Rosio Alvarez, executive director of the Office of Information Technologies and deputy chief information officer, has been named a 2005-06 American Council on Education Fellow. She is one of 39 fellows selected this year for the national leadership development program.
Assistant professor Susan Roberts of the Chemical Engineering Department is conducting research that could dramatically increase the world’s production of Taxol, one of the closest things science has to a cure for cancer.
Andrew Effrat has been named associate provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.
UMass Amherst Afro-American studies professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst and poet Sonia Sanchez are scheduled to appear on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Thursday, May 28 to discuss their book, “SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader.”
All friends of the late George Richason are invited to meet June 13 at Amherst Golf Club, where George spent many a Saturday watching over the First Tee with a hat and stogie. There will be free barbecue and a cash bar.
The UMassGives online fundraising event successfully raised more than $108,000 for the flagship campus and boosted the number of alumni who donate to the university. Alumni, the largest group of supporters, made approximately 45 percent of the total gifts.
The Renaissance Center is celebrating the opening of its gardens with a concert by Nota Bene on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m.
The a cappella women’s trio of Annie Philips, Elizabeth Chilton and Nina Wurgaft will...