AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative writing will hold the second annual Juniper Festival, a gathering of writers, editors, agents, and publishers, from 4-10 p.m., Fri. May 10 and from 2-10 p.m., Sat. May 11 in Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The department of sociology at the University of Massachusetts has developed a new partnership with the Division of Continuing Education in criminal justice education with the addition of a full summer session and a variety of online courses that can be taken via personal computer from any location. The new initiative is a revision and extension of a longstanding program within the sociology department that for more than 30 years has offered a certificate in criminal justice studies for people planning careers in some aspect of the criminal justice system.
AMHERST, Mass. - Frank E. Karasz, professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been named the recipient of the 2002 Herman Mark Medal of the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology. The medal is awarded each year to researchers in the field of polymer science and plastics.
AMHERST, Mass. - F. Javier Cevallos, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts has issued a statement on the issue of unionization of undergraduate resident assistants.
AMHERST, Mass. - Charles Schewe, professor of marketing at the University of Massachusetts and business consultant and author, says his research into seven generational cohorts living in the U.S provides a powerful tool not only for business, but also in social research and public policy analysis.
AMHERST, Mass. - Former students of the late poet Agha Shahid Ali, who was a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, will pay tribute to him at a memorial planned for 8 p.m. Thurs., May 9 in Memorial Hall. The public is welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - Susan Pearson, associate provost at the University of Massachusetts and representatives of the Graduate Employee Organization(GEO)/Local 2322, United Auto Workers, have issued the following joint statement regarding the future of flexible-schedule child care services at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor Marcellette G. Williams said the entire campus community is saddened by the discovery yesterday morning, May 2, of the body of a newborn baby boy at James residence hall.
AMHERST, Mass. - Brandy L. Curtis, of Greenville, R.I., an honors student majoring in anthropology and minoring in biology, has been selected student speaker for the 132nd Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Sun. May 26 at 10 a.m. in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium.