Posts Categorized: Events

Titanic Diver Among New Englanders NEBHE Will Honor with 2013 Excellence Awards

University of Rhode Island oceanography professor Robert Ballard, known for the discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, will be among luminaries recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in March 2013 at the regional organization's 11th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizatio...

With Elections Looming, NE Events Focus on Politics

Beyond the deluge of campaign ads and Super PAC propaganda, the upcoming months promise some more thoughtful political events in New England. Consider ...Northeastern University's Open Classroom Series will feature “Campaign 2012: Policy Advice to the President.” to be held every Wednesday evening from Sept. 5 through Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the university's West Village F. ...

Welcome to the Peterson Center: NEBHE Renames Boston Facility for Late NH Governor

NEBHE renamed  its headquarters at 45 Temple Place in Boston, Mass., in honor of its former chair, the late New Hampshire Gov. Walter Rutherford Peterson. A ceremony held July 23 at the NEBHE office featured remembrances by distinguished leaders of government and higher education around New England and the unveiling of a plaque honoring Peterson, who died June 1, 2011, at age 8...

New England Conference for Student Success Calls for Proposals

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the third annual New England Conference for Student Success, “What Do We Mean By Student Success?,” on Friday, Sept. 21. The program committee seeks proposals for conference sessions from practitioners and scholars that emphasize programs aimed at fostering student success.Proposals highlight promising ways of defining student success, ...

OECD Invites New England Higher Ed Leaders, Students to Paris for Conference on “Mass Higher Education”

The OECD invites New England higher education leaders to attend its Programme for Institutional Management in Higher Education's 2012 General Conference on “Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education” to be held from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 in Paris.The conference will examine: Where have we got to in attaining and sustaining mass higher education? What can higher education contribu...

Submit Your Nomination for the 2013 NE Higher Education Excellence Awards

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce its 11th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. We are seeking nominations for individuals, programs or organizations in New England higher education, government or business that exemplify excellence in leadership, innovation, diversity and partnerships and collaborations.Four Regional Awards The Governor Walt...

A Few More Caps and Gowns

Ronald Noble, the first American to head the international policing organization INTERPOL, will keynote the University of New Hampshire's 142nd commencement ceremony on Saturday May 19 at 10 a.m. on Memorial Field.Paul S. Grogan, president of The Boston Foundation, will deliver the commencement address at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's 104th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Ma...

Mass. Rehab Commission to Hold NE Symposium on Vets and Higher Ed Success

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will hold a symposium on Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Ensuring Success in Higher Education, at Salem State University on Wednesday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The symposium is designed to educate college and university staff who work with veterans to ensure their success in pursuing higher education. The event is open to all colleges and uni...

Great NE Lecture Series (aka Spring Commencement Season) Hits Homestretch

We began covering Spring 2012 commencements back in December 2011, when Northeastern University announced (via Twitter no less) that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell would keynote Northeastern's 110th commencement on May 4. ... From there, we reported on Gov. Malloy, Sen. Kerry, Victoria Reggie Kennedy Among Newly Announced NE Commencement Speakers (before, that is, the Catholic college w...

New Chiefs at Mount Ida, UMaine Farmington, Presque Isle; Former SCSU Prez Finds Footing at Slippery Rock

Mount Ida College announced that Barry Brown, provost, professor and former acting president of Suffolk University, would become president of the Newton, Mass. college, effective July 1.University of Maine System trustees approved two new campus presidents. Kathryn A. Foster, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., was appointed president of the University of Maine at F...