UMass Amherst’s Seventh Annual Faculty Convocation is Sept. 16 in Bowker Auditorium

September 14, 2011

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DATE: Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

TIME: 11 a.m.

PLACE: Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is holding its Seventh Annual Faculty Convocation on Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall. Robert C. Holub, chancellor, will give the keynote address and six nationally acclaimed faculty members will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

Those receiving awards are: Julie A. Caswell, resource economics; Lori A. Clarke, computer science; Peter Gizzi, English; Joseph I. Goldstein, mechanical and industrial engineering; Marla R. Miller, history, and Thomas P. Russell, polymer science and engineering.

There will be a luncheon reception in the Student Union Ballroom for the chancellor and the honorees immediately following the ceremony.

All participating faculty are asked to wear academic regalia during convocation which will begin with an academic processional across the campus, leaving from the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union, going past the campus pond, around Herter Hall and then past the W.E.B. Du Bois Library before entering Stockbridge Hall - weather permitting.