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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, February 11, 2015 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 162-175
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee, Tea and Cookies  
10:20 - 10:40 Business meeting and Announcements  
10:40 - 11:00 Betty Romer
Amherst College
The Search for an American Identity: Creating a Usable Past
11:00 - 12:00 Max Page
Professor of Architecture
UMass Amherst, An Architectural Tour

Betty Romer
Amherst College


Betty Romer has a degree in Mathematics and after work experience at Bell Laboratories joined Amherst College in 1968 until 1996 when she retired as the Director of the Academic Computing Center. Since her retirement she has been a docent at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Mead Museum at Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and currently the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield. She is part of an Outreach Program that takes art presentations to organizations who have difficulty getting to the Museum.

Max Page
Professor of Architecture, MS Design Program Director, Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives
Department of Architecture
BA in History, 1988, Yale University, PhD, 1995 University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author and editor of six books, most recently: The Future of Higher Education (Routledge, 2011, with Dan Clawson); Reconsidering Jane Jacobs (Planners Press, 2011, co-edited with Tim Mennell); Campus Guide to the University of Massachusetts (Princeton Architecture Press, 2013, with Marla Miller); and editor of Memories of Buenos Aires: Signs of State Terrorism in Argentina (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013). For the hundredth anniversary of Times Square in 2004, he was curator for an exhibition on the history of the Square at the AXA Gallery in New York City. He is the winner of the 2013 Rome Prize and spent the spring of 2014 at the American Academy in Rome. His next book project is entitled "Priceless: Rethinking Historic Preservation in the 21st Century."


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