AMHERST, Mass. - M.J. Alhabeeb, of the department of consumer studies at the University of Massachusetts, will report on his study of teen employment, its impact on schools and society, and how teen-agers spend their money, at a special seminar Wed., March 29. The talk, which will be held in Room 217 of Skinner Hall, is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - Judith Young, astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, has received a $75,000 grant to expand the campus sunwheel, an astronomical calendar located on the southwest corner of the campus. The funding is from the National Science Foundation''s POWRE (Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education) program. Like Stonehenge, the stones of a sunwheel align perfectly with the rising and setting sun at the times of solstices and equinoxes.
AMHERST, Mass. - The International Programs Office at the University of Massachusetts is co-sponsoring, "Meet Me at that Mosaic: A Multicultural Evening of Activism in Motion," on Tues., March 28, from 6-10 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Interdisciplinary Center for Electronic Enterprise (ICEE) at the University of Massachusetts is sponsoring a one-day conference for community banks on March 28 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Worcester. The event, titled "Working the Web: From Cost Center to Profit Center," is co-sponsored by IBM, Arthur Andersen Consulting, EB Works, and Clickshare, Inc.
AMHERST, Mass. - At a meeting today of the Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts, Chancellor David K. Scott and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Paul Page refuted comments that the campus has a large financial reserve that should be used to make up a possible shortfall in next year''s budget.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts English Professor John Edgar Wideman has received two major honors almost simultaneously. Not only has he been named the subject of a literary conference at the University of Virginia, his short story "Weight" has been named the best story of 2000 by the prestigious O. Henry Awards.
AMHERST, Mass. - Klaus Nusslein, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, studies very tiny organisms in order to answer some of the very large questions in science, including why the frozen fields and lawns of winter seem to come alive when the temperatures rise in the spring.
AMHERST, Mass. - With home-heating bills rising faster than spring temperatures, home builders and homeowners can learn about keeping energy costs down at an upcoming UMass conference on ways to increase home energy efficiency without impacting the durability of the building materials.
AMHERST, Mass. - Only about one-third of the nation''s engineering schools require all students to take any courses in the ethics of engineering, according to Karl Stephan of the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Massachusetts. Stephan''s findings were published in a recent issue of The Journal of Engineering Education.
AMHERST, Mass. - A University of Massachusetts microbiologist is one of a group of six researchers offering a major step forward in developing a model explaining DNA repair, recombination, and replication, in a report appearing in today''s issue of the journal Nature. The study, "Re-establishment of Inactivated Replication Forks as a Bacterial Housekeeping Function," gives new insight into the sequence of events involved in cell division, information that will be of great help to molecular biologists involved in cancer and other medical research, according to Steven J. Sandler, professor of microbiology.