AMHERST, Mass. – Home gardeners frustrated by the horticultural challenges of growing fruit can receive advice from leading University of Massachusetts Amherst experts in a series of 16 seminars titled “Growing Fruit in the Home Landscape.” Faculty from the plant and soil sciences department and specialists from UMass Extension will address the cultivation of apples, stone fruits, berries and grapes as part of the 2007 Mass Aggie Seminars.
Gerome A. Miklau, assistant professor of Computer Science, has received a five-year, $500,000 federal grant to study privacy and accountability in computer database systems by balancing the need for digital devices to retain some information while restricting access to other data.
The Theory Lecture Series, sponsored the Department of Music and Dance, continues on Thursday, Feb. 8 with a talk by Sigrun B. Heinzelmann entitled, “Analysis and Performance: Structure and Narrative in Chopin''s Mazurka Op. 59, #3.”