Posts Categorized: Events

Boston Police Commish, Sen. Angus King Among Additional Commencement Speakers

Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a leader in environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and social justice, will keynote Green Mountain College’s 176th commencement  on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. on the Griswold Library lawn Max Mutchnick, Emmy Award winner and co-creator of the television show Will & Grace, will deliver the undergraduate address at Emerson College’s 133r...

Fed Chair Bernanke, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Paul Farmer Among Closers Announced for NE Commencement Season

Photo courtesy of Fairfield University. Kenneth I. Chenault, chair and CEO of American Express Company, will keynote the undergraduate commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m. in McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, will keynote the commencement ceremony at Saint Joseph's Coll...

NEBHE to Present on PBL at Annual Career and Technical Ed Conference in Indiana

The Problem Based Learning (PBL) Projects team of the New England Board of Higher Education will present "Problem Based Learning (PBL) Implementation Strategies for STEM Courses" at the National Association for Workforce Improvement (NAWI) conference this May.NAWI will hold its 48th annual conference in partnership with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana Universit...

From Artists to Senators, NE Commencement Speakers Look to Inspire

Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, will deliver the address at Rivier University’s 78th commencement on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass. Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the “Little Rock Nine” group of African-American students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. in 195...

Workforce Expert Tucker, Former Prez Candidate Hart, Vt. Sen. Sanders Among Upcoming Speakers on NE Campuses

  Marc Tucker, president and CEO of the National Center on Education, will speak on “What It Will Take for the United States to Match the Performance of the Nations with the Best Education Systems," at College of the Atlantic's Deering Common Campus Center on Friday, April 5 at 3 p.m. ****Dan Gillmor, an international expert on citizen journalism and new media and columnist for The Gua...

Commencements: Lennox at Berklee, Marsalis at UVM … and that’s Just the Musical Guests!

Photo of Annie Lennox. Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO of Health Leads, will deliver the keynote address at MGH Institute of Health Professions’ 2013 commencement on Thursday, May 9. Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox will deliver the keynote at Berklee College of Music on Saturday, May 11 at Boston University's Agganis Arena. Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s ...

Spring Forward: Prez of Rwanda Among Speakers Headed to NE Campuses

Rwanda President Paul Kagame will speak at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m., to mark the launch of the university's Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative. **** Journalist and author Bob Woodward will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University's Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for the public, ...

Honoring MLK on New England Campuses

As part of its celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Eastern Connecticut State University will present a 12-part series looking back on the life of the man considered the greatest civil rights leader of the past century. Had he lived, King would have turned 84 this year. The series, which contains a greeting by Eastern President Elsa M. Núñez, was researched, w...

LEEF Season in Maine and NH: Announcing Workshops at Bates and Dartmouth

The Leaders in Energy Efficiency Financing (LEEF) Network will gather sustainability leaders from colleges, healthcare institutions, municipalities and other nonprofits to explore "Investing in Energy Efficiency" during workshops in January at Bates College in Maine and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The LEEF Network, a regionally based program of the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), b...

Terms of Assessment: NE Events Revisit the 2012 Election

MassINC will examine the outcomes of the national and statewide elections and the implications for politics and policy on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. at Emerson College's Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. "Behind the Curtain: What Just Happened? What's Next?" will feature panel discussions moderated by former ABC news anchor Carole Simpson and award-winning host of WBUR’s On...