Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at the New School for Social Research in New York, will speak on free higher education on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the New Africa House Library.
The top-seeded Minutemen hockey team travels to Boston on Friday, March 22, to take on seventh-seeded Boston College in the Hockey East Semifinal. UMass, currently 28-8-0 on the season and ranked in the top-three in the latest national polls, takes the ice at 7:30 p.m. in a matchup that will determine which team will advance to Saturday evening’s Hockey East Championship game. The game will be televised regionally on NESNPlus and streamed online on FloHockey.tv outside NESN’s New England coverage area.
UMass magazine, in both its print and digital versions, has earned accolades for excellence from CASE District I, the regional chapter of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education representing the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. The print version of UMass magazine won a 2019 Silver Award for Creative Excellence, and the magazine’s website received a 2019 Silver Award for Fundraising and Alumni Relations Excellence.
Graduate programs in several science and social science disciplines at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rank among the best in the nation in fresh rankings featured in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was released this month.
Graduate programs in business, education, engineering and nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rank among the best in the nation as reported in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, which was released this month.
The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the eight 2019-20 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. Established in 1986, the Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence has fostered leadership in teaching by training over 235 faculty members, many of whom have gone on to win Distinguished Teaching Awards and College Outstanding Teaching Awards, chair departments and serve in leadership positions across campus
Prasanta C. Bhowmik, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, organized a symposium on “Herbicide resistant weeds in turf, ornamental and nursery crops” at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America in New Orleans on February 13. Bhowmik, who chaired and moderated the session that featured nine speakers representing academia, manufacturers and government agencies, provided the introduction.
Six faculty members representing five departments and four colleges have been selected to the 2019-20 class of Family Research Scholars by The Center for Research on Families (CRF). Each academic year faculty members are selected to participate in the program based on their promising work in family-related research. They participate in an intensive year-long seminar that provides concrete skills for successful grant submission, peer and faculty feedback on their developing proposals, individualized methodology consultation with CRF faculty and renowned experts and guidance on funding sources.