News & Profiles
- This month in @UMASS
For many years, it was an infrequent treat to hear the 42-bell carillon ringing from the Old Chapel. During this sesquicentennial year, the sound has once again become part of daily campus life. A new electronic auto-play mechanism, installed in the Old Chapel last spring, now plays the bells three times a day.
This month in Student @UMASS
Morgan Opie '14 recently completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates in Algebraic Geometry. Her project entailed the creation of a database for effective divisors on the “moduli space of stable rational curves.” Read more student profiles.
- Pagona Papadopoulos ’97 recently authored a new book entitled Soul Ingredients: Creating Life's Potential Today. The book is a distillation of over 70 concepts including healing modalities, nutrition, how thoughts and mind influence your life, and many others.
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Alumni News and Profiles
- Alumna senior leader at CSU Channel Islands
- Gayle Hutchinson '90 Ed.D. recently assumed the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSU Channel Islands. She previously served as Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at CSU, Chico. In 2005, Hutchinson was selected as one of 39 faculty members and administrators nationwide for the American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program.
- Alumna Shirazi appears in video campaign
- Public Health alumna Eliza Shirazi, '13, appears in Australis Barramundi's new "Be Better" video campaign. In the video, she shares how she developed "Kick It With Eliza" group fitness classes while a student at UMass Amherst and how her success helped change her life.
- Isenberg Graduate Joins NBA Associate Program
- In a field of 3,000 applicants, Melcolm Ruffin '13, a graduate of Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, is among eight candidates who will join the National Basketball Association's prestigious NBA Associate Program. The eight to 12-month rotational program immerses trainees in a wealth of management and leadership challenges at the NBA's league offices in Manhattan and Secaucus, New Jersey.
- ECE Alumnus Runs ZeroLag and Doubles as Racecar Driver
- Greg Strelzoff '94 is consumed by two high-profile occupations that each depend on speed, precision, and high performance. Strelzoff is the CEO of ZeroLag, a Los Angeles based dedicated hosting company that allows its customers to enjoy full leverage of all their server resources, including customization of storage, memory, or networking configurations to suit their needs. In addition to running ZeroLag, Strelzoff is also a racecar driver, beginning in 2009 with the Skip Barber Summer Series, an entry-level professional car-racing circuit.
- Sopheap Pich's work being shown in NYC
- Sopheap Pich '95 holds a BFA in Painting from UMass Amherst and his work recently is largely sculptural. Recently at an exhibit on display at the Brookfield Place Financial Center in New York City Pich created a miniature bamboo city made of sustainable bamboo and titled, "Compound." The work comments on a massive construction boom in his home city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia which has caused the depletion of many of the natural resources in the region.
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