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. - 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. - 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. - 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.
AMHERST, Mass. - Matthew P. Golombek, the University of Massachusetts graduate who is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission, will present a lecture on the mission on Friday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus. The presentation, which is hosted by the office of the dean of natural sciences and mathematics, is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.
AMHERST, Mass. - A program at the University of Massachusetts is aimed at encouraging college students from diverse backgrounds to pursue advanced degrees in engineering. Eight students are participating this year in the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. The program, in its third year at UMass, is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is coordinated by professors Sharon Long and James Male, both of the civil and environmental engineering department.