AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts alumnus Keith N. Haffer, originally of Belmont, is the president of a South Dakota company that has licensed from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center the exclusive, worldwide rights to an issued patent for veterinary applications of DNA Vaccines for Rotavirus Infections.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is organizing a state-wide research conference for undergraduates to take place Fri. May 1 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. It is believed to be the first such state-wide undergraduate research conference in the United States.
AMHERST, Mass. - Emmy and Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will deliver the main address at the 128th Commencement of the University of Massachusetts, to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sun. May 24, in Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Acting Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci will attend the ceremonies to deliver the greetings of the commonwealth. Approximately 4,000 undergraduates are candidates for bachelor’s degrees.
AMHERST, Mass. - When University of Massachusetts alumna Dr. Mapule F. Ramashala – one of South Africa’s leading figures in higher education – visits the Five Colleges on Thurs., April 23 and Fri., April 24 prior to being installed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville on May 6, she will meet with numerous University faculty and staff who have ongoing relationships with the young republic of South Africa.
AMHERST, Mass. - Climatologists at the University of Massachusetts have reconstructed the global temperature over the past 600 years, determining that three recent years, 1997, 1995, and 1990, were the warmest years since at least AD 1400. The study, which was conducted by Michael Mann and Raymond Bradley of the geosciences department, along with University of Arizona colleague Malcolm Hughes, is detailed in the April 23 issue of the journal Nature.
AMHERST, Mass. - More than 30 senior electrical engineering students at the University of Massachusetts will exhibit their research projects at Senior Design Day on Thurs. April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Gunness Student Center in Marcus Hall at UMass.
AMHERST, Mass. - Meir Gross, head of the department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Russia. He has been a faculty member at UMass since 1977.
AMHERST, Mass. - The National Academy of Sciences has chosen the University of Massachusetts to host a series of talks at which scientists will explore how plants protect themselves. With no immune system and no ability to run from predators, plants appear to be easy marks for diseases and insects. But a panel of four plant scientists will discuss the ingenious strategies plants have evolved to cope with these stresses on Sat., May 2 at 1 p.m. in Thompson Hall, room 104. The symposium is free and open to the public, and is geared not to specialists but to people with a working knowledge of biology.