University of Massachusetts Amherst basketball player Derrick Gordon announced publicly that he identifies as a gay man. With this announcement, Gordon becomes the first publicly gay player in men’s Division I college basketball history.
Joseph L. Sardinas, 70, of Ocala, Fla., professor emeritus of accounting, died April 6 in a plane crash while filming a movie in Summerfield, Fla.
Born in Tampa, Fla., he was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned his B.S. and MBA. He received in Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State...
John Stoffolano, entomologist and professor in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was an invited speaker at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference on April 6 in Harrisburg, Pa., where he presented a paper in a session devoted to the well-known story “Pinocchio.”
Marie Roche will give a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “All is Well that Ends Well: Parolles Theological” on Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Renaissance Center, 650 East Pleasant St.
Refreshments and conversation follow the informal lecture, which is free...
Curator David Katz will display and discuss rare books recently added to the Renaissance Center collection in a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on April 23 at 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information, call 577-3600.
The University Orchestra will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Tian Hui Ng will be the guest conductor and soprano Amanda Hall will be the guest soloist.
Film and theater director, poet and painter Lech Majewski will be present for the showing of his 2010 film “The Mill and the Cross” at the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 in 137 Isenberg School of Management. On Thursday, April 24, Majewski will speak on "The Hidden Language of Symbols in Art" at 4 p.m. in 117 Isenberg School of Management.
John Carey, professor of school counseling in the College of Education’s department of student development at UMass Amherst, is working with the counseling faculty at Korea University in Seoul under a 2014 Fulbright Specialist grant.
George J. Kermensky, Sr., 93, of Hadley, a retired project estimator at Physical Plant, died April 5 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.
Born in Hadley, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He also worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1942 and...