AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards to six honorees on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the State House in Boston.
AMHERST, Mass. - Inspired by her three years devoted to sustainability activities and "greening the campus" at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recent graduate Rachel Dutton of Burlington won first prize and $500 in a national writing contest, as announced recently by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services’ (NACAS).
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the intellectual property law firm of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. today announced the establishment of the David Wolf Prize as a new award in support of the UMass Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Wolf Greenfield was a founding sponsor of the competition and continues as a platinum-level sponsor.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named JC Schnabl to be the assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations and executive director of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. The announcement was made today by Michael A. Leto, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations. Schnabl begins his new duties in mid-February, Leto says.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ten teams of aspiring entrepreneurs received a total of $10,000 in prize money in the Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch phase of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Innovation Challenge competition held Dec. 7. The competing teams are made up of students and alumni working to develop marketable business concepts while consulting with faculty members and external advisors.
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass Innovation Challenge, a launching pad for aspiring student entrepreneurs to cultivate original ideas for the marketplace, is holding its executive summary and elevator pitch competition Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m. on the 10th floor of the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This is the second of three public events during the academic year-long competition and features 11 teams who will be presenting their new ventures. At stake is $10,000 in prize money. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Kenneth Feinberg, an esteemed attorney known for achieving comprehensive settlements in high-profile liability cases and for victims of large-scale human and natural disasters, today announced the donation of his papers and related materials to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst today dedicated its $5.8 million Minuteman Marching Band Building, a new energy-efficient facility that will serve as the permanent home for the 300-member band known as "The Power and Class of New England." It is one of only 27 collegiate marching bands nationally to receive the Sudler Trophy given by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts officials and students broke ground this morning for a six-building, $186.5 million living and learning complex to house the Commonwealth Honors College at the Amherst campus.