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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.

This site aims to provide useful information to retired faculty through the links on the menu at left. If you have suggestions for types of information you would like to find here contact us at

Featured News

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 165-169
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee, Tea, Juice,  Danish  
10:20 - 10:40 Business meeting and Announcements  
10:40 - 11:00 Fred Zinn
Assoc. Dir. Academic Computing
Information Technolocy
Students and IT: What's New in the Classroom?
11:00 - 12:00 Robert Feldman
Deputy Chancellor and
Professor of Psychology
The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships


Fred Zinn
Associate Director Academic Computer
Department of Information Technology

Robert Feldman
Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychology

Professor Feldman's research focuses on two main areas. First is self-presentation in adults and children, both in terms of nonverbal behavior and how and when people are deceptive and honest verbally. This research looks at how people use lying strategically in their social interactions, and the effects on others of being the recipient of deception. Second is understanding the factors that underlie and promote academic success in college students


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