AMHERST, Mass. – “Every woman over 40 remembers her first gym suit,” says Patricia Campbell Warner, professor of theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose new book, “When the Girls Came Out to Play,” traces the history of modern sportswear as a universal style that broke down traditional gender roles.
AMHERST, Mass. – If solar power is going to play a significant role in the energy equation of the future, there must be advances in technologies to store that power and more investment by manufacturers, concludes a new federally funded study by University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Erin Baker.
AMHERST, Mass. – Three individuals affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will receive the 2007 Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE) at its annual meeting on Saturday, March 31 in Framingham.
AMHERST, Mass. – An alliance of educators that aims to get more women and minorities into careers in information technology and computing has received nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) will use the funding to design and launch a series of outreach programs in Boston, greater Springfield and southeastern Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. – The New England News Forum, a new journalism initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will host a seminar on Saturday, April 7, that explores the impact of media changes on civic engagement. The forum will be held at UMass Lowell from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AMHERST, Mass. – Andreas Muschinski, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been appointed as the Jerome M. Paros Professor of Measurement Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Priscilla Clarkson, professor of kinesiology and interim dean of Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by UMass President Jack Wilson.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty members Betsy Dumont and Ian Grosse have been awarded a $6,000 grant to host a conference on applying engineering computer simulation techniques to complex biological systems.