AMHERST, Mass. - Bernd Sahling, an independent filmmaker from Potsdam, Germany, will be the University of Massachusetts DEFA Film Library’s first filmmaker-in-residence from April 21-29, 1999. Sahling will participate in two public events co-sponsored by the University’s Multicultural Film Festival.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts women''s studies professor Janice Raymond has received two prestigious grants totaling $449,000 to study the impact of sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. The grants have been awarded to the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, an international human rights non-profit organization that Raymond co-directs.
AMHERST, Mass. - David Kazmer, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts, was selected as an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, a three-year, $300,000 award.
AMHERST, Mass. - Student volunteers from the University of Massachusetts are offering free tax assistance to local residents at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley and to UMass international students, faculty, and staff at the Isenberg School of Management building on the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have developed polymers that could make air travel safer. Phillip Westmoreland, professor of chemical engineering at UMass, presented the group''s findings at the March 1999 national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The research is being conducted in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has released additional data illustrating the changes that have been made in its admissions practices for the class entering this coming fall. A Task Force is being formed to develop new procedures for Year 2000 and beyond.
AMHERST, Mass. - During the month of April, University of Massachusetts police will urge drivers and pedestrians to obey speed limits and crosswalk regulations on campus, and will ticket drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians. Officers are also planning increased patrols to prevent speeding and drunk driving.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Faculty Senate Council on the Status of Women is sponsoring a continental breakfast reception and information fair at the Mullins Center on Thursday, April 22, 1999, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., to celebrate the seventh annual "Take Our Daughters To Work Day."
AMHERST, Mass. - The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts is co-sponsoring a conference, "The Big Picture: Overcoming Weight Prejudice and Promoting Health for People of All Sizes," Friday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will be held at Gamble Auditorium in the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts sport studies professor Glenn Wong will deliver the fourth and final lecture in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Tues. April 6 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows the lecture.