UMass Rising: The University of Amherst at 150 University of Massachusetts

ISBN: 9781558499898

Published: May 15th 2013

Hardcover

240 pages


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UMass Rising: The University of Amherst at 150  by  University of Massachusetts

UMass Rising: The University of Amherst at 150 by University of Massachusetts
May 15th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781558499898 | 7.63 Mb

In 1863, just a year after Congress enacted the Land-Grant Colleges Act, Massachusetts Agricultural College embarked on its mission to offer instruction to the states citizens in the agricultural, mechanical, and military arts. The school boastedMoreIn 1863, just a year after Congress enacted the Land-Grant Colleges Act, Massachusetts Agricultural College embarked on its mission to offer instruction to the states citizens in the agricultural, mechanical, and military arts.

The school boasted a faculty of 4 and a student body of 56. As UMass Amherst prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial, its full-time faculty numbers nearly 1,200 and the combined under-graduate/graduate student population is close to 28,000.The principles that undergirded Mass Aggies founding continue to form the basis for UMass Amhersts mission of preparing young people to make their way in life by stretching boundaries in all disciplines, from the physical and social sciences to the liberal arts.

UMass Rising looks at the school over the course of its first 150 years and mines that history to reveal not only how these principles have been fostered, but also the whys and whos.The engaging text is enhanced by features on all aspects of life at this unique university. The reader encounters a cavalcade of notable people, as well as many little-known anecdotes, from the humorous to the touching.

All are anchored by a gathering of archival images, some published here for the first time.



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