The recent popular success and high demand for a tick testing service provided to Massachusetts residents by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at UMass Amherst has led LMZ director Stephen Rich to extend the program, despite loss of state funding, by offering towns a co-pay model.
Edward F. Koch, 75, of Southampton, a former metal worker, died Oct. 31.
Born in Holyoke, he was a 1958 graduate of Holyoke Trade School. A professional welder, he was a metal worker in the physical plant from 1970 to 1973.
He later owned and operated the former K's Outdoor Power Equipment...
Walter Scott Aldrich, 91, of Sunderland, a former power plant engineer, died Nov. 1.
Born in 1924 in Pelham, he attended Amherst regional schools and left high school to enlist in the Navy, serving aboard the submarine USS Sea Fox.
He and his brother Ray founded Aldrich Auto Supply in Amherst in...
Arthur Robert Quinton, 91, professor emeritus of physics, died Oct. 26 at home in Amherst.
Born in 1924 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, he attended Queen Mary College, London University during World War II which had been moved to Cambridge to avoid the Blitz.
After graduation he became a radar...
Just in time for Diwali, (the Indian Festival of Lights) the 17-member Masala Orchestra appears at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage on Sunday, Nov. 8 with a family-friendly show beginning at 2 p.m.
Band leader Rahis Bharti heads a talented group of musicians and dancers who take the...
“Syria, in Words and Music,” a program featuring readings by Syrian writer Rasha Abbas and her English translator Alice Guthrie, as well as music by the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble with Syrian master oud player Kinan Idnawi, is being presented Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass Amherst.
Valeria Siniscalchi, professor of anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre Norbert Élias, in Marseille, France, will present the Distinguished Lecture in the Anthropology of Europe on Monday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m. in 904-08 Campus Center. She will speak on “The Struggle for Fior Sardo: Slow Food activists and cheese producers between market, morality and politics.”
Neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer at UMass Amherst and Uma Karmarkar of Harvard Business School offer experimental results suggesting that normal nighttime sleep gave shoppers more positive feelings about their purchasing choices.
The Public Engagement Project will present “Reach Millions of Readers,” a one-hour program on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon in the Hadley Room of the Campus Center, to help academics get their work to the general public. The program focuses on The Conversation, a digital publication reaching millions each month with analyses and commentaries written by academics.
At the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s (SVP) 75th annual meeting in October in Dallas, professor emeritus Margery Coombs, biology, was awarded honorary membership, one of the three major academic career awards given by the society, to recognize her long career of “distinguished...