AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts psychology professor Ervin Staub and Laurie Anne Pearlman of the Trauma Research Education Institution of South Windsor, Conn., are using a new grant to develop ways to promote healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation in Rwanda in the wake of that country''s genocide. The two-year, $232,000 research grant is from the John Templeton Foundation''s program on Scientific Studies on the Subject of Forgiveness.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three professors from the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts will teach classes in Boston and Springfield during the morning of Sept. 24 in conjunction with a scholarship gala, black-tie dinner to be held in Boston’s John B. Hynes Convention Center, starting at 6 p.m. that evening.
AMHERST, Mass. - South African literacy specialist Lucia Thesen will speak on "Redefining the Boundaries: Identity and English for Academic Purposes," Wed., Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in room 301 of Herter Hall at the University of Massachusetts. The talk is free and open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts art history professor Laetitia La Follette has received a $250,000 grant to create a CD-ROM that she says will rewrite the teaching and learning of art history. "We want to show the range of art history, both inside and outside the western tradition," says La Follette. "In the twenty-first century, this electronic resource will take the place of the traditional art history textbook."
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts and Mass Ventures of Hadley have announced the creation of AIM Engineering, a new company based on UMass faculty research in multimedia wireless communication. The company is the first to be established through the combined efforts of Mass Ventures and the University''s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP).
AMHERST, Mass. - On Sept. 23, representatives from the University of Massachusetts will participate in a ground-breaking ceremony in Puebla, Mexico, to initiate construction of the world’s largest radio telescope operating at millimeter wavelengths - the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT).
AMHERST, Mass. - Journalism students at the University of Massachusetts will get a rare inside view of how national politicians and the press work together by enrolling in a new seminar to be taught this fall and spring by Congressman Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. The course will focus on the relationships between politicians and reporters.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus Bruce Penniman has been named the 1998-99 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year by the state Department of Education. Penniman was selected from more than 400 nominees for the 36th annual state award. A formal ceremony at the State House in Boston is scheduled for Sept. 23 with Acting Governor Paul Cellucci and Education Commissioner David Driscoll attending.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts political science professor Sheldon Goldman’s book "Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection From Roosevelt Through Reagan," has received an award from the American Political Science Association (APSA).
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts microbiologist Derek Lovley has made a discovery which opens a window to understanding how life began on Earth. Lovley has determined that certain kinds of microorganisms, which live several miles below ground, can use iron to metabolize their food. The findings are reported in the Sept. 3 issue of the journal Nature, and will be featured in an upcoming segment of the television show "Discover Magazine," on the Discovery Channel.