AMHERST, Mass. - Deregulation of electric utilities isn’t likely to create significantly lower costs and better service for most consumers, because the level of industry competition promised by backers of the plan may take years to develop, says William G. Shepherd, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts. What deregulation will mean, however, is more anxiety for ordinary consumers, Shepherd says.
AMHERST, Mass. - The National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $2.7 million contract to researchers at the University of Massachusetts for a six-year research project to study the speech and language patterns of African-American children.
AMHERST, Mass. - An event focusing on the cultural significance of food and cooking, titled "What’s For Dinner at Your House?," will take place in the main floor meeting area of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts beginning at 3:30 p.m. March 11. The event is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - William Julius Wilson, nationally known author and expert on race, poverty, urban policy, and the role of class in American society, will speak at the University of Massachusetts Thurs., March 12 at 3 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall. His talk will be the first in the University’s new Public Policy Lecture Series. The public is invited to attend.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts campus will be linked to a White House teleconference featuring noted physicist Stephen Hawking, Fri., March 6, according to communication professor Jarice Hanson, who is helping to set up the satellite downlink. The teleconference will air from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Herter Language Lab. The public is invited to attend.
AMHERST, Mass. - The job market in the hospitality industry is "booming," and that’s good news for this year’s graduating seniors, says the head of the department of hotel, restaurant, and travel administration (HRTA) at the University of Massachusetts.
AMHERST, Mass. - Ten high school students from Amherst, Northampton, and Springfield are spending alternate Saturday mornings conducting scientific experiments on polymers at the University of Massachusetts. The project, dubbed ASPIRE (A Student-led Polymer Introductory Research Experience) has high-schoolers working in laboratories with doctoral candidates and professors from the polymer science and engineering (PSE) department.
AMHERST, Mass. - Peter L. Pellett, head of the department of nutrition in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, was a panel member for a Congressional Teach-in on Iraq held on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Wed., Feb. 25.
AMHERST, Mass. - The book "Corporate Creativity," co-authored by University of Massachusetts professor Alan G. Robinson, has been chosen book-of-the-year by the Academy of Human Resource Development. The award will be presented at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, Sat. March 7.
AMHERST, Mass. - The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts has approved the establishment of a Center for Neuroendocrine Studies (CNS). If approved further by the University’s administration, the center would be the first of its kind in the commonwealth. Neuroendocrinologists are interested in how the body chemicals called hormones act in the brain, and how the brain influences hormones.