At Convocation 2012, Chancellor Collins heralds a bright future

Awards medals for teaching, service, research, clinical care 

Chancellor Michael F. Collins looked forward to the bright future at UMass Worcester in his Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 13, saying that confidence is fitting given the outstanding students, gifted faculty and dedicated staff the institution attracts. Read more...

Jacobson, Brown invested as named professors; thank donors for essential support

Alan Jacobson, PhD, chair and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, were invested as named professors and took the opportunity to thank donors for their essential support of UMMS and its mission. Read more...

Symbolism on stage as students receive white coats

The 127 members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 received their white coats, the symbol of the medical profession, at the 2012 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, before family, friends and learning community mentors. The ceremony officially marked the beginning of the students’ educational journey at UMass Medical School. Read more...

Investigating connections between brain trauma and neurodegeneration

The week of Convocation celebrations will be capped by a symposium on Saturday, Sept. 15, addressing the timely topic of if and how brain trauma contributes to neurodegeneration. "From Brain Trauma to Neurodegeneration" is sponsored by the NeuroTherapeutics Institute. Read more...

Newly pinned nursing students continue journey

At the Graduate School of Nursing's GEP Pinning, students marked their readiness to become registered nurses and launched the next phase of their continuing preparation for advanced professional practice. Read more...