AMHERST, Mass. - The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts will hold its Commencement ceremony Sat., May 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. Approximately 1,300 graduate students are candidates for master’s or doctoral degrees. Three honorary degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. The recipients are: Ali A. Al-Shamlan, director general of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences; Florence Schorske Wald, founding board member of Hospice Inc.; and Harris Wofford, former head of the Corporation for National Service. There will be no keynote speaker.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has announced the names of three professors and two teaching assistants who have received 2000-01 Distinguished Teaching Awards; three professors who have received Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships Awards; and three faculty and staff who have received Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards. In addition, the University has also announced two recipients of the 2000-01 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
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.