AMHERST,Mass. - Fergus M. Clydesdale, chairman of the food science department and Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a member of the 13-member advisory committee that just released new recommended dietary guidelines for Americans, is available to comment on the report.
AMHERST, Mass. - David M. Mednicoff, assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is one of four educators to earn a national award for innovative methods of teaching about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City,the Pentagon, and in western Pennsylvania.
AMHERST, Mass. – In what Professor James Theroux calls a case of “reality programming meets business education,” students at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will take part in a real-time case study of a Framingham-based high-technology company this fall. The company, Theroux says, is on the cutting edge of technology and will give students a view into the “invisible” and astonishingly complex world of the computer chip.
AMHERST, Mass. – As of July 1, several reorganizations affecting a dozen academic departments across four schools and colleges went into effect and resulted in the creation of three new units. The departmental consolidations, which were supported by the respective deans, were approved in April and May by the Faculty Senate.
AMHERST, Mass. – Michael F. Malone, a distinguished researcher and teacher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for more than two decades, has been named dean of the university’s College of Engineering. Charlena Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the announcement.Malone will begin his new position August 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Turf Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named in honor of Joseph Troll, an emeritus faculty member who dedicated more than three decades to research and teaching at the university.
AMHERST, Mass. – Barry Braun, assistant professor of exercise science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a three-year, $410,000 grant from the American Diabetes Association to study how combined physical activity and drug treatment can help prevent or control diabetes—especially in people considered most at risk of developing the disease.
AMHERST, Mass. – Sharon L. Fross has been appointed vice provost for university outreach and continuing education, replacing John R. Mullin who will continue to serve as interim dean of the Graduate School. Charlena Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the announcement. Fross will begin work Sept. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Pioneer Valley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Regional Network (STEMNET), headed by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a $10,000 state planning grant to fund development of a regional network to help teaching and learning science and mathematics in Western Massachusetts. The initiative is also aimed at improving regional economic development.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Congressional Budget Office reports that allowing same-sex couples to marry would have a positive impact on the federalbudget, producing a savings of nearly $1 billion per year, says M.V. Lee Badgett, associate professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The CBO report confirms recent findings from state-level studies conducted by the Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies (IGLSS), which is affiliated with UMass Amherst, and the Williams Project at UCLA Law School, Badgett says.