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Stephen A. Kuusisto of Syracuse University, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, will give a presentation to the campus community on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in 911-915 Campus Center. He will be available for questions until 5:15 p.m. Kuusisto is University Professor and director...
Stephen A. Kuusisto
A draft strategic plan outlining steps to address diversity and related issues is available for campus review and comment, according to the panel that wrote the 34-page report, which is posted online. In a Jan. 26 broadcast e-mail, the 15-member Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee, chaired...
A Jan. 27 presentation by Dartmouth College professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, a finalist for dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has been postponed, according to the Provost’s Office.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
The campus will host the Conference on College Men from June 18-20, according to Tom Schiff, director of the Men and Masculinities Center. The national conference is a collaboration between two major Student Affairs organizations – the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators...
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The Libraries have embarked on an ambitious program to digitize all university theses and dissertations and make them available online to the public, according to librarian Jessica Adamick, assistant to the associate director for library services. The research works have been available in...
Dissertations on shelf
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled anthropology professor Sonya Atalay to bring the Native American Ojibwe language and culture to UMass Amherst. Visiting lecturer Howard Kimewon is teaching students to build a traditional birch bark canoe.
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Researchers from the anthropology department and Brooklyn College have led a team that has discovered what is likely the most extensive collection of extinct lemur fossils ever found in an underwater cave. In the fall of 2014, co-primary investigators Laurie Godfrey, professor emerita of...
Laurie Godfrey
Aligning with the College of Education’s work to develop higher education leadership capacity in countries where higher education has been underdeveloped and has the opportunity to make significant impact, faculty members Benita Barnes, Shane Hammond and Joseph B. Berger will conduct...
President Robert L. Caret, has been named chancellor of the 12-institution University System of Maryland, effective July 1, 2015. Caret’s selection was announced Dec. 18 by James L. Shea, chairman of the University System of Maryland board of regents. Caret, who took office in July 2011,...
President Robert L. Caret

Anthropology professor Elizabeth Chilton has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone, who said she will work on implementing research and engagement elements of the campus strategic plan, improving communication, and increasing research support capacity and services.

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