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  Welcome to the Retired Faculty Association

The aims of the Retired Faculty Association are:

To facilitate constructive contributions by its members to the University;
To ascertain the relevant needs of retired faculty and to communicate this information to the administration; and
To promote social and intellectual interaction among its members.

All retired faculty members and librarians are eligible for Active Membership with full voting rights. Retired faculty members and librarians living outside the Amherst area, retired faculty members and librarians of other colleges or universities, and widows or widowers of persons who were eligible for Active or Associate Membership, may become Associate Members upon payment of Associate Member dues. Spouses of Active or Associate Members qualify as Associate members without payment of dues.

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Featured News

Annual Banquet on May 9, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14 Meeting Agenda
Campus Center Room 917
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee, Tea, Juice, Cookies  
10:15 - 10:40 Business meeting, announcements  Selection of the Nomination Committee that will put forward candidates for the 2018-19 Board officers
10:40 - 11:00 Ezra Small
Campus Sustainability Manager
Energy Efficiency at UMass Amherst
11:00 - 12:00 Gerald Friedman
Professor, Economics
Why the Economists Have Been Wrong About Health Policy and What Can Be Done

Ezra Small
Campus Sustainability Manager and Chair of the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee.  Small holds a B.S. from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and an M.S. in Environmental Conservation with a concentration in education and communication from UMass Amherst.

Gerald Friedman
UMass Prof. of Economics.  B.A., Economics and History, Columbia University, 1977, Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1986. 
He is the Associate Editor of Labor History and served on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Economic History and The American Journal of Sociology.  He also drafted the financing plans for single-payer health care systems for Maryland, Massachusetts and the United States.  Friedman's research interests include
Economic History, New World Slavery, Labor History, Labor Economics, Political Economy and The Economics of Health Care.



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