AMHERST, Mass. – A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing new polymer materials that can encapsulate organ cells and other materials and deliver them inside the human body. The process is designed to replace risky organ transplants for people in need of a new liver, thyroid, pancreas, cartilage or some other crucial kind of tissue.
AMHERST, Mass. – From Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, the Ecological Cities Project, directed by University of Massachusetts Amherst geographer Rutherford H. Platt, will collaborate with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) to hold an ecological cities workshop.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are investigating the use of technology to provide improved support for online dispute resolution. This is expected to lead to systems that could serve as models for advanced e-government services at dozens of federal agencies.
AMHERST, Mass. – George N. Parks, longtime director of the Minuteman Marching Band at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been chosen to lead the 330-member Bands of America Honor Band in the Tournament of Roses Paradeon New Year''s Day in Pasadena, Calif.
AMHERST, Mass. - Seven years after a handful of campus units were grouped together under the banner of University Outreach, the division is reshaping itself to reflect national models for engaging external audiences, says Sharon L. Fross, vice provost for University Outreach and director of Continuing Education.
AMHERST, Mass. - A student exchange with Japan’s Kansai Gandai University and a program in ecotourism and sustainable development in Senegal were approved Dec. 16 by the Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Krista Harper, assistant professor in the department of anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will study Roma human rights advances and attitudes in Eastern Europe next semester as a European Union Policy Affairs Research Fellow.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst is on the verge of the biggest building boom since the early 1960s, with some $547 million in construction and renovation projects scheduled for the next five years, according to Jim Cahill, director of Facilities and Campus Planning.