The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to approve the appointment with tenure of Teri L. Yohn of Georgetown University as associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, effective Sept. 1.
Sonia Nieto, professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, presented the Charles W. Hunt Lecture on Jan 30 during the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in San Diego.
In celebration of African-American History Month, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, in conjunction with the University Store, will present a multi-media presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 7-10 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Theresa Austin, associate professor in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department, has been selected to chair the 2006 American Council on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages'' (ACTFL) Florence Steiner Award Committee.
Photographs of the rural South taken in the 1960s by Julius Lester, professor emeritus of Judaic Studies, will be on exhibit Feb. 1-26 at the Forbes Library in Northampton as part of Black History Month.
UMass Amherst Afro-American studies professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst and poet Sonia Sanchez are scheduled to appear on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Thursday, May 28 to discuss their book, “SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader.”
All friends of the late George Richason are invited to meet June 13 at Amherst Golf Club, where George spent many a Saturday watching over the First Tee with a hat and stogie. There will be free barbecue and a cash bar.
First- and second-grade children who are having difficulty learning to read can get individual help over the summer by enrolling in a 10-session Reading Camp offered two mornings per week in June and July at the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing at UMass Amherst.