Benjamin Ricci, 82, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Exercise Science and a crusader for the rights of the mentally retarded, died Jan. 21 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton following a lengthy illness.
Durfee Conservatory is hosting an open house on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2-5 p.m. to celebrate the blooming of historic camellias given to Massachusetts Agricultural College President William S. Clark by the emperor of Japan in the late 19th century.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the State Controller (OSC) recently advised all agencies and departments that the proposed fringe rate for FY 2007 is 31 percent, according to Juan A. Jarrett, assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources.
UMass Extension is teaming with armed services, state agencies and youth and veterans’ organizations to offer a series of workshops focused on the often-overlooked needs of young people whose military parents are deployed far from home.
"Edward Lansdale''s Cold War," a new book written by Indiana University historian Jonathan Nashel and published by the University of Massachusetts Press, is a "useful if workmanlike" account of the CIA operative, according to the Jan. 15 issue of The New York Times Book Review.
History professor Mary C. Wilson is teaching this academic year at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon as the first holder of the school''s Alfred H. Howell Visiting Professorship in History and Archaeology.