The Times Higher Education Supplement, based in London, has ranked the University of Massachusetts as the 45th best university in the world and the 22nd best in North America in a survey released earlier this month.
The University of Massachusetts system was honored Nov. 23 with the Statewide Strategic Asset award as the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MAED) presented its inaugural Team Massachusetts Economic Impact awards. The UMass award was one of three “Economic Booster” awards created by MAED to recognize organizations that are making important economic-development contributions to the Commonwealth.
Linguistics professor John J. McCarthy will give the second of four Distinguished Faculty Lectures on Monday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The talk is titled, “Pahk Your Cah in Hahvahd Yahd: A Biography of the Boston Dialect,” and is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
Judy Steinkamp, director of Space Management, Facilities and Campus Planning in the Facilities and Campus Planning Division, has resigned to pursue a career opportunity at Pfizer, Inc. a pharmaceutical company. Her alst day was Nov. 19.
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