Jacob Binnall, a graduate student at the School of Public Policy, has been sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, as student trustee for the Amherst campus.
The first meeting of an informal support and discussion group for UMass trans, non-binary and gender-nonconforming staff, graduate students and faculty will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Campus Center, rooms 174-176.
Bernadette (Bernie) Stark joined Student Affairs and Campus Life on Monday, July 22 as director of the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO). In this position she provides administrative oversight of the office, as well as representation to students in the areas of family law, estate planning and immigration.
The Center for the Study of African American Language recently hosted the Summer Dialect Research Project (SDRP). Lisa Green, professor of linguistics, and Brendan O’Connor, assistant professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, co-directed the event.
The Legislature’s $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020, approved July 22, provides $558 million to educate students in the five-campus university system. Key aspects include full funding of the state’s portion of collective bargaining agreements for faculty and staff as well as an additional 1 percent increase in the university’s appropriation.
Tenzin Dawa Thargay, a 2018 UMass Amherst graduate, has been awarded a fellowship worth $8,500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.