AMHERST, Mass. - The following statement was issued by University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott regarding the earlier announcement that the University planned to award an honorary doctorate degree to Judith I. Gill, Chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a 1972 graduate of the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer of Monster.com, will speak at the undergraduate Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, Sun., May 27 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Taylor will receive a bachelor’s degree from University Without Walls during the ceremonies. Keynote speaker at the event is Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer. Finance major Karen Borsetti, of Beverly, is student speaker.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kevin Boyle, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for work on his book, "The People v. Sweet: A Story of Race, Rights, and Murder in Jazz-Age America," about a civil rights case and courtroom drama in the 1920s in Detroit.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nadinne Cruz, director of Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, will receive the Distinguished Citizen Scholar award at the annual Chancellor’s Community Service Awards Luncheon at the University of Massachusetts Mon. May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Karen G. Borsetti, of Beverly, a finance major and the second in her immediate family to graduate from the University of Massachusetts, has been selected student speaker for the campus’s 131st Commencement Sun. May 27 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Student Businesses at the University of Massachusetts has been chosen as one of 10 exemplary programs this year by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The UMass program was chosen from among 200 nationwide.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jonathan Celli of Dover, Mass., a junior at UMass, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He was one of just 302 students in the United States to win the award for the 2001-02 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kelsey Grammer, three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and star of the popular NBC comedy series "Frasier," will deliver the main address at the 131st Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10 a.m. on Sun.. May 27, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts physics professor Jose P. Mestre will speak on "What Makes Learning Science so Difficult?" in his upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lecture. The presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tues. April 10 in Memorial Hall, and is the third in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. The talk is free and the public is welcome. A reception will follow. All faculty members in the series receive a Chancellor’s Medal following their lectures. The Chancellor’s Medal is the highest honor bestowed on individuals for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.