AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English professor John Edgar Wideman was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree at the 177th commencement of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sun., May 24. Wideman was honored for his many contributions to literature.
AMHERST, Mass. - A group of volunteers at the University of Massachusetts is bringing the garden in the courtyard of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library back to life. The effort is spearheaded by library staff members themselves.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book titled "Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Multicultural Approach" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998), co-edited by Charlena M. Seymour and E. Harris Nober, both of the University of Massachusetts, has won a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication from the New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book by University of Massachusetts history professor Kathy Peiss titled "Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture," has just been published (Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company). A social history of the cosmetics industry and its role in the creation of contemporary standards of beauty, the book continues Peiss’s ongoing research into modern American women’s history.
AMHERST, Mass. - Under bright sun and clear blue skies, a total of 4,172 University of Massachusetts undergraduates received bachelor''s degrees in nearly 100 majors during the school''s 128th Commencement held this morning in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than half of the eligible 1,300 master’s and doctoral degree candidates at the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts, plus about 3,500 friends and family members, attended Commencement activities held in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center earlier today.
AMHERST, Mass. - A memorial service honoring Harry T. Allan, former dean at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, will be held Wed. May 27 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UMass Amherst campus.