Ruben Jose King-Shaw Jr., senior partner at Pine Creek Health Care Capital, a $2.5-billion asset management firm with offices in Carlisle, Mass. and Nashville, Tenn., has been named to the Board of Trustees by Gov. W. Mitt Romney.
The first, new on-campus housing construction project since the 1970s will be officially launched Sept. 9 when University officials break ground for four residence halls to house 864 beds at a site on Eastman Lane. The ceremony is set for 1:45 p.m.
Professor Icek Aizen of the Psychology Department, has been added to the list of “highly cited researchers” on ISIHighlyCited.com, an online database to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
"Class Theory and History: Capitalism, Communism, and the USSR in 2002," written by professors Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff of the Economics Department, will be available in Greek and Korean editions later this year.
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, UMass Amherst is enrolling students displaced by the storm on a fast-track basis and supporting relief efforts for victims along the Gulf Coast.
The Learning Commons (LC), a new center where students can find comfortable study and social spaces along with numerous resources, technologies and support services, opens Sept. 7 in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
Longtime English professor Joseph W. Donohue, Jr. will be honored and book designer and illustrator Barry Moser will be the keynote speaker at the Seventh Annual Friends of the UMass Amherst Libraries Donor Appreciation Reception on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.