AMHERST, Mass. – Banks and credit unions can make money and help their low- and middle-income customers by offering lower cost alternatives to high-fee payday loans, according to Sheila Bair, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of the report, “Low Cost Payday Loans: Opportunities and Obstacles.”
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has announced its 2005-06 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. All lectures are at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center, and are free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - N.J. (Jay) Demerath III of the department of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by University President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment was made following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees at its Aug. 24 meeting in Boston. The title recognizes Demerath for his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
AMHERST, Mass. — Sonia Alvarez, a leading scholar of women’s movements in Latin America, has been named the Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The appointment was approved Aug. 24 by the University’s Board of Trustees, which was meeting in Boston.
AMHERST, Mass. – An analysis by a University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist of the computer models that characterize the tectonics of the Los Angeles Basin suggest that five faults in the basin pose more of a seismic hazard than previously estimated.
AMHERST, Mass. - Gov. W. Mitt Romney visited the UMass Amherst campus today to outline his capital plan for the University system and participate in a round-table briefing on science education and research.
AMHERST, Mass. – Andrew Effrat has been named associate provost for faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the announcement. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.
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.