AMHERST, Mass. - A student exchange with Japan’s Kansai Gandai University and a program in ecotourism and sustainable development in Senegal were approved Dec. 16 by the Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Krista Harper, assistant professor in the department of anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will study Roma human rights advances and attitudes in Eastern Europe next semester as a European Union Policy Affairs Research Fellow.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst is on the verge of the biggest building boom since the early 1960s, with some $547 million in construction and renovation projects scheduled for the next five years, according to Jim Cahill, director of Facilities and Campus Planning.
AMHERST , Mass. – James Kurose, professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , has been appointed Distinguished Professor by University President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment wasmade following a vote of approval by the University''s Board of Trustees at its November meeting at the UMass Boston campus.
AMHERST, Mass. – Two nutrition professors in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a project titled “Tween POWER: Preventing Obesity through Wise Expenditures of Resources.” The project will examine the thinking and spending patterns of 11- to 14-year-olds about food and beverages to develop a curriculum to promote wiser food choices for “tweens.”
AMHERST, Mass. – Historians and researchers searching through handwritten documents, such as the 140,000 pages that make up George Washington’s personal papers in the Library of Congress, now have a new powerful tool to aid their work – a first-of-its kind manuscript retrieval system developed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The search tool has been developed by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval in the computer science department at UMass Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Progress is being made on capital projects, private fund raising and faculty recruitment and there is a strong likelihood the Legislature will fund retroactive pay for faculty and staff, University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor John V. Lombardi told the Faculty Senate Nov. 18.
AMHERST, Mass. – John J. McCarthy, professor of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst , will give the second of four Distinguished Faculty Lectures Mon. Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center . The talk is titled, “Pahk Your Cah in Hahvahd Yahd: A Biography of the Boston Dialect,” and is free and open to the public. A reception follows.