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.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts plans tandem events at the end of this month, aimed at underscoring the ways in which the five UMass campuses contribute to the Commonwealth’s workforce and economy. "Show Your UMass Spirit Day" is scheduled for Fri., April 26, and "UMass Day," a series of events held around the state and showcasing the University’s five campuses, is scheduled for Sat., April 27.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts polymer scientist is part of a team that has found a new way to design and construct molecules that are antibacterial, and could someday be embedded in items ranging from countertops to "smart" fabrics for surgical gowns.
AMHERST, Mass. - N.J. Demerath, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, will give a Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, "Cross and Double-Cross: Religion and Politics at Home and Abroad," Wed., April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Extension Floriculture Program is helping to promote agriculture in Massachusetts and kick off the spring season by co-sponsoring a program to give away 32,000 pansy plants through participating retail garden centers in Massachusetts. UMass Extension is collaborating in the program with the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture.