A reception welcoming Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, is being held Friday, Sept. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Marriott Center for Hospitality in the Campus Center.
Claudia Donald of the Graduate School has been named director of online communications in University Relations, where she will manage campus-wide Web communication strategies aimed at internal and external constituents.
UMass Amherst alumnus and Boston sports media personality Marc Bertrand (98.5 The Sports Hub, Comcast SportsNet New England) will emcee a pep rally in downtown Boston on Aug. 27 in support of the UMass Minuteman football team, which opens the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Gillette Stadium against Boston College.
UMass Amherst kicks off another school year as it welcomes an estimated 4,650 new students to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus. The busy schedule through Labor Day is part of the New Students Orientation and First Week programs.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies. Tuesday, September 2, 10:30 a.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Imaging Her Selves: Black Women Artists...