AMHERST, Mass. - Carl M. Allen, one of the oldest alumni of the University of Massachusetts at age 105, will receive France''s highest national award. He has been named Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Judith S. Steinkamp looks around the sprawling University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, she sees the future. Steinkamp’s new job is to help turn a maze of campus walkways into clear pedestrian routes that connect buildings, open spaces, and meeting places. She will also assist in finding sites for proposed buildings and suggesting physical changes that emphasize the natural beauty of the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Campaign UMass, the comprehensive campaign to raise $125 million, enlist advocates, and enhance the image of the University of Massachusetts, has raised $47.4 million in cash and pledges to date.
AMHERST, Mass. - John P. Flavin, of Arlington, Texas, has agreed to serve as national chair of Campaign UMass, the comprehensive campaign kicked-off by the University of Massachusetts in October 1996 to raise $125 million, engage advocates, and enhance the University’s image across the state and nation.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will celebrate the inauguration of President William Bulger and confer the Chancellor’s Medal on eight persons who have contributed significantly to the campus in special convocation ceremonies to be held Friday Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. The public is invited.
AMHERST, Mass. - A dinner honoring the former chancellors and presidents of the University of Massachusetts will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the VIP Room at the Mullins Center. One of the highlights of Homecoming Weekend, this historic gathering will feature presentations by both current Chancellor David K. Scott and UMass President William M. Bulger.
AMHERST, Mass. - On Sept. 18 the Oprah Winfrey Show will be taping a segment featuring Mary McGarry Morris, a former student at the University and author of the current best seller Songs In Ordinary Time.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Women’s Studies Program, the Everywoman’s Center, and the Faculty Senate Council on the Status of Women at the University of Massachusetts will celebrate their 25th anniversaries with a Women Activists Reunion during the weekend of Sept. 25-28. Highlights include panel discussions led by Northampton Mayor Mary Ford and state Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, and a lecture by UMass alumna Susan Crane, the co-founder of an international organization promoting projects in sexual and reproductive health. The following is a partial schedule of events.