AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 100 middle and high school students from throughout western Massachusetts will travel to the University of Massachusetts next week to compete in the UMass Amherst Regional Science Fair. The science fair will be held in the Campus Center Auditorium on Tues., March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
AMHERST, Mass. - The College of Engineering and the departments of computer science and polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts all received top ratings in U.S. News & World Report''s year 2000 rankings of "America''s Best Graduate Schools."
AMHERST, Mass. - A motor vehicle citation has been issued by University of Massachusetts police to Kathryn Caserta, of Waldwick, N.J., operator of a car involved in a car/pedestrian accident March 3 on campus, according to John W. Luippold Jr., director of public safety and chief of police at the University.
AMHERST, Mass. - The science of how learning takes place, and the implications of this new science in the classroom, will be the focus of "How People Learn: Transforming the Science Classroom," a national conference to be hosted by the University of Massachusetts on Monday, March 22. The afternoon session is free and open to the public and will include discussions of emerging trends in this area of science. The conference is sponsored by the University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the School of Education, and the Office of the Provost.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts student Allison Lustig, 19, of Shrewsbury, Mass., died today, March 11, in Baystate Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized in critical condition since she was struck by a car on campus Wed., March 3. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Governors Drive and Commonwealth Avenue on the northwest side of campus.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts graduate student Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos has been awarded Spain''s Asturias Joven (Young Asturians) prize by the Principado de Asturias (regional government of Asturias) for her collection of short stories "The Affections of Heat." The prize, which is awarded annually to a young writer of the Asturias region of Spain, includes a monetary gift of $1,800 and publication of the collection.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three University of Massachusetts researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have been named to receive CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious awards support the work of young faculty members. The recipients are Elizabeth Brainerd of biology and the program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Ricardo Metz of chemistry, and Narayanan Menon of physics and astronomy.
AMHERST, Mass. - Governors Drive, located at the north end of the campus of the University of Massachusetts, will be closed due to construction beginning at 7 a.m. Mon., March 15 through 5 p.m. Fri., March 19.