2013 May 30
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Nancy Folbre, UMass Amherst Economist (and 1979 recipient of PhD in Economics from UMass); campus upon arrival in 1975, "unconventional, unorthodox" economics department at UMass; coming back to UMass to teach in gender and economics; feminist economics; university finances and Economics Department; writing a blog (the economics blog at the New York Times... more
2013 June 20
Greenbaum, Louis S., 1930-
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Louis Greenbaum, UMass Amherst professor of History. a midwesterner and first generation college student at University of Wisconsin. Arrival at UMass after work at Harvard: UMass looked small and a little worse for wear when he arrived; culture at UMass; books and the library in an electronic age; campus buildings.
2013 June 11
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with editor for UMass Press.
2013 June 25
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Linda Slakey, UMass Amherst Dept. of Biochemistry. Became a member of a Catholic (Dominican) religious community before graduate school at the University of Michigan. Head of the UMass Amherst Department of Biochemistry from 1986 until 1991, and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) from 1993 until 2000. From 2000 through 2006, she was Dean of Com... more
2013 May 23
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with head of UMass Press. Early life in Cambridge; mother worked for Harvard University Press. Graduated at Harvard, 1969, and moved to Seattle and worked at University of Washington Press as marketing representative. Work with Franklin Book Program, supervising production and distribution of books in Bangladesh; return to publishing at UW; 1982 took position as editor at UM... more
2013 May 1
Bowditch Hall, UMass Amherst, Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Professor Anne Averill, Smith graduate, UMass entomology graduate student. First job at UMass in cranberry entomology. Research and scholarly growth.
2013 Mar. 22
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with UMass music major then graduate student from Hopkinton, Mass., from non-traditional high school to time off teaching music, to GED and UMass. Family connections to UMass: grandfather (Sidney Liberfarb) and mother (Louise Hetzler). Being part of a legacy family. Impressions of campus, dorm life versus off-campus. Playing in a band. Music Department and music at UMass, per... more
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 Mar. 27
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Danielle Bruno and Lauren Bersey, students in the School of Nursing. Bersey is a first generation student; Bersey is the granddaughter of a nurse. The discussion begins with background and motives for entering the nursing program, the education and challenges of nursing; community.
2013 May 6
Barrett, Thomas A.
Holyoke (Mass.) - Life as undergraduate student from Holyoke at UMass in 1960s (BA, Government, 1969; MPA, 1985). Changes in campus and student body during the late 1960s; birth control controversy in Massachusetts, protest movements, changes in women's roles, drug use. Barrett worked as Chinese linguist with US Air Force (1969-1973); Social Security Administration (1977-2006); SSA Disability Co... more