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A Few More Commencements

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and Connecticut's State Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz will be among 14 speakers to address UConn graduates on Sunday, May 6. Herbst, will speak at 12:30 p.m., and Katz at 5 p.m. in UConn's Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.Carolyn Lynch, CEO of the Lynch Foundation established by she and her husband Peter in 1987, and Amy Lin...

This Won’t Hurt a Bit! Pediatric Academics Meet in Boston to Examine Issues from Mental Illness to Vitamin D

More than 6,500 leaders in academic pediatrics from around the world will converge on Boston for the 2012 annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies to be held Saturday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 1, at the Hynes Convention Center.Speakers will address topics such as: how a child’s genes, early environment, nutrition and other factors affect future disease risk; signs of mental...

Kanter to Lead Meeting at Northeastern U on Obama Higher Ed Proposals

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter and other senior officials will discuss the Obama administration’s college affordability and higher education policy reform proposals at a "town meeting"  scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at Northeastern University's Cabral Student Center.The meeting will offer an opportunity for students, families, advocates, financial a...

National Association for Workforce Improvement to Hold Annual Conference in Boston

The National Association for Workforce Improvement (NAWI) will hold its 2012 conference at the Boston Park Plaza, on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25.The NAWI audience consists of educators, administrators, government personnel, and workforce development professionals in career and technical education. This year’s conference focusing on “Innovation for the 21st Century Workforce&rdq...

Happens Every Spring: More NE Commencement Speakers Announced

Carole Cornelison, commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management, will deliver the commencement address at Wentworth Institute of Technology, on Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m., on the Wentworth campus's main quadrangle.Author Andre Dubus III will speak at New England College’s 65th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. on the college's Simon Green.Author...

Chillin? American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to Mark Fifth Anniversary

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) will hold its fifth annual Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. to Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m.In 2006, 12 college and university presidents agreed to become founding members of the ACUPCC. Today, nearly 700 institutions are actively engaged in creating...

Among Spring Events: Goddard Explores Occupy; Kuttner to Speak at USM; New England Ed Opportunity Assn. to Meet in Stowe, Vt.

 Playing up its activist roots, Goddard College announced it will host a conference to explore the role of higher education in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard's  Plainfield, Vt. campus.****Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect (which he co-founded wi...

NE Colleges Announce Spring Commencement Speakers Even Before Winter Arrives (smtms in 140 chars max)

It's not even officially winter, and New England colleges are starting to announce their spring commencement speakers.Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will deliver Northeastern University’s 110th commencement address on May 4, 2012. Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun made the announcement via Twitter!Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s  international affairs program “...

Celebrating 10th Year, NEBHE Announces 2012 Excellence Awards; Mass. Gov. Patrick and former R.I. Gov. Carcieri Among Recipients

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) named recipients of its 10th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards.Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement of educational opportunity, and State Merit Awards to honor the innovative work of org...

Filmmaker Michael Moore to Speak at Bunker Hill CC

Academy Award-winning filmmaker  Michael Moore will speak at Bunker Hill Community College's Health & Wellness Center Gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Moore's latest book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, is scheduled to be released in mid-September. The event is free but seating is limited....