AMHERST, Mass. – A Katrina Benefit Concert will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event, sponsored by University Production and Concerts as part of Black History Month, will feature performances by New Orleans funk bands to raise money for the relief of Hurricane Katrina victims.
AMHERST, Mass. – Cedar Point Communications, Inc., of Derry, N.H., has announced that the University of Massachusetts will undertake a trial of Cedar Point’s SAFARI C-3 multimedia switching system for the delivery of Internet protocol-based telephone services to the university.
AMHERST, Mass. – A $1 million gift from alumnus Jerome M. Paros of Kirkland, Wash., combined with matching funds, is being used to create a $2 million endowed professorship in measurement sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be the director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice.
UMass Amherst will be the lead research center in a global effort to develop the tools needed to create vaccines and tests for infectious animal diseases that threaten agriculture and the food supply, according to federal officials, who announced the effort on Feb. 7.