AMHERST, Mass. - Students arriving at the University of Massachusetts this September will find tuition for in-state undergraduates has decreased for the third year in a row. University officials also report that the incoming class of first-year students is larger than last year and that both grade-point averages and SAT scores are up.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 50 University of Massachusetts faculty members and graduate students will be presenting their research findings at next week''s meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston. More than 14,000 scientists are expected to attend the meeting, with 6,700 presentations scheduled during the event, slated for Sun. Aug. 23 - Fri. Aug. 28 at the Hynes Convention Center.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and the UMass Mounted Police will host the 12th annual competition of the New England Mounted Police Association throughout the day Sat. Aug. 22 at Hadley Farm.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ken K. Toong has been appointed director of dining services at the University of Massachusetts. Toong is currently director of food services at Trent University of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, a post he has held since 1989. He will assume his new responsibilities at UMass Aug. 24.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than five dozen new tenured, tenure-track, part-time, and visiting faculty members will be on board at the University of Massachusetts when classes begin Sept. 9, while nearly two dozen will be retiring or resigning. Also, a dozen departments will have new heads as the new school year begins.
AMHERST, Mass. - Scientists at the University of Massachusetts and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) have discovered that a critical chemical reaction previously thought to support microbial life deep below the Earth’s surface, and possibly on Mars, is in fact highly unlikely. The findings are reported in the August 14 issue of the journal Science.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts anthropologist Lynnette Leidy has received a $172,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study variations in age and experience of women at menopause. Leidy will focus on women of different socio-economic groups in Mexico to explore such factors as diet, number of children, and access to medical care which may influence a woman’s experience at menopause.
AMHERST, Mass. - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the University of Massachusetts have become linked by an agreement that enables FAO to use the University''s department of food science as a center of excellence. The agreement allows for a number of cooperative activities in the future between FAO and UMass in the areas of food science, quality, safety, and nutrition.
AMHERST, Mass. - Forty-nine farmers from across Massachusetts are participating in a unique program cosponsored by the University of Massachusetts called Partners with Nature. The program provides farmers with special status certifying they use environmentally friendly, pesticide-reducing methods to control pests on their crops.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott has named F. Javier Cevallos, current chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, as interim vice chancellor for student affairs, effective Aug. 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999.