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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

April 9, 2014 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center 162
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee, Tea and Cookies  
10:30 - 10:40 Business meeting and Announcements  
10:40 - 11:00 Prof. Mary V. Andrianopoulos
Communication Disorders
Communication Challenges and Differences in Children with Autism
11:00 - 12:00 Professor Emerita Nancy Folbre
Economics Department
Economic Inequality and Just Desserts

Nancy Folbre
Professor Emerita
Economics Department

Nancy Folbre is a feminist economist who focuses on economics and family. Currently she is retired as Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was elected president of the International Association for Feminist Economists in 2002 and has been an editor of the journal Feminist Economics since 1995. She has published eight books and many professional journal articles. Currently she is working with others on the U. S. Economy Project. It is a Field guide to the U. S. Economy: A Compact and Irreverent Guide to U.S. Economic Life. The title of her talk today is: "Economic Inequality and Just Desserts."

Mary Andrianopoulos
Associate Professor
Communication Disorders

Mary Andrianopoulis is Associate Prof. of Communication Disorders. Her work focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms, include problems with social skills, repeated behaviors and routines, and development. Examples of ASD symptoms include not making eye contact, trouble understanding other peoples' feelings, speaking with a flat-sounding voice and sticking with one topic of conversation for too long. No two people will have the same Autism Spectrum Disorder systems. Her talk is "Communication Challenge and Differences in Children with Autism."


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