AMHERST, Mass. - It wasn’t your imagination: last winter really was one of the mildest on record, says Frank Keimig, a climatologist and manager of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts. Keimig recently compiled information on last year’s winter weather, and compared those statistics with the numbers from anaverage winter in western Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Steven D. Goodwin has been named associate dean of the College of Food and Natural Resources (CFNR) at the University of Massachusetts. Goodwin will replace James B. Marcum, and Mark S. Mount, associate deans who are retiring from the University in June, according to Cleve E. Willis, dean of the College.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts political scientist Vincent G. Moscardelli says the coming debate in the U.S. Senate on storing the nation’s most toxic nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada will reveal whether opponents of the plan have succeeded in framing it as an environmental and safety issue, or whether senators’ home state issues will prevail.
AMHERST, Mass. - A swearing-in ceremony for Barbara O’Connor as police chief at the University of Massachusetts will take place Thurs. May 30 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room at the Mullins Center. Members of the campus community and the public are invited.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 4,000 candidates received bachelor''s degrees in nearly 100 majors during today''s 132nd Undergraduate Commencement of the University of Massachusetts. The ceremonies were held in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium and were attended by about 20,000 well-wishers. Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams presided at the Commencement. President William M. Bulger conferred the degrees. Keynote speaker was University alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg, nationally known attorney and special master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
AMHERST, Mass. - The School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts held its pinning and hooding ceremony today, May 25, in the Fine Arts Center. A total of 108 undergraduate students received their nurse''s pins, and 25 graduate students received their master''s and doctoral hoods during the Commencement celebration.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts held its Commencement ceremony Saturday morning, May 25. The ceremony was held in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center on campus. Degrees were conferred on approximately 1,250 master’s and doctoral candidates. More than 500 of those eligible to receive degrees attended the ceremony, accepting their diplomas to the cheers of roughly 4,000 family members and friends.
AMHERST, Mass. - Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts was bedecked with red, white, and blue flowers for the 80th Commencement of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture this afternoon, May 25. Associate degrees were conferred on 115 students in six majors: arboriculture and park management; equine industries; fruit and vegetable crops; horticulture; landscape contracting; and turfgrass management.
AMHERST, Mass. – In the fall of 1984, Neil O. Priestly arrived at UMass intending to earn his bachelor’s degree in engineering. Four years later he was on his way out of the University, not with a degree, but about to be dismissed for poor grades.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams announced today that Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Bill Strickland will serve as the University''s interim athletic director until a permanent replacement for the retiring Bob Marcum is selected.