Around the Pond
A new art exhibition on campus, UMass Amherst achieves top rankings, and a celebration gala.
ARTIST AT WORK
Artist Caitlin Cherry created a series of prints as part of her residency on campus in January. Her work is now on exhibit at the UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art in tandem with an exhibition of works by Kara Walker called Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power.
TOPS IN SERVICE
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the top colleges and universities in the country for producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 37 alumni serving worldwide last year, UMass Amherst ranks number one among all New England schools and number 21 nationally among universities with more than 15,000 undergraduates.
This is the first time in at least 10 years that UMass Amherst has ranked among the top large schools. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 1,302 alumni from UMass Amherst have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers. UMass Amherst alumni currently serve in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.