Daniel McGee

cheers to 2020

Here it is, my last blog of 2019.


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” —Walt Disney


It's one of life's hardest challenges...

prof tyson

From October 5 to October 11, UMass Commonwealth Honors College’s emeritus professor of chemistry, Julian Tyson, participated in the World Veterans Fencing Championship 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.


In celebration of its twentieth anniversary, Commonwealth Honors College held a ceremonial alumni brunch over UMass Amherst’s Homecoming weekend, which brought together alumni from 1973 to 2019.


Mentors affect us in all facets of life, whether we know it at the moment or not.


Decision making can be a difficult thing to do. Professor Diane Flaherty pointed out some of the behavioral economics that go into making decisions.


In theory, practicing kindness is an easy thing. In practice, that isn't always the case...

A Little Princess

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, notable author and Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has recently been published for her contributions in the compilation of three Frances Hodgson Burnett novels: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.


“What we have to realize, is that sitting on this beautiful rock, everything we know about the universe, very nearly everything we have seen, comes to us from light. And that is just an extraordinary gift that light offers us.”