AMHERST, Mass. - Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jody Williams will speak at the University of Massachusetts Thurs., April 13 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Her talk - "Peace, Work, and the Role of Civil Society in the Post-Cold War World" - is part of the annual Lois E. Toko Class of ''56 Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a public reception.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of University of Massachusetts researchers has found a way to make molecules that are too tiny to be seen, under even the strongest microscopes, behave in a predictable and orderly way. The finding should have major implications in the development of faster computers and ultra-sensitive sensors, such as electronic "noses" that locate land-mines and diseases. The team, led by professor of chemistry Vincent Rotello, reports the details in the April 13 issue of the journal Nature.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts plant researcher and associate professor Susan Han discovered something several years ago that Easter-lily lovers will appreciate over the next few weeks. After experimenting with a variety of remedies for a condition that attacks the holiday lilies, Han tried a growth hormone readily available as a nursery product and sprayed it on the tall, leafy plants. This simple procedure, she said, protected the lilies from foliar chlorosis, the bane of the greenhouse industry''s third most important product.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jo-Anne Vanin, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Massachusetts, has suspended five students facing court charges in two separate incidents on the UMass campus pending disciplinary proceedings. All suspensions are effective immediately.
AMHERST, Mass. - Laurence Shumway, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. He was one of just 309 students in the United States to win the award for the 2000-01 academic year. A Worcester native, he is the son of Aldona A. Shumway of Worcester, and the late Robert B. Shumway.
AMHERST, Mass. - Mary Bonauto, one of the lawyers who tried the recent landmark same-sex couple benefit case before the Vermont Supreme Court, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Wed., April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson 102. The event, sponsored by the UMass legal studies department, is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Paul Page, vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Massachusetts, has announced the members of a newly formed committee that will look into sweatshop issues.
AMHERST, Mass. - Top coaches and players at the
University of Massachusetts will be recognized at the "Salute to UMass Athletics" dinner, scheduled for Wed., April 26 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
AMHERST, Mass. - Sally Powers, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, will discuss the signs and consequences of adolescent depression in the next Spring 2000 seminar sponsored by the Center for the Family, on Wed., April 12, at 3:30 p.m., in Room 217 of Skinner Hall. The program is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - University Health Services (UHS) at the University of Massachusetts has one of the eight best campus HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the country, according to a recent report by the Health Education and Leadership Program of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).