AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Graduate School held Commencement activities in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center on campus Saturday morning, May 22. Three honorary degrees were awarded and degrees were conferred upon 1,253 master''s and doctoral degree candidates. About 550 of the eligible candidates attended the ceremony along with some 4,000 family members and friends.
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.
AMHERST, Mass. - On May 12 from 4 to 6 p.m., two monuments will be unveiled on the concourse level of the University of Massachusetts Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center. One monument honors faculty members who have received the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA). The other honors teaching assistants who have won the same award. The DTA is the University’s highest award for teaching excellence. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - A classic film of the feminist movement directed by University of Massachusetts School of Education professor Liane Brandon has been nominated for inclusion in the National Film Registry. It will be shown at a special screening in Washington, D.C., May 13, and Brandon has been invited to introduce it.
AMHERST, Mass. - Laurie Brown, professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright Research Scholarship which will take her to Norway for six months during the year 2000. She will conduct research at the prestigious Norwegian Geologic Survey in Trondheim. Her work has previously taken her to locations as diverse as the Adirondacks, the Southwestern United States, Hawaii, and South America.
AMHERST, Mass. - Rudolph Crew, chancellor of the Board of Education of the City of New York and a UMass alumnus, will deliver the main address at the 129th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sun. May 23, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Jane Swift will attend the ceremonies to deliver the greetings of the commonwealth. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor’s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - Johnnetta B. Cole, the first African-American woman to serve as president of Spelman College since its founding in 1881, has been named this spring''s University of Massachusetts Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence. She will visit the campus April 27-May 1 to lecture, speak to classes, and meet informally with faculty and students.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor Mart?n Espada has been named the winner of a 1999 Independent Publisher Book Award for his first collection of essays, "Zapata''s Disciple" (South End Press, 1998). An award-winning poet, Espada was chosen in the creative non-fiction/memoir category. More than 1,200 titles were considered for the 1999 "IPPY" Awards in all categories.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts sport studies professor Glenn Wong will deliver the fourth and final lecture in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Tues. April 6 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows the lecture.