AMHERST, Mass. - Biologist and environmental movement pioneer Barry Commoner will be the keynote speaker at a special forum at the University of Massachusetts celebrating the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. On Tuesday, April 25, "The Future of Our Global Environment: What We Have Done, What We Must Do" will be held at 7 p.m. at Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus. The event is free and open to the public. The UMass Office of Waste Management and the UMass environmental sciences program are co-sponsors of the forum, part of the Amherst Give-Your-Car-a-Break Week events.
AMHERST, Mass. - The campus community is invited to the second public forum to discuss the re-use of Old Chapel, the icon of the campus. The forum, organized by the Facilities Planning Division, will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Campus Center, Room 165-69. The intent of the meeting is to review initial design studies developed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, the project''s architect. Their presentation will outline the physical repairs and code-mandated alterations that are required to make the building suitable for occupancy, regardless of use. In addition they will examine the physical and code implications involved in renovating the building to accommodate the various types of uses suggested at the previous forum.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts has been ranked number 49 out of a total of 219 graduate engineering programs nationwide in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2001 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - The Center for Research and Education in Women''s Health at the University of Massachusetts is holding a seminar titled "Poverty, Racism, and the Prison Industrial Complex," Mon., April 3 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Student volunteers from the University of Massachusetts are offering free tax assistance to local residents at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley and to international students, faculty, and staff from the Five Colleges at the Isenberg School of Management building on the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Anna Nagurney, professor of finance and operations management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, will deliver the fourth and final distinguished faculty lecture for 1999-2000, Wed., April 5 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The talk is free, and the public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Interactive engineering displays will be the highlight of the first Minority Engineering Program (MEP) Career Day Wed., March 29, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium, University of Massachusetts. More than 150 local and regional high school minority students interested in engineering, plus their guidance counselors and teachers, are expected to attend.
AMHERST, Mass. - M.J. Alhabeeb, of the department of consumer studies at the University of Massachusetts, will report on his study of teen employment, its impact on schools and society, and how teen-agers spend their money, at a special seminar Wed., March 29. The talk, which will be held in Room 217 of Skinner Hall, is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 160 middle and high school students from throughout western Massachusetts will travel to the University of Massachusetts next week to compete in the UMass Amherst Regional Science Fair. The science fair will be held in the Campus Center Auditorium on Tues., March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.