*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
DATE: Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
TIME: 11 a.m.
PLACE: Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is holding its Eighth Annual Faculty Convocation on Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy will give the keynote address and five nationally acclaimed faculty members will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.
Those receiving awards are: Cynthia L. Baldwin, veterinary and animal sciences; Gerald A. Epstein, economics; Shona Macdonald, art, architecture and art history; Andrew McCallum, computer science, and Melinda A. Novak, psychology.
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.