The UMassGives online fund-raising event successfully raised more than $108,000 for the flagship campus and boosted the number of alumni who donate to the university. Alumni, the largest group of supporters, made approximately 45 percent of the total gifts.
Jean F. Rogers, 90, of Northampton, an alumna and former adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing, died at home May 8 after a long illness.
Born in Milton, she graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, having served as a member of the United States Public...
It was a coordinated effort over several days to prepare McGuirk Alumni Stadium for the UMass Amherst graduating Class of 2015, their families and friends. The crowd of 20,000 saw 5,500 bachelor’s degrees conferred and heard astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson deliver the commencement address.
The UMass Amherst Alumni Association will welcome alumni from around the world back to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus to reconnect with friends and expand their networks at Alumni Weekend 2015 on June 5-6.
Amilcar Shabazz, professor of Afro-American studies and faculty advisor to the chancellor for diversity and excellence, was a guest on Amherst Media’s “Difficult Dialogues” on May 6, discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and issues surrounding law enforcement, communities of...
Tyson reflected on the importance of education, the fleeting value of SAT scores, the need to challenge fellow citizens about faulty logic rather than blame the political leaders they elect, and the ultimate challenge of forging one’s own identity.
UMass Amherst will present awards to distinguished citizens and superlative students at its Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will be the featured speaker and will receive an honorary degree.
Jack Welch, retired chief executive officer of GE, and his wife Suzy, a noted business journalist, brought their direct, no-nonsense message for success in business to an appreciative crowd of about 300 students, alumni and admirers on campus Tuesday night.