Microsoft Corp. has designated UMass Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the campus’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the Oct. 21 opening of the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
Thomas Russell, Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Materials Research Society, an international organization with more than 13,000 members. His three-year term begins Jan. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – Microsoft Corp. today designated the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the university’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning.
Prospective students and their families can tour campus, meet faculty and current students and visit laboratories, studios and galleries and obtain information on admissions and financial aid during the Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 22.
With a goal of raising $380,000, departmental coordinators kicked off the annual UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) Oct. 19 with encouragement from campus leaders and this year’s chair, Cathryn Lombardi, during a luncheon at the Mullins Center.
The University Without Walls (UWW) program recently learned that a pilot scholarship program will be available for students enrolling in its Early Care and Education program once state funding is approved later this fall.
Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, the president and Congress have failed to establish any credible expert review process to guide the recovery of the region, according to Geosciences professor Rutherford H. Platt.