Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has appointed a search advisory committee to recommend candidates for the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life position. The committee will be chaired by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. A list of recommended candidates is expected to be forwarded to the chancellor by May 31. Enku Gelaye, the current vice chancellor who has been in the job since 2014, recently announced that she will be leaving to take a leadership position at Emory University.
Paperbark Literary Magazine is seeking submissions for their second issue. Paperbark published annually in print and quarterly online, with a focus on the environmental humanities, sustainable living and the promotion of literary and fine arts.
For the 10th consecutive year, UMass Dining is hosting their annual 5K Dash & Dine on campus at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. Open to the campus community and the general public, the run/walk is held to raise funds for the Amherst Survival Center (ASC). Registration is $5 for UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff.
Dark fairy tales, an ogre and a little girl left alone by her parents are all a recipe for the Theatre Guild’s spring alternate-space production of “The Secret in the Wings.” The show will premiere April 4-6, in the Fine Arts Center Arts Bridge 434, with 7:30 p.m. performances all three days and a 1 p.m. performance April 6.
The Theatre Guild will be performing a new musical retelling of “The Addams Family” in the Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall March 21-23, with 7 p.m. performances each day and a 1 p.m. matinee on March 23. In this rendition daughter Wednesday Addams, renowned for her darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. Student, faculty/staff and senior tickets are $8 and general admission is $12.
Chaitrali Ketkale, a graduate student in sustainability science, has won a summer fellowship from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), one of the world’s largest environmental advocacy groups. The EDF program trains and places fellows, chosen from 1,000 graduate-student applicants from leading universities. Ketkale will work in the New York office of Cushman & Wakefield, a global, multibillion-dollar commercial real estate firm.
The campus Recreation Center has been named to the “50 Great College Gymnasiums and Recreation Centers for 2019” by Great Value Colleges. The Recreation Center, ranked No. 44, features a 20,300-square-foot gym, 21,000 square feet of cardio and weight machines, a 5,300-foot jogging track and 8,000 feet of activity rooms.
The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Destenie Nock, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Monday, March 18, 10:00 a.m., 118 Kellogg Room, ELAB 2 Building. Dissertation: “...
The 2019 State of UMass address was delivered by President Marty Meehan delivered the 2019 State of UMass address on Monday, March 4. It celebrated accomplishments from all UMass campuses, including the flagship campus, UMass Amherst. Here's our Twitter tribute to all of the exciting progress we've made on campus within the last year.