AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has entered into an option agreement with BioVeris Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., giving the company exclusive patent rights to a unique vaccine candidate for Chlamydia, the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
AMHERST, Mass. – George M. Langford has been named the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced the appointment.
AMHERST, Mass. − In work that has implications for the food safety industry, scientists, and environmental and public health agencies, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a molecular-based method that distinguishes live bacterial cells from dead ones. The study was published online June 1 in the Journal of Microbiological Methods.
AMHERST, Mass. – “The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches,” written by Bernard W. Bell and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, has been selected for an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation.
AMHERST, Mass. – The American Council on Education has selected Charlena Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to participate in its inaugural Institute for New Chief Academic Officers. Seymour is one of only 35 provosts from across the country chosen for the institute, which will be held during the 2005-2006 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass Amherst geologists recently led 20 deaf high school students and their teachers from around the country on an exploration of ancient and active geologic faults in central Utah. Michele Cooke, a UMass Amherst geologist, coordinates the field trips, which utilize the deaf students’ exceptional observation and strong spatial-thinking skills.
AMHERST, Mass. – The sport management department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is expanding its annual PRISM Award program to include awards recognizing excellence in the management of Division I intercollegiate athletics programs. The department is part of the university''s Isenberg School of Management.
AMHERST, Mass. - Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in finance and operations management at the University of Masschusetss Amherst, has been selected as a Radcliffe Institute fellow for the 2005-06 academic year.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a tiny biological structure that is highly electrically conductive. This breakthrough helps describe how microorganisms can clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimensions.