AMHERST, Mass. - This month the Wind Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the most respected academic wind energy programs in the world, is launching the first wind energy graduate certificate program in the nation for students and professionals interested in learning skills in this "green energy" field.
AMHERST, Mass. - Jan E. Servaes, professor of communication and director of the Center for Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Communication. The position is one of 19 UNESCO chairs in the U.S. and one of only three in communication.
AMHERST, Mass. - Armed with a custom-built, one-ton, 14-foot frying pan, Dining Services chefs from the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by celebrity chef Jet Tila have cooked up the world’s largest stir-fry of 4,010 pounds of vegetables and chicken. Cooking outside on the Haigis Mall on the Amherst campus this afternoon, the culinary team smashed the previous world record of a 2,319-pound stir fry set in 2005 by a high school in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
PLACE: Haigis Mall in front of the Fine Arts Center
Using a custom-fabricated, 14-foot frying pan, UMass Dining Services chefs will attempt to create the world’s largest stir-fry using 3,320 pounds of vegetables and chicken. The current record of 2,319 pounds was set in 2005 by a high school in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
AMHERST, Mass. - In recognition of its campus sustainability accomplishments in areas such as energy and water conservation, transportation, creating a sustainable permaculture garden and composting dining hall food waste, the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
AMHERST, Mass. - Naomi Gerstel, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was recently named a Distinguished Professor following approval of the appointment by the university’s Board of Trustees.
AMHERST, Mass. - Four chefs from UMass Amherst Dining Services won a gold medal during a team competition held June 17 as part of the 17th annual Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference held at the university June 12-17.
AMHERST, Mass. - Fidan Ana Kurtulus, assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a 2011 Michael W. Huber Fellowship by the school of management and labor relations at Rutgers University for her research on employee ownership and shared capitalism.
AMHERST, Mass. - For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.