Teams of young innovators will pitch their business ideas and compete for more than $10,000 in prizes during the UMass Innovation Challenge Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The award-winning Minuteman Marching Band will perform for the first time in its history in the Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving Day before an estimated 3.5 million spectators lining the New York City parade route.
The UMass Minutemen football team will celebrate its graduating seniors and honor the Commonwealth’s top educators when it takes on the University of Akron for the final home game of the season at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.
A new documentary about the Morrill Act and the development of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and other land grant colleges into modern research universities will be screened Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
Kids of all ages will have the rare opportunity to “Touch-a-Truck” by climbing aboard to see what it’s like behind the wheel of emergency, construction and military vehicles before watching the UMass Minutemen football team take on 17th-ranked Northern Illinois University on Heroes in Action Day at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Nov. 2 at noon.
UMass Amherst Homecoming 2013 wraps up with an activity-filled day at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Oct. 26, highlighted by “A Taste of Amherst” and a Ski and Snowboard Expo, and culminating with the Minutemen football team squaring off against Western Michigan at 3 p.m.
The Innovation Challenge fall MinutePitch competition will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Flavin Auditorium at the Isenberg School of Management. Teams of students and alumni, along with business and faculty advisors, will compete for $2,500 in prizes. Each pitch is only 60 seconds - no slides, prototypes or written business plans.
The University will celebrate its third annual Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a green jobs panel, a student sustainability and networking fair, “green campus” tours, “real food” tasting and Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy signing the “Real Food Challenge.”
The College of Engineering is holding its fourth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 19, as part of Homecoming Weekend. The luncheon runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. The event is open to the public. The cost is $10....