AMHERST, Mass. - Three women who made history in 2000 by being the first three African-American women to earn doctoral degrees in mathematics at the University of Maryland will visit the University of Massachusetts campus later this month. The women will discuss the challenges they faced in being both female and African-American in a field that is largely dominated by non-minority males at the highest levels.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 18-20 young adults from Holyoke, Mass., will spend a few days this week catching a glimpse into the lives of students at the University of Massachusetts as part of the Reverse Spring Break program designed by UMass students to strengthen ties between the two communities.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts art students Bryan Thomas and Mary Crawford are ready to trade in their paint- and plaster-stained flannel shirts and grungy jeans for the polished look of professional artists. To that end, they will be putting their faith in the fashion and style experts of The Learning Channel''s "A Makeover Story."
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg, nationally known attorney and special master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, will deliver the main address at the University''s 132nd Commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. on Sun. May 26, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor''s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - The ninth annual Taste of UMass, a collegiate food festival, is scheduled for 4:30-7 p.m., Thurs. April 18, at the Mullins Center. This event is coordinated by UMass Auxiliary Services, and is free for students on the UMass Meal Plan. The cost for members of the public is $8.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ethan Katsh, director of the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution (CITDR) at the University of Massachusetts and professor of legal studies, has charged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with violating its agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce to allow independent review of its decisions.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts has uncovered the unusual survival strategies used by a common bacterium. The finding could have implications in cleaning up contaminants ranging from petroleum to uranium. The study, by Derek Lovley, head of the microbiology department, and Susan Childers, a postdoctoral researcher, will be detailed in the April 18 issue of the journal Nature. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.