AMHERST, Mass. – A painting of the Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst done by alumnus Shamek-Imin Rachmann Weddle has been presented to entertainer Bill Cosby as part of the Homecoming 2004 celebrations. Cosby, who earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in education from UMass Amherst in the 1970s, was the headline act for the Homecoming weekend, appearing Oct. 29 at the Mullins Center.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that it has raised $1,518,500, inspired by the leadership of Bill Cosby. The UMass alumnus and entertainment star will provide a benefit performance tonight, and proceeds from the event are part of the $1.5 million raised--which will be primarily devoted to scholarships.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced the Cosby Commonwealth Challenge Fund, a pilot program to recruit, encourage and support students from Springfield and Holyoke elementary, middle and high schools who want to attend the university.
AMHERST , Mass. – As part of Homecoming 2004, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will present “The Power of Learning,” a showcase of teaching, arts, research, and community service from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 in the Campus Center.
AMHERST , Mass. – The School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor three distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Buffet Luncheon Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.
AMHERST, Mass. - Columbia University legal scholar and The Nation columnist Patricia J. Williams will present the third Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium. Her talk, which refers to her column in The Nation, is entitled “Diary of a Mad Law Professor: Recent Entries.”
AMHERST, Mass. - Four new officers were recently elected to one-year terms on the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation’s Board of Directors. They are Eugene Isenberg, president; John Armstrong, vice president; George “Trigger” Burke, secretary/clerk; and Joyce Hatch, treasurer.
AMHERST , Mass. – A performance by internationally known entertainer Bill Cosby will highlight festivities at Homecoming 2004 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Mullins Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nicholas Katzenbach, who served as U.S. attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, will offer his perspectives on Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights movement during a visit next week to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The history department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting a semester-long program of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that declared racial segregation in schools unlawful. As part of the program it is also presenting the inaugural season of the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series that will bring prominent speakers to the Amherst campus.