AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the 129th undergraduate Commencement ceremonies at the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. During the ceremonies, some 4,000 candidates will be awarded bachelor''s degrees
AMHERST, Mass. - Michele Cooke, whose father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all attended the University of Massachusetts, has joined the UMass department of geosciences. The announcement was made by Raymond Bradley, head of the department. "Michele Cooke builds on our existing strengths in structural geology and adds an important link to the engineering community," said Bradley.
AMHERST, Mass. - A bomb threat targeting the Mullins Center was received by University of Massachusetts police at about 5:30 a.m. Monday May 17. Due to the threat, and to ensure the safety and security of students, the Math 131 examination scheduled in Mullins at 8 a.m. was canceled.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will expand its child care program in the fall, with a new modular building plus flexible-scheduling care for toddlers. The announcement was made by Maryanne Gallagher, director of University Child Care (UCC).
AMHERST, Mass. - Linda Nolan, director of the honors program at the University of Massachusetts since 1992, has been named interim dean of Commonwealth College, the new honors college located on the UMass Amherst campus. Nolan is a member of the faculty in environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
AMHERST, Mass. - Six undergraduates studying chemistry at the University of Massachusetts will conduct laboratory research in synthetic chemistry for 10 weeks this summer through a program funded with a $30,000 grant from the Pfizer Central Research Division, Groton, Conn. Chemistry professor Paul Lahti, UMass coordinator for the program, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three faculty members and two teaching assistants who received the 1998-99 Distinguished Teaching Awards; four professors who received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards; four faculty members named recipients of Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards; and two 1999 Outstanding Academic Advisors.