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  Welcome to the Retired Faculty Association

The aims of the Retired Faculty Association are:

• To facilitate constructive contributions by its members to the University;
• To ascertain the relevant needs of retired faculty and to communicate this information to the administration; and
• To promote social and intellectual interaction among its members.

All retired faculty members and librarians are eligible for Active Membership with full voting rights. Retired faculty members and librarians living outside the Amherst area, retired faculty members and librarians of other colleges or universities, and widows or widowers of persons who were eligible for Active or Associate Membership, may become Associate Members upon payment of Associate Member dues. Spouses of Active or Associate Members qualify as Associate members without payment of dues.

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Featured News

Note new date:  Monday, February 25th Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 917
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee, Tea, Juice, Cookies  
10:15 - 10:40 Announcements and reports  
10:40 - 11:00 Max Page
Free Public Higher Education: An Impossible Dream
11:00 - 12:00 Anthony Burton
Depicting Shakespearian Hamlet Through Three Paintings

Max Page
Professor of Architecture and History, MS Design Program Director, Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives, Department of Architecture. BA in History, 1988, Yale University, PhD, 1995 University of Pennsylvania. Max's area of interest is the history of cities and architecture. He has written or edited eight books in his field and on the future of higher education. Max is very active in fighting for the advancement of public education in Massachusetts. He was president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors, the faculty and librarian union at UMass Amherst and is currently Vice President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Anthony Burton
BA, Cornell U, 1956, LLB, Columbia Law, 1959. While working as an attorney (1960-1994), Anthony became committed to all-things Shakespeare when he started teaching in the Great Books program, in about 1964. He is a member of the Shakespeare Association of America since about 1985, and a regular contributing member in seminars at its annual meetings since then. Anthony is the author of several articles published in Shakespearean periodicals – The Shakespeare Bulletin (1984), The Upstart Crow (1991), and The Shakespeare Newsletter (2000-2002); also chapters in books “Acts of Criticism" (2006), “Rubrica’s Shakespeare Studies” (Moscow, 2006) and “Who Hears in Shakespeare?” (2012). He has conducted a class on Shakespeare at the A. F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies since 2000, becoming a fellow in 2014 and was given the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012.




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