AMHERST, Mass. - Kevin Boyle, associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for work on his book, "The People v. Sweet: A Story of Race, Rights, and Murder in Jazz-Age America," about a civil rights case and courtroom drama in the 1920s in Detroit.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nadinne Cruz, director of Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, will receive the Distinguished Citizen Scholar award at the annual Chancellor’s Community Service Awards Luncheon at the University of Massachusetts Mon. May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts students studying herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in the department of plant and soil sciences will share their knowledge with the University community and the community at large at next week''s Herbfest 2001. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tues., May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
AMHERST, Mass. - Water resources expert and environmental engineer Hillel Shuval will give a lecture titled “Are the Water Conflicts Between Israel and Her Neighbors on the Jordan River an Obstacle to Peace?” at the University of Massachusetts Friday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Engineering Laboratory 303. Shuval’s talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
AMHERST, Mass. - Steven C. Tracy, a blues musician and associate professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts, has spent 20 years studying the work of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes and the music that influenced him. Tracy''s book, "Langston Hughes and the Blues," received rave reviews in 1988 when the University of Illinois Press first published it. This month, the book will be reissued as a paperback.
AMHERST, Mass. - Students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts will be among the first in the nation to use a state-of-the-art package of Microsoft software and resources designed to enhance teaching and research at national universities. Nearly 4,000 UMass students and 200 faculty will have free access to the program of services, which Microsoft estimates is valued at $2,299 per eligible user.
AMHERST, Mass. - Karen G. Borsetti, of Beverly, a finance major and the second in her immediate family to graduate from the University of Massachusetts, has been selected student speaker for the campus’s 131st Commencement Sun. May 27 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
AMHERST, Mass. - Nine teams of electrical and computer engineering students at the University of Massachusetts will exhibit their senior design projects at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Tues. May 1, in the Gunness Student Center in Marcus Hall at UMass. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Library is presenting a book artists’ exhibit, “Growing Books,” April 30 through May 25 in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room on the 25th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, on the garden level, and in the library’s garden itself.
AMHERST, Mass. - A 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Massachusetts was injured in a fall from the roof of Butterfield residence hall early this morning, April 27. The student, Thomas Degnan, of Marshfield, Mass., is hospitalized in critical condition at Baystate Medical Center.