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.
2014 Feb. 12
Wolff, Michael, 1927-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Michael Wolff, Professor Emeritus in Department of English at UMass Amherst. Came to the US from London to teach at Indiana University (1955-1969), then recruited by Hayden White to UMass in 1970 while on a fellowship at Wesleyan. Study at Cambridge; military service; work in civil service; career in English.
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.
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 Apr. 11
McCarthy, John J., 1953-
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with John MCarthy, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics at UMass Amherst; came to UMass as a linguist in 1985 after PhD at MIT and work at the University of Texas Austin; duties of a graduate school dean; online teaching; regional dialects in Massachusetts.
2014 May 1
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Ruthanne Paradise, lecturer in Chemistry, Director of Analytical and Physical Laboratories, and UMass Amherst PhD 2009.
2013 Oct. 9
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with graduate of the RN to BS program, Clinical Nurse Leader program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program.