Friday, September 14, 2012

A Wonderful UMass Amherst Faculty Convocation

I enjoyed today's UMass Amherst Faculty Convocation at which several of our distinguished faculty were honored and we also got to hear our new Chancellor, Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy, give a speech, which was eloquent and very well-received. Some highlights have appeared already on

I took some photos at the convocation and prior to it as the faculty were lining up and then were marched around campus -- from an operations research point of view, we definitely were not routed in the most efficient way but it gave us time to chat with one another.

It was nice to see some Isenberg School of Management colleagues and faculty from across campus, including the College of Engineering at the event.

After the convocation, we were treated to a delicious lunch that included sushi and custard fruit tarts in chocolate  cups.

The Faculty Convocation was started in 2005 by then Chancellor, Dr. John Lombardi, and it has become an annual tradition.

In 2013 we will be marking the 150th anniversary of UMass Amherst, quite the accomplishment, and it is nice to see so much construction of buildings taking place on campus.