Microsoft Corp. has designated UMass Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the campus’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the Oct. 21 opening of the Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.
Thomas Russell, Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Materials Research Society, an international organization with more than 13,000 members. His three-year term begins Jan. 1.
AMHERST, Mass. – Microsoft Corp. today designated the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the first Microsoft IT Showcase School in the nation, recognizing the university’s innovative leadership in applying information technology to teaching and learning.
AMHERST, Mass. – Some 200 female students, teachers and guidance counselors from high schools representing more than 130 towns and cities throughout Massachusetts will converge at UMass Amherst on Monday, Oct. 24 for Women in Engineering Career Day. This year’s theme is “Building a Passion for Engineering.”
The University Without Walls (UWW) program recently learned that a pilot scholarship program will be available for students enrolling in its Early Care and Education program once state funding is approved later this fall.
Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast, the president and Congress have failed to establish any credible expert review process to guide the recovery of the region, according to Geosciences professor Rutherford H. Platt.