AMHERST, Mass. - Christine King, director of the University of Massachusetts-Simmons School Health Institute, and an associate professor in the University''s School of Nursing, has received an Award for Excellence in Education from the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. The award was presented to King at the organization''s 10th international nursing conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, earlier this month.
AMHERST, Mass. - EnrichNet Inc., of Chelmsford, a start-up software company that grew out of the research of Aura Ganz, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, has received just over $4 million in financing from a group of investors. The company, created in 1995 and formerly known as AIM Engineering, is the first to be established through the University''s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP).
AMHERST, Mass. - A study conducted by University of Massachusetts nutrition professor Kenneth W. Samonds on 13 "family-friendly" recipes finds that canned foods provide the same nutrition, taste, and attractive appearance as fresh or frozen foods. The findings send a strong message to parents looking for convenient ways to get their children to eat healthy foods, Samonds says.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 100 chefs from colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada will attend "Collegiate Cuisine 2000" at the University of Massachusetts, June 18-23. Kenneth Toong, director of dining and retail food services at UMass, is the coordinator of the event, which is sponsored by the University''s Auxiliary Services.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Educational Assessment in the University of Massachusetts School of Education has received grants totaling over $500,000 to develop new ways of administering tests via computers.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts scientist Terry Tattar, the head of the Shade Tree Lab, warns farmers, gardeners, and nature lovers that they can expect to see "all kinds" of mold growing on plants in the region, as a result of the unusual amount of rain that has fallen in recent weeks.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of researchers led by a University of Massachusetts astronomer has produced the first complete maps of carbon monoxide emission in the interstellar medium of a nearby dwarf irregular galaxy. These observations may provide a unique insight into the formation of stars in the early universe.
AMHERST, Mass. - A new international poetry journal based at the University of Massachusetts—jubilat—will debut its premiere issue June 20. Edited collectively by four alumni of the UMass master of fine arts program in creative writing, jubilat will focus primarily on poetry, but will also include longer prose pieces written by poets, as well as interviews, essays, art, and other features.
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass Amherst Library has published online two monograph-length texts by Art History Professor Emeritus J. L. Benson, "Greek Color Theory and the Four Elements" and "Greek Sculpture and the Four Elements." The project is the Library''s first venture into the role of publisher of original scholarly material, a role that several other research libraries have explored. The two texts are available online at http://www.library.umass.edu/benson/.