AMHERST, Mass. - The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts is sponsoring a week of activities beginning Sunday, Sept. 21 and running through Saturday, Sept. 27 as part of the celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Events include lectures by Five College experts, tours of the library and its collection of Latin American holdings, and a bilingual program for children to be held at the Jones Library in Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Matthew P. Golombek, the University of Massachusetts graduate who is the chief scientist on NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission, will present a lecture on the mission on Friday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium on the UMass campus. The presentation, which is hosted by the office of the dean of natural sciences and mathematics, is free and open to the public, and will include a question-and-answer period.
AMHERST, Mass. - A project to improve math and science teaching from kindergarten through college -- led by a physics professor at the University of Massachusetts and that involves eight western Massachusetts colleges and a number of public schools -- has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is one of just three such awards made across the nation by the NSF each year.
AMHERST, Mass. - A program at the University of Massachusetts is aimed at encouraging college students from diverse backgrounds to pursue advanced degrees in engineering. Eight students are participating this year in the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. The program, in its third year at UMass, is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is coordinated by professors Sharon Long and James Male, both of the civil and environmental engineering department.
AMHERST, Mass. - Charlena Seymour, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts and president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), recently addressed the South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association at its general meeting in Johannesburg.
AMHERST, Mass. - The department of food science at the University of Massachusetts and the food industry have established a new and unique partnership that benefits both UMass and the companies that participate.
AMHERST, Mass. - Using satellite images from space along with volunteers who collect measurements and samples from lakes and ponds, University of Massachusetts researchers are developing a cost-effective way to monitor water quality and weed growth in the state’s waters. UMass is sharing its findings with the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
AMHERST, Mass. - In a new book on public education, a University of Massachusetts professor says an amendment to the U.S. Constitution may be needed to guarantee equal funding for all children while barring any government body from determining educational content.