Posts Categorized: Events

Last Call on Commencements … Really, This Time

We have tried to be fairly comprehensive in announcing New England college commencements in three posts: The Greatest Lecture Series on Earth? and The Show Goes On and Commencements … Last Call …  Of course, with 250 or so higher ed institutions in the region, a few escaped. Among them ... Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton will give the commencement address for New England I...

Commencements … Last Call …

New England Commencements ... University of Connecticut schools and colleges will hold separate commencements on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Speakers include: National Science Foundation Director France A. Córdova, School of Engineering; screenwriter Oliver Stone, Graduate School; Judge Christopher F. Droney, School of Law; commentator Charles Osgood, Schools of Medicine and Dental ...

The Show Goes On

More Commencements ... Christine Keville, the first female national president and foundation chair of the Construction Management Association of America, will keynote Wentworth Institute of Technology’s commencement on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley. Entrepreneur Frederick H. Kocher, the former president of the NH High Technology Council, will a...

April Showers: Some Upcoming Events Around New England

A few calendar items ... Connecticut College will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a kickoff address by assistant professor of Japanese Takeshi Watanabe, followed by a student panel discussion on the role and representation of Asian Americans in the media. The event will takes place in the Cro’s Nest in the College Center at Crozier-Williams on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p...

Winter Meetings: Some Upcoming Events in New England

Andrew Young Northeastern University's spring 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom will feature public officials and scholars on Shaping Boston’s Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges. The free discussions will be held Wednesdays from Jan. 13 to April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Northeastern's West Village F. The first session to be held Jan. 13 will feature Sara Myerson, executive d...

NEBHE Reveals 2016 New England Higher Education Excellence Award Winners

The New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) announced its 2016 New England Higher Education Excellence Awards winners. NEBHE will hold its annual awards celebration at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on Friday, March 4, 2016. REGIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS The Governor Walter R. Peterson Award for Leadership The David and Rosamond Putnam Family of New Hampshire The Eleanor M. McMahon ...

That’s Excellent! NEBHE Seeking Nominations for 13th New England Higher Education Excellence Awards

Now accepting nominations ...The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is now seeking nominations for our thirteenth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Five regional awards and six state merit awards will be presented to the recipients on the evening of Friday, March 4, 2016 in Boston.Nominees should be individuals, programs or organizations in ...

Get Charged! Economists to Meet in Boston on Energy, Infrastructure Issues

The New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) will hold "Building the Backbone of Energy Efficiency" on Tuesday, June 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Co-sponsored by the Brandeis International Business School and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the NEEP conference begins at 12:15 p.m., leading to an evening reception and dinner honoring Siemens USA President and CEO Eric Spiegel wit...

Another Swing Through Spring Commencements

CassidyU.S. Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy will keynote Husson University’s 116th commencement on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.Salem State University will hold commencement activities Thursday, May 14 and Saturday, May 16. News anchor and consumer activist Susan Wornick will address graduate school students on Thursday, May...

Rounding Out 2015 Commencements: Authors, Entertainers, Pols Among Recently Announced Speakers

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anyone who thinks higher education's vitality can be reduced to numbers of degrees granted  and college rankings, needs to see the diversity and depth of New England's commencement speakers. Not just the fuss of pomp and circumstance but perhaps the finest lecture series the world has to offer. To wit, here are the most recently announced 2015 speakers (followed by ...