Newsletter 2020-2021

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

A NEWSLETTER FOR BDIC ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, 2020 - 2021

BDIC publishes an alumni-oriented newsletter each year, focusing on new developments in the program; what current BDIC students are doing; a selection of updates from alumni; and news about student research and projects funded by awards from the BDIC Alumni Fund.

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Greetings from our new home in 350 Campus Center Way. 

Thomas Brashear-Alejandro

NOTE FROM DEAN JOSEPH BARTOLOMEO

As of July 1, BDIC officially became part of University Without Walls (UWW), joining other interdisci­plinary academic programs, including the UWW inter­disciplinary studies major, the information technology minor, and the Exploratory Pathways program.

Joe Bartolomeo

BDIC FACULTY AND STAFF

Linda Roney retired after 23 years leading BDIC. We welcome new staff and introduce the Film Studies incubator program.

Linda Roney

ALUMNI PROFILE

Featuring David Kantor, ’79, is the CEO of Radio Division & Reach Media for Urban One Media. 

David Kantor

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship recipients awarded for University-wide and BDIC departmental scholarships for the academic years, 2020 and 2021.

RECENT GRADUATES

Featured spotlights and news from recent graduates.

Theory of Everything, Yishai Barth

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO BDIC

In today’s economy, your donation is more important than ever. Your donation will help support student research projects and travel opportunities, career advising forums with alumni, senior celebra­tions, and, of course, this newsletter. Please consider investing in our students and their future goals.

You can donate online at: umass.edu/bdic/alumni/give. If paying by check, please make check payable to UMass Amherst, with BDIC specified in the memo line of the check, and mail to:

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