AMHERST, Mass. - Fathers in contemporary television sitcoms are more likely to be portrayed as foolish bumblers than their counterparts in the 1950s and 1960s, and the trend is even more pronounced if they are from the working class, according to a recent study by Erica Scharrer, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts. Scharrer’s findings were published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media’s winter 2001 issue.
AMHERST, Mass. - Robert S. Bond and William P. MacConnell, alumni and retired members of the natural resources conservation faculty, have donated 234 acres of Princeton, Mass., forestland to the University for instruction, research, and timber harvesting/forest management purposes. The gift was accepted and acknowledged by the University''s Board of Trustees at its meeting in Amherst today, Nov. 7.
AMHERST, Mass. - The 79th Commencement of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the UMass was held May 26 in Bowker Auditorium on campus. Associate degrees were conferred on 115 students in six majors: arboriculture and park management; equine studies; fruit and vegetable crops; horticulture; landscape contracting; and turfgrass management.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer of Monster.com, will speak at the undergraduate Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, Sun., May 27 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Taylor will receive a bachelor’s degree from University Without Walls during the ceremonies. Keynote speaker at the event is Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer. Finance major Karen Borsetti, of Beverly, is student speaker.
AMHERST, Mass. - Thursday, April 26, marks the ninth annual "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" at UMass, when girls between the ages of 9 and 15 can visit offices, laboratories, and other campus locations to learn first-hand what women contribute to the University workplace, and what they can learn. The event is free and open to the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of the campus community.
AMHERST, Mass. - With the assistance of a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM), a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Massachusetts is testing ways to use common pond plants to stabilize and decontaminate seriously polluted areas of the historic Blackstone River Watershed. Extending from south central Massachusetts to Pawtucket, R.I., the Blackstone has been designated an American Heritage River by Congress, and its surrounding area, the Blackstone River Valley, is a National Heritage Corridor.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumna Marjorie Blanchard will be the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence at UMass Mon. Nov. 27 - Wed. Nov. 29. The highlight of her visit will be a public lecture titled "Balancing All the Lives You Lead," Tues. Nov. 28, 4-5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Following the lecture, Blanchard will be honored by University officials, and will be presented with the Eleanor Bateman Award by Chancellor David K. Scott. There also will be a reception from 5-6 p.m. at which Blanchard will sign copies of her book "The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life." All events are free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumna Mildred Barber, a former economist with the U.S. Department of Labor for 30 years, has bequeathed $2.5 million to the University for the creation of a chair in economics named after her mother, Helen Sheridan. The Barber gift was announced today by Chancellor David K. Scott, at the fall meeting of the University of Massachusetts Foundation at Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will award Chancellor’s Medals to distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends at an award luncheon Fri. Nov. 3 in room 1009 of the Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chancellor’s Medal is the highest honor the campus bestows on individuals and is given for exemplary and extraordinary service to the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Homecoming Festival Weekend 2000, Nov. 3-4, will feature numerous campus-wide activities, including the sealing and burial of the UMass Millennium 2000 Time Capsule after the Homecoming football game against Villanova on Nov. 4; the awarding of 10 Chancellor''s Medals to distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends of the University on Nov. 3; and a groundbreaking for the Harold Alfond Management Center at the Isenberg School of Management on Nov. 3.