AMHERST, Mass. - When University of Massachusetts alumna Dr. Mapule F. Ramashala – one of South Africa’s leading figures in higher education – visits the Five Colleges on Thurs., April 23 and Fri., April 24 prior to being installed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville on May 6, she will meet with numerous University faculty and staff who have ongoing relationships with the young republic of South Africa.
AMHERST, Mass. - Robert Meers, president and chief executive officer of Reebok Brands, a 1966 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, will speak at UMass at 3 p.m., Tues. April 21 in Memorial Hall. A reception will follow. Both the talk and the reception are free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Miriam Zoll, one of the originators of the national "Take Our Daughters to Work" campaign and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, will visit UMass Thurs., April 23 to participate in the campus’s fifth annual celebration of "Take Our Daughters to Work" Day. Zoll will offer two separate talks, both of which are open to the public, as part of the day’s activities.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Thurs. April 9 at noon in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. Attendance at the ceremonies is by invitation only, but reporters are welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Carl M. Allen, one of the oldest alumni of the University of Massachusetts at age 105, will receive France''s highest national award. He has been named Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Judith S. Steinkamp looks around the sprawling University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, she sees the future. Steinkamp’s new job is to help turn a maze of campus walkways into clear pedestrian routes that connect buildings, open spaces, and meeting places. She will also assist in finding sites for proposed buildings and suggesting physical changes that emphasize the natural beauty of the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Campaign UMass, the comprehensive campaign to raise $125 million, enlist advocates, and enhance the image of the University of Massachusetts, has raised $47.4 million in cash and pledges to date.
AMHERST, Mass. - John P. Flavin, of Arlington, Texas, has agreed to serve as national chair of Campaign UMass, the comprehensive campaign kicked-off by the University of Massachusetts in October 1996 to raise $125 million, engage advocates, and enhance the University’s image across the state and nation.
AMHERST, Mass. - A dinner honoring the former chancellors and presidents of the University of Massachusetts will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the VIP Room at the Mullins Center. One of the highlights of Homecoming Weekend, this historic gathering will feature presentations by both current Chancellor David K. Scott and UMass President William M. Bulger.