AMHERST, Mass. - A special event (in English) sponsored by the Summer Institute on Contemporary Germany currently underway at the University of Massachusetts will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, in Memorial Hall on campus. The event will consist of a lecture, video and discussion on "Black German Voices and Images," with Howard University professors Yvonne Poser and Alphonso Frost. The two will speak about recent exchange visits and other programs linking the Afro-German community with African-American student groups. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Today, University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott and Hill Boss, clerk of the Amherst Select Board, signed a strategic partnership between the Town and the University that will be in effect from now until June 30, 2001.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nine undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts are learning to become researchers during 10-week summer internships sponsored by the Minority Engineering Program and the Women in Engineering Program, both in the University''s College of Engineering.
AMHERST, Mass. - The proposed settlement of strikes by the United Auto Workers (UAW) at two General Motors parts plants is a major victory for the union and for the union movement nationwide, according to Tom Juravich, director of the Labor Relations and Research Center at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Craig W. Thomas, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the 1998 Leonard D. White Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best political science dissertation in the field of public administration. The APSA holds its annual meeting in Boston on Sept. 3, 1998 and the award will be presented at that time.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts librarian Peter A. Stern has received the 1998 Jose Torbio Medina Award for his 1995 bibliography on Peru’s Maoist Shining Path guerrilla movement and its bloody decade-and-a-half terror campaign that left more than 27,000 people dead.
AMHERST, Mass. - Raymond Bradley, head of the department of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, recently received two major grants to study past and future global climates. He received $637,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and $450,000 from the federal Department of Energy.
AMHERST, Mass. - The evolution of mammals appears to be related to global climate changes, according to a new study by University of Massachusetts biologist Jin Meng. The research, conducted with Malcolm C. McKenna of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will be published in the July 23 issue of the journal Nature. This is Meng’s fourth article in the prestigious journal.
AMHERST, Mass. - The vox populi of more than 1,700 high school Latin students from across the country will be heard when the University of Massachusetts hosts the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) annual convention July 26-31. The National Junior Classical League is the world’s largest student academic organization, according to NJCL vice president Ben Watson. It includes more than 55,700 members in 1,172 chapters nationwide. The goal of the league is to promote interest in the study of Latin and classical literature.
AMHERST, Mass. - The torrent of money pouring into the campaign war chests of both the Democratic and Republican members of Congress isn’t buying votes on critical issues, but the cash is subtly undermining our democracy, says University of Massachusetts professor Dan Clawson, co-author of a new book on campaign finance.