2013 Dec. 18
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Marilyn Patton, Founder of the University Dancers and head of the Dance Program, when part of the Department of Physical Education through its development into a bachelor's program (1965-1980s); student of Erick Hawkins in New York before coming to UMass.
2013 May 23
Amherst (Mass.) - Professor of History (1989- ) and Department Chair (2010-); undergraduate in history at Wellesley College and grad school at UCLA. Youth in southern Illinois; segregation and racism as a child, civil rights movement; college experience and introduction to history; gender and history at UMass and development of the department in 1990s and 2000s; teaching.
2013 Dec. 12
Gilbert, Michael W.
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Gilbert, Advisor for Technology Initiatives and Services, Office of Information Technology. Background in electronic music, came to perform at Hampshire College and resumed academic career (begun at MIT) and became involved in electronic music scene at UMass; history and background of electrronic music.
2013 Aug. 8
Amherst (Mass.) - Soprano and vocal professor in the UMass Dept. of Music from 1985-2005. Role of music in her youth and upbringing; career path to her position at UMass; experience as a faculty member in the Music Dept.; memories of Helen Perry; experience of women in academic departments at UMass and the Music Dept.; influence of administrative leadership and resources on the Dept.
2014 Feb. 6
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Mike Swain, campus fire prevention officer and fire safety instructor, as well as member of the Greenfield Fire Department.
2013 Oct. 24
Capistran, James D.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Jim Capistran, Executive Director of the UMass Innovation Institute, which accelerates connections between advanced science and technology available in campus laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and private business.
2011 Oct. 21
Amherst (Mass.) - Longtime UMass Dept. of Music professor and a transformative director of the marching band. Discusses career is music, experience at UMass, the development of the music program at the University, and his role as chair of the University's general education program.
2014 Mar. 27
Randhir, Timothy O.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Timothy Randhir, Professor of the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst. Native of Madras, India, came to US in 1991 to do his PhD and Purdue, specialist in hydrology, watershed management, water quality, ecological economics, complex systems; came to UMass in 1997. Discussions of hydrology, international students, ecohydr... more
2014 Jan. 26
May, Ernest, 1942-
Amherst (Mass.) - Professor of music, organ, and musicology, and former chair of Dept. of Music. Path to position at UMass; educational background; installing organs in Fine Arts Center building and general planning of the Fine Arts Center; experience as department head; renowned colleagues and departmental performances; philosophy and approach of Dept. Small break in recording at 19:31
2011 Oct. 19
Amherst (Mass.) - Conductor and choral director and UMass Dept. of Music faculty member starting in 1979. Discusses career in music and experience as a member of the UMass music faculty.