AMHERST, Mass. - Derek Lovley, head of the department of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, has devised a unique and relatively inexpensive method to clean up some of the dangerous contaminants contained in gasoline by encouraging microorganisms already in the ground or water to degrade them. The project is outlined in a recent issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
AMHERST, Mass. - The department of food science of the University of Massachusetts has been awarded $238,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish its Safe Seafood Project. This project will develop research models to examine a representative sample of seafood consumed in the U.S. Data collected and analyzed by the UMass research team will be given to government agencies involved in developing science-based seafood standards. The grant will partially fund the first year of a proposed five-year project.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Republican National Convention in Philadelphia is tightly scripted for, and viewed through the filter of the national media, but it still will reveal some important things about the party and presidential nominee Gov. George W. Bush, says Michael T. Hannahan, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Cleve Willis, chair of the department of resource economics at the University of Massachusetts, has been named dean of the College of Food and Natural Resources (CFNR). Cora B. Marrett, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, announced Willis''s appointment, which became effective July 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Economic Development (CED) based in the University of Massachusetts department of landscape architecture and regional planning, has been awarded $152,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce''s Economic Development Administration. The grant was announced by U.S. Rep. John W. Olver, D-Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Undergraduate Admissions Office and the New Students Program will move from their current location on Admissions Way to the Mather Building on Fraternity Row, off East Pleasant Street. The Campus Career Network, now headquartered in the Mather Building, will occupy the space vacated by the admissions office.
AMHERST, Mass. - Aimee Boyer of Great Barrington has been named the winner of the first annual UMass-Bay State Morgan Weanling Essay Competition. The equine studies program in the department of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts initiated the competition, with Douglas Freeman, program director, coordinating the effort. Boyer will be entering her senior year at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington in September.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts epidemiologist is conducting research into the relationship between physical activity and the risk of gestational diabetes in more than 2,200 Hispanic women in western Massachusetts. The work is funded by a $400,000 four-year grant from the American Diabetes Association.
AMHERST, Mass. - Mary Musgrave, a space researcher and associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, will be among the members of a panel that will speak to the press tomorrow, Tues., July 25, at the Kennedy Space Center, regarding the docking of the International Space Station''s service module. The docking is slated to take place Tuesday evening.