AMHERST, Mass. - Five University of Massachusetts physicists are part of an international team that has announced a striking new difference between matter and antimatter. The team conducting experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) has essentially been grappling with the weighty question of why the universe – and all the matter in it – exists.
AMHERST, Mass. - Robert Hallock, a member of the physics faculty at the University of Massachusetts, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President William Bulger. The appointment was made following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Worcester. The honor recognizes Hallock for outstanding academic distinction. He was recommended for the honor by former Chancellor David K. Scott, and former Provost Cora B. Marrett.
AMHERST, Mass. - Matthew Kelty, associate professor of natural resources conservation at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to be first recipient of the William P. MacConnell Endowed Professorship in Forest Management. Kelty, a member of the University faculty since 1988, will assume the position Sept. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - There’s no way to get rid of the daily annoyance of the shower curtain billowing in and sticking to an exposed body part, but there’s now a way to explain the phenomenon, thanks to a researcher at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - In an age when the pressure of modern life and a changing workplace can seem overwhelming, a new book co-authored by University of Massachusetts business experts, "The Wisdom of Solomon at Work," looks to the Old Testament for answers to the questions, "Does what I do make a difference?" "What is my legacy?" and, "How do I reconcile the bottom-line orientation at work with my spiritual and ethical values?"
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has received the final go-ahead from the Massachusetts Highway Department for the design and implementation of a Regional Traveler Information Center (RTIC), the last step in securing more than $791,000 in federal funding for the project.
AMHERST, Mass. - A consortium that includes faculty at the University of Massachusetts and the private, non-profit Institute for Training and Development in Amherst, is developing a civic education curriculum for students in secondary schools in Romania under a two-year, $293,655 grant from the U.S. Department of State.
PASADENA, Calif. – Astronomers presented a new view of the "nearby" universe, probing the way that galaxies cluster together over distances of hundreds of millions of light years, at today’s meeting of the American Astronomical Society being held in Pasadena, Calif.
AMHERST, Mass. - Eight faculty members and one graduate student from the University of Massachusetts will travel to Russia on June 8 for a two-week mission to Yaroslav-the-wise Novgorod State University, the Pskov Center for Regional Planning, and St. Petersberg State Technical University.