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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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 917
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee, Tea and Cookies  
10:20 - 10:40 Business meeting and Announcements Call for nominations for Vice President and Secretary
10:40 - 11:00 Martin Miller
CEO & General Manager of New England Public Radio
Presentation about "Relocation of WFCR and New England Public Radio to Springfield"
11:00 - 12:00 Norbert Goldfield, M.D.
Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides  
"Healing Across the Divide"

Martin Miller
CEO & General Manager of New England Public Radio

CEO & General Manager of New England Public Radio since October 1995. He moved to western Massachusetts from Boston, where he was Program Director for WGBH Radio. In 1997 he became a member of the Executive Committee of Eastern Public Radio, and from 2001-2003, he was the Chair of EPR (now Eastern Region Public Media). Ensconced at Hampshire House at the University of Massachusetts since 1961, WFCR will maintain studio space at the Amherst campus, but NEPR has moved into its brand new state-of- the-art facility at 1537 Main St., Springfield, MA, just across the street from Tower Square, where the University of Massachusetts is opening its satellite.


Norbert Goldfield, M.D.

Norbert Goldfield is Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides (, an organization seeking to improve the health of marginalized Israelis and Palestinians. He is on a number of boards including Health Care for All and Bend the Arc; he is co-president of Congregation B’Nai Israel in Northampton Massachusetts. He also works as medical director of a private research group, developing tools linking payment to improved quality. Dr. Goldfield is a practicing physician, has written a number of books and articles, and edits a health journal.


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