two-year term as president of Altrusa International, at the organization's biennial convention in Albuquerque, N.M., in July. Altrusa is an international organization for executive and professional women, that undertakes volunteer activities for communities. Its most recent undertaking is to provide scholarships for children who are HIV-positive or have AIDS to attend camp at Safe Havens, Vt. The organization has more than 500 clubs branches in eight countries, including a local chapter in Storrs.

Jennifer Wilcox, a master's degree student in international studies, is this year's recipient of the Robert G. Mead Jr. Fellowship. The fellowship was presented to Wilcox yesterday at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, before the Robert G. Mead lecture. The fellowship was established by the family and friends of Mead, a professor of Latin American literature from 1949 to 1984, to honor his commitment to intercultural understanding in the Americas. The $1,000 fellowship is awarded to an outstanding first-year master's student in Latin American studies or a related discipline.