Administrators from UMass Amherst and the other members of the Five College Consortium will meet with Pioneer Valley Transit Authority administrator Sandra Sheehan on July 24 to discuss recent route reductions and ways to maintain effective service.
Roger G. Benoit of Northampton, a longtime metal worker, died July 14.
Born Dec. 10, 1941, he served in the Navy on the USS Wasp.
He joined UMass Amherst in 1971, and although he retired in 2002, he continued working in past-retirement appointments until June 11.
He leaves his wife Susan Benoit...
Pathogenic fungi, the kind that cause wilt diseases in more than 100 plants species, can pose serious threats to agricultural productivity. Li-Jun Ma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in fungal comparative genomics, has received a five-year, $880,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grantto address this problem.
High school teachers from 12 Massachusetts schools will show off their projects on Friday, July 21 on the last afternoon of a four-week course where they have been learning how to make their own mobile apps. The summer professional development course prepares teachers to bring new skills to their students who are taking the advanced placement high school class “Mobile Computer Science Principles” in the fall.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses conventions, held annually at the Mullins Center, will begin on Friday, July 21. Expect increased traffic throughout campus, especially on Commonwealth Avenue, with capacity parking conditions in Lots 25 and 12 during event hours.
Events are scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Distinguished Professor Steve Tracy, Afro-American studies, has been awarded the Distinguished Overseas Professorship by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The award honors a foreign professor with internationally recognized academic achievement and influence in a particular field or discipline....
The College of Nursing is seeking women age 50-70 to participate in a study involving a new type of wearable eye tracking technology.
The purpose of the study is to help develop a new way of monitoring and managing fatigue following breast cancer therapy.
You do not need to have a history of...
Erin Baker, the Armstrong Professional Development Professor and professor of industrial engineering, was a keynote speaker at the 2017 International Energy Workshop (IEW) held July 12-14 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The IEW brings the international energy modeling community...
UMass Amherst chef de cuisine Robert Bankert captured first place and won the gold medal in the 2017 Culinary Challenge staged at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), held July 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn.
The search box on the UMass Amherst Libraries main Web page is now powered by a new search engine, Discovery Search.
Installed following a usability survey this spring, Discovery Search replaced UMA WorldCat on July 1.
The biggest change users will see is the vastly greater number of electronic...