A hands-on workshop on “Grafting Apple Trees” is being offered Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Farm School, 488 Moore Hill Rd., Athol, as part of the Mass Aggie Seminars conducted by the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Center for Agriculture UMass Amherst.
Members of the UMass Amherst Hoop Band will be wearing T-shirts promoting the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund honoring the former UMass Boston student killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, when the men’s basketball team plays Saint Louis at the Mullins Center on Sunday, March 9. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
One national and one international organization recently recognized UMass Amherst sustainability programs for accomplishments and leadership in “green campus” initiatives among higher education institutions.
Stella Volpe, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist whose research focuses on the prevention of obesity and diabetes across the lifespan. There will be an informal reception before her talk.
Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, chairman of Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s STEM Advisory Council, toured the recently completed Life Science Laboratories and the Integrated Sciences Building and took part in discussions concerning the university’s STEM Diversity Institute and its Integrated Concentration in Science program.
American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, recently named Paul Barten, professor of forestry and hydrology in Environmental Conservation, to its science advisory board. Barten says his primary motivation is to protect drinking water supplies and aquatic ecosystems.