AMHERST, Mass. – The Center for Educational Assessment in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded four contracts totaling more than $4 million to help educators at the state and national levels improve their assessment of students and educational programs.
AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are looking for ways to program computers to improve their own teaching skills based on observed student behavior. Under a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the department of computer science, a team of UMass professors is collaborating to improve "computerized tutors" for students in high schools.
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.