AMHERST, Mass. - Sunaina Marr Maira, assistant professor of English and co-director of the certificate program in Asian and Asian American studies at the University of Massachusetts, explores the world of second-generation Indian Americans and how they have created a new popular culture in her recent book Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City (Temple University Press, March 29, 2001).
AMHERST, Mass. - Former Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geneva Overholser will visit the University of Massachusetts to give a lecture titled "Journalism in Peril: How America''s Profit-Pressured Media Are Failing Our Democracy." She will speak at 4:30 p.m. Mon., April 8 in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes, a biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, points to a series of recent developments in the news: the cloning of a cat; efforts to identify the remains of victims of the World Trade Center disaster; the release from prison of a man wrongly accused of murder. The stories have a common thread, she notes: they all involve biotechnology and DNA.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will host the second annual Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) conference on April 4 and 5 at the Lincoln Campus Center. The conference, "Civic Engagement Today and Tomorrow: Critical Issues in a Changing World," is expected to draw more than 300 faculty, administrators, students, and representatives of community service organizations, including national leaders in community service learning.
AMHERST, Mass. - John Gerard Ruggie, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, will give the first John Templeton Lecture on Globalization, "Global Governance –The Corporate Connection," at the University of Massachusettson Thurs., April 4 at 8 p.m. in room 227 of Herter Hall. The lecture is co-sponsored by the UMass department of political science and the Five College Peace and World Security Studies program. It is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts will hold a memorial celebrating the life and achievements of Barbara B. Burn, associate provost for International Programs at the University of Massachusetts, at 1 p.m. Mon., April 1 in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 160 middle- and high-school students from throughout western Massachusetts will travel to the University of Massachusetts next week to compete in the UMass Amherst Regional Science Fair. The science fair will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on Tues., March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. The event is open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Two members of the University of Massachusetts community were honored last night, March 13, by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council (MTC). Joseph I. Goldstein, dean of the College of Engineering, and James Kurose, professor and former head of the computer science department, were named Workforce Development Leaders of the Year.