AMHERST, Mass. - N.J. Demerath, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Cross and Double-Cross: Religion and Politics at Home and Abroad," Wed., April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - Historian and author Deborah Lipstadt will give a talk titled, "The Holocaust on Trial," Thurs., April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts. The talk is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - This month, high school students in Massachusetts and across the country will get a taste of how science is done on board the International Space Station (ISS), courtesy of a collaborative project at the University of Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Space Consortium. The project is tied in with the space shuttle Atlantis, which blasted off for an 11-day mission late yesterday afternoon. The students will rely on elements as high-tech as specialized software and real-time downloads from the space station - and as low-tech as recycled milk bottles - to learn about space biology. Students will study topics such as weightlessness and its effects on plants, including fruit and flower development and photosynthesis; and how astronauts recycle and purify water and air for re-use.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Extension Floriculture Program is helping to promote agriculture in Massachusetts and kick off the spring season by co-sponsoring a program to give away 32,000 pansy plants through participating retail garden centers in Massachusetts. UMass Extension is collaborating in the program with the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture.
AMHERST, Mass. - The U.S. News & World Report’s year 2003 rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranked the department of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts number 25 in the nation overall and number six specifically in the area of artificial intelligence.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Child Care (UCC) will offer revised full-day child care services this summer and through the next academic year. Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams and F. Javier Cevallos, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, made the announcement.
AMHERST, Mass. - South African writer and activist Sindiwe Magona will give a talk titled "South Africa Now: What the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Left Out" at 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 10, in the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research, Room A110-111, at the University of Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public.
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).