AMHERST, Mass. - The statistics are harrowing: 6,500 young adults between the ages of 16 and 20 die annually in the United States - approximately 18 per day - as a result of motor vehicle accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. A collaboration between the University of Massachusetts and the American Automobile Association (AAA) is aimed at giving young drivers the experience needed to drive safely ? without actually putting them on the road
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Alumni Association will present its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Thurs. April 9 at noon in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. Attendance at the ceremonies is by invitation only, but reporters are welcome.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cora B. Marrett has been named to a national panel that will study the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children how to read, and then report on the best ways to apply these findings in classrooms and at home.
AMHERST, Mass. - Student volunteers from the University of Massachusetts are offering free tax assistance to local residents at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley and to UMass international students, faculty, and staff at the School of Management building on the Amherst campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - Zeolites, minerals that are chemically similar to quartz and have uses ranging from petroleum refinement, to removing lead from drinking water, to producing air conditioners that won’t release pollutants, are a major research focus for Scott Auerbach, a chemistry professor at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - You’re planning a business trip or a vacation, so you make a reservation in the hotel of your choice, provide your credit-card number to guarantee the reservation, and assume your room will be ready and waiting whenever you arrive.
AMHERST, Mass. - Films from the East German film library at the University of Massachusetts will be featured in a series presented by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Sat. April 4 to Sun. April 19. A retrospective of films featuring former East German film star Armin Mueller-Stahl will follow through May 3.
AMHERST, Mass. - Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will receive the Desert Research Institute''s 1998 Nevada Medal. The award will be presented in Las Vegas April 23. Announcement of the award was made yesterday by Nevada Gov. Bob Miller.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts has received a $110,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to help launch a new academic center and support an international conference next fall.
AMHERST, Mass. - Lila Gierasch, head of the department of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. Donna E. Shalala, U.S. secretary of health and human services, made the announcement.