AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumna Mildred Barber, a former economist with the U.S. Department of Labor for 30 years, has bequeathed $2.5 million to the University for the creation of a chair in economics named after her mother, Helen Sheridan. The Barber gift was announced today by Chancellor David K. Scott, at the fall meeting of the University of Massachusetts Foundation at Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will award Chancellor’s Medals to distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends at an award luncheon Fri. Nov. 3 in room 1009 of the Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chancellor’s Medal is the highest honor the campus bestows on individuals and is given for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Homecoming Festival Weekend 2000, Nov. 3-4, will feature numerous campus-wide activities, including the sealing and burial of the UMass Millennium 2000 Time Capsule after the Homecoming football game against Villanova on Nov. 4; the awarding of 10 Chancellor''s Medals to distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends of the University on Nov. 3; and a groundbreaking for the Harold Alfond Management Center at the Isenberg School of Management on Nov. 3.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kenneth S. Apfel, commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), will give a talk, "The Future of Social Security," at the University of Massachusetts on Friday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Campus Center, room 163. His talk is free and open to the public. Later in the day, Apfel, a UMass graduate, will also receive a Chancellor''s Medal, the highest recognition awarded by the University to faculty, alumni, and friends for services to the campus community.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumni seeking career assistance need only turn to their alma mater for help. The University''s alumni career services program offers graduates a range of services, not to mention access to an important campus resource: Karen Knight, associate director of the UMass Campus Career Network and founder of the University''s alumni career program. Knight''s work is rapidly gaining a national reputation and the UMass program is fast becoming a model for other institutions across the country.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus James K. Kallstrom will be the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence at UMass Mon. Oct. 2 - Wed. Oct. 4. The highlight of his visit will be a public lecture titled "Combating Crime in America: Then (1970 – 1990) and Now (1990 – 2010)," Tues. Oct. 3, 4-5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Following the lecture, Kallstrom will be honored by University officials, and will be presented with the Eleanor Bateman Award by Chancellor David K. Scott.
AMHERST, Mass. - A new international poetry journal based at the University of Massachusetts—jubilat—will debut its premiere issue June 20. Edited collectively by four alumni of the UMass master of fine arts program in creative writing, jubilat will focus primarily on poetry, but will also include longer prose pieces written by poets, as well as interviews, essays, art, and other features.
AMHERST, Mass. - Alumni returning to the University of Massachusetts campus this weekend for reunion activities will hear a concert of the restored bells in the Old Chapel tower June 3 at 2:30 p.m. And from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., free tethered rides in the Alumni Association-sponsored hot air balloon will be offered near the Campus Pond. Both events are open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The 78th Commencement of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts was held May 20 in Bowker Auditorium on campus. Associate degrees were conferred on 107 students in the six majors of arboriculture and park management; equine industries; fruit and vegetable crops; horticulture; landscape contracting; and turfgrass management.